CCM OPERA Series Presents


Music by George Frideric Handel 
Libretto by Cardinal Vincenzo Grimani

Feb. 16-19, 2023, Cohen Family Studio Theater

  • Conductor | Brian McCann*
  • Director | Alison Pogorelc*
  • Scenic Designer | Samantha Tamulonis*
  • Lighting Designer | Krista Billings
  • Sound Designer | Brenden Freidel*
  • Production Stage Manager | Roza Ruthie Gavriilidis*
  • Props Manager | Melanie Reitman *
  • Musical Preparation and Vocal Coach | Andrew Crooks
  • Intimacy Choreographer| k. Jenny Jones
  • Intimacy Captain| Dinithi Fernando
  • Special thank you to Kelly Yurko and CCM Wig and Make-up for their contributions to the show.

*CCM Student

Agrippina will last approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes with intermission

The Company


  • Agrippina | Lucy Evans, Tess Klibanoff,
  • Nero | Rachel Kobernick*, Isabel Lee^ 
  • Pallante |  John Potvin*, John Mburu^
  • Narciso | Jaeyoon Choi*, Sarah Scofield^
  • Ottone | Salleigh Harvey*, Chuanyuan Liu^
  • Poppea | Su Hyeon Park*, Kaylyn Baldwin^ 
  • Claudio | Atticus Rego
  • Supers | Dinithi Fernando, Katie Griffith

*Performs on Thursday/Saturday 
^ Performs on Friday/Sunday 

Note: Lucy Evans performs the role of Agrippina on Thursday/Friday/Sunday. Tess Klibanoff performs the role of Agrippina on Saturday.


Orchestra Roster

Orchestra Roster

Brian McCann, conductor

Fang Goh, pianist/coach

Violin I

  • Alayne Wegner

Violin 2

  • KayCee Galano


  • Emily Stegmuller


  • Samantha Powell


  • Daniel Outlaw


  • Lorenzo Nigrelli


  • Noah Ward


  • Fang Goh

Production Staff

  • Technical Director | McKenna Brennan
  • Assistant Stage Managers | Deborah Heyl, Katherine Reus
  • Production Assistant | Raeya Garcia
  • Assistant Production Manager | Emma King
  • Assistant Scenic Designer and Scenic Charge | Mia Adrian
  • Assistant Lighting Designer | Kristen Peck
  • Production Electrician | Sydney Riddle
  • Assistant Production Electrician | Janay Sukkarieh
  • Programmer | Janay Sukkarieh
  • Board Operator | Janay Sukkarieh
  • Media/ Supertitles | Alison Pogorelc
  • Electrics Crew | CCM Lighting & Technology Department  students
  • Set Construction Crew | Matti Andrews, Jeffrey Bell, William Blank, El (Elora) Bowers, Anna Camerer, Nick Feldmann, Raeya Garcia, Ella Gover, Laura Hanks, Willow Heichel, Corvo (Mary) Hopkins, Lily Landoch, Kaitlin Mier, Maddi Myer, Kait Naylor, Molly Powell, Charlie Raschke, Evan Reinhart, Paloma Robles, Kassidy Schley, Moira Seger, Jordan Shaw, Emma Shreve, Morgan Terry, Bethany Untener, Reagan Warvel
  • Scenic Charge Artist | Mia Adrian
  • Scene Shop Assistants | McKenna Cameron Brennan, Isabelle /Izzy Dillon, Lukas J. Hummeldorf, Nick Hunley, Hunter Lee, Benji Lookatch, Grace Elizabeth Mayo, Janay Sukkarieh, Gabrielle Sprouse Ullman, Logan Timothy Vanderpool
  • Set/Props Running Crew | El Bowers
  • Production Sound Engineer | Kayla Chen
  • Sound Shop Graduate Assistants | Kaitlin Barnett, Patrick Kiernan, Bryan Pivaral, Aaron Woodstein
  • Costume Coordinator | Katherine Reus
  • Props Construction Crew | Mia Adrian, Suzanna Barnes, Maddy Byrnes, Anna Carmer, Hattie Fann, Corvo Hopkins, Simon Knox, Liz Mitan, Molly Powell, Melanie Reitman, Moira Seger, Sage Shepard, Emma Shreve, Amber Slater

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The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
CSO/CCM Diversity Fellowship Sponsor
The Corbett Endowment at CCM
Dance Department Sponsor
All-Steinway School Sponsor
Louise H. & David S. Ingalls Foundation, Inc.
Community Partners
The Joseph and Frances Jones Poetker Fund of the Cambridge Charitable Foundation, Ritter & Randolph, LLC, Corporate Counsel
Visiting Artists & Thinking About Music Sponsor
Dr. & Mrs. Carl G. Fischer 
Greg Mathein 
Gary & Barb Cummins 
Jim & Linda Miller 
George & Carroll Roden
Musical Theatre Department Sponsors
Genevieve Smith
Opera Production Sponsor
Rafael and Kimberly de Acha
Opera D’Arte Sponsor
An Anonymous Donor
Estate of Mr. William A. Friedlander
Mrs. William A. Friedlander
Dr. Randolph L. Wadsworth
Judith Schonbach Landgren and Peter Landgren
Mr. & Mrs. Harry H. Santen
Elizabeth C.B. Sittenfeld
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas E. Stegman
Mrs. Theodore W. Striker
Mrs. Harry M. Hoffheimer
Ariel Quartet Sponsors
Jan Rogers
Willard and Jean Mulford Charitable Fund of the Cambridge Charitable Foundation
Choral Studies Sponsors
  Classical Guitar Sponsor

Mr. & Mrs. Joseph W. Hirschhorn
Orchestral Sponsor
Dorothy Richard Starling Foundation
Starling Pre-Collegiate Sponsor
Starling Strings Sponsor
Dr. Timothy E. and Janet L. Johnson
Thom Miles and Roberta Gary
Organ Department Sponsors
Keyboard Club of Cincinnati
Louis and Susan Meisel
Piano Department Sponsors
Kevin and Nancy Rhein
   Wind Studies Sponsor
Buddy Rogers Music
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  • Location: CCM Atrium Lobby next to Corbett Auditorium
  • Telephone: 513-556-4183
  • Email:
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Convenient parking is available in the CCM Garage at the base of Corry Boulevard off of Jefferson Avenue. Additional parking is available in garages throughout the UC campus. Any questions concerning on-campus parking should be directed to UC Parking Services at 513-556-2283.

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The House Manager has been instructed to minimize the disturbance to patrons already seated when accommodating latecomers. The director and producer of each production select times that are least likely to interrupt the performance, and latecomers will be seated only during these times. Latecomers who miss these opportunities will not be admitted until intermission. Children under the age of 6 will not be admitted.

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The use of cameras, with or without flashes, recording devices, cellular phones and other electronic devices inside the theater is prohibited. Please leave them with the House Manager.

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Wheelchair Seating

Wheelchair seating is available in both Corbett Auditorium and Patricia Corbett Theater. Seating is limited, so reservations should be made with the Box Office when ordering tickets. These seats are subject to availability.

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The purpose of these performances is educational, and they are part of a University of Cincinnati academic program.