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Mama Lucia in Cavalleria Rusticana (San Antonio)

Mama Lucia in Cavalleria Rusticana (San Antonio)

Backstage at the Cavalleria Rusticana concert starring Andrea Bocelli and Veronica Villarreol.


Marcellina, Le nozze di Figaro, New Orleans

Marcellina, Le nozze di Figaro, New Orleans

Marcellina, Le nozze di Figaro
New Orleans Opera
with Lisette Oropesa as Susanna and Thomas Hammons as Bartolo
2015


Marcellina, Le nozze di Figaro, New Orleans

Marcellina, Le nozze di Figaro, New Orleans

New Orleans Opera
L-R Thomas Hammons, me, Torrance Blaisdell , Twyla Robinson, Lisette Oropesa, Kostas Smoriginas
2015


Marcellina, THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO, DMMO 2010

Marcellina, THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO, DMMO 2010

The finale. Photo by Robin McGee.


Marcellina, THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO, DMMO 2010

Marcellina, THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO, DMMO 2010

With Sarah Jane McMahon as Susanna, backstage.


Marcellina, THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO, DMMO 2010

Marcellina, THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO, DMMO 2010

Re-enacting our onstage girl fight. Backstage with Sarah Jane McMahon as Susanna.


Marcellina, THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO, DMMO 2010

Marcellina, THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO, DMMO 2010

With David Ward as Bartolo; photo by Robin McGee.


Marcellina, THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO, DMMO 2010

Marcellina, THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO, DMMO 2010

As Marcellina in Des Moines Metro Opera's Le Nozze di Figaro, summer 2010.


Marcellina, THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO, DMMO 2010

Marcellina, THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO, DMMO 2010

Backstage at the first orchestra dress.


Marcellina, The Marriage of Figaro, Jacksonville Symphony 2014

Marcellina, The Marriage of Figaro, Jacksonville Symphony 2014


Marcellina, The Marriage of Figaro, Jacksonville Symphony 2014

Marcellina, The Marriage of Figaro, Jacksonville Symphony 2014


Marcellina, The Marriage of Figaro, Jacksonville Symphony 2014

Marcellina, The Marriage of Figaro, Jacksonville Symphony 2014


Marcellina, The Marriage of Figaro, Kentucky Opera

Marcellina, The Marriage of Figaro, Kentucky Opera

Posing in the dressing room!


Marcellina, The Marriage of Figaro, Kentucky Opera 2011

Marcellina, The Marriage of Figaro, Kentucky Opera 2011

Loved this opulent purple costume by Howard Tsvi Kaplan. (Plus, you can't see them, but I had red pantaloons. They showed during the girl fight with Susanna)!


Marie, The Most Happy Fella, Tulsa Opera (with Kim Josephson as Tony), 2013

Marie, The Most Happy Fella, Tulsa Opera (with Kim Josephson as Tony), 2013

Marie isn't the happiest person ... as you can tell by her mode of dress.


Marquise de Berkenfield, Fille du Regiment, Minneapolis

Marquise de Berkenfield, Fille du Regiment, Minneapolis

Marquise de Berkenfield, Fille du Regiment
Mill City Summer Opera, 2015
Photo by Rich Ryan
With Nathan Stark as Sulpice and Leah Partridge as Marie.


Marquise de Berkenfield, Fille du Regiment, Minneapolis

Marquise de Berkenfield, Fille du Regiment, Minneapolis

Marquise de Berkenfield, Fille du Regiment
Mill City Summer Opera, 2015
Photo by Rich Ryan
With Nathan Stark as Sulpice.


Marquise de Berkenfield, Fille du Regiment, Minneapolis

Marquise de Berkenfield, Fille du Regiment, Minneapolis

Marquise de Berkenfield, Fille du Regiment
Mill City Summer Opera, 2015
Photo by Rich Ryan
With Nathan Stark as Sulpice


Marquise de Berkenfield, Fille du Regiment, Minneapolis

Marquise de Berkenfield, Fille du Regiment, Minneapolis

Marquise de Berkenfield, Fille du Regiment
Mill City Summer Opera, 2015
Photo by Rich Ryan
With Bradley Greenawald as Hortensius


Marquise de Berkenfield, Fille du Regiment, Minneapolis

Marquise de Berkenfield, Fille du Regiment, Minneapolis

Marquise de Berkenfield, Fille du Regiment
Mill City Summer Opera, 2015
Photo by Rich Ryan
With Bradley Greenawald as Hortensius


Marquise de Berkenfield, Fille du Regiment, Minneapolis

Marquise de Berkenfield, Fille du Regiment, Minneapolis

Marquise de Berkenfield, Fille du Regiment
Mill City Summer Opera, 2015
Photo by Rich Ryan
L-R Bradley Greenawald as Hortensius, me, Leah Partridge as Marie, Nathan Stark as Sulpice, Chad Johnson as Tonio.


Marquise of Berkenfield, LA FILLE DU REGIMENT, Opera Idaho 2011

Marquise of Berkenfield, LA FILLE DU REGIMENT, Opera Idaho 2011

Backstage in my Act II costume (the one that didn't arrive until opening night!)


Marquise of Berkenfield, LA FILLE DU REGIMENT, Opera Idaho 2011

Marquise of Berkenfield, LA FILLE DU REGIMENT, Opera Idaho 2011

With bass baritone David Cushing as Sgt. Sulpice.


Marquise of Berkenfield, LA FILLE DU REGIMENT, Opera Idaho 2011

Marquise of Berkenfield, LA FILLE DU REGIMENT, Opera Idaho 2011

With baritone Timothy Stoddard as Hortensius, the Marquise's long-suffering butler.


Marquise of Berkenfield, LA FILLE DU REGIMENT, Opera Idaho 2011

Marquise of Berkenfield, LA FILLE DU REGIMENT, Opera Idaho 2011

Act I costume, a traveling dress ... outside the lobby of the Egyptian Theater.


Marquise of Berkenfield, The Daughter of the Regiment,Sugar Creek Festival 2011

Marquise of Berkenfield, The Daughter of the Regiment,Sugar Creek Festival 2011

The Marquise is distressed over her niece's preference in music. Some things never change.


Marquise of Berkenfield, The Daughter of the Regiment,Sugar Creek Festival 2011

Marquise of Berkenfield, The Daughter of the Regiment,Sugar Creek Festival 2011

The Marquise educates the peasants about those terrible sexy French soldiers and all the awful awful things they might do to a lady. Quelle horreur!


Marthe, Faust, Austin Lyric Opera 2013 (makeup and wig by Sondra Nottingham)

Marthe, Faust, Austin Lyric Opera 2013 (makeup and wig by Sondra Nottingham)

Mwah!


Marthe, Faust, Austin Lyric Opera 2013 (with Jamie Offenbach as Mefistofele)

Marthe, Faust, Austin Lyric Opera 2013 (with Jamie Offenbach as Mefistofele)

What's not to like about having the devil grab your boobs?


Marthe, Faust, Austin Lyric Opera 2013 (with Jamie Offenbach as Mefistofele)

Marthe, Faust, Austin Lyric Opera 2013 (with Jamie Offenbach as Mefistofele)

Getting dragged about the stage by Satan. Ho-hum, just another work day.


Mozart Solemn Vespers, performance 1, March 2010

Mozart Solemn Vespers, performance 1, March 2010

Red velvet J. Peterman dress ... I feel like I'm going to the Oscars when I wear it!


Mozart Solemn Vespers, performance 2, March 2010

Mozart Solemn Vespers, performance 2, March 2010

Blue Calvin Klein dress with doesn't have to be ironed --- always a plus with concert gowns!


Mrs. Clancy, The Italian Lesson, Pine Mountain Music Festival, 2014

Mrs. Clancy, The Italian Lesson, Pine Mountain Music Festival, 2014


Mrs. McLean, Susannah, DMMO 2010

Mrs. McLean, Susannah, DMMO 2010

The revival scene. Photo by Robin McGee.


Mrs. McLean, Susannah, DMMO 2010

Mrs. McLean, Susannah, DMMO 2010

Getting wild backstage with the Elders' Wives.


Mrs. McLean, Susannah, DMMO 2010

Mrs. McLean, Susannah, DMMO 2010

Picnic scene. Photo by Robin McGee.


Mrs. McLean, Susannah, DMMO 2010

Mrs. McLean, Susannah, DMMO 2010

Clowning backstage with the Elders' wives --- Danielle Wright, Lindsay, Kristin Titus.


Mrs. McLean, Susannah, DMMO 2010

Mrs. McLean, Susannah, DMMO 2010

Picnic scene. Photo by Robin McGee.


Mrs. McLean, Susannah, DMMO 2010

Mrs. McLean, Susannah, DMMO 2010

With Beverly O'Regan Thiele as Susannah. Photo by Robin McGee.


Mrs. Quickly, Sir John in Love, Boston

Mrs. Quickly, Sir John in Love, Boston

Mrs. Quickly, Sir John in Love
(with Oren Gradus as Falstaff)
Odyssey Opera
2015


Mrs. Quickly, Sir John in Love, Boston

Mrs. Quickly, Sir John in Love, Boston

Mrs. Quickly, Sir John in Love
(with Oren Gradus as Falstaff)
Odyssey Opera
2015
(with Mara Bonde as Mrs. Page and Courtney Miller as Mrs. Ford)
Odyssey Opera
2015


Pigeon and Dancers

Pigeon and Dancers

As the Pigeon in The Adventures of Pinocchio, with two of our dancers.


Pigeon Fat Suit

Pigeon Fat Suit

The Pigeon's underpinnings!


Pigeon Underpinnings!

Pigeon Underpinnings!

The fat suit that makes me Pigeonly.


Prince Orlovsky, Die Fledermaus, Syracuse Opera, 2014

Prince Orlovsky, Die Fledermaus, Syracuse Opera, 2014


Prince Orlovsky, Die Fledermaus, Syracuse Opera, 2014

Prince Orlovsky, Die Fledermaus, Syracuse Opera, 2014

with the beauteous Katrina Thurman as Adele


Ruth, The Pirates of Penzance, Portland Opera, 2014

Ruth, The Pirates of Penzance, Portland Opera, 2014


Ruth, The Pirates of Penzance, Portland Opera, 2014

Ruth, The Pirates of Penzance, Portland Opera, 2014


The Old Baroness in Vanessa, Sarasota Opera, 2012

The Old Baroness in Vanessa, Sarasota Opera, 2012

Another of several fabulous costumes made for me from the skin out by master designer Howard Tsvi Kaplan and his amazing team.


The Pigeon

The Pigeon

As The Pigeon in The Adventures of Pinocchio


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