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Pittsburgh Opera: Charlie Parker's Yardbird - "Message to the people"
Seeded by pittsburghopera on 14 May 2021
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Author: Pittsburgh Opera
Charlie Parker (Martin Bakari) and Dizzy Gillespie (Yazid Gray) are partners in a revolution in music with a powerful message to the people. 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 Gerecke +
Ensemble: Pittsburgh Opera