The Inspector Creative Team Bios

 

DAVID ANGUS–Music Director/Conductor (London, England)
BLO: The Barber of Seville, 2012; The Lighthouse, 2012; Macbeth, 2011; A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 2011; Idomeneo, 2010.
Recent Highlights: Carmen and Later the Same Evening (Musto), Glimmerglass Festival; Britten’s Les Illuminations, Cooperstown.
Upcoming: Clemency, Così fan tutte, and The Flying Dutchman, BLO; concerts, London Philharmonic UNAM Philharmonic Orchestra, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Boston Landmarks Orchestra; Dvorak Requiem, Dartington International Summer School
  LEON MAJOR–Stage Director (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
BLO: Die Fledermaus, 2003; Don Pasquale, 2002
Recent highlights: Artistic Director, Maryland Opera Studio; Dominic Argento’s Miss Havisham’s Fire, Maryland Opera Studio; John Musto’s Later the Same Evening, Glimmerglass Festival; Don Pasquale, Washington National Opera
  ERHARD ROM–Set Designer (Seattle, WA)
BLO: Rusalka, 2009; La bohème, 2007 & 2002; L’Italiana in Algeri, 2004; Carmen, 2002; Resurrection, 2001; Aida, 1999; The Postman Always Rings Twice, 1994
Recent highlights: Later the Same Evening and A Blizzard on Marblehead Neck (World Premiere), Glimmerglass Festival; Nixon in China, Vancouver Opera; Aida, Virginia Opera; Cardillac, Opera Boston
Upcoming: Nixon in China, San Francisco Opera; Don Giovanni and The Rake’s Progress, Wolf Trap Opera; Romeo and Juliet, Florida Grand Opera
  DAVID ROBERTS–Costume Designer (Syracuse, NY)
BLO: Don Giovanni, 2002
Recent highlights: Later the Same Evening (Musto) and The Barber of Seville, Glimmerglass Festival; Shadowboxer and Così fan tutte, Maryland Opera Studio; Volpone, Wolf Trap Opera
  MARK STANLEY–Lighting Designer (Washington, DC)
Recent highlights: Paul McCartney’s Ocean’s Kingdom choreographed by Peter Martins, New York City Ballet; Balanchine’s The Nutcracker, PBS’s Live From Lincoln Center; Alexei Ratmansky’s Symphonic Dances, Miami City Ballet; Christopher Wheeldon’s After the Rain, Royal Ballet of Flanders
Upcoming: Alexei Ratmansky’s Concerto DSCH, LaScalla; Peter Martins world premiere, New York City Ballet; Kevin O’Day’s Hamlet, National Ballet of Canada
  JAKE GARDNER–The Mayor, Bass-baritone (Binghamton, NY)
BLO: Music Master, Ariadne auf Naxos, 2010 
Recent highlights: Sharpless, Madama Butterfly, Arizona Opera, Florida Grand Opera, and Palm Beach Opera; Doc, A Quiet Place, New York City Opera; Geronte, Manon Lescaut, Opera Grand Rapids; Betto, Gianni Schicchi and Hortensio, La fille du régiment, San Francisco Opera; DeBritigny, Manon, Lyric Opera of Chicago; Baron Zehta, The Merry Widow, Los Angeles Opera; Buffalo Bill Cody, Annie Get Your Gun, Ronaldo Cabral, Later the Same Evening, Glimmerglass Festival; Horace Tabor, The Ballad of Baby Doe, Central City Opera; Wotan, Die Walküre, Dr. Bartolo, The Barber of Seville, Fredrik, A Little Night Music, Germont, La Traviata, Scarpia, Tosca, Hawaii Opera Theatre
Upcoming: The Music Man and Lost in the Stars, Glimmerglass Festival; Geronte, Manon Lescaut, Washington National Opera; Frank, Die Fledermaus, Virginia Opera
  VICTORIA LIVENGOOD–Sarelda, Mezzo-soprano (Thomasville, NC)
BLO Debut
Recent highlights: Madame Larina, Eugene Onegin, The Metropolitan Opera; Marquise, La fille du regiment and Mamma Lucia, Cavalleria rusticana, Gran Teatre del Liceu; Mrs. Doc, A Quiet Place, New York City Opera; Klytämnestra, Elektra, Festival de Opera de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Upcoming: Adelaide, Arabella, Santa Fe Opera; Erste Magd, Elektra, Lyric Opera of Chicago; Madame de Croissy, Dialogues des carmélites, Hawaii Opera Theater
  MEREDITH HANSEN–Beatrice, Soprano (Cohasset, MA)
BLO: Frasquita, Carmen, 2009
Recent highlights: 
recital, Baltimore, MD; Poulenc’s Gloria, Plymouth Philharmonic; Orff’s Carmina Burana, Charlotte Symphony; Marzelline, Fidelio, Opera Boston; Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Boston Symphony Orchestra; Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, Bozeman Symphony; Johnstown Symphony Opera Gala; soprano soloist, Boston Landmarks Orchestra Concert
Upcoming: Woglinde, Das Rheingold and Gotterdammerung, The Metropolitan Opera
  NEAL FERREIRA–Tancredi, Tenor (Newburyport, MA)
BLO: Snout, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 2011; Spoletta, Tosca, 2010; Officer, Ariadne auf Naxos, 2010; Gran Sacerdote, Idomeneo, 2010; Monostatos, The Magic Flute, 2009; Spalanzani and Andres, Les contes d’Hoffmann, 2008
Recent highlights: Orff’s Carmina Burana, Syracuse Opera; Goro, Madama Butterfly, Opera on the James; Bardolfo, Falstaff, Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra; Spalanzani/Andres, Les contes d’Hoffmann, Opera Colorado and Florida Grand Opera; Sheldon Segal, Later the Same Evening, Glimmerglass Festival
Upcoming: Basilio, Le nozze di Figaro, Syracuse Opera; Dr. Blind, Die Fledermaus, Virginia Opera; Triplet, Clemency, Boston Lyric Opera
DOROTHY BYRNE–Malacorpa, Mezzo-soprano (Mechanicsburgh, PA)
BLO: Madame Larina, Eugene Onegin, 2005; Prince Orlofsky, Die Fledermaus, 2002; Marquise, La fille du régiment, 2001
Recent highlights: 
Katisha, The Mikado, Virginia Opera; Marthe, Faust, Hawaii Opera Theater; Marquise, La fille du régiment, Opera Theater of Saint Louis; Marcellina, Le nozze di Figaro, Florida Grand Opera
Upcoming:
 Marcellina, Le nozze di Figaro, Virginia Opera; Marquise, La fille du regiment and Marie, Most Happy Fella, Tulsa Opera
  DAVID KRAVITZ–Cosimo, Baritone (Boston, MA)
BLO: Marquis d’Obigny, La Traviata, 2006; Geographer, The Little Prince, 2005 
Recent highlights: Lord Salt, The Golden Ticket, Atlanta Opera; Malatesta, Don Pasquale, Opera Memphis; Ping, Turnadot, Florentine Opera
Upcoming: Abraham, Clemency, BLO; General Stanley, Pirates of Penzance, Opera Theater of Saint Louis; Le Chambellan, Le Rossignol, Boston Symphony Orchestra
  DAVID CUSHING–Adolfo, Bass-Baritone (Milford, MA)
BLO: Basilio, The Barber of Seville, 2012; Arthur/Officer 3, The Lighthouse, 2012; A Doctor, Macbeth, 2011; Lesbo, Agrippina, 2011; Truffaldino, Ariadne auf Naxos, 2010
Recent highlights: Sarastro, The Magic Flute and Masetto, Don Giovanni, The Florentine Opera; Figaro, Le nozze di Figaro, Opera North; Leporello, Don Giovanni, Syracuse Opera; Masetto, Don Giovanni, Nashville Opera and Opera New Jersey; Bonze, Madama Butterfly, Opera Theatre of St. Louis
Upcoming: Bonze, Madama Butterfly, BLO; Dr. Dulcamara, L’Elisir d’Amore, Opera North; Figaro, Le nozze di Figaro, Syracuse Opera; Lodovico, Otello, Lyric Opera Baltimore

JULIUS AHN–Ruffiano, Tenor (Seoul, South Korea)
BLO: A Soldier, The Emperor of Atlantis, 2011; Dancing Master/Brighella, Ariadne auf Naxos, 2010
Recent highlights: Goro, Madama Butterfly, Opera Carolina; Basilio/Curzio, Le nozze di Figaro, Lyric Opera of Baltimore; Sellem, The Rake’s Progress, Princeton Festival; Bégearss, The Ghosts of Versailles, Aspen Opera Theater Center; Demo, Cavalli’s Giasone, Chicago Opera Theater; Guang, Stuck Elevator, Sundance Theatre Lab
Upcoming: Goro, Madama Butterfly, BLO and Nashville Opera; Pang, Turandot, Seattle Opera
MICHELLE TRAINOR–Bombalina, Soprano (Rehoboth, MA)
BLO: Lady in Waiting, Macbeth, 2011
Recent highlights: soprano soloist, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Boston Ballet; soprano soloist, Boston Landmarks Orchestra Concert; A Sea Symphony, Nashua Symphony
Upcoming: Mahler’s Eighth Symphony, CanterburyChorale Society, Carnegie Hall; Schubert’s Hagar’s Lament, BLO
NICOLE RODIN–Bobachino, Mezzo-soprano (Glencoe, IL)
BLO Debut
Recent highlights: Dargelos/Agathe, Les Enfants Terribles, North Carolina Opera; Mercedes, Carmen, Central City Opera
Upcoming: Apprentice Artist, Santa FeOpera; Kate Pinkerton, Madama Butterfly, BLO andPittsburgh Opera
MOLLY PAIGE CROOKEDACRE–Bobachina, Soprano (Boston, MA)
BLO: Apparition, Macbeth, 2011
Recent highlights: First Prize, National Association of Teachers of Singing Song & Aria Competition, Boston, Best Performances of Aria and German Lied, February, 2011; Diana, Orpheus in the Underworld, Fox, Misfortunes of Orpheus, and Madame Euturpova, Help, Help, The Globolinks!, New England Conservatory
Upcoming: Recitals, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 2012