Comprehensive creatives & artists list

Episode 1:

Both Gladsome and Grievous – October 9, 2020

“The Happy Hour”
(Introduction frame)

Composer: Peter Hilliard
Librettist: Matt Boresi

Cast:

Dino (Host) – Luca Pisaroni
Pam – Brittany Renee
Bayes  – Jorell Williams
Elena – Kaarin Cecilia Phelps
Nathan – Joshua Kohl
Tamara – Briana Hunter
Cory – K. F. Jacques
Fila – Elizabeth Blood
Jo – Anna Hashizume
Kat – Sharin Apostolou

Members of the Resonance Works Chamber Orchestra

Maria Sensi Sellner, conductor
James Lesniak, piano
Sandro Leal-Santiesteban, violin
Jesica Sharp Crewe, double bass
Kira Bokalders, clarinet/bass clarinet

Video Production: Kathy Wittman, Ball Square Films

“Everything Comes to a Head” (Lyric Opera of the North)

Creative Team:

Composer: Rachel J. Peters
Librettists: Margi Preus and Jean Sramek

Cast:

Rosemary – Marjorie Maltais
Sage – Georgia Jacobson
Trish – Raven McMillon
Basil – Jorell Williams

Erin Aldridge, violin
Bill Munson, Film Editor & Pianist

Production Team:

Christina Baldwin, Director
Ann Gumpper, Scenic Design & Painting
Ora Jewell-Busche, Stylist
Alex Flinner, Tech Supervisor

General Artistic Directors: Sarah Lawrence & Calland Metts

“The Late Walk” (Bare Opera)

Creative Team:

Composer: Jasmine Barnes
Librettist: Nikolaus Hochstein Cox

Cast:

Tamara – Briana Elyse Hunter
Natalie – Kirsten Scott
Sally Spectre – Alaysha Fox
Grahame Ghost – Suchan Kim

Production Team:

Director: Malena Dayen
Technical Director: Sangmin Chae
General Director: Kirsten Scott
Artistic Director: Laetitia Ruccolo

Episode 2:

Prompted by Appetite – October 16, 2020

“Dinner 4 3” (Fargo-Moorhead Opera)

Creative Team:

Composer: Michael Ching
Librettist: Deborah Brevoort

Cast:

Wife – Kate Jackman
Lover – Joshua Kohl
Husband – David Hamilton

Production Team:

Stage Director: Frederic Heringes
Conductor: Stephen Sulich
General Director: David Hamilton

Video Production – Wayne McConnell and the team at Click Content Studios

“The Roost” (UrbanArias)

Creative Team:

Composer: Marc Migó
Librettist & Director: John de los Santos

Cast:

Kat – Sharin Apostolou
Ricky – Ryan MacPherson
Jaclyn – Emily Pulley

R. Timothy McReynolds, piano
Evan Solomon, clarinet

Conductor, General Director: Robert Wood

Episode 3:

So Noble a Heart – October 23, 2020

“Orsa Ibernata” (Milwaukee Opera Theatre)

Creative Team:

Composer & Soprano: Elizabeth Blood
Librettist & Director: Danny Brylow
Videographer: Christal Wagner
Artistic Director: Jill Anna Ponasik

“Seven Spells” (Opera in the Heights)

Composer & Librettist: Donia Jarrar

Cast:

Elena – Kaarin Cecilia Phelps
Donia Jarrar, Piano & Electronics, Adaptation and lyrics

Film Director: Abbas Padilla
Producer & Music Director: Eiki Isomura

“The Sky Where You Are” (An Opera Theatre)

Creative Team:

Composer: Maria Thompson Corley
Librettist: Jenny O’Connell

Cast:

Reyna – Katherine Henly
Jo – Anna Hashizume
Male Voice – Justin Anthony Spenner

Elise Parker, violin

Production Team:

Director: Sequoia Hauck
Recording & Sound Engineer: Chris Foss
Film Editors: Katherine Henly & Myrtle Lemon Todd
Founder, Producer, Artistic Director: Kelly Turpin

Episode 4:

The Bolts of Fortune – October 30, 2020

“Sourdough: Rise Up” (Resonance Works)

Creative Team:

Composer & Librettist: Gilda Lyons
Illustrator: Chris Lyons

Cast:

Shazam – Joanna Latini
Rockstar – Tess Altiveros
Boss – Brittany Renee

James Lesniak, piano
Sandro Leal-Santiesteban, violin
Jesica Sharp Crewe, bass

Production Team:

Conductor, Artistic & General Director, DOC Lead Producer: Maria Sensi Sellner
Recording Engineer: Kristian Tchetchko

“Corsair” (Chicago Fringe Opera)

Creative Team:

Composer & Librettist: K. F. Jacques

Cast:

Man – K. F. Jacques
Woman – Takesha Meshé Kizart-Thomas

Production Team:

Concept & Director: George Cederquist
Music Director: Catherine O’Shaughnessy

Designer and Editor: Brad Caleb Lee
Artistic Director: George Cederquist
Executive Director: Laura Smalley
Music Director: Catherine O’Shaughnessy

“The Happy Hour” (finale)