Figaro Cast

Brian Luedloff- Stage Director

Alexander Katsman - Musical Director and Board MemberAlex Katsman- Music Director

Alexander is an alumni of the San Francisco Opera’s Merola Program. He received his M.M. from St. Petersburg Rimsky-Korsakov State Conservatory and his B.M. cum laude from Mussorgsky College of Music in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Since his arrival in the United States, Alexander has been sought after as a conductor and collaborative pianist. He conducted for Opera San Jose, West Bay Opera, Martinez Opera, Bayshore Lyric Opera, Berkeley West Edge Opera, Oakland Lyric Opera, Solo Opera, San Francisco Lyric Opera, Opera Academy of California, Peninsula Teen Opera, Diablo Light Opera, Town Hall Theater, and also at CalState University East Bay and Diablo Valley College. Recently Alexander was rehearsal conductor for Castleton Festival’s Berkeley performances of Albert Herring and The Rape of Lucretia. He was also Artistic Director for the Alexander Vocal Series, premier vocal recital series in Piedmont, California.

Count Almaviva – Bernardo Bermudez

Countess Almaviva – Lacy Sauter

Christie Conover

Susanna – Christie Conover

Figaro – Efrain Solis

Cherubino –Kristen Choi

Ms Choi, a California native, was one of three winners in the district Metropolitan Opera National Council auditions in San Diego. She holds a Masters of Music degree from the San Francisco Conservatory. During the 2013-14 season she was an Emerging Artist with Virginia Opera, and she has performed as an Apprentice Artist with the Sarasota Opera. In the bay area Ms. Choi has performed with both Opera Parallèle and West Bay Opera.

Marcellina – Deborah Rosengaus

Basilio – Mason Gates

Bartolo – Carl King

Antonio – Kiril Havezov

Curzio – Jonathan Orenberg

Barbarina – Alba Franco-Cancel