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La Traviata

Artists

Violetta Valéry:
Nuccia Focile
Eglise Gutiérrez *
Alfredo Germont:
Dimitri Pittas
Francesco Demuro ‡*
Giorgio Germont:
Charles Taylor
Weston Hurt †*
Flora Bervoix:
Sarah Heltzel
Baron Douphol:
Barry Johnson
Gastone:
Leodigario del Rosario
Marquis d’Obigny:
Jonathan Silvia
Dr. Grenvil:
Byron Ellis
Annina:
Emily Clubb
Giuseppe:
George Scott
Messenger:
Brett Youngquist
Flora’s Servant:
Michael Myznikov
Principal Dancers:
Sara de Luis
Antonio Granjero
Conductor:
Brian Garman
Stage Director:
Mark Streshinsky
Set Designer:
John Conklin
Costume Designer:
David Walker
Lighting Designer:
Connie Yun
Choreographer:
Sara de Luis
English Captions:
Jonathan Dean
Sets and Costumes:
San Francisco Opera

Orchestra

Violin I:
Emma McGrath, Concertmaster
Jennifer Bai
Eugene Bazhanov
Kyung Sun Chee
Tom Dziekonski
Ingrid Fredrickson
Timothy Garland
Leonid Keylin
Clark Story
Jeannie Wells YablonskyAssistant Concertmaster
Violin II:
Michael Miropolsky, Principal
Kathleen Stern
Evan Anderson
Natasha Bazhanov
Stephen Bryant
Xiao-po Fei
Sande Gillette
Mae Lin, Asst. Principal
Andrew Yeung
Viola:
Susan Gulkis Assadi, Principal
Wesley Dyring
Joe Gottesman
Sayaka Kokubo, Assistant Principal
Rachel Swerdlow
Julie Whitton
Cello:
Walter Gray, Principal
Meeka Quan DiLorenzo, Asst. Principal
Roberta Downey
Helene Ferret
Chuck Jacot
Brian Wharton
Bass:
Jordan Anderson, Principal
Jennifer Godfrey
Travis Gore, Assistant Principal
Todd Larsen
Flute:
Judy Kriewall, Principal
Zartouhi Dombourian-Eby
Piccolo:
Zartouhi Dombourian-Eby, Principal
Oboe:
Stefan Farkas, Principal
Dan Williams
Clarinet:
Laura DeLuca, Principal
Jennifer Nelson
Bassoon:
Michael Gamburg, Principal
Steven Morgan
Horn:
Mark Robbins, Principal
Jeff Fair
Adam Iascone
James Weaver
Trumpet:
Richard Pressley, Principal
David Gordon
Trombone:
Ko-ichiro Yamamoto, Principal
David Ritt
Stephen Fissel
Cimbasso:
Christopher Olka, Principal
Timpani:
Ronald Johnson, Principal
Percussion:
Michael Werner, Principal
Michael Clark
Harp:
Valerie Muzzolini Gordon, Principal
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:

Soprano:
Donna Baldwin
Jennifer Bromagen
Jennifer Ceresa
Mariatana del Rosario
Karen Early Evans
Melanie Hingson
Dana Johnson
Linda Mattos
Mary McLaughlin
Eleanor Stallcop-Horrox
Karen Urlie
Mezzo:
Lorraine Burdick
Laura Eichelberger
Celia Kerr
YeonSoo Lee
Melissa Plageman
Diane Radabaugh
Susan Salas
Kelly Vomacka
Lucy Weber
Tenor:
Guy Bogar Jeffrey Jordan
Neil Jordan
Dustin Kaspar
Tony Kibbie
Bob Leavens
Karl Reyes
George Scott
Steve Wall
Bass/Baritone:
Dan Aarthun
David Borning
Brian Box
Michael Dunlap
Glenn Guhr
Misha Myznikov
Danny Oakden
Dan Yarr
Brett Youngquist

Supernumeraries:

Luther M. Hintz, Supernumerary Captain
Diane Abbey
Tim Anderson
Matt Birkeland
Carl Brettmann
Duncan Brown
Warren Bucy
Dennis Cunneen
Patrick Fly
Rosetta Greek
Pietro Iapozzuto
Allen Inman
Nathan May
Steven Petersen
Matt Portillo
Ron Saxon
Bruce Schickler
John Smilgin

† Seattle Opera debut

‡ U.S. debut

* On October 18, 23, 25, and 30 only

Sarah Heltzel and Leodigario del Rosario are former Seattle Opera Young Artists.

Nuccia Focile’s performances are made possible by generous financial support from the James and Sherry Raisbeck Lead Singers’ Fund

Oct. 17 - Oct. 31

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Photo Credit

La Traviata, 2009 © Rozarii Lynch Photo