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Who’s Who In The Cast of Naughty Marietta
in order of appearance
Georga Osborne — Marie Le Valleau
Broadway: Meet Me in St. Louis (OBC); Lincoln Center: Sweeney Todd; Carnegie Hall: A Streetcar Named Desire (w/Renée Fleming); Disney’s Fantasia 2000 (soprano soloist). National Tours: My Fair Lady; The Sound of Music. Regional: Souvenir – Capital Repertory & Weston Playhouse; Chautauqua. Recordings: R&H’s Allegro; Meet Me in St. Louis; The Last Starfighter; Sweeney Todd. www.georgaosborne.nyc
Natalie Ballenger — Felice
Natalie Ballenger recently made her Solo debut at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center with the National Chorale. Past highlights include; Eliza Doolittle (My Fair Lady), 2014 Lotte Lenya International Voice Competition (3rd Place), Nancy (Dream City and the Magic Knight), Kitty (Orange Blossoms), Susie Trevor (Lady be Good), Sarah Brown (Guys and Dolls), Blanche (Dialogues of the Carmelites), and Luisa (The Fantasticks). www.natalieballenger.com
Katherine Corle — Nanette
Katherine Corle is excited to join VHRP Live! Recent NY performances include Leonore in Fidelio with Opera Company of Brooklyn and Echo in Ariadne auf Naxos with Manhattan Opera Studio. She has frequently appeared with Light Opera of New York and will debut at Ohio Light Opera this summer. Katherine received a B.F.A. with honors from NYU–Tisch and studies voice with Dorothy Stone.
Justin Ryan — Etienne Grandet, son of Lt. Governor Grandet
Baritone Justin Ryan earned recent critical praise for his “commanding presence” and “intimidating, cavernous voice” (Opera News) performing with companies across the United States in roles ranging from Mozart’s leading men to those of Massenet, Donizetti, and Puccini. He appears this season with Opera Columbus, Mississippi Opera, and The Little Orchestra Society.
Vira Slywotsky — Adah, a quadroon
Soprano Vira Slywotzky has performed principal roles with Seattle Opera, Chautauqua Opera, Sarasota Opera, Light Opera of New York, Boston Midsummer Opera, Center for Contemporary Opera, and the New Haven Chamber Orchestra. Her first Herbert role was Dame Paula in Sweethearts. Her recital life has led her to Weill Hall and Merkin Hall (NYC), Le Musée des Arts Décoratifs (Paris) and the Rimsky-Korsakov State Conservatory (St. Petersburg, Russia). www.viraslywotzky.com
Glenn Seven Allen — Capt. Dick Warrington, an American officer
GLENN SEVEN ALLEN has been seen on Broadway and in New York City in The Light in the Piazza (Lincoln Center Theatre), The Long Christmas Dinner (Alice Tully Hall), Carousel (Avery Fisher Hall/PBS Great Performances), and with City Center Encores, York Theatre, Queens Symphony, and Carnegie Hall. He is a Helen Hayes Nominee for Best Actor and can be heard on multiple cast albums in both opera and theater. He has performed pricipal roles at 7 Tony-Award winning regional theatres and has performed 15 professional operatic roles. Mr. Allen holds degrees from University of Washington (Acting) and University of Michigan (Musical Theatre), and serves on the acting faculty at the Yale School of Drama. Upcoming engagements include The Merry Widow (Northern Lights Music Festival), Don Giovanni (Soo Theatre Project).
Mitchell Roe — Col. Blake
Mitchell Roe, Tenor, most recently performed with the Garden State Philharmonic as a soloist for Mozart’s Mass in C. He also recently sang as a soloist making his Carnegie Hall debut for Dan Forrest’s Requiem for the Living. Other performances include Floyd’s Susannah (Little Bat), Romberg’s The New Moon (Jacques), and Verdi’s Aida (Messenger).
Stephen Faulk — Simon O’Hara
Tenor Stephen Faulk has performed major roles with the Ohio Light Opera, Light Opera of New York, New York Street Opera, Troupers Light Opera, Los Angeles Operetta Foundation, Georgia Southern Opera, Augusta Opera, and the Savannah Philharmonic. His Herbert roles include: Captain Ladislas (The Fortune Teller), Con Kidder (The Red Mill) and Barry O’Day (Eileen). www.stephenpfaulk.com
David Seatter — Lt. Governor Grandet
Baritone David Seatter has performed major roles with Augusta Opera, Opera/Delaware, Opera Naples, Belle Ayre Opera, Opera Northeast, Light Opera of New York, and Manhattan Savoyards. He has also done a CAMI tour of Naughty Marietta as well roles in Eileen and Sweethearts with Light Opera of New York. Other roles include The Red Mill, Babette and The Princess Pat with Bel Canto Opera and The Fortune Teller with The Shaw Project. www.davidseatter.com
Matthew Wages — Florenz, Secretary to Lt. Governor
Bass Matthew Wages is a New York City-based bass-baritone originally from Athens, GA. G&S shows/roles performed include: HMS Pinafore (Bob Beckett), Pirates of Penzance (Samuel/Sergeant of Police), The Mikado, Patience (Major Murgatroyd), Iolanthe, The Grand Duke, Utopia Limited, The Sorcerer, Trial By Jury, Yeomen of the Guard (2nd Yeoman), and Sullivan’s Cox and Box (Bouncer). Other: You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown (Schroeder), Forever Plaid (Smudge), Nunsense Amen (Sr. Robert Anne), Annie (Warbucks & Rooster), Music Man (Ewart Dunlop), Big River (Duke).
Sarah Caldwell Smith — Marietta d’Altena, an Italian runaway
Sarah Caldwell Smith made her New York debut as Mabel (The Pirates of Penzance) at City Center with the New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players. She has also appeared with City Center Encores!, Florida Grand Opera, Cape Cod Opera, Liederkranz Opera Theatre, Opera Manhattan Repertory Theatre, and Geneva Light Opera. M.M. Manhattan School of Music. firstname.lastname@example.org
Nathan Brian — Rudolfo, owner of marionette theatre
Nathan Brian, Baritone, has recentlybeen seen as Bob Wallace (White Christmas), Steve Canfield (Silk Stockings), Giuseppe (The Gondoliers), Bilkington Holmes (Dream City), Sky Masterson (Guys and Dolls), President Wintergreen (Of Thee I Sing), Papageno (The Magic Flute), Sam (Trouble in Tahiti), Curly (Oklahoma!), Marcello (La Boheme), and Dick Trevor (Lady Be Good!). www.nathanbrian.com
Wilson Southerland — Pianist
Conductor and pianist Wilson Southerland is in demand throughout the U.S., Africa, Europe and the Middle East. As principal conductor he has led performances in Italy, NYC, the Eastman School of Music, and North Carolina Opera. He has been a member of the music staffs of the New Israeli Opera, Opera Africa, the Royal Opera House in Muscat, Oman, Seattle Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera, the Mark Morris Dance Group, and the Castleton Festival. Recital engagements have included performances at Wigmore Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Merkin Hall, and the Kennedy Center. This summer he will join The Ohio Light Opera as principal conductor. He holds a Master of Music from The Juilliard School.
presented by VHRP LIVE
8pm Thursday April 23rd
120 West 69th Street, New York, NY
in Christ & St Stephen’s Church