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Special Thanks

Opera Roanoke gratefully acknowledges the Ceres Foundation whose $25,000 matching challenge helped make this weekend's performances possible. Thank you to each donor who contributed to this special campaign.

Sponsors and Grantors

Opera Roanoke would like to thank the following sponsors and grantors for their support of the 2021-2022 Season.

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Opera Roanoke gratefully acknowledges gifts contributed by the following institutions and individuals from July 1, 2020 to September 30, 2021. If there are any inaccuracies or omissions, please contact our office at 540-982-2742 or email manager@operaroanoke.org.

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Opera Roanoke gratefully acknowledges gifts contributed in honor or memory of family, friends, and loved ones. Thank you for choosing to paying tribute to them by supporting Opera Roanoke.

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Cast
(in alphabetical order)

Steven White

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Conductor

Amy Cofield

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soprano

Kevin Thompson

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bass

Dinyar Vania

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tenor

Setting

Songs

Opera Roanoke Staff

  • General Director
  • Brooke Tolley
  • Artistic Director
  • Steven White
  • Community Engagement Associate
  • Ansley Melton

Board of Trustees

President

Daniel C. Summerlin III

Vice President

Artistic Director

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Vice-President

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Vice-President

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Managing Director

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Secretary

Paula Prince

Treasurer

Robert Nordt Sr.

Immediate Past President

William "Bill" Krause

Director of Marketing

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Box Office

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Ushers

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Board Members

  • Sally Adams
  • Barbara von Claparede-Crola
  • Rupert "Rupe" Cutler
  • Isabel Ditzel
  • Frank Giannini
  • James "Jim" Kern
  • Krista Vannoy

Board Members

  • Sally Adams
  • Barbara von Claparede-Crola
  • Rupert "Rupe" Cutler
  • Isabel Ditzel
  • Frank Giannini
  • James "Jim" Kern
  • Krista Vannoy

21-22 Season Welcome Letter

Dear Friends of Opera Roanoke,

Welcome to Opera Roanoke’s 46th Season of live performances in the Roanoke Valley. If this past year has taught us anything, it is how vital this art form and its patrons are to our community. We have missed you terribly, but we are ready to welcome you back to the theatre with a line-up of programs that highlight the best of all this art form has to offer – from traditional to contemporary – performances that will expand your mind and fulfill your soul.

At the core of everything we do at Opera Roanoke, is the belief in the power of the human voice to entertain, teach, and connect. With each of our three mainstage offerings this season, there is an opportunity to witness our mission in action.  We invite you to explore a world where the ordinary becomes extraordinary through the power of music and singing.

We are excited to share our 2021-22 season with you and we look forward to seeing you {back} at the Opera!

Sincerely,

  • Brooke Tolley
    General Director
  • Steven White
    Artistic Director
  • Daniel C. Summerlin, III
    President, Board of Trustees

Cast
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Steven White

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Conductor

Praised by Opera News as a conductor who “squeezes every drop of excitement and pathos from the score,” Steven White is one of North America’s premiere operatic and symphonic conductors. He made his acclaimed Metropolitan Opera debut in 2010, conducting performances of La traviata starring Angela Gheorghiu. Since then he has conducted a number of Metropolitan Opera performances of La traviata, with such stars as Natalie Dessay, Hei-Kyung Hong, Plácido Domingo, Thomas Hampson, Dmitri Hvorostovksy and Matthew Polenzani. In the past several seasons he has returned to the Met to participate in critically fêted productions of Don Carlo, Billy Budd, The Rake’s Progress and Elektra.

With a vibrant repertoire of over sixty-five titles, Maestro White’s extensive operatic engagements have included performances with New York City Opera, L’Opera de Montréal, Vancouver Opera, Opera Colorado, Pittsburgh Opera, Michigan Opera Theater, Baltimore Opera, New Orleans Opera, and many others. In recent seasons he has conducted Rigoletto with San Diego Opera, Otello and La traviata with Austin Opera, La traviata with Utah Opera, and a world premiere staged production of a brand-new Bärenreiter edition of Gounod’s Faust with Opera Omaha.

In the 2021-2022 season, he returns to the Metropolitan Opera for their production of Tosca, which he also conducts for Utah Opera. He continues his close collaboration with Opera Omaha, conducting Eugene Onegin, joins Peabody Opera Theatre as guest conductor for Dominick Argento’s Postcard from Morocco, and returns to Opera Roanoke for Bluebeard’s Castle in the fall and Verdi’s Requiem in the spring.

Amy Cofield

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soprano

Amy Cofield is an American Soprano who brings passion and experience to the stage and studio. A highly sought-after performer and teacher, Amy was praised by the New York Times for her “lovely, rich tone.” She has performed to critical acclaim across the U.S. and in Italy, France, Croatia, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, Austria, England, Santo Domingo, Guam, Taiwan and Japan. Highly regarded for her technical facility, beauty of interpretation and an arresting presence, her operatic roles have included Violetta, Cleopatra, Micaela, Lucia di Lammermoor, Elcia (Rossini’s Moses in Egypt), Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni), Mimi, Rosalinda, Cunegonde, Susannah, Musetta, Pamina, Adina, Gilda, Norina, Konstanze, Belinda in the opera/oratorio, The Rape of the Lock (Alexander Pope), by NY composer Deborah Mason, and, most recently Minnie in The Girl of the Golden West. Credits include performances with Houston Grand Opera where she covered Renee Fleming’s Traviata, New York City Opera, Fort Worth Opera, Lyric Opera San Antonio, Pro Cantus Lyric Opera (TX), Indiana Opera North, Annapolis Chamber Orchestra and Chorale, Teatro Lirico D'Europa, Knoxville Opera, Nevada Opera, Greensboro Light Opera, Opera Roanoke and Opera Orlando.

In concert repertoire, Ms. Cofield has appeared with Festival Chamber Music in recital at Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall and with The Masterwork Chorus (NJ) at Carnegie Hall, the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis Chorale and Chamber Orchestra, Tucson Masterworks Chorale, Southern Nevada Musical Arts Society, Garden State Philharmonic, Fort Wayne Philharmonic, Virginia Symphony, Virginia Arts Festival, Norfolk Chamber Consort, Opera Camerata of Washington, Washington and Lee University, Tulsa Symphony, Roanoke Symphony Orchestra, Brevard Community Chorus, Brevard Symphony Orchestra and Space Coast Symphony Orchestra.

The 2021-22 season includes performances with Brevard Symphony Orchestra for their Sounds of the Season annual holiday concert, Annapolis Chorale and Chamber Orchestra for Richard Einhorn’s Voices of Light and Handel’s Messiah, Space Coast Symphony Orchestra for Handel’s Messiah and the debut of Christopher Marshall’s Cançó del Mar, Roanoke Symphony Orchestra for Mozart’s Requiem, and Opera Roanoke for Verdi’s Requiem.

Dana Beth Miller

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mezzo-soprano

Dana Beth Miller’s recent successes include La Badessa Suor Angelica and Grimgerde Die Walküre both with Boston Symphony Orchestra; the Metropolitan Opera’s acclaimed Ring Cycle as Grimgerde (c), and Offred’s Mother The Handmaid’s Tale with Boston Lyric Opera.

A former principal in Germany’s Deutsche Oper Berlin ensemble, her appearances include Erda in two complete Ring Cycles with Simon Rattle and Donald Runnicles, Dame Quickly Falstaff, La Cieca La Gioconda, Mrs. Sedley in David Alden's Peter Grimes, Ulrica Un Ballo in Maschera and Azucena Il Trovatore.

Past season highlights include the artist’s UK debut with English National Opera as Amneris Aïda, Erda Das Rheingold at Arizona Opera, Dame Quickly with Opera Colorado, Ulrica at Florida Grand Opera and as Margaret in David McVicar’s celebrated new production of Wozzeck at Grand Theatre du Geneve in Switzerland, where she also sang Anna Les Troyens under the baton of Charles Dutoit.

Dinyar Vania

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tenor

Dinyar Vania has recently emerged as one of the country’s most exciting young tenors. With a voice which combines both power and beauty, he has earned critical acclaim portraying several of the most beloved roles in opera. Recent engagements include Don José in Carmen with Opera Coeur d’Alene, Cavardossi in Tosca with Opera Roanoke, and Lieutenant Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly with Syracuse Opera.  

Recent performances include the Duke in Rigoletto (Opera Omaha), Des Grieux in Manon Lescaut (Minnesota Opera), Cavaradossi (Opera Grand Rapids, Lyric Opera Baltimore, Pensacola Opera), Don José (Virginia Opera), Pinkerton (Glimmerglass Opera, Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Opera Colorado), Roberto in Puccini’s Le Villi (Spoleto Festival USA), Cassio in Otello (Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra under Fabio Mechetti), Rodolfo (Pensacola Opera, Opera Birmingham, Dayton Opera), and he joined the roster of the Metropolitan Opera for its production of La bohème.

Mr. Vania’s previous highlights include singing Ettore in the world premiere of Kimmo Hakola’s La Fenice with Savolinna Festival, Don José with Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Duke with Opera Grand Rapids and Knoxville Opera, Bach’s Mass in B minor with Syracuse Symphony Orchestra, Turiddu in Cavalleria Rusticana with Utica Symphony Orchestra, an opera gala with Seattle Symphony Orchestra, and concert performances of Cavalleria Rusticana with Schenectady Symphony Orchestra and Tosca with Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra.  

He has performed as Rodolfo with New York City Opera, Madison Opera, and Knoxville Opera; Cavaradossi with Dallas Opera, and Toledo Opera; Alfredo with Opera Cleveland; Pinkerton with Knoxville Opera; and Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor with Syracuse Opera, Knoxville Opera, and Mobile Opera.  

He made his Carnegie Hall debut as soloist in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, which he has also sung with Harrisburg Symphony. Other concert appearances include singing as soloist with Naples Philharmonic in a gala holiday series, and with Jacksonville Symphony in an all-Verdi evening.  

In 2015, Mr. Vania was honored as a distinguished alumni by Onondaga Community College, naming him as one their 'Alumni Faces' for his professional achievements and contributions to the college and community.  He has also been awarded Syracuse Opera's 'Artist of the Year' award, First Place in the Giulio Gari Vocal Competition, Second Prize in the Licia Albanese-Puccini Competition and was a semi-finalist in Placido Domingo's Operalia in Madrid, Spain.

Kevin Thompson

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bass

Kevin Thompson possesses a voice with extraordinary range, depth, and color, combined with a commanding stage presence.

Upcoming engagements include Il Re in Aida for Ft. Worth Opera, January in Zaid Jabri’s Southern Crossings for Barnard College, the First Nazarene in Salome for Tulsa Opera, Sparafucile in Rigoletto for Nashville Opera, the Old Hebrew in Samson et Dalila for Bob Jones University, Oroveso in Norma for the Walnut Creek Festival, and Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony for The Florida Orchestra.

Recent engagements include Sparafucile in Shreveport Opera’s Rigoletto, Polonius in Ruse Opera’s Hamlet, Monterone in Tulsa Opera’s Rigoletto, the Old Gypsy in Aleko for the New York City Opera and Opera Carolina as, Sparafucile in Rigoletto and Thibault in Maid of Orleans both with the New Orleans Opera, the American debut of Bottesini’s Ali Baba with Southwest Opera, Solomon in Gounod’s La Reine de Saba with Odyssey Opera, Korngold’s Das Wunder der Heliane with Maestro Leon Botstein at the Bard Festival, Wagner’s Rienzi at the Kennedy Center, Osmin in Die Entfuhrung as dem Serail at the Walnut Creek Festival, Basilio in The Barber of Seville with Opera Hong Kong, Angelotti in Tosca with Opera Tampa, Raimondo in Lucia di Lammermoor for Bob Jones University, and Ramphis in Aida with Knoxville Opera, and the role of Captain in Daniel Catan’s Florencia en el Amazonas with the New York City Opera.

In concert he has performed Thy Will be Done and the Verdi’s Requiem with the National Chorale at Avery Fisher Hall, Mozart’s Requiem with the St. Louis Symphony, the Verdi Requiem with the Chautauqua Institute and with the Talahasee Symphony, and Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass at Carnegie Hall. For the National Symphony he has performed Handel’s Messiah, Wagner’s Rienzi, Stravinsky’s Les Noces, and Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis.

Mr. Thompson has appeared internationally with the Hannover Staatsoper, Teatro Verdi Trieste, Teatro Regio Parma, Opera Kiel, the Gasteig in Munich, Wexford Opera, and La Folle Journee under such noted conductors as Edoardo Muller, Andreas Delfs, Julian Wachner, Christopher Allen, Grant Gershon, Leon Botstien, Joel Revzen, Alexander Kalajdzic, Mark Flint, Dean Williams, David Zinmin, and the late Julius Rudel.

World-premieres include Johannes Wulff-Woesten’s Die Weisse Furstin at the Munich Beinnale, Paul Dessau’s Haggadah shel Pesah with the American Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall, and Ahmed Sumani in Tony Small’s Qadar at the Kennedy Center. As a permanent part of the Smithsonian Institute's Hirschorn Gallery in Washington, D.C., Mr. Thompson is featured singing “Old Man River” in occurring audio walk artwork exhibit entitled “Words Drawn in Water” by artist Janet Cardiff.

Creative Team

Opera Roanoke Staff

Brooke Tolley

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General Director

Brooke Tolley is a native of Roanoke, Virginia and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Vocal Performance from Liberty University and a Master of Arts in Voice from Radford University. She made her professional singing debut in 2011 as Kate Pinkerton in Opera Roanoke’s production of Madama Butterfly and has since performed in numerous Opera Roanoke productions including Il Trovatore, Carmen, The Pirates of Penzance, Sweeney Todd, and Susannah. She has been a Young Artist at Asheville Lyric Opera and Chicago Summer Opera, where she made her debut as the Queen of the Night in The Magic Flute in 2014, returning to cover the role at Opera Roanoke in 2015. As a concert soloist, Ms. Tolley has performed in Handel’s Messiah, DuBois’ Seven Last Words of Christ, Schubert’s Mass in G, and made her Lincoln Center debut in 2017 singing the soprano solo in Pepper Choplin’s A Journey with the Shepherd.

As a voice teacher, she has maintained a private voice studio for students across the Roanoke Valley since 2012 and has taught voice lessons at Jefferson Center’s Music Lab and Hollins University.

She participated in Leadership Roanoke Valley’s Class of 2019 and was chosen as one of only three opera administrators across the country to attend The Hart Institute for Women Opera Conductors and Administrators at The Dallas Opera in 2018. Brooke was appointed General Director of Opera Roanoke in 2019. She is passionate about connecting audiences of all ages with opera in both traditional and site-specific venues and believes that opera should be accessible to all.

Brooke Tolley

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General Director

Brooke Tolley is a native of Roanoke, Virginia and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Vocal Performance from Liberty University and a Master of Arts in Voice from Radford University. She made her professional singing debut in 2011 as Kate Pinkerton in Opera Roanoke’s production of Madama Butterfly and has since performed in numerous Opera Roanoke productions including Il Trovatore, Carmen, The Pirates of Penzance, Sweeney Todd, and Susannah. She has been a Young Artist at Asheville Lyric Opera and Chicago Summer Opera, where she made her debut as the Queen of the Night in The Magic Flute in 2014, returning to cover the role at Opera Roanoke in 2015. As a concert soloist, Ms. Tolley has performed in Handel’s Messiah, DuBois’ Seven Last Words of Christ, Schubert’s Mass in G, and made her Lincoln Center debut in 2017 singing the soprano solo in Pepper Choplin’s A Journey with the Shepherd.

As a voice teacher, she has maintained a private voice studio for students across the Roanoke Valley since 2012 and has taught voice lessons at Jefferson Center’s Music Lab and Hollins University.

She participated in Leadership Roanoke Valley’s Class of 2019 and was chosen as one of only three opera administrators across the country to attend The Hart Institute for Women Opera Conductors and Administrators at The Dallas Opera in 2018. Brooke was appointed General Director of Opera Roanoke in 2019. She is passionate about connecting audiences of all ages with opera in both traditional and site-specific venues and believes that opera should be accessible to all.

Ansley Melton

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Community Engagement Associate

Ansley grew up in rural southwest Virginia and recently graduated from Liberty University with a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance. Singing since she was young, Ansley began to participate in professional performances during high school. Several of those performances include The Tenderland, Pirates of Penzance, The Music Man, Amahl and the Night Visitors, and The Magic Flute.

Ansley has also participated in various concerts including Handel’s Messiah, Haydn’s The Creation, and Fauré’s Requiem. She has been a young artist with Opera Roanoke and currently serves as a choir section leader at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Lynchburg, VA.

Passionate about sharing wonderful music with wonderful audiences, she is beginning to develop her own voice studio and continuing to build her singing career as she performs throughout the region.

Ansley Melton

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Community Engagement Associate

Ansley grew up in rural southwest Virginia and recently graduated from Liberty University with a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance. Singing since she was young, Ansley began to participate in professional performances during high school. Several of those performances include The Tenderland, Pirates of Penzance, The Music Man, Amahl and the Night Visitors, and The Magic Flute.

Ansley has also participated in various concerts including Handel’s Messiah, Haydn’s The Creation, and Fauré’s Requiem. She has been a young artist with Opera Roanoke and currently serves as a choir section leader at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Lynchburg, VA.

Passionate about sharing wonderful music with wonderful audiences, she is beginning to develop her own voice studio and continuing to build her singing career as she performs throughout the region.

Production staff

Opera Roanoke Orchestra

First Violin
  • Daniel Sender, Concertmaster
  • M. Alan Pearce
  • Violaine Michel
  • Heather Austin-Stone
  • George Figueroa
  • Charley Shafer
  • Irene Guerra

Second Violin
  • Matvery Lapin, Principal
  • John Irrera
  • Shaleen Powell
  • Kevin Matheson
  • Jane Wang
  • Donna Stewart

Viola
  • Thomas Stevens, Principal
  • Megan E. Gray
  • Sam Phillips
  • Bryan Matheson

Cello
  • Kelley Mikkelsen, Principal
  • Lukasz Szyrner
  • Rachel Sexton
  • Evan Richey

Bass
  • T. Alan Stewart, Principal
  • John P Smith, IV, Associate Principal

Flute
  • Alycia Hugo, Principal
  • Julee Hickcox
  • Jeremy McEntire

Piccolo
  • Julee Hickcox, Principal

Oboe
  • William P. Parrish Jr., Principal
  • Mark Biggam

Clarinet
  • Carmen Eby, Principal
  • Roderick Terrell

Bassoon
  • Scott Bartlett, Principal
  • Scott Cassada

Horns
  • Abigail Pack, Principal
  • Tristan Burns
  • Christopher Caudill
  • Avery Blegan

Trumpet
  • Paul M. Neebe, Principal
  • Thomas Bithell
  • Taylor Yarbrough
  • Jeff Kresge

Banda Trumpets
  • Jason Crafton
  • Jacob Landau

Trombone
  • Jay Crone, Principal
  • Nathaniel Lee
  • Dandrick Glenn

Tuba
  • Alex Lapins

Percussion
  • Al Wojtera

Timpani
  • Annie Stevens, Principal

Opera Roanoke Chorus
  • Dr. Jeffrey Sandborg, director
  • Cara Hubbard, rehearsal pianist

Soprano
  • Judy Barger
  • Patricia Clevenger
  • Mariah Eakin
  • Grace Meade*
  • Sandra Ruggles
  • Marianne Sandborg
  • Rebecca Scales
  • Brynn Scozzari
  • Brooke Tolley
  • Jaye Harvey Wellons
  • Meghan Willey*

Alto
  • Sarai Burgos*
  • Michele Green
  • Dene Hoffman
  • Anita Hull
  • Elizabeth Watts Jones
  • Ella Kromin-Shapiro
  • Grace Moore
  • Holly Montgomery
  • Kiesha Preston
  • Clair Spencer

Tenor
  • Matt Chan
  • Noah Crist
  • Danny Fritsch
  • Connor Haas
  • Otis Kenny
  • Jacob PaulIan Sabo
  • John Wallace Schultz
  • David Skole
  • Bradley Sperl

Bass
  • Ryan Bennett
  • Roger Crockett
  • Christopher Dyer
  • Barry Green
  • Bob Hajny
  • Nick Leitch
  • William Lininger
  • Nick Leitch
  • Thomas Moore
  • Damian Stifter
  • John Stroebel

*Opera Roanoke Young Artist

Members of the Blacksburg Master Chorale
  • Dwight Bigler, director
  • Larry Wyatt, associate director
  • Joetta Petersen, rehearsal pianist

Soprano
  • Amelia Ball
  • Lindsey Bezek
  • Bethany Bookout
  • Jean Brickey
  • Gena Chandler-Smith
  • Jing Chen
  • Sheila Darby
  • Kaye Gilliam
  • Jane Hammel
  • Renee Jacobsen
  • Jennifer McCord
  • Jennifer Spoon
  • Julann Stephenson

Alto
  • Summer Bork
  • Jenni Case
  • Madeline Gozzi
  • Marcia Harris
  • Mary Denson Moore
  • Nancy Steele
  • Susan Wyatt
  • Patrice Yearwood

Tenor
  • Eric Brown
  • Edward Champion
  • Joshua Copeland
  • Robert Kincaid

Bass
  • Josh Arnold
  • Joseph Ball
  • Bobby Buchanan
  • John Byrne
  • Tyler Costa
  • Alex Darby
  • John Fite
  • Jesse Garrett-Larsen
  • Wayne Neu
  • Zane Scott
  • Keith Stephenson
  • Larry Wyatt
First Violin
  • Daniel Sender, Concertmaster
  • M. Alan Pearce
  • Violaine Michel
  • Heather Austin-Stone
  • George Figueroa
  • Charley Shafer
  • Irene Guerra

Second Violin
  • Matvery Lapin, Principal
  • John Irrera
  • Shaleen Powell
  • Kevin Matheson
  • Jane Wang
  • Donna Stewart

Viola
  • Thomas Stevens, Principal
  • Megan E. Gray
  • Sam Phillips
  • Bryan Matheson

Cello
  • Kelley Mikkelsen, Principal
  • Lukasz Szyrner
  • Rachel Sexton
  • Evan Richey

Bass
  • T. Alan Stewart, Principal
  • John P Smith, IV, Associate Principal

Flute
  • Alycia Hugo, Principal
  • Julee Hickcox
  • Jeremy McEntire

Piccolo
  • Julee Hickcox, Principal

Oboe
  • William P. Parrish Jr., Principal
  • Mark Biggam

Clarinet
  • Carmen Eby, Principal
  • Roderick Terrell

Bassoon
  • Scott Bartlett, Principal
  • Scott Cassada

Horns
  • Abigail Pack, Principal
  • Tristan Burns
  • Christopher Caudill
  • Avery Blegan

Trumpet
  • Paul M. Neebe, Principal
  • Thomas Bithell
  • Taylor Yarbrough
  • Jeff Kresge

Banda Trumpets
  • Jason Crafton
  • Jacob Landau

Trombone
  • Jay Crone, Principal
  • Nathaniel Lee
  • Dandrick Glenn

Tuba
  • Alex Lapins

Percussion
  • Al Wojtera

Timpani
  • Annie Stevens, Principal

Opera Roanoke Chorus
  • Dr. Jeffrey Sandborg, director
  • Cara Hubbard, rehearsal pianist

Soprano
  • Judy Barger
  • Patricia Clevenger
  • Mariah Eakin
  • Grace Meade*
  • Sandra Ruggles
  • Marianne Sandborg
  • Rebecca Scales
  • Brynn Scozzari
  • Brooke Tolley
  • Jaye Harvey Wellons
  • Meghan Willey*

Alto
  • Sarai Burgos*
  • Michele Green
  • Dene Hoffman
  • Anita Hull
  • Elizabeth Watts Jones
  • Ella Kromin-Shapiro
  • Grace Moore
  • Holly Montgomery
  • Kiesha Preston
  • Clair Spencer

Tenor
  • Matt Chan
  • Noah Crist
  • Danny Fritsch
  • Connor Haas
  • Otis Kenny
  • Jacob PaulIan Sabo
  • John Wallace Schultz
  • David Skole
  • Bradley Sperl

Bass
  • Ryan Bennett
  • Roger Crockett
  • Christopher Dyer
  • Barry Green
  • Bob Hajny
  • Nick Leitch
  • William Lininger
  • Nick Leitch
  • Thomas Moore
  • Damian Stifter
  • John Stroebel

*Opera Roanoke Young Artist

Members of the Blacksburg Master Chorale
  • Dwight Bigler, director
  • Larry Wyatt, associate director
  • Joetta Petersen, rehearsal pianist

Soprano
  • Amelia Ball
  • Lindsey Bezek
  • Bethany Bookout
  • Jean Brickey
  • Gena Chandler-Smith
  • Jing Chen
  • Sheila Darby
  • Kaye Gilliam
  • Jane Hammel
  • Renee Jacobsen
  • Jennifer McCord
  • Jennifer Spoon
  • Julann Stephenson

Alto
  • Summer Bork
  • Jenni Case
  • Madeline Gozzi
  • Marcia Harris
  • Mary Denson Moore
  • Nancy Steele
  • Susan Wyatt
  • Patrice Yearwood

Tenor
  • Eric Brown
  • Edward Champion
  • Joshua Copeland
  • Robert Kincaid

Bass
  • Josh Arnold
  • Joseph Ball
  • Bobby Buchanan
  • John Byrne
  • Tyler Costa
  • Alex Darby
  • John Fite
  • Jesse Garrett-Larsen
  • Wayne Neu
  • Zane Scott
  • Keith Stephenson
  • Larry Wyatt
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