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Pittsburgh Opera: Charlie Parker's Yardbird - “It ain't easy"
Seeded by pittsburghopera on 14 May 2021
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Author: Pittsburgh Opera
Addie (Jasmine Muhammad) and Rebecca Parker (Chrystal E. Williams) commiserate about the challenges they face as single Black mothers in America. 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 Gereck
Ensemble: Pittsburgh Opera