CREE HEADSHOT (480x600)Cree Carrico, soprano

Praised by Opera News for her “gleaming tone,” soprano Cree Carrico is an emerging singing actress whose repertoire spans roles of Mozart and Verdi, to the recent creations of Corigliano and Heggie. She performed Marie Antoinette in The Ghosts of Versailles, Jenny Smith in Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny, and Liza Elliot in scenes from Kurt Weill’s Lady in the Dark, all at the Manhattan School of Music. In the spring of 2013, Cree gave the New York premiere of Heggie’s monodrama At the Statue of Venus; performed in Carousel with the New York Philharmonic, starring Nathan Gunn and Kelli O’Hara; and curated and performed The Ophelia Project, a unique program of art songs, arias, and monologues at the National Opera Center. She returns to New York City’s Don’t Tell Mama this fall, where she produced and performed Poulenc’s La voix humaine last September. Equally at home in musical theater, Cree performed in Cabaret, Sunday in the Park with George, and worked closely with John Kander on a new version of Flora the Red Menace while at Oberlin. A finalist in the Ades Competition, Lotte Lenya Competition, and the Houston Grand Opera Studio, Cree currently studies with celebrated pedagogue Marlena Malas.

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CELLO
Amy Huzjak
Jonathan Flaksman •••

Carla Lehmeier-Tatum
Ian Mayne-Brody
Dana Winograd
David Schepps
Lisa Collins
Elizabeth Purvis

BASS
Jean-Luc Matton •+
Zachary Bush
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Mark Tatum ••
Katherine Olszowka
Terry Pruitt
Sam Brown

Frank Murry

FLUTE
Valerie Potter
Jiyoun Hur ••

OBOE
Kevin Vigneau
Amanda Talley

ENGLISH HORN
Melissa Peña ••+
Lauren Keating ••++

CLARINET
Marianne Shifrin •+
Ivan Valbuena ++

Lori Lovato •••
Timothy Skinner

E-FLAT CLARINET
Lori Lovato

BASS CLARINET
Timothy Skinner +
Cory Tamez ++

BASSOON
Stefanie Przybylska •
Denise Turner

HORN
Peter Erb
Allison Tutton
Katelyn Lewis •••
Maria Long ••••

TRUMPET
John Marchiando
Brynn Marchiando
Sam Oatts •••

TROMBONE
Aaron Zalkind
Byron Herrington

BASS TROMBONE
David Tall

TUBA
Richard White

TIMPANI
Micah Harrow

PERCUSSION
Jeff Cornelius
Kenneth Dean
Emily Cornelius

HARP
Matthew Tutsky

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