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.

Meet the Musicians

FIRST VIOLIN
Krzysztof Zimowski Karen McKinnon Concertmaster Chair
David Felberg Associate Concertmaster
Ana María Quintero Muñoz ++ Associate Concertmaster
Sarah Tasker Assistant Concertmaster
Laura Steiner
Joan Wang
Juliana Huestis
Steve Ognacevic
Kerri Lay +
Bradford Richards
Barbara Barber ++
Barbara Rivers
Nicolle Maniaci
Barbara Scalf Morris

SECOND VIOLIN
Gabriela Fogo •+
Rafael Marzagão •++

Carol Swift ••
Julanie Lee
Anthony Templeton
Liana Austin
Eric Sewell
Lidija Peno-Kelly
Sheila McLay
Heather MacArthur

VIOLA
Laura Chang
Kimberly Fredenburgh ••
Allegra Askew
Christine Rancier
Virginia Lawrence
Willy Sucre +
Joan Hinterbichler
Lisa DiCarlo

BASSOON
Stefanie Przybylska •
Denise Turner

HORN
Peter Erb
Allison Tutton
Katelyn Lewis •••

TRUMPET
John Marchiando
Brynn Marchiando •••
Tristan Frank

TROMBONE
Aaron Zalkind
Byron Herrington

BASS TROMBONE
David Tall

TUBA
Richard White •+
Justin Gruber •++

TIMPANI
Micah Harrow

PERCUSSION
Jeff Cornelius
Kenneth Dean
Emily Cornelius

HARP
Matthew Tutsky

Principal •
Assistant Principal ••
Associate Principal •••
Assistant ••••
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