Michael Capasso presents the Gershwins' Porgy and Bess
MARI-YAN PRINGLE (Strawberry Woman/Serena Understudy) (pronounced Mah-Ree-YAHN) has toured with the American Spiritual Ensemble, sung with Opera Company of Brooklyn and Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. Ms. Pringle has studied at Centro Studi Italiano in Urbania, Italy and the famed Music Academy of the West (MAW) under the tutelage of Marilyn Horne, Warren Jones, John Churchwell and the late Randall Behr. At MAW, she was selected to participate in the Distinguished Alumna Concert honoring Grace Bumbry. Roles include Donna Anna (Don Giovanni), Mrs. Gleaton (Susannah), Mme. Lidoine (Dialogues des Carmélites), Mrs. Grose (The Turn of the Screw-scene) and Cio-Cio San (Madama Butterfly-scene). Her oratorio credits include Brahms' Ein Deutsches Requiem and Beethoven's Missa Solemnis. Mari-Yan is the winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions (Georgia District); Florida Grand Opera and Pittsburgh Opera Center Finalist; Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra Rising Star Competition; Washington International Competition (2nd Place); and Young Alumna-Rising Star Award from the New York Alumnae Chapter of the National Association of Spelman College.
    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)