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Elektra

Cast

Elektra:
Janice Baird †^
Jayne Casselman †^
Chrysothemis:
Irmgard Vilsmaier
Carolyn Betty †*
Klytämnestra:
Rosalind Plowright
Luretta Bybee *
Aegisth:
Richard Margison
Thomas Harper *
Orest:
Alfred Walker
Guardian of Orest:
Byron Ellis
Young Servant:
Simeon Esper
Old Servant:
Peter Lindskoog
Overseer:
Mary McLaughlin
First Maid:
Cynthia Jansen
Second Maid:
Sarah Mattox
Third Maid:
Melissa Parks
Fourth Maid:
Emily Clubb
Fifth Maid:
Eleanor Stallcop-Horrox
Trainbearer:
Dana Johnson
Confidante:
Kimberly Giordano
Conductor:
Lawrence Renes
Stage Director:
Chris Alexander
Set Designer:
Wolfram Skalicki
Costume Designer:
Melanie Burgess
Lighting Designer:
Marcus Doshi
English Captions:
Jonathan Dean
Sets:
Seattle Opera (originally created for Canadian Opera Company)
Costumes:
Seattle Opera Costume Shop

Orchestra

Violin I:
Simon James, Concertmaster
Jennifer Bai
Mariel Bailey
Ayako Gamo
John Kim
John Pilskog
Mikhail Shmidt, Assistant Concertmaster
Arthur Zadinsky
Violin II:
Michael Miropolsky, Principal
Stephen Bryant
Kyung Sun Chee
Ingrid Fredrickson
Sande Gillette
Adrianna Hulscher
Yung-Hsu Lin
Kathleen Stern
Violin III:
Andrew Yeung, Principal
Linda Cole
Xiao-po Fei
Linda Kang
Leonid Keylin
Rachael Pearson
Linda Scott
Clark Story
Viola I:
Susan Gulkis Assadi, Principal
Wesley Dyring
Sayaka Kokubo
Laurel Wells
Viola II:
Joe Gottesman, Principal
Betty Agent
Sue Jane Bryant
Viola III:
Laura Renz, Principal
Allison Farkas
Scott Ligocki
Violoncello I:
Susan Williams, Principal
Bruce Bailey
Vivian Gu
Page Smith
Violoncello II:
Roberta Downey, Principal
Virginia Dziekonski
Chuck Jacot
David Sabee
Contrabass:
Joseph Kaufman, Principal
Travis Gore
Todd Larsen
Ben Musa
Steve Schermer
Ronald Simon
Flute:
Zart Dombourian-Eby, Principal
Robin Peery
Alicia Suárez
Piccolo:
Alicia Suárez, Principal
Robin Peery
Oboe:
Ben Hausmann, Principal
Stefan Farkas
Selina Greso
English Horn:
Stefan Farkas, Principal
Clarinet:
Christopher Sereque, Principal
Laura DeLuca
Sean Osborn
Bass Clarinet:
Larey McDaniel
Bassoon:
Seth Krimsky, Principal
Michael Gamburg
Steven Morgan
Contrabassoon:
Michael Gamburg, Principal
Horn:
Mark Robbins, Principal
Susan Carroll
Rodger Burnett
Jeff Fair
Andre Goodrich, Asst. Principal
Trumpet:
David Gordon, Principal
Ed Castro
Brian Chin
Vincent Green
Ben McDonald
Toby Penk
Trombone:
Ko-ichiro Yamamoto, Principal
Stephen Fissel
David Ritt
Tuba:
Christopher Olka, Principal
Timpani:
Michael Crusoe, Principal
Ronald Johnson
Percussion:
Ronald Johnson, Principal
Michael Clark
Matt Kocmieroski
Rob Tucker
Harp:
Valerie Muzzolini, Principal
John Carrington
Personnel Manager:
Keith Higgins
Assistant Personnel Manager:
Scott Wilson
Seattle Opera Staff Music Librarian:
Glenn Crytzer

The orchestra is composed of members of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra. Revolving members of the string sections are listed alphabetically.

Chorus:

Sopranos:
Donna Baldwin
Karen Early Evans
Linda Mattos
Mezzo:
Lorraine Burdick
Yeon Soo Lee
Gail Neil

Actors:

Rob Bradstreet
Casey D. Brown
Andrew DeRycke
Rich Lewis
John Williams Lynch
Gabriela Milillo
Matthew Orme
Anna James Percival
Orion Protonentis
David Quicksall
Paul Ray
Ryan Spickard

Supernumeraries:

Luther M. Hintz, Supernumerary Captain
Kyle Cable
Judith Cunneen
Rosetta Greek
Shawn Kavon
Mike Walker
Shelia White Moore

† Seattle Opera debut

* On October 19, 26, 31, 2008 only

^ Janice Baird will perform on October 18, 22, 25, 29, and 31. Jayne Casselman will perform on October 19, 26, and November 1.

Carolyn Betty was a finalist in the 2006 International Wagner Competition.

Janice Baird's performances are made possible by generous financial support from the James and Sherry Raisbeck Lead Singers Fund.

Oct. 18 - Nov. 1, 2008

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Photo Credit

Elektra © 2008 Rozarii Lynch, Seattle Opera