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Finding Home, Finding Self

the music of Elizabeth Rudolph

Performers

Taylor Anapol

Cello

Taylor Anapol is an actor-musician from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and a BFA Musical Theatre Performance major at Columbia College Chicago. Actor-muso credits include Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (Columbia College Chicago), Twelfth Night (Fury Theatre), and 24WORDS: An Equal Rights Musical (LingoStudio). She recently played for Murderous Innocent in the Chicago Musical Theatre Festival (Underscore Theatre Company), Make Me Bad (Columbia College Chicago), Burnham's Dream: The White City (Lost And Found Productions), and The Last Five Years (Jedlicka Performing Arts Center). 

Samantha Attaguile

Mezzo Soprano

Recognized by The Chicago Tribune to be "especially compelling as a singing actor," American Mezzo-Soprano Samantha Attaguile is quickly establishing herself as a spirited young talent in the modern artistic world. Last season, Samantha appeared as Hannah After in the Chicago premiere of the critically acclaimed opera As One, with Chicago Fringe Opera. Described as "gifted and hugely appealing," Samantha's sensitive portrayal received praise for "handling the stratospheric moments with impressive security" (Chicago Classical Review).

 

Other role highlights include Flora (The Enchanted Pig by Jonathan Dove), Lola (Cavalleria rusticana), Dido (Dido and Aeneas), Dorabella (Così fan tutte), Cherubino (Le nozze di Figaro), and Phoebe Meryll (The Yeomen of the Guard).

Jordan Crice

Piano

Jordan Crice is a local pianist. She plays a lot of new music and other neat stuff. She has many cool ongoing projects including a pop-up art song recital series she co-founded called The Song Set Chicago. She loves sea creatures and dancing and hates writing bios. If you like her playing, that’s super awesome! She doesn’t have a website so maybe just talk to her after the show.

Katherine Dalin  

Contralto

Katherine Dalin, contralto, is a versatile performer based in Chicago, performing everything from opera to musical theatre to straight theatre to cabaret. Favorite roles include Zita in Gianni Schicchi, Cecilia March in Little Women (opera), Sara Jane Moore in Assassins and Maria in Twelfth Night. She has appeared onstage with local and regional opera and theatre companies including: Music Theatre Works, Trangressive Theatre-Opera, Petite Opera, Fury Theatre, Chicago Vocal Arts Consortium, Gorilla Tango Theatre Originals, Savoyaires, On the Spot Theatre, Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company, Sugar Creek Symphony and Song, Verismo Opera Theatre, SouthEast Wisconsin Performing Arts, Elgin Opera, Dupage Opera Theatre, Da Corneto Opera, and Florentine Opera. Cabaret style performances include Davenport's Piano Bar and Side Street Studio Arts, The Drifter, Kiss Kiss Cabaret, White Cat Cabaret and Opera on Tap. When not onstage, she moonlights as a voice/piano teacher, costumer, director and music director, with a special gift for youth theatre.

Meghan Guse

Soprano

Soprano Meghan Guse sang her first professional performance at age 12, when she provided backup vocals for a Japanese children’s television show, and she has been actively performing ever since. While earning her Master of Music degree from the Chicago College of Performing Arts, she performed as Flora in Turn of the Screw and the Nightingale in L’enfant et les sortilèges. She also played Nerina in the American premiere of Cimarosa’s L’infedeltà fedele with Millennium Chamber Players. Prior to moving to Chicago, Meghan studied at Illinois Wesleyan University, and performed the role of Jenny in Kurt Weill’s Down in the Valley. She spent her summers learning various Gilbert and Sullivan ingenue roles with Prairie Fire Theatre in Bloomington, IL. Meghan has been an active member of Vox 3 Collective since 2011.

Theresa Lams

Clarinet/Bass Clarinet

Theresa has been an active performer and teacher in the Chicago area since 1997. As a performer, she enjoys playing clarinets, saxes and flutes as well as singing with various classical, jazz and rock groups, such as Badass Gumbo and Cloud Gate Rhythm. She also plays woodwinds in many orchestra pits for community musicals all over the Chicagoland area. She just closed Willy Wonka in Wheaton, and Little Shop of Horrors in Deerfield is next! She received her bachelor of music degree from Western Michigan University in music performance and education (double major) and her masters degree from Indiana University, Bloomington, in music performance with a jazz cognate. Theresa has served as the director of bands at Bessie Rhodes Magnet School in Skokie and Roosevelt High School in Chicago; instrumental instructor at Dawes Elementary; horn and band instructor at DayJams Chicago; adjunct professor of jazz and woodwinds, as well as instrumental coordinator, at Oakton Community College; woodwinds, sectional and advanced placement theory instructor at Niles West High School; and vocal and general music instructor at Kingsley and Edison Elementary Schools. She currently teaches privately at Prospect High School, as well as in Grayslake. Honors include induction in the National Honor Roll’s Outstanding American Teachers and Who’s Who Among American Teachers and Educators. She is a regular solo/ensemble and band festival judge, and has served as a judge for junior high IMEA.

Rachael Long

Soprano

Soprano Rachael Long has most recently performed the role of Narrator in the World Premier of Francis Lynch’s opera For Those in Peril. In her first World Premier with Lynch, she portrayed the role of Acolyte in Joseph’s Gift. Other roles include Nedda (Pagliacci), Countess Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro), Corinna and Delia (Il Viaggio a Reims) and La dame in Poulenc’s La dame de Monte Carlo. Long received her MM from the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University (CCPA) and her BFA from Carnegie Mellon University. She was a founding member of Forte, Chicago’s premier opera improv troupe.

Alex Norris

Violin

Alex Norris currently resides in Chicago, IL, where he plays in various ensembles
including the Grand Rapids Symphony, Chicago Civic Orchestra, Quad Cities
Symphony, and the Madison Symphony. In addition, he is a founding member of the
Volta String Quartet, which performs throughout Chicago. Prior to his time in
Illinois, he served as Second Violin in the Permian Basin String Quartet in Midland,
Texas, as well as Principal Second Violin in the Lubbock and Midland Symphonies.
Alex has an extensive history in chamber music, ranging from attending the String
Quartet Program of FEMUSC in Santa Catarina, Brazil, to collaborating on the
Mendelssohn Octet with the Pacifica Quartet.

Antoni Scarano

Baritone

Romanian born baritone, Antoni Scarano is excited to present the compositions Thirsting Spirit and Sprawling City by Elizabeth Rudolph. Previous engagements include Kuno (Der Freischütz), Ivan Ivanovich (Chicago premiere of Bobok by Andrey Komanetsky), Fredrich Baher (Little Women), Masetto (Don Giovanni), Don Bartolo (Le nozze di Figaro), and Lord Sidney (Il viaggio a Reims). Antoni is also a multi-instrumentalist and  studied percussion for many years ultimately pursuing voice at The Boston Conservatory and Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University. He currently resides in Chicago with his wonderful wife, Samantha, and two feline fur babies, Desdemona and Ophelia.

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