Michael Capasso presents the Gershwins' Porgy and Bess
REYNA CARGUILL (Serena) A native of Panamá City, Panamá with a voice described as "warm," "enchanting" and possessing "a captivating power that demands attention" (Indiana Daily Student), Ms. Carguill has appeared in concert and opera performances throughout the United States and abroad. Recent highlights include stepping into the role of Elisabeth in Verdi's Don Carlos with Sarasota Opera and traveling throughout Europe with a touring production of Porgy and Bess. During the 2007-2008 season, Ms. Carguill sang the role of Lucrezia Contarini in Verdi's I Due Foscari. Additional highlights include performances as Clara in Porgy and Bess with the Evansville Philharmonic, the title role in Tosca with the Indiana University Opera Theater, as well as the roles of Beatrice in the American Premiere of Sven-David Sandstrom's Jeppe, Rosalinda in Johann Strauss' Die Fledermaus, and Suor Genovieffa in Suor Angelica. Ms. Carguill is a recipient of a Richard F. Gold Career Grant and currently resides in the Orlando, Florida area.
    Kevin Short (Porgy)
Kenneth Overtton (Porgy)
Kishna Davis (Bess)
Donita Volkwijn (Bess)
Reyna Carguill (Serena)
Phillip Boykin (Crown)
Reggie Whitehead (Sportin' Life)
Gwendolyn Brown (Maria)
Eric McKeever (Jake)
Chazmond Peacock (Mingo)
Taiwan Norris (Robbins)
Sequina Dubose (Clara)
Johnny Lee Green (Peter)
Natalya Simone Thomas (Lily)
Ambe Williams (Annie/Lily Understudy)
Mari-Yan Pringle (Strawberry Woman/
   Serena Understudy)
Frederick Jackson (Jim/Porgy Understudy)
Darnell Ishmel (Undertaker/Jake Understudy)
Sean T. Miller (Crabman/Nelson/
   Sportin' Life Cover)
Charles Jason Freeman (Funeral Solo Baritone/Jim/
   Undertaker Understudy)
Taleesha Janine Scott (Funeral Solo Soprano/
   Clara Understudy)
Colleen Beaumont (Ensemble/Bess Understudy)
Jeanette Blakeney (Ensemble/Maria Understudy)
Jaime Cepero (Ensemble/Scipio)
Jason McKinney (Ensemble/Crown Understudy)
Anthony P. McGlaun (Ensemble/Mingo/Robbins/
   Peter/Nelson/Crabman Understudy)
Angela Owens (Ensemble/
   Strawberry Woman Understudy)