Cast


Emily Birsan
Juliet

Madison Opera Debut:
The Marriage of Fiagro

Recently with MO: La Bohème, Opera in the Park 2016

Recently:
Musetta, La Bohème (Boston Lyric Opera); Anne Truelove, A Rake’s Progress (Edinburgh International Festival); Leila, The Pearl Fishers (Florida Grand Opera); Guilty as Charged (Bach Dancing and Dynamite); Italian Singer, Capriccio; Servilla, La Clemenza di Tito; Flower Maiden, Parsifal (Lyric Opera of Chicago)

Upcoming: Donna Anna, Don Giovanni (Florentine Opera); Susanna, Le Nozze di Figaro (Boston Lyric Opera)


http://www.emilybirsan.com/


John Irvin
Romeo

Madison Opera Debut:
The Barber of Seville

Recently: Lucas, The Exterminating Angel (Salzburg Festival); Rodolfo, La Bohème (Oper Heidelberg); Matthew Gurney, Emmeline (Opera Theatre of St. Louis); Christopf, Bel Canto; Sir Hervey, Anna Bolena; Servant, Capriccio; Alfred, Die Fledermaus (Lyric Opera of Chicago); Count Almaviva, Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Lyric Opera of Chicago Family Performance )


http://johnirvintenor.com
Stephanie Lauricella
Stephano


Madison Opera Debut

Recently:
Isolier, Le Comte Ory (Seattle Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera); Dorabella, Così fan tutte; Annina, Der Rosenkavalier; Lola, Cavalleria Rusticana; Flora, La Traviata; Siebel, Faust; Smeraldine, L'amour des Trois Oranges; Rosina, Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Deutsche Oper Berlin); Hansel, Hansel und Gretel (Minnesota Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin)

Upcoming: Dorabella, Così fan tutte (Opéra National de Paris)

www.stephanielauricella.com


Sidney Outlaw
Mercutio

Madison Opera Debut:  Opera in the Park 2016

Recently:
Jake, Porgy & Bess (Spoleto Festival); Dandini, La Cenerentola (Greensboro Opera); Figaro, Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Atlanta Opera); Guglielmo, Così fan tutte (North Carolina Opera); Schaunard, La Bohème (Ash Lawn Opera); Don Giovanni, Don Giovanni (Festival Aix-en-Provence)

Upcoming:
Soloist, Bach’s B-minor Mass (Carnegie Hall/Oratorio Society); Soloist, Vaughan Williams Dona Nobis Pacem (Memphis Symphony)

www.sidneyoutlaw.com

Liam Moran
Frère Laurent

Madison Opera Debut:
Fidelio

Recently with MO: La Bohème

Recently: 
Zuniga, Carmen; Gualtiero, I Puritani; Ceprano, Rigoletto (Boston Lyric Opera); Dr. Grenvil, La Traviata; Norton, The Marriage Contract (Opera Omaha); Sparafucile, Rigoletto; Frère Laurent, Romeo et Juliette (Annapolis Opera); Il Commendatore, Don Giovanni (Kentucky Opera)


Allisanne Apple
Gertrude

Madison Opera Debut: Hansel and Gretel

Recently with MO: The Daughter of the Regiment, Galileo Galilei, Eugene Onegin

Recently:
Marquise of Berkenfled, The Daughter of the Regiment; Scribe/Maria Maddalena, Galileo Galilei; Madame Larina, Eugene Onegin (Madison Opera); Lettice Douffet, Lettice and Lovage (Madison Theatre Guild); Aunt March, Little Women (Four Seasons Theatre)


Chris Carr
Tybalt

Madison Opera Debut

Recently: Older Galileo, Galileo Galilei; Dr. Caius, Falstaff (Des Moines Metro Opera); Malatesta, Don Pasquale (Crested Butte Music Festival, Arizona Opera); Eugene Onegin, Eugene Onegin; Marullo, Rigoletto; Schaunard, La Bohème (Arizona Opera); The Pilot, The Little Prince (Washington National Opera); Billy Bigelow, Carousel (Glimmerglass Opera); Tarquinius, The Rape of Lucretia (Merola Opera)

Upcoming: Beppe, Pagliacci (Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre); Soloist, Messiah (Jacksonville Symphony)

www.chriscarr.com

Philip Skinner
Lord Capulet

Madison Opera Debut

Recently: Kurtz, Heart of Darkness; George Benton, Dead Man Walking (Opera Parallèle); Henry, The End of the Affair (West Edge Opera); Benoît/Alcindoro, La Bohème (Townsend Opera); Scarpia, Tosca; Iago, Otello (West Bay Opera)

Benjamin Sieverding
The Duke of Verona

Madison Opera Debut

Recently:
Sacristan, Tosca; Sarastro / Speaker, The Magic Flute; Truffaldino, Ariadne auf Naxos (Minnesota Opera); Detective, Oscar (Opera Philadelphia, Santa Fe Opera); Zuniga, Carmen; Ceprano, Rigoletto (Opera Colorado)


Nathaniel Hill
Gregorio

Madison Opera Debut: La Bohème

Recently with MO:
The Tales of Hoffmann, Little Women

Recently:
Breedley, A Wedding; Marcello (cover), La Bohème; Gregorio, Roméo et Juliette; Butler, The Picture of Dorian Gray (Aspen Music Festival); Papageno, The Magic Flute (Opera for the Young); Owen Hart, Dead Man Walking; Don Alfonso, Così fan tutte; John Brooke, Little Women (Northwestern Univ.)


James Held
Paris

Madison Opera Debut

Recently:
Oliver Hix, The Music Man; Sacristan, Tosca (Colorado Symphony); Sheiff Wells, A Song for Susan Smith; Hammon/Hendrik Christian Anderson, The Master (CU NOW); Guglielmo, Così fan tutte; Pirate King, The Pirates of Penzance (CU Eklund Opera); Sid, Albert Herring; Dick McGann, Street Scene (Seagle Music Colony)

Upcoming: Second Priest/Second Armored Man, The Magic Flute (Madison Opera)

 

Performances
Romeo & Juliet
Nov. 4 & 6, 2016

Charlie Parker's 
Yardbird
Feb. 10 & 12, 2017

The Magic Flute
April 21 & 23, 2017

Opera in the Park 2017
July 22, 2017 

  

Bert & Diane Adams

Lau & Bea Christensen
Charitable Foundation

Patricia & Stephen
Lucas


Thomas Terry

 

 
Artist Underwriting
Provided by:

E. David Cronon Trust

Bolz Family
Endowment Fund