CCM OPERA Series Presents


Opera in three acts 
Composed by Leoš Janácek 
Revised version by Jiri Zahrádka

Feb. 29-March 2, 2024, Corbett Auditorium

  • Conductor | Vinay Parameswaran, Guest Artist
  • Director | Brian Robertson
  • Scenic Designer | Mark Halpin
  • Lighting Designer | Jessica Drayton *
  • Costume Designer |  Celeste Jackson-Moody
  • Sound Designer | Bryan Pivaral *
  • Production Stage Manager | Deborah Heyl *
  • Technical Director | Nick Hunley
  • Movement Director | Jacob McGlaun
  • Assistant Director | Daria Zholnerova
  • Assistant Conductor | Stephan Fillare
  • Musical Preparation | Marie-France Lefebvre
  • Chorus Master, Children’s Chorus Master | Lisa Hasson
  • Rehearsal Pianists | Marine Eckert, Joesph Stevens

*CCM Student

The Company

  • Sharp-Ears (Bystrouška) the Vixen  | Gabrielle Turgeon+, Emma Marhefka^  
  • Gold-Stripe (Zlatohřbítek) the Fox  | Clara Reeves+, Malone Blaich^ 
  • Forester (Revírník) | Erik Nordstrom+, Andrew Hallam^  
  • Parson | John Mburu  
  • Schoolmaster | Logan Wagner^, William Tanski+  
  • Harašta, a poultry dealer | Seoyong Lee^, Will Ryan+   

^Performs Thursday and Saturday 
+ Performs Wednesday and Friday


  • Frantík, Pepík's friend | Ahhyun Baek
  • Lapák, a dog; Mrs. Páskova, Pásek's wife | Rachael Bell  
  • Forester's wife | Madison Finke
  • Pásek, an innkeeper; Mosquito | Reed Gnepper  
  • Chocholka, a hen | Grace Graham
  • Cricket; Owl | Salleigh Harvey  
  • Young Vixen, Bystrouška; Pepík, Forester's grandson | Maren Hrivnak  
  • Grasshopper; Woodpecker | Lily Scalisi  
  • Jay; Rooster  | Morgan Small  
  • Badger  | Cole Stephenson  
  • Hens Ensemble | Ahhyun Baek, Reed Gnepper, Salleigh Harvey, Maren Hrivnak, Lily Scalisi, Will Tanski

Childrens Chorus

  • Young Frog | Agnes Vandegrift
  • Fox Solos | Evelyn Huey, Cora Koltak
  • Ensemble | Justice Androne, Sloane Burkett, Evelyn Huey, Isla Jones, Cora Koltak, Elizabeth Leisring, Dawson Moore, Oliver Sims, Agnes Vandegrift, Alexander Veshapidze, Marco Wolfe

The Company

Sharp-Ears (Bystrouška) the Vixen


Gabrielle Turgeon 
Second-year Vocal Performance student from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada

At CCM: Vixen in The Cunning Little Vixen, 1st Tendril/Ensemble in Lincoln in the Bardo (Opera Fusion: New Works), Blanche de la Force in Dialogues des Carmélites. Elsewhere: Sister Sophia in The Sound of Music and Chorus in Falstaff with Aspen Music Festival (Aspen, Colorado), Iris in Semele with Toronto Lyric Opera Centre (Toronto, Canada).

Emma Marhefka@ WTO (2022) 102

Emma Marhefka 
First-year Artist Diploma student from Allentown, Pennsylvania

At CCM: Mary Johnson in Fellow Travelers, Chorus in Dialogues of the Carmelites, Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro. Elsewhere: Frasquita in Carmen with Des Moines Metro Opera (Indianola, Iowa), Younger Alyce in Glory Denied with Knoxville Opera (Knoxville, Tennessee) and Opera Roanoke (Roanoke, Virginia).

Gold-Stripe (Zlatohřbítek) the Fox

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Clara Reeves 
First-year Master’s Vocal Performance student from Greenville, North Carolina

At CCM: Winnie in Two Corners (Opera Fusion: New Works), Pamina in Die Zauberflöte (Opera d'arte), Speranza in L'Orfeo (Opera d'arte), Chorus in Le nozze di Figaro. Elsewhere: Mimì (cover) in La bohème with Wolf Trap Opera (Fairfax County, Virginia), Morgana in Alcina with Chicago Summer Opera.

Malone Blaich

Malone Blaich 
First-year Artist Diploma in Opera student from Kansas City, Missouri

At CCM: Blanche de la Force in Dialogues des Carmélites, Chorus/Jenny/Reporter 1/Woman 1 in The Righteous (Opera Fusion: New Works). Elsewhere: Chorus in Lucia di Lammermoor and Madama Butterfly with Cincinnati Opera; Tatyana in Eugene Onegin (partial), Norma in Norma (partial), Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni (partial) with Heidelberg Summer Opera (Heidelberg, Germany); Cendrillon in Cendrillon and Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi with Pepperdine University (Malibu, California).

Forester (Revírník)

Erik Nordstrom

Erik Nordstrom 
Second-year Artist Diploma student in Opera from Saint Paul, Minnesota

At CCM: Revírník in The Cunning Little Vixen, Tarquinius in The Rape of Lucretia, Hawkins Fuller in Fellow Travelers, Marquis de la Force in Dialogues des Carmélites, Younger Galileo in Galileo Galilei, Ophémon in L’Amant Anonyme, Antonio in Le Nozze di Figaro. Elsewhere: El Dancaïro in Carmen with Virginia Opera (Norfolk, Virginia), Samuel in Pirates of Penzance with Kentucky Opera (Louisville, Kentucky), Marullo in Rigoletto with Central City Opera (Central City, Colorado).

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Andrew Hallam 
First-year Master’s Vocal Performance student from Detroit, Michigan

At CCM: Forester in The Cunning Little Vixen, Mr. Baron in Lincoln in the Bardo (Opera Fusion: New Works). Elsewhere: Dr. Dulcamara in L’elisir d’amore and Grandpa Moss in The Tender Land with Opera in the Ozarks (Eureka Springs, Arkansas), Leporello in Don Giovanni with Vienna Summer Music Festival (Vienna, Austria), Papageno in Die Zauberflöte with University of Michigan Opera Theatre (Ann Arbor, Michigan).


John Mburu

John Mburu 
First-year Artist Diploma student in Opera from Warwick, Virginia

At CCM: Parson in The Cunning Little Vixen, Collatinus in The Rape of Lucretia, Pallante in Agrippina, Paul Jr. in Robeson (Opera Fusion: New Works), Pope  Urban VIII in Galileo Galilei, Logger in Bulrusher (Opera Fusion), Bartolo in Le Nozze di Figaro. Elsewhere: Duke of Verona in Roméo et Juliette at the Glimmerglass Festival (Cooperstown, New York) , Chorus in Aida with Cincinnati Opera, Prisoner 1 in Fidelio with Queen City Opera (Cincinnati), Bob The Old Maid and the Thief with the Lee University Opera Theatre (Cleveland, Tennessee).


Logan Wagner

Logan Wagner 
Second-year Master’s student from Villa Hills, Kentucky

At CCM: Timothy Laughlin in Fellow Travelers, L'Aumonier in Les Dialogues Des Carmelites, Don Basilio/Don Curzio in Le Nozze di Figaro, Colin in L'Amant Anonyme, Orfeo in L’Orfeo with Opera d’Arte. Elsewhere: Jumper (Cover) in The Falling and the Rising at Des Moines Metro Opera (Indianola, Iowa), Padre in The Man of La Mancha and Monostatos in The Magic Flute at Utah Festival Opera (Logan, Utah).

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William Tanski 
First-year Master’s Vocal Performance student from Grantham, New Hampshire

At CCM: Schoolmaster in The Cunning Little Vixen, The Doodling Pennsylvanian in Lincoln in the Bardo (Opera Fusion: New Works). Elsewhere: Monostatos in Die Zauberflöte with Northwestern University Opera (Evanston, Illinois).

Harašta, a poultry dealer

Will Ryan

Will Ryan 
Second-year Vocal Performance student from Nashville, Tennessee

At CCM: Officer in Dialogues des Carmélites. Elsewhere: Sarastro in Die Zauberflöte at the University of Tennessee (Knoxville, Tennessee), Chorus in Mefistofele with Knoxville Opera. 2024 Metropolitan Opera Tennessee District Winner and Southeast Region Encouragement Winner.

Frantík, Pepík's friend

Ahhyun Baek

Ahhyun Baek
First-year Master’s Vocal Performance student from South Korea

Elsewhere: Ida in Die Fledermaus, chorus in Le Nozze di Figaro at the Korea National University of Arts (Seoul, South Korea), chorus in Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci with Korea Arts Group, chorus in L’Elisir d’Amore with Seocho Cultural Foundation (Seoul, South Korea).

Lapák, a dog; Mrs. Páskova, Pásek's wife

Rachel Bell

Rachael Bell 
Second-year Master’s Vocal Performance student from Encinitas, California

At CCM: Lapák (Dog), Mrs. Páskova, and Songbird in The Cunning Little Vixen, Sœur Mathilde in Dialogues des Carmélites. Elsewhere: Dorabella in Così fan tutte, Fanny Price in Mansfield Park, Florence Pike in Albert Herring and Maman/L’Ecureuil in L’Enfant et les Sortileges with Vanderbilt Opera Theatre (Nashville, Tennessee), Piacere [cover] in Il trionfo del Tempo with Opera NEO (San Diego, California), Ottavia in L’incoronazione di Poppea with Trentino Music Festival (Trentino, Italy), Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro with Utah Valley Opera Festival (Provo, Utah).

Forester's wife

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Madison Finke 
First-year Master’s Vocal Performance student from Norfolk, Virginia

At CCM: Forester's wife in The Cunning Little Vixen. Elsewhere: L'enfant in L’enfant et les Sortileges and Prince Orlovsky in Die Fledermaus with Hartt Opera (Hartford, Connecticut), Mrs. Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly with Connecticut Lyric Opera (Hartford, Connecticut), Chorus in Le nozze di Figaro with Virginia Opera (Norfolk, Virginia).

Pásek, an innkeeper; Mosquito

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Reed Gnepper 
First-year Master’s Vocal Performance student from Toledo, Ohio

At CCM: Pásek/Komár in The Cunning Little Vixen. Elsewhere: L'amante in Amelia al ballo and Puck in A Midsummer Night's Dream at The Juilliard School. Archibald Craven in The Secret Garden at The Chautauqua Institute (Chautauqua, New York). Choruses for Lucia di Lammermoor and Il barbiere di Siviglia with Cincinnati Opera.

Chocholka, a hen

Grace Graham

Grace Graham 
Second-year Master’s Vocal Performance student from Des Moines, Iowa

At CCM: Chocholka in The Cunning Little Vixen, Soeur Alice in Dialogues des CarmélitesElsewhere: Countess in The Marriage of Figaro (concert) and Despina in Così fan tutte with Drake University Opera Theatre (Des Moines, Iowa).

Cricket; Owl

Salleigh Harvey

Salleigh Harvey 
Second-year Master’s in Vocal Performance student from Fountain Inn, South Carolina

At CCM: Ensemble in The Highlands (Opera Fusion: New Works), Cricket/Owl in The Cunning Little Vixen, Lucretia in The Rape of Lucretia, Ottone in Agrippina, Madame de Croissy in Dialogues des Carmélites.
Elsewhere: Ensemble in Liverpool Oratorio with Cincinnati Opera, Old Baroness (cover) in Vanessa with Spoleto Festival USA (Charleston, South Carolina), Commendatore in Don Giovanni and Baker’s Wife in Into the Woods with Furman Lyric Theatre (Greenville, South Carolina).

Young Vixen, Bystrouška; Pepík, Forester's grandson

Maren Hrivnak

Maren Hrivnak
Second-year Master’s Vocal Performance student from Madison, Mississippi

At CCM: Pepik and Young Vixen in The Cunning Little Vixen, Lucy in Fellow Travelers, Sister Felicity in Les Dialogues des Carmélites, Soloist in Bach's St. Matthew Passion, Soloist in Haydn's Missa brevis in F Major. Elsewhere: Juno in The Fairy Queen with Baroque Opera Workshop at Queens College (Queens, New York), Madame Herz in Der Schauspieldirektor and Chorus in Noye’s Fludde with St. Olaf College Lyric Theater (Northfield, Minnesota), Stacey in The Bachelor with IES Milan Opera Theater (Milan, Italy), Chorus in Carmen and L’elisir d’amore with Opera Mississippi (Jackson, Mississippi).

Grasshopper; Woodpecker

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Lily Scalisi 
First-year Vocal Performance student from Alexandria, Louisiana

At CCM: Datel (Woodpecker) and Heuschreck (Grasshopper) in The Cunning Little Vixen. Elsewhere: La Zia Principessa in Puccini's Suor Angelica at Opera Seme (Arezzo, Italy), Suor Zelatrice in Suor Angelica, Dorabella (cover) in Mozart's Così fan tutte, Second Witch in Dido and Aeneas and Nireno in Giulio Cesare at Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, Lousiana).

Jay; Rooster

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Morgan Small 
First-year Master’s Vocal Performance student from Highland Park, Illinois

At CCM: Rooster/Jay in The Cunning Little Vixen. Elsewhere: Papagena in Die Zauberflöte, Cunegonde in Candide, Eurydice in Orpheus in the Underworld, The Dew Fairy in Hansel and Gretel, Milk Maid/Ensemble in La bohème with Northwestern University Opera Theatre (Evanston, Illinois), Oberto in Alcina with Saluzzo Opera Academy (Saluzzo, Italy).


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Cole Stephenson
Second-year MM Voice student from Des Moines, Iowa

At CCM: Collatinus in The Rape of Lucretia, Badger in The Cunning Little Vixen. Elsewhere: Il Commendatore in Don Giovanni at Savannah Voice Festival (Savannah, Georgia), Carl Olsen in Street Scene at Iowa State University (Ames, Iowa)

Orchestra Roster

Orchestra Roster

Violin I

  • Cassidy Franzmeier, Concert master
  • Ava Shedd, Assistant concert master
  • Tao Xue
  • Lucas Braga
  • Olivia Simons
  • Riki Nagai
  • KayCee Galano
  • Emma Joyce
  • Andrew Smeader
  • Kalli Sobania
  • Ella Lee

Violin 2

  • Gabrielle Sewell, principal
  • Po-Ling Huang, assistant principal
  • Yasmine Bougacha
  • Nayoung Yang
  • Ethan Forman
  • Jason Colon
  • Ruey-Yun Chao
  • John Galik
  • Linke Zhou
  • Madeline Marshall
  • Yinyin Sun


  • Melissa Peraza, principal
  • Kody Dunford, assistant principal
  • Ryan de la Ree
  • Lila Reeser
  • Isabella Prater
  • Sarah Nichols
  • Kate Mazon
  • Aadhi Ramkumar
  • Murphy Combs


  • Lucas Orth, principal
  • Manuel Papale, assistant principal
  • Aidan Bolding
  • Matthew Lei
  • Anna Mackintosh
  • Hye-Jeong Oh
  • Myles Yeazell


  • Peter Kim, principal
  • Jack Kotchka-Smith, assistant principal
  • Lorenzo Nigrelli
  • Caleb Edwards


  • Lindsey Wong
  • Dayna Hagstedt
  • Lauren Jett
  • Lianna Balett 


  • Leo De La Cruz
  • Evan Ryan Dial

English Horn

  • Reed Carter


  • Owen Cheung
  • Taylor Marren

Bass Clarinet

  • Logan Leister


  • Elizabeth Beeche
  • Bryan Benson


  • Yu-Chuen Huang


  • Brian Walsh
  • Kylee Skairs
  • Hayden Lavalle
  • Seth Johnson
  • Assistant: Sarah Zukhenova 


  • Anna Sheppard 
  • Zige Huang 
  • Austin Park 


  • Kyle Langer 
  • Bryson Hunt

Bass Trombone

  • Sean Reynolds


  • Bruce Deal


  • EJ Busby 


  • Marine Eckert

Vinay Parameswaran, Guest Conductor

Vinay Parameswaran

Internationally recognised for his energetic presence, imaginative programming, and compelling musicianship, Vinay Parameswaran is one of the most exciting young conductors on the podium today.

Highlights of his 22-23 season included his debuts with the Houston and Charlotte Symphonies, return appearances with the Nashville Symphony and Rochester Philharmonic orchestras, and education and family concerts with the Chicago Symphony and New Jersey Symphony. In the 2021/22 season, Parameswaran concluded five seasons with the Cleveland Orchestra, where he was initially Assistant and then Associate Conductor.

During his three seasons as Associate Conductor of the Nashville Symphony, Parameswaran led over 150 performances, which included his subscription debut with the Orchestra in 2016/17. Other highlights have included debuts with the Pittsburgh Symphony, Detroit Symphony, National Symphony, North Carolina Symphony, and Milwaukee Symphony orchestras.

Equally at home in both symphonic and operatic repertoire, Parameswaran has led performances of Mozart’s The Magic Flute and Donizetti’s The Elixir of Love with Curtis Opera Theater.  In Cleveland, he has assisted Franz Welser-Möst on productions of Verdi’s Otello, Janáček’s The Cunning Little Vixen, Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde and Strauss’ Ariadne auf Naxos.

A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, Parameswaran graduated with honours from Brown University where he began his conducting studies with Paul Phillips. He continued his studies at the Curtis Institute of Music, where he was the Albert M. Greenfield Fellow, later a Conducting Fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center, and a recipient of a Career Assistance Award by the Solti Foundation U.S. in May 2021.

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Assistant Conductor

Stephen Fillare

Stephen Fillare 
Second-year Doctoral Orchestral Conducting student from Orlando, Florida

At CCM: Assistant Conductor for The Cunning Little Vixen. Elsewhere: Assistant Conductor for Le nozze di Figaro with Berlin Opera Academy (Berlin, Germany), Assistant Conductor for La bohème with International Summer Opera Festival of Morelia (Morelia, Mexico), Guest Conductor  for the 2024 Nassau Music Educator Association’s Division 5 String Orchestra and 2023 Orange County Public Schools Honors High School Orchestra.

Production Staff

  • Assistant Stage Managers | Kait Naylor, Raeya Garcia
  • Production Assistant | Chloe Caudill  
  • Child Supervisors | Finley Shields, Sage Shepard
  • Czech Language Coaching | David Adams, Timothy Cheek
  • Assistant Production Managers | Katie Reus, Annalee Crosser
  • Associate Costume Designer | Jayna Fry
  • Associate Lighting Designers | Bella Pfeiffer
  • Assistant Lighting Designers | Laura Hanks
  • Props Manager | Moira Seger 
  • Wardrobe Supervisor | Peggie Dona
  • Wardrobe Crew Leaders | Julia Schillaci, Anya Brennan
  • Wardrobe Crew | Ella Rosoff, Hank Burns-Pavlik, Carter Minor, Arthur Perkins
  • Production Electrician | Nate Miller
  • Assistant Production Electrician/Board Op | Will Everson
  • Lighting Programmer | Riley Rowan
  • Deck Electricians | Miya Chambers
  • Followspot Operators | Jacob Kaplan, Corvo Hopkins
  • Head Carpenter | Paloma Robles
  • Scenic Charge Artist | Jessica Secrest 
  • Props Advisor | Ashley Crockett
  • Production Sound Engineer | Lucia Thill
  • Audio 1 | Reagan Warvel
  • Costume Design Advisor | Elizabeth Payne
  • Cover Stage Manager | Annalee Crosser

Production Staff Profiles

Lighting Designer

Jessica Drayton

Jessica Ann Drayton 
Master’s Lighting Design student from Powder Springs, Georgia

At CCM: Cinderella, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Dialogue of the Carmelites. Elsewhere: As you Like it and Trouble in Mind with Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, Jersey Boys with Arts Center of Coastal Carolina (Hilton Head Island, South Carolina), Secret Garden with TheaterLab Dayton (Dayton, Ohio), Ariodante with Curtis Institute of Music (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), Sleepy Hollow with Dayton Ballet (Dayton, Ohio), Young Frankenstein with Circle Theater (Fort Worth, TX), Into the Breeches with Stagewest Theatre (Forth Worth, TX), Pleasure Trials with Amphibian Stage (Fort Worth, TX), Fierce! with Cincinnati Opera (Cincinnati, Ohio), and Eugene Onegin with Dallas Symphony Orchestra (Dallas, Texas).

Sound Designer

Bryan Pivaral

Bryan Pivaral
Second-year Master’s Sound Design and Technology student from Miami, Florida

At CCM: Sound Designer for Everybody and 2023 Dance Showcase, A2 for She Loves Me. Elsewhere: A1 and PSE for LDI 2023 via Double Trouble Entertainment (Las Vegas, Nevada), Assistant Sound Designer for Laughs in Spanish (Milwaukee, Wisconsin), A1 for 2023 Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre (Logan, Utah), Sound Designer for  Daughter and When 5 Years Pass at California Institute of the Arts (Santa Clarita, California). Sound Designer for PipelineItalian Futurist ProjectRed Velvet and Children's Hour at Florida International University (Miami, Florida).

Production Stage Manager

Deborah Heyl

Deborah Heyl 
Second-year Master’s in Stage Management student from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

At CCM: Assistant Stage Manager for Agrippina, Fall Dance 2022, 30 Years of Stephen. Elsewhere: Stage Manager for She Loves Me at South Park Theatre (South Park, Pennsylvania), Production Stage Manager for The White Rose at Prime Stage Theatre (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania).

Assistant Stage Managers

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Kait Naylor 
Sophomore Stage Management student from Loveland, Ohio

At CCM: Frankenstein.

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Raeya Garcia 
Sophomore Stage Management student from Austin, Texas

At CCM: Assistant Stage Manager for Duke Ellington's Jazz Nutcracker, Production Assistant for Agrippina and A Dream Play, Crew for Something Rotten and Fellow Travelers. Elsewhere: Assistant Stage Manager for Million Dollar Quartet and Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery at Totem Pole Playhouse (Fayetteville, Pennsylvania), Assistant Stage Manager for Matilda the Musical with Lees-McRae Summer Theatre (Banner Elk, North Carolina).

Child Supervisors

Alex Gushrowski

Finley Shields 
First-year Masters Stage Management student from Mission Viejo, California

Elsewhere: Stage Manager for Into the Woods and The Threepenny Opera at University of the Pacific (Stockton, California).

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Sage Shepard 
Senior Stage Management student from Cornwall Bridge, Connecticut

At CCM: Production Stage Manager for Clue, Fairies, Swans and Still Waters and The Wild Party. Assistant Stage Manager for Sweet Charity, Cincinnati Dionysia, Sunday in the Park with George, and Le Nozze de Figaro. Production Assistant for Ariadne Auf Naxos. Elsewhere: Assistant Stage Manager for ALICE (in wonderland) at Cincinnati Ballet (Cincinnati, Ohio), Stage Management Intern for Chicago, Camelot and Mary Poppins at The Muny (St. Louis, Missouri).

Assistant Production Managers

Katie Reus

Katie Reus
Senior Stage Management student from St. Louis, Missouri

At CCM: Production Stage Manager for A Dream Play, Assistant Stage Manager for GiselleBlue Stockings, Dance Works (Fall 2021), Student Choreographer's Showcase 2021, Production Assistant for From Broadway with Love.

Annalee Crosser

Annalee Crosser 
Junior Stage Management student from Edmond, Oklahoma

At CCM: PSM for The Rape of Lucretia, ASM for Something Rotten and Frankenstein, PA for Le Nozze di Figaro and L'Amant Anonyme. Elsewhere: SM Intern for The Knock at Cincinnati Opera,  ASM for The Bridges of Madison County at Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre (Winchester, Virginia).

Associate Costume Designer

Jayna Fry

Jayna Fry 
Second-year Master’s Costume Design student from Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada

At CCM: Assistant Costume Designer for Fellow TravelersElsewhere: Costume Shop Floor Manager at Glimmerglass Festival (Cooperstown, New York), Resident Assistant Costume Designer and Costume Designer for Camp Rock jr. and Annie jr. at Hale Center Theater (Orem, Utah).

Associate Lighting Designer

Bella Pfeiffer

Bella Pfeiffer 
Senior Lighting Design student from Cincinnati, Ohio

At CCM: Laser Designer for The Hughes Project, Lighting Designer for Dido and Aeneas + Gianni Schicchi, Assistant Lighting Designer for Fellow Travelers, A Dream Play, and Sunday in the Park with GeorgeElsewhere: Associate Lighting and Laser Designer at Image Engineering (Baltimore, Maryland).

Assistant Lighting Designer

Laura Hanks

Laura Hanks 
Sophomore Lighting Design student from Columbus, Ohio

At CCM: Follow Spot Operator for She Loves Me, Light Board Operator for CinderellaElsewhere: Deck Electrician for Illinois and Follow Spot Operator for Henri VIII at Bard SummerScape (Annandale-on-Hudson, New York).

Props Manager

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Moira Seger (she/they) 
Sophomore Stage Design, Props and Scenic Art student from Cincinnati, Ohio

At CCM: Scenic Charge for Everybody, Assistant Scenic Designer for The Rape of Lucretia, Props Manager for The Cunning Little VixenElsewhere: Props Artisan for Camelot, H.M.S. Pinafore, and Orpheus in the Underworld with The Ohio Light Opera (Wooster, Ohio).

Wardrobe Supervisor

Peggie Dona

Peggie Dona
Sophomore Costume Design and Technology student from Toledo, Ohio

At CCM: Set/Props Running Crew for Our Town, Costume Running Crew and Set construction Crew for Xanadu.

Wardrobe Crew

Carter Minor

Carter Minor 
Freshman Musical Theatre student from New Albany, Ohio

At CCM: Swing in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Elsewhere: TJ in Sister Act, Urchin (Ronette) in Little Shop of Horrors, Otto/Moritz Understudy in Spring Awakening and Jack in Into the Woods with Short North Stage (Columbus, Ohio), Grover in Percy Jackson the Lightening Thief with Sticking Place Productions (Columbus, Ohio).

Production Electrician

Nate Miller

Nate Miller
Sophomore Lighting Design and Technology student from Cincinnati, Ohio

Elsewhere: Lighting Tech with I.A.T.S.E. Local 5 at the Cincinnati Opera.

Assistant Production Electrician/Board Op

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Will Everson 
Freshman Lighting Design and Technology student from St. Louis, Missouri

At CCM: Media Technician in Sweet Charity, Scenic crew in Let the Right One InElsewhere: Electrician at Opera Theater of St. Louis (St. Louis Missouri), Lighting Designer of The Adams Family with Spotlight Productions (St. Louis, Missouri).

Lighting Programmer

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Riley Rowan 
Junior Lighting Design and Technology student from Virginia Beach, Virginia

At CCM: Programmer for 30 Years of Stephen: The Music of Stephen Flaherty, and Our Town, Production Electrician for Sunday in the Park with George, Asst. Production Electrician for Dance Works, Programmer for Little Shop of Horrors.

Deck Electrician

Alex Gushrowski

Miya Chambers 
Sophomore Lighting Design student from Alpharetta, Georgia

At CCM: Light Board Operator for The Rape of Lucretia.

Follow Spot Operator

Corvo Hopkins

Corvo Hopkins 
Sophomore Technical Production student from Littleton, Colorado

At CCM: Scenic Run Crew for Something Rotten!, Frankenstein, and CinderellaElsewhere: Scenic Designer and Technical Director for Bye Bye Birdie and Lion King Kids, Assistant Technical Director for Legally Blond and Rent, Scenic Designer, Technical Director, and Projections Designer for Frozen Kids, and Props Master for Annie at Performing Arts Academy (Highlands Ranch, Colorado), Technical Director for The Shadow Box at Wheatridge Theater Company (Wheatridge, Colorado).

Head Carpenter

Paloma Robles

Paloma Robles 
Sophomore Technical Production student from Franklin, North Carolina

At CCM: Fly Operator for Something Rotten, Automation Operator for Agrippina, Scenic Crew for Cinderella. Elsewhere: Scenic Carpenter at Glimmerglass Festival (Cooperstown, New York).

Production Sound Engineer

Lucia Thill

Lucia Thill 
Junior Sound Design and Technology student from Minneapolis, Minnesota

At CCM: Production Sound Engineer for EverybodyOur Town. Elsewhere: Wizard of Oz at Southwest Community Education (Minneapolis, Minnesota).

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Twenty-two current and incoming students competed for six full-tuition scholarships and $62,500 in additional awards during CCM's 2024 Opera Scholarship Competition. Since its inauguration in 1976, this annual competition welcomes current and incoming CCM voice students to compete for scholarships and cash prizes. A panel of judges composed of opera industry professionals selects each year’s class of prizewinners. Six students won awards in this year’s competition, which was conducted Saturday, March 9, 2024, in CCM’s Corbett Auditorium.

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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
LINKS Sponsor
Sponsors listed as of Sept. 7, 2023

General Information

Land Acknowledgment

The Cincinnati area and the land that the University of Cincinnati has been built on is the native homeland of the Indigenous Algonquian speaking tribes, including the Delaware, Miami, and Shawnee tribes.

Box Office

Located in the CCM Atrium, the Box Office is open Tuesday through Friday, 1-5 p.m.; and one hour prior to curtain for all ticketed performances. MasterCard, Visa and Discover cards are accepted.

  • Location: CCM Atrium Lobby next to Corbett Auditorium
  • Telephone: 513-556-4183
  • Email:
  • Mail: CCM Box Office, P.O. Box 210003, Cincinnati, OH 45221-0003


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.

Tax Credit

If you find that you cannot attend your performance, your tickets may be donated for tax credit as a charitable contribution. Simply notify the Box Office prior to the performance to release your seats, and give your name and address. A tax donation receipt will be mailed to you.

Lost and Found

If you have lost an item, contact lost and found at 513-556-9413.

House Policies

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.

Cameras, Phones and Recording Devices

The video or audio recording of performances is prohibited.

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.

Smoking and Refreshments

Smoking and refreshments are not permitted in the theater. Effective May 1, 2017, smoking and tobacco use (including chewing tobacco and electronic cigarettes) shall be prohibited by students, staff, faculty, visitors, vendors and contractors at all times in or on University of Cincinnati properties, including events on university property during non-school hours. This includes all shelters, indoor and outdoor theaters and athletic facilities, bridges, walkways, sidewalks, residence halls, parking lots, and street parking and garages owned by the university.

Hearing Enhancement

Telex listening devices are available for checkout during performances in both Patricia Corbett Theater and Corbett Auditorium. Please inquire at the Box Office.

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.

Group Sales

The Box Office can accommodate groups for major productions and concerts. Preview and benefit performances are also available for some productions. For more information, call the CCM Box Office at 513-556-4183.

CCM Faculty and Staff

CCM's faculty and staff and its state-of-the-art facilities make possible the professional training and exceptional education on which CCM believes the future of the arts relies. The school's roster of eminent faculty regularly receives distinguished honors for creative and scholarly work, and its alumni have achieved notable success in the performing and media arts. More than 150 internationally recognized faculty members work with students from around the world, specializing in eight areas of study.

Know Your Exit

Corbett Auditorium emergency exits are located at the back left and right of the balcony level, the back left and right of the main floor level, and at the left and right at the front of the stage.

Performance dates and repertoire are subject to change. View CCM's current calendar of events.

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