2017 Guest Artists
Oneida, New York
Glimmerglass 2017: Youth chorus master. Past: Associated with Glimmerglass since joining Inaugural Young Artists Program (1988): Emmie in Albert Herring, Governess in Death in Venice, Farmer’s Wife and ensemble in The Music Man; chorus member in 35 productions; children’s chorus assistant for Lizzie Borden, Tosca, Carmen and The Music Man; youth chorus master for the little match girl passion, Odyssey and Wilde Tales.
Glimmerglass 2017: Sportin’ Life in Porgy and Bess. Past: Reverend Samuel Parris in The Crucible, Glimmerglass; Amon in Akhnaten and Tenor Box Ghost in The Ghosts of Versailles, LA Opera; Luis Griffiths in Champion, T. Morris Chester and John Lewis in Appomattox, Washington National Opera; Almaviva in The Ghosts of Versailles, Wolf Trap Opera; Pang in Turandot, Simon Bolivar Symphony of Venezuela; First Armored Man in The Magic Flute, LA Opera and Seattle Opera. Future: Cacambo in Candide, Washington National Opera.
Fort Worth, Texas
Glimmerglass 2017: Laurey in Oklahoma! Past: Musetta in La boheme, Glimmerglass and Opera San Jose; Pamina in The Magic Flute Young Artists performance and Apparition in Macbeth, Glimmerglass; soloist, Handel’s Messiah, San Antonio Symphony; Medea in Hercules vs Vampires, North Carolina Opera; Papagena in The Magic Flute, Barbarina in The Marriage of Figaro and Annina in La traviata, LA Opera. Future: Debuts with The Dallas Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago and Opera Omaha.
Troy, New York
Glimmerglass 2017: Festival hair & makeup designer. Past: Hair & makeup designer, Glimmerglass; hair & makeup designer, Sunset Boulevard, Bandstand, Indecent, Violet and The Real Thing, Broadway; Little Miss Sunshine, Here Lies Love, Buried Child, Pericles, Booty Candy, My Name is Asher Lev, Good Person of Szechwan and Romeo and Juliet, Off-Broadway; Marie Antoinette, Steppenwolf Theatre; An Octoroon and Hamlet, The Wilma; Central City Opera 2012-15 seasons; Bard SummerScape; Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, National Tour; Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and 42nd street, Equity Tours.
Glimmerglass 2017: Associate director, Porgy and Bess. Past: Associate director, Madame Butterfly, Glimmerglass; director, Madame Butterfly, Austin Lyric Opera; director, La Cenerentola, El Paso Opera; director, The Marriage of Figaro, Toledo Opera.Future: Director, Turandot, San Francisco Opera; director, The Marriage of Figaro, Opera Carolina and Opera Grand Rapids.
Glimmerglass 2017: Artist in Residence, Andrew Carnes in Oklahoma! and Justice Scalia in Scalia/Ginsburg. Past: Laca in Jen?fa, San Francisco Opera; George Bailey in It’s a Wonderful Life, Houston Grand Opera; Peter Quint in The Turn of the Screw, The Dallas Opera. Future: Dr. Robert Knox in The Nefarious, Immoral but Highly Profitable Enterprise of Mr. Burke & Mr. Hare, Boston Lyric Opera; Florestan in Fidelio, Boston Baroque.
ANNA G. CATTON
Glimmerglass 2017: Set designer, Stomping Grounds; Festival Properties Master. Past: Properties manager, The Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park (2007-2016); scene shop supervisor, Northern Illinois University 2005-2007); prop artisan, Cleveland Play House (1999-2003); freelance artisan, McCarter Theatre; M.F.A. in technical direction, Southern Illinois University.
Millburn, New Jersey
Glimmerglass 2017: Conductor, The Siege of Calais. Past: The Thieving Magpie, La boheme, Macbeth, Candide, Madame Butterfly, King for a Day, Glimmerglass; productions at the Metropolitan Opera, Atlanta Opera, Mannes Opera, New York City Opera, Portland Opera, West Australian Opera and Den Norske Opera. Future: Norma, Metropolitan Opera; La finta giardiniera, Juilliard Opera; Candide, Arizona Opera; Gianni Schicchi and Pagliacci, Utah Opera; continues as Music Director for The Glimmerglass Festival and Artistic Director of Opera at Mannes School of Music at The New School.
Glimmerglass 2017: Scenic designer, Xerxes. Past: Designed more than 30 productions for Glimmerglass, including Lizzie Borden, Of Mice and Men, The Girl of the Golden West, Cato in Utica and more; productions for companies including Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, San Francisco Opera, New York City Opera, Santa Fe Opera and Opera Theatre of Saint Louis; designed for companies in London, Munich, Stockholm, Amsterdam, Paris and Sydney; recipient, 2011 NEA Opera Honors. Future: Continues as Artistic Advisor, Boston Lyric Opera; faculty, NYU Tisch School of the Arts.
Spartanburg, South Carolina
Glimmerglass 2017: Eleonora in The Siege of Calais. Past: Liu in Turandot, The Metropolitan Opera; title roles in Aida and Luisa Miller, San Francisco Opera; title role in Semiramide, Opera National de Bordeaux; Anna in Maometto II,Canadian Opera Company and Santa Fe Opera; Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, Santa Fe Opera. Future: Title role in Tosca, Pittsburgh Opera; Liu in Turandot, San Francisco Opera; Elisabetta di Valois in Don Carlo, Washington National Opera.
PETER J. DAVISON
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
Glimmerglass 2017: Scenic designer, Porgy and Bess. Past: Don Camillo & Peppone, Ronacher Theater, Vienna; Carmen, Salzburger Landestheater; Two Women and Show Boat, San Francisco Opera; The Visit, Ronacher Theater; Artus, Theater St. Gallen, Switzerland; The Force of Destiny, Washington National Opera.
ALLEGRA DE VITA
Glimmerglass 2017: Arsamenes in Xerxes. Past: Pippo in The Thieving Magpie and Fulvio in Cato in Utica, Glimmerglass; Cherubino (Emerging Artist Performance) in The Marriage of Figaro, Kate Pinkerton in Madame Butterfly, title role in The Dictator’s Wife and Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program, Washington National Opera; Isaura in Tancredi, Opera Philadelphia; Olga in Eugene Onegin, Syracuse Opera; Charlotte in Werther, Academy of Vocal Arts; Nerone in The Coronation of Poppea, Aspen Opera Theater. Future: Elizabeth Cree (cover) in Elizabeth Cree, Opera Philadelphia; Tancredi in Erminia, Opera Lafayette.
Glimmerglass 2017: Conductor, Porgy and Bess. Past: Sweeney Todd, The Music Man, Lost in the Stars and Little Women, Glimmerglass; Show Boat and Porgy and Bess, Lyric Opera ofChicago and San Francisco Opera; A View from the Bridge and Show Boat, Washington National Opera; Turandot, Carmen and Aida, Virginia Opera; Romeo and Juliet, La Cenerentola and Un ballo in maschera, Madison Opera. Future: Carmen, Abduction from the Seraglio and Florencia en el Amazonas, Madison Opera; 24th season as Music Director, Madison Symphony Orchestra.
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Glimmerglass 2017: Principal coach/accompanist, The Siege of Calais. Past: Coach for Eugene Onegin, Moby-Dick, Madame Butterfly, Tosca, Becoming Santa Claus, Manon, Show Boat, The Marriage of Figaro, Salome, La Wally, Everest and La boheme, The Dallas Opera; Der Freischutz, Opera Atelier; Lysistrata, Before Night Falls and Hydrogen Jukebox, Fort Worth Opera; Tosca, Carmen, Don Giovanni, Cosi fan tutte and Gianni Schicchi, Connecticut Opera. Future: Coach for Samson et Dalila, The Ring of Polykrates and Don Giovanni, The Dallas Opera.
Glimmerglass 2017: Choreographer, Oklahoma! Past: Choreographer: Me And My Girl, Shaw Festival; Carousel, Arena Stage; West Side Story, Signature Theatre, Virginia; Fiddler On The Roof, Goodspeed Opera House; A Bed And A Chair, City Center Encores!; director/choreographer, Crazy For You, Finger Lakes Musical Festival. Future: Choreographer, The Pajama Game, Arena Stage.
ERIC SEAN FOGEL
Charleston, South Carolina
Glimmerglass 2017: Choreographer, Porgy and Bess and Robin Hood. Past: Thirteen shows at Glimmerglass, including La boheme, Candide, Ariadne in Naxos and The Flying Dutchman; choreographer for shows at Washington National Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Chicago Opera Theatre, Opera Philadelphia, Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Hawaii Opera Theatre, Opera National de Bordeaux, Theatre du Capitole Toulouse and Theatre St Gallen. Future: Norma, Metropolitan Opera; West Side Story, Houston Grand Opera; Candide, LA Opera and Washington National Opera.
Glimmerglass 2017: Crown in Porgy and Bess. Past: Amonasro (cover) in Aida and Hatred (cover) in Armide, Glimmerglass; Marcello in La boheme, Count Almaviva in The Marriage of Figaro and Dr. Malatesta in Don Pasquale, Center City Opera Theater; Escamillo/Morales in Carmen, Kentucky Opera; Schaunard in La boheme and Count in Capriccio, Academy of Vocal Arts; Sergeant in La boheme, Cincinnati Opera; Jake in Porgy and Bess, Lyric Opera of Chicago; Escamillo in Carmen, Opera Columbus. Future: Escamillo in Carmen, Austin Opera.
JOHN HOLIDAY, JR.
Glimmerglass 2017: Title role in Xerxes. Past: Caesar in Cato in Utica, Glimmerglass and Opera Lafayette; Tolomeo in Giulio Cesare, Boston Baroque; Male Soloist No. 1 in Paradise Interrupted, Spoleto Festival; Sorceress in Dido and Aeneas, LA Opera; title role in Giulio Cesare, Wolf Trap Opera; title role in Radamisto, The Juilliard School; First Cardinal and First Oracle in Galileo Galilei, Cincinnati Opera. Future: John Blue in We Shall Not Be Moved, Opera Philadelphia; Orfeo in Orfeo ed Euridice, Florida Grand Opera; Messiah, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra; Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, LA Philharmonic.
Glimmerglass 2017: Fight choreography supervisor, Porgy and Bess and Oklahoma! Past: Fight director, The Ring Cycle, The Force of Destiny and Tristan and Isolde, Washington National Opera; fight director/Anthony in Dead Man Walking and fight director/Pete in Show Boat, Washington National Opera; Iris, Bard SummerScape; assistant fight director, Romeo and Juliet, Metropolitan Opera; 2013 Helen Hayes Award; stage combat instructor, Georgetown and Howard universities, University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Duke Ellington School of the Arts and 52nd Street Project.
Brooklyn, New York
Glimmerglass 2017: Costume designer, The Siege of Calais. Past: The Crucible and La Cenerentola, Glimmerglass; Maria Stuarda, Seattle Opera; Monodramas and Moses in Egypt, New York City Opera; Dead Man Walking, Washington National Opera; Norma, San Francisco Opera and Teatre del Liceu; Anna Bolena, Lyric Opera of Chicago; The Manchurian Candidate, Minnesota Opera. Future: Moby-Dick, Utah Opera; West Side Story, Houston Grand Opera.
J. JARED JANAS
Glimmerglass 2017: Festival hair & makeup designer. Past: Hair & makeup designer, Bandstand, Indecent, and Sunset Boulevard, Broadway; The Wreckers, Bard SummerScape; makeup designer, The Visit and The Real Thing, Broadway; Motown The Musical, Broadway and National Tour; wig designer and special makeup effects designer, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill, Broadway and HBO; wig, hair and makeup designer, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, Broadway and National Tour.
Glimmerglass 2017: Principal coach/accompanist, Xerxes. Past: Music staff, The Dallas Opera, Florida Grand Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Central City Opera, Opera Colorado; associate coach, The Juilliard School; visiting assistant professor, University of Miami. Future: Continues as chorus master and head coach of the Young Artist Program, Florida Grand Opera.
Glimmerglass 2017: English diction coach, Porgy and Bess and Oklahoma! Past: Diction coach, Sweeney Todd, The Crucible and Candide, Glimmerglass; Flight, The Juilliard School; Vanessa, Mannes Opera; Die Fledermaus, Santa Fe Opera; author, Singing and Communicating in English: A Singer’s Guide to English Diction. Future: Candide, Palm Beach Opera; continues on faculties at The Juilliard School and Manhattan School of Music.
Glimmerglass 2017: Scenic designer, Oklahoma! Past: Wicked, Bright Star, Ragtime, Show Boat and Sweeney Todd, Broadway; production designer, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and Late Night with Seth Meyers. Film: Coppola’s Hammett, Huston’s Mr. North, Malle’s Vanya on 42nd Street and Demme’s A Master Builder. Awards: Tony, Drama Desk, Lucille Lortel, Emmy, Elliot Norton Award for Sustained Excellence, Pell Award and DesignxRI Lifetime Achievement Award; inductee, New York Theater Hall of Fame. Future: Continues as production designer, Saturday Night Live.
Batavia, New York
Glimmerglass 2017: Conductor, Oklahoma! Past: Conductor, Camelot, Glimmerglass; musicdirector, Les Miserables, Broadway; conductor, Sweeney Todd, Houston Grand Opera and San Francisco Opera; Candide, Opera National de Bordeaux and Theatre du Capitole Toulouse; Oklahoma!, Lyric Opera of Chicago; Hopper’s Wife, New York City Opera; Florencia en el Amazonas, Utah Opera; Il Postino, Opera Saratoga; Anything Goes and Gypsy, Broadway; Of Mice and Men, Utah Opera; The Nutcracker, Houston Ballet. Future: Conductor, The Little Prince, Washington National Opera; La boheme, Houston Grand Opera.
Charlotte, North Carolina
Glimmerglass 2017: Lighting designer, Porgy and Bess and The Siege of Calais. Past: Lighting designer for more than 16 productions at Glimmerglass, including The Crucible, The Thieving Magpie, Candide, The Glass Blowers, Carousel and La Calisto; The Marriage of Figaro, Metropolitan Opera; Cyrano de Bergerac, Teatro alla Scala; The Queen of Spades, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; La traviata, Bolshoi Theatre; Ring Cycle, San Francisco Opera and Washington National Opera; Show Boat, Lyric Opera of Chicago; Alice in Wonderland, LA Philharmonic; The Visit, Ronacher Theater; Macbeth, Wiener Staatsoper.
Temple, New Hampshire
Glimmerglass 2017: Scenic designer, Robin Hood. Past: Scenic designer for Odyssey and Wilde Tales, Glimmerglass; The Magic Flute, Opera San Jose; Faust, Die Fledermaus, Lucia di Lammermoor, The Marriage of Figaro and Carmen, New Orleans Opera; From My Mother’s Mother, Bound and My Name Means the Sea (world premieres), Houston Grand Opera’s HGOco; Pippin, Million Dollar Quartet and Rocky Horror Show, Theatre Under the Stars; company artist, Classical Theatre Company; associate artist, Prague Shakespeare Company.Future: Cavalleria rusticana/Pagliacci, New Orleans Opera.
New York, New York
Glimmerglass 2017: Principal coach/accompanist, Porgy and Bess. Past: Recital with Joseph Calleja, U.S. Supreme Court; NPR Tiny Desk Concert; collaboration with Jessye Norman, Carnegie Hall; solo recital, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam; original compositions premiered, Mannes Symphony Orchestra; member, Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program, Washington National Opera; recitals with Joseph Calleja in Quebec, Boston and Kansas City; Carmen, Utah Opera; Director of Studio Artists Program, Sarasota Opera; The Abduction from the Seraglio, Houston Grand Opera.
PETER W. MITCHELL
Glimmerglass 2017: Lighting designer, Robin Hood. Past: Odyssey, Wilde Tales and Trouble in Tahiti, Glimmerglass; The Mill, Playwrights’Center, MN; Company, A Class Act and Working,The Children’s Theatre Company; All’s Well That Ends Well and Pygmalion, NYU/Tisch School of the Arts; associatelighting designer, Silent Night, Atlanta Opera.
Charlotte, North Carolina
Glimmerglass 2017: Festival chorus master; conductor, Robin Hood. Past: Conductor, Wilde Tales, Glimmerglass; faculty, Curtis Institute of Music; assistant conductor, Opera Philadelphia; coach/accompanist, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, Washington National Opera, Opera Festival of New Jersey and Chautauqua Institution; featured artist, Caramoor Summer Music Festival; recitalist, The Marilyn Horne Foundation and Five Boroughs Music Festival. Future: Continues on faculty at The Juilliard School.
Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Glimmerglass 2017: Title role in Porgy and Bess. Past: Gottardo in The Thieving Magpie, Glimmerglass; Angelotti in Tosca, Canadian Opera Company; Leporello in Don Giovanni, Florentine Opera; Stephen Kumalo (cover) in Lost in the Stars and Colline in La boheme, Washington National Opera; Zuniga in Carmen, Palm Beach Opera; Queequeg in Moby-Dick, LA Opera and The Dallas Opera; Dr. Dulcamara in The Elixir of Love, Florentine Opera. Future: Amonasro in Aida, English National Opera; Queequeg in Moby-Dick, Pittsburgh Opera; Zuniga in Carmen, Opera Philadelphia.
Glens Falls, New York
Glimmerglass 2017: Scenic designer, The Siege of Calais. Past: Candide, The Flying Dutchman and The Music Man, Glimmerglass. Broadway: Sunset Boulevard, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill, A Class Act and Come Back Little Sheba. Off-Broadway: Manhattan Theatre Club, MCC Theater, Primary Stages, Playwrights Horizons, Irish Repertory Theatre, Lincoln Center Theater. Opera: English National Opera, Washington National Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, New York City Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Canadian Opera, LA Opera; awards include Drama Desk, American Theatre Wing Design, LA Ovation, Helen Hayes.
Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania
Glimmerglass 2017: Curly in Oklahoma! Past: Don Pedro de Alvorado in The Indian Queen, Perm Opera, German/Swiss tour; Angel in Edward II, Deutsche Oper Berlin; Charlie in Three Decembers, Opera Memphis; Zurga in The Pearl Fishers, North Carolina Opera. Future: Papageno in The Magic Flute, Opera Philadelphia; Figaro in The Barber of Seville, Lyric Opera of Kansas City; Harlequin in Ariadne auf Naxos and Maximilian in Candide, Santa Fe Opera.
Glimmerglass 2017: Conductor, Xerxes. Past: Conductor, Death and the Powers, The Lighthouse, Everest, Turn of the Screw and Arjuna’s Dilemma, The Dallas Opera; The Dictator’s Wife, Washington National Opera; Silent Night, Atlanta Opera; Wozzeck, The Great Gatsby, Heart of Darkness, Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny, Champion, Flight, Opera Parallele. Future: Sunken Garden, The Dallas Opera; The Little Prince and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Opera Parallele; La Favorite, Houston Grand Opera; Candide, Washington National Opera; continues as Opera Parallele Artistic Director.
Glimmerglass 2017: Director, Young Artists Program. Past: Head of Music and Director, Marion Roose Pullin Opera Studio, Arizona Opera; pianist and Apprentice Artist Program staff, Des Moines Metro Opera; recitals with Daniela Mack, Alek Shrader and Heidi Stober, Tucson Desert Song Festival; music staff, Pittsburgh Opera, Seattle Opera, Boston Lyric Opera; Adler Fellow, San Francisco Opera; apprentice coach, Merola Opera Program. Future: Continues as Director of the Glimmerglass Young Artists Program; Head of Music, Minnesota Opera.
Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham
Glimmerglass 2017: Associate scenic designer, Porgy and Bess. Past: Associate set designer, Porgy and Bess, Lyric Opera of Chicago; associate set designer, Show Boat, Washington National Opera; co-set designer, The Tales of Hoffmann, NCPA Beijing; set and costume designer, Les Miserables, Copenhagen and Denmark tour; set designer, Oedipus Rex and Cleopatra, Mariinsky Opera; costume designer, Les Saisons, The Royal Ballet.
Glimmerglass 2017: Aurelio in The Siege of Calais. Past: Kate Pinkerton (cover) in Madame Butterfly and Sondra Finchley (cover) in An American Tragedy, Glimmerglass; Cherubino in The Marriage of Figaro, Hansel in Hansel and Gretel, The Fox in The Little Prince, Sister Mathilde in Dialogues of the Carmelites, and member, Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program, Washington National Opera; Isabella in L’italiana in Algeri, Portland Opera and Piedmont Opera; Arsace in Semiramide, Opera Delaware. Future: Title role in Carmen, Madison Opera; Composer in Ariadne auf Naxos, Austin Opera.
JAMES F. ROTONDO III
Providence, Rhode Island
Glimmerglass 2017: Scenic designer, Stomping Grounds. Past: Scenic designer, Emmeline, The Labyrinth of Desire and Vikensport, or the Finch Opera, Boston University Opera Institute; Baltimore, New Repertory Theatre/Boston Center for American Performance. Future: Scenic designer, Oleanna, New Repertory Theatre.
SOPHIE S. SCHNEIDER
Brooklyn, New York
Glimmerglass 2017: Costume designer, Robin Hood; assistant costume designer, Oklahoma! Past: Assistant costume designer, La boheme,Glimmerglass; costume designer, Hydrogen Jukebox, Three Sisters and Beggar’s Opera, CarnegieMellon University; Time Sensitive, Guthrie Theater; recipient, Zelma H.Weisfeld USITT Costume Design & Technology Award.
Panama City, Florida
Glimmerglass 2017: Associate costume designer, Porgy and Bess. Past: Costume designer, Sojourners and Her Portmanteau, New York Theatre Workshop; The Taming of the Shrew, Shakespeare Theatre Company; Head Over Heels, Oregon Shakespeare Festival; Busytown the Musical, Children’s Theatre Company; Ludic Proxy, The Play Company. Future: Costume designer, Part of The Plan, Tennessee Theater of Performing Arts; A Period of Animate Existence, Pig Iron Theatre Company.
New York, New York
Glimmerglass 2017: Maria in Porgy and Bess and Aunt Eller in Oklahoma! Past: Maria in Porgy and Bess, Royal Danish Opera, Atlanta Opera and Dayton Opera; Victoria in A Death in the Family, Center for Contemporary Opera in Hungary and France; Queenie in Show Boat, Fresno Grand Opera and Utah Festival Opera; Baba in The Medium, Chelsea Opera; Bloody Mary in South Pacific, Fresno Grand Opera; Tituba in The Crucible, Opera San Jose and Indianapolis Opera.
Glimmerglass 2017: Director, Oklahoma! Past: More than 30 directing credits at Arena Stage, including Carousel, Oklahoma!, The Originalist and more; director, The Originalist, Asolo Repertory Theatre; The Velocity of Autumn, Booth Theatre; directorial work at The Old Globe, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Trinity Repertory Company, Tarragon Theatre, Centaur Theatre Company and Perseverance Theatre. Future: Snow Child and Sovereignty, Arena Stage; continues as Artistic Director of Arena Stage.
Glimmerglass 2017: Costume designer, Oklahoma! Past: Costume designer, Heartbreak House, Hartford Stage; Assassins, Yale Repertory Theatre; Nice Fish, Harold Pinter Theater; Carousel, Arena Stage; Grey Gardens, Ahmanson Theatre; Anything Goes, Goodspeed Opera House; Pride and Prejudice, Center Stage.
Glimmerglass 2017: Lighting designer, Stomping Grounds. Past: tick, tick…BOOM!, Artist’s Sandbox, Theatrelab; Primary, Sanguine Theatre Company, IRT; The Little Mermaid, Evansville Ballet.
Glimmerglass 2017: Costume designer, Porgy and Bess. Past: Broadway: Hamilton (TonyAward); Bring in ‘da Noise, Bring in ‘da Funk; In the Heights; The Color Purple; Doctor Zhivago; Memphis; Caroline, or Change; Elaine Stritch at Liberty; Russell Simmons’ Def Poetry Jam; Lombardi and Magic/Bird; The Wiz! Live on NBC (Emmy Award); productions for Metropolitan Opera, Bolshoi Ballet, English National Opera, Theatre du Chatelet, Public Theater, The National Theatre, Kennedy Center, Guthrie Theater, and many more.
New York, New York
Glimmerglass 2017: Director, Xerxes. Past: Director, Cato in Utica, Lost in the Stars, The Tender Land, Patience, Dialogues of the Carmelites and Death in Venice, Glimmerglass; director, opera and theater productions in Europe, Asia, Africa, Canada and across the USA; personal highlights: The Second Hurricane, Caucasian Chalk Circle, Black Star Line, M. Butterfly, Appomattox; award-winning playwright, Constant Star (fourteen national productions), Mary T. & Lizzy K., Jubilee.
SARA JEAN TOSETTI
Brooklyn, New York
Glimmerglass 2017: Costume designer, Xerxes. Past: Costume designer, Cato in Utica, Glimmerglass; Salome, LA Opera; As One, Brooklyn Academy of Music; Radamisto, The Juilliard School; Golden Days, Hyundai Theatre; Orpheus in the Underworld, Carmen and Rinaldo, Central City Opera; assistant costume designer, Bel Canto, Lyric Opera of Chicago; Princess Grace Award Recipient.
New York, New York
Glimmerglass 2017: Costume designer, Stomping Grounds. Past: Jane Eyre, Center for Contemporary Opera; Eugenia, Parker Theatre; The Wakeville Stories, SUNY New Paltz; Liverpool Trading, Working Theater Directors Saloon; costume coordinator, Not the Messiah, Collegiate Chorale. Assistant designer: The Crucible, Glimmerglass; Lazarus and Hadestown, New York Theatre Workshop; Bel Canto, Lyric Opera of Chicago; Old Times, Roundabout Theatre Company; Pericles, Theatre for a New Audience.
Glimmerglass 2017: Bess in Porgy and Bess. Past: Title role in Madame Butterfly, Kentucky Opera; Strauss’ Four Last Songs, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; Clara in It’s a Wonderful Life, Houston Grand Opera; Leila in The Pearl Fishers, North Carolina Opera; 2016 Grammy Award nomination, Best Solo Classical CD, Christopher Rouse’s Kabir Padavali with the Albany Symphony; Pamina in The Magic Flute, Hawaii Opera; Ophelia in Hamlet, Fort Worth Opera.
Glimmerglass 2017: Music and vocal arrangements, music director and pianist, Stomping Grounds. Past: Piano/organ, The Color Purple, Broadway; piano, An American in Paris, Broadway; piano/organ, Little Shop of Horrors, NY City Center Encores; associate director/lead pianist/accordion/celesta, Little Dancer, Kennedy Center; piano, Motown, Broadway; music director/conductor/pianist, 3 Mo’ Divas, PBS and Denver Center of Performing Arts; music director/conductor/lead pianist, The Wiz, LaJolla Playhouse.
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Glimmerglass 2017: Principal coach/accompanist, Oklahoma! Past: Principal coach/accompanist, Sweeney Todd, Candide, Carousel, The Music Man and Camelot, Glimmerglass; conductor and director of collaborative piano, New York University Steinhardt Music Department; vocal coach, Florence Voice Seminar in Italy; Italian coach, Up North Vocal Institute; pianist, Mirror Visions Ensemble and New Voices Collective, New York City; conductor, University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance.
New York, New York
Glimmerglass 2017: Lighting designer, Oklahoma! and Xerxes. Past: Lighting designer for more than 46 productions at Glimmerglass, including La boheme, Macbeth, Cato in Utica, Lost in the Stars, Aida, Madame Butterfly, L’Etoile, Il re pastore and more; Les Indes Galantes, Paris Opera; Fela!, Broadway (Tony nomination); Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill, Broadway; Analogy: A Trilogy, BTJ/AZ Company. Future: Eugene Onegin, Lyric Opera of Kansas City; We Shall Not Be Moved, Opera Philadelphia; The Nefarious, Immoral but Highly Profitable Enterprise of Mr. Burke & Mr. Hare, Boston Lyric Opera.
New York, New York
Glimmerglass 2017: Director, Porgy and Bess, The Siege of Calais and Robin Hood. Past: Productions at Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Washington National Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Teatro alla Scala, Paris Opera, National Center for the Performing Arts Beijing, Australian Opera, Bregenz Festival, Rossini Opera Festival, Saito Kinen Festival Matsumoto, Munich Opera Festival and Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, among others. Future: Continues as The Glimmerglass Festival Artistic & General Director and Washington National Opera Artistic Director.