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Pittsburgh Opera: Charlie Parker's Yardbird - “My Boy is King of Sax”
Seeded by pittsburghopera on 6 May 2021
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Author: Pittsburgh Opera
Addie Parker (Jasmine Muhammad) hears her son Charlie (Martin Bakari) playing on the radio, and proudly beams that he is the king of the saxophone. Pittsburgh Opera presents Charlie Parker’s Yardbird Music by Daniel Schnyder Libretto by Bridgette A. Wimberly CAST (in order of vocal appearance): Charlie Parker Martin Bakari Baroness Nica Maire Therese Carmack* Addie Parker Jasmine Muhammad** Rebecca Parker Chrystal E. Williams+ Doris Parker Madeline Ehlinger* Dizzy Gillespie Yazid Gray* Chan Parker Véronique Filloux* Moose the Mooche Tru Verret-Fleming+ THE ARTISTIC TEAM: Conductor Antony Walker Stage Director Tomé Cousin+ Set Designer Iana Dobreva+ Costume Designer KJ Gilmer+ Lighting Designer Todd Nonn Wig & Make-up Artisan Nicole Pagano Stage Manager Alex W. Seidel Head of Music/Assistant Conductor Glenn Lewis Director of Musical Studies/Chorus Master Mark Trawka Associate Coach/Pianist James Lesniak Assistant Stage Director Kaley Karis Smith* Assistant Stage Manager Allison Gere
Ensemble: Pittsburgh Opera