Giacomo Puccini's Madama Butterfly











Yunah Lee (Madame Butterfly; Cio-Cio San)
Soprano. Oradell, New Jersey
PREVIOUS OPERA TAMPA PRODUCTIONS: Dew Fairy in Hansel and Gretel.
OTHER ENGAGEMENTS: Cio-Cio San in Madama Butterfly (Metropolitan Opera (cover), NY City Opera), Leonora in Il Trovatore (La Bella Opera), Tatianna in Eugene Onegin (Seoul Arts Center), Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni (Korea National Opera),.
FUTURE ENGAGEMENTS: Cio-Cio San in Madama Butterfly (Austin Opera)
www.leeyunah.com

Richard Troxell (Pinkerton) Tenor Coatesville, Pa.
PREVIOUS OPERA TAMPA PRODUCTIONS: Rodolfo in La Boheme.
OTHER ENGAGEMENTS: Don Jose in Carmen (Opera Australia, Vancouver Opera), Des Grieus in Manon (Opera de Montreal), Romeo in Romeo et Juliette (Palm Beach Opera), Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly (Opera de Montreal, China, Basel, Opera Australia).
FUTURE ENGAGEMENTS: Don Jose in Carmen (Lubock Symphony), Gerald in Lakme (Calgary Opera).
www.richardtroxell.tv

Lauren Segal (Suzuki; Cio-Cio San’s servant) Mezzo-Soprano. Toronto, Canada (born in Johannesburg, South Africa)
OPERA TAMPA DEBUT
OTHER ENGAGEMENTS: Carmen in Carmen (Saskatoon Opera), Muse/Nicklausse in Les Contes d’Hoffmann (Canadian Opera Company), Maddalena in Rigoletto (l’Opéra de Montréal), Suzuki in Madama Butterfly (Calgary Opera).
FUTURE ENGAGEMENTS: Hermia in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (company TBA), Aldonza/Dulcinea in Man of La Mancha (company TBA), Emilia in Otello (company TBA).


Louis Otey (Sharpless)
Baritone. Flandreau, South Dakota
OPERA TAMPA DEBUT
OTHER ENGAGEMENTS: Falstaff in Falstaff (Metropolitan Opera), Rigoletto in Rigoletto (New York City Opera), Eisenstein in Die Fledermaus (Metropolitan Opera, Covent Garden, Chicago Lyric Opera), Iago in Otello (Miami Opera, Cincinnati Opera, Aspen Opera), Francesco Foscari in I Due Foscari (Covent Garden).
FUTURE ENGAGEMENTS: Dutchman in Der Fliegende Hollander (South Dakota Symphony, March 2015), Montfort in Les Vepres Siciliennes (Royal Danish Opera, May-June 2015)
www.Louisotey.us

Won Cho (The Bonze) Bass baritone. Seoul, Korea / London, Canada (currently living in Tampa, Fla & Birmingham, Alabama).
PREVIOUS OPERA TAMPA PRODUCTIONS: Raimondo (Cover) in Lucia di Lammermoor.
OTHER ENGAGEMENTS: Colline in La Bohème and Basilio in Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Anchorage Opera), Bonzo/Yamadori in Madama Butterfly, Monterone in Rigoletto, Zuniga in Carmen, Speaker in The Magic Flute (Opera Birmingham), Bonzo/Yamadori in Madama Butterfly (Utah Festival Opera), Sprecher in Die Zauberflöte (Opera Memphis).
FUTURE ENGAGEMENTS: Ghost of the Late King in Hamlet (Opera Birmingham, January 2015).
http://www.music.uab.edu/Site2/wonchobio.htm

Cody Austin (Goro)
Tenor. Spring, Texas
OPERA TAMPA DEBUT
OTHER ENGAGEMENTS: Alfredo in La Traviata (Utah Opera), Belmonte in Abduction from the Seraglio (Opera Grand Rapids), Don Jose in La Tragedie de Carmen (Shreveport Opera), Alfredo in La Traviata (Lyric Opera Virginia), The Duke of Manta in Rigoletto (Opera Santa Barbara).
TenorCodyAustin.com


Chad Armstrong (Prince Yamadori/Imperial Commissioner) Baritone. Estevan, Saskatchewan, Canada.
OPERA TAMPA DEBUT
OTHER ENGAGEMENTS: Prigioniero in Il Prigioniero (Teatro Comunale di Bologna), Rigoletto in Rigoletto (Annapolis Opera), John Donne in Vita (The National Moravian-Silesian Theatre), Count in The Marriage of Figaro (Winter Opera St. Louis).
ChadArmstrongBaritone.com


Claire Coolen (Kate Pinkerton) Soprano. Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
PREVIOUS OPERA TAMPA PRODUCTIONS: Papagena in The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflőte)
OTHER ENGAGEMENTS: The Governess in Turn of the Screw (Banff Opera Theatre), Dorinda in Orlando (Siena Music Festival), Hannah in My Friends Story (world premier in the International, Festival of Arts and Ideas), The Lady in Café Vienna (PORTOpera),
FUTURE ENGAGEMENTS: Musetta in the motion picture film The Bohemians (Spring 2015 release)
TheBohemiansMovie.com