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Christopher Larkin


Conductor / Tosca

November 2013 (debut)

Stage Director:

Jose Maria Condemi


Director / Falstaff

March 2014


Director / Tosca

November 2013


Director / Don Pasquale

April 2013


Director / Orfeo ed Euridice

April 2012


Director / La traviata

March 2011 (debut)


Artistic Director

2010 – 2015

Scenic Designer:

Christina Poddubiuk


Scenic Designer / Tosca

November 2013 (debut)

Lighting Designer:

Josh Epstein


Lighting Designer / Tosca

November 2013


Lighting Designer /
Don Pasquale

April 2013


Lighting Designer /
La Serva Padrona
& Trouble in Tahiti

April 2011 (debut)

Hair & Makeup Designer:

Heather Sterling

Heather Sterling is an accomplished makeup artist and hair stylist with a wide range of experience that includes work in theater, film, print, and fashion. She is a licensed cosmetologist and has a degree in fine art with an emphasis in psychology. Armed with an extensive knowledge of period makeup and hairstyles, Heather first designed for Opera Santa Barbara in 2006 for the company's performances of Tosca; since then her work has been seen in nearly forty OSB productions. She regularly designs for the Music Academy of the West's summer operas and she recently designed for the Granada Theatre's A Christmas Carol.


Hair & Makeup Designer / Tosca

February 2006 (debut)

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Floria Tosca:

Marcy Stonikas


Donna Anna / Don Giovanni

November 2015


Floria Tosca / Tosca

November 2013 (debut)

Mario Cavaradossi:

Christopher Bengochea


Mario Cavaradossi / Tosca

November 2013


Rodolfo / La bohème

November 2011 (debut)

Baron Scarpia:

Luis Ledesma

Opera News notes that in the role of the villainous Baron Scarpia, Luis Ledesma "commands the stage with his rich, well-controlled baritone. He is convincingly devious; when this Scarpia looks at his Tosca, he conquers the diva with his eyes." Born in Mexico City, and now a U.S. citizen, Ledesma has been lauded internationally for the power and refinement of both his vocal and theatrical gifts. A graduate of the resident program at Philadelphia's Academy of Vocal Arts, Ledesma went on to win several major competitions, including the Pavarotti International Voice Competition and the Julian Gayarre Competition in Spain. He has performed leading roles with major companies around the world, including those in Barcelona, Buenos Aires, Mexico City, Santiago, Dresden, Graz, Lisbon, Savonlinna, and at Milan's Teatro alla Scala. This season, Ledesma performs the title role in Verdi's Macbeth with Palm Beach Opera, Scarpia in Tosca with Atlanta Opera, and Marcello in La bohème with Opera de Bellas Artes in Mexico.

~ OSB Debut

Hunter Enoch


Angelotti / Tosca

November 2013 (debut)


Studio Artist


The Sacristan:

Gabriel Vamvulescu


The Sacristan / Tosca

November 2013


Colline / La bohème

November 2011


Doctor Grenvil / La traviata

March 2011 (debut)


Studio Artist



Robert Watson


Nika Magadoff / The Consul

April 2014


Spoletta / Tosca

November 2013 (debut)


Studio Artist



Keith Colclough


Count Ceprano / Rigoletto

November 2014


Sciarrone & Jailer / Tosca

November 2013


Sergeant / La bohème

November 2011 (debut)


Studio Artist


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