Presenting the 2015 Festival Season Share

Main Performance

Can a beautiful, sophisticated Parisian courtesan find happiness with a young man from the country? Or is her love affair doomed by a past she cannot keep secret? Celebrated OTSL music director Stephen Lord brings Puccini’s gorgeous music and romantic storytelling to life in this stunning, new belle epoque period production.  

Critically acclaimed soprano Corinne Winters returns as the beautiful Magda, after unforgettable performances as Vendulka in 2013’s The Kiss (“a radiant voice and winsome allure” — New York Times), Michaëla in 2012’s Carmen (“singing with beauty and intelligence” — Post-Dispatch), and Mélisande in 2011’s Pelléas and Mélisande (“her natural radiance and vulnerability were affecting” — Opera News), opposite Anthony Kalil in his company debut as her lover, Ruggero. 

Corinne Winters
Corinne Winters°

Sydney Mancasola*
Sydney Mancasola*°

Anthony Kalil
Anthony Kalil*

John McVeigh*
John McVeigh*°

ConductorStephen Lord
Stage DirectorMichael Gieleta
Set DesignerAlexander Dodge*
Costume DesignerGregory Gale*
Lighting DesignerChristopher Akerlind
Wig & Makeup DesignerTom Watson
Chorus MasterRobert Ainsley
English Diction SpecialistErie Mills
GYA Teacher/CoachErie Mills
RepetiteurMaureen Zoltek*
Assistant Stage DirectorKeturah Stickann
Stage ManagerCindy Knight
Assistant Stage ManagerJulie Hurley*
Intern Assistant Stage ManagerMeagan O’Neill*

MagdaCorinne Winters°
LisetteSydney Mancasola°*
RuggeroAnthony Kalil*
PrunierJohn McVeigh°*
RambaldoMatthew Burns°
SuzyHannah Hagerty†*
YvetteAshley Milanese†*
BiancaElizabeth Sutphen†*
GobinJoshua Wheeker†*
CrébillonEric Van Heyningen†
PérichaudLuis Orozco†*
Butler/Major DomoDavid Leigh†*
AdolfoCharles Sy†*
RabonnierJosh Quinn†
SingerLiv Redpath†*
SingerJoshua Blue†*
Young WomanJessica Faselt†*
Young WomanStephanie Sanchez†
Young ManEric Ferring†*
GrisetteAnna Dugan†*
GrisetteLilla Heinrich Szász†*
GrisetteAnn Toomey†*
GrisetteSamantha Hankey†*
GrisetteSarah Coit†*
GrisetteKelsey Lauritano†*
StudentTodd Barnhill†*

* = Debut; ° = former Gerdine Young Artist; † = current Gerdine Young Artist; ‡ Gerdine Young Artist—Festival Artist