Michael Capasso presents the Gershwins' Porgy and Bess
FREDERICK JACKSON (Jim/Porgy Understudy) is a native of Atlanta, Georgia. He made his New York City Opera debut last spring in the role of Dessalines in Troubled Island. He also portrayed the role Nelson Mandela (No Easy Walk to Freedom) in excerpts performed on the 10th anniversary of their Vox showcase. Mr. Jackson spent the 2007-2008 season in the Zurich Opera's International Opera Studio, after which he made his debut at the Hamburgishe Staatsoper as Giove in a production of La Calisto. He has been engaged as a young artist with the Virginia Opera, and completed his studies at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. Other roles to his credit include Dandini in La Cenerentola, Guglielmo in Così fan Tutte, Mandarin in Turandot, and Figaro in Le Nozze di Figaro.
    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)