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William Andrews — Eugene Onegin’s Lensky

William Andrews is no stranger to Undercroft Opera, and he (and his magnificent voice) returns to us to play Lensky. William Andrews (Tenor), a Pittsburgh native, graduated from Muskingum University.  After completing his studies, he was awarded the Mary Bartlett Reynolds Award for excellence in music. Over the years, he has performed several operas such as […]

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Mary Beth Sederburg — Eugene Onegin’s Olga

Mary Beth Sederburg is not only the Artistic Director of Undercroft Opera, and the Producer of Eugene Onegin, she is also the magnificent Olga! A former Resident Artist with the Pittsburgh Opera, Mezzo-Soprano Mary Beth Sederburg recently performed with the Pittsburgh Savoyards as Zita in Gianni Schicchi, OT Summerfest as Marcellina in The Marriage of […]

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Katie Manukyan — Eugene Onegin’s Tatiana

We are excited to introduce our Tatiana, Katie Manukyan. Dr. Manukyan is an Instructor of Slavic languages at the University of Pittsburgh, and we are proud that she is also the primary Russian diction coach for this production of “Eugene Onegin”! Soprano Katie Manukyan has quickly become a regional favorite for the beauty and strength […]

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Ian Greenlaw — Eugene Onegin’s Onegin

Read all about our fantastic Eugene Onegin, Ian Greenlaw, making his debut with Undercroft! American baritone Ian Greenlaw’s compelling vocalism has brought him to center stage of opera companies and orchestras on both sides of the Atlantic. Career highlights include his Metropolitan Opera debut as the Theater Manager in Poulenc’s Les mamelles de Tirésias, furthered […]

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In memory of Dr. Robert Page

Dr. Robert Page, while not having a direct impact on Undercroft Opera, has been such an influence in the Pittsburgh Music Community that there have been many indirect impacts on Undercroft. Many of the artists who have worked with Undercroft have been taught by Dr. Page, and he had been known to attend some of […]

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Happy and Vampy Libretto Team

We had a wonderful run of “Don Giovanni” this weekend. Here is a great shot of our hard-working libretto team! (Left to right) Mary Beth Sederburg, Bonnie Bogovich, Liz Rishel, Michael Greenstein, Gwendolyn Schmidt, and Sean Donaldson (not pictured).

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Meet the Company: Laura Arledge, FLUTE

Laura Arledge, FLUTE On the eve of the premiere of Undercroft’s Don Giovanni, we are excited to feature long-time Undercroft flutist, Laura Arledge. Learn some perspectives from the pit in this interview and don’t forget to get your tickets now! https://www.undercroftopera.org/community/tickets/ UNDERCROFT OPERA: Tell us about your journey in music. LAURA ARLEDGE: Music has always […]

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MEET THE COMPANY Gwendolyn Schmidt, LIBRETTIST and ENSEMBLE

Gwendolyn Schmidt, LIBRETTIST and ENSEMBLE Here is another interview featuring one of Undercroft’s fabulous librettists, Gwendolyn Schmidt. Gwen shares some great behind-the-scenes details about the writing process. You can catch her onstage too. Get your tickets to Don Giovanni now: https://www.undercroftopera.org/community/tickets/ UNDERCROFT OPERA: Tell us about your artistic background. Have you ever worked on a […]

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MEET THE COMPANY: Bonnie Bogovich, VAMPIRE BRIDE, LIBRETTIST, and ZERLINA COVER

Bonnie Bogovich, VAMPIRE BRIDE, LIBRETTIST, and ZERLINA COVER Learn about the multi-talented Bonnie Bogovich’s work on Undercroft’s Don Giovanni and her other artistic projects here in Pittsburgh in this special feature. Don Giovanni opens this Thursday and runs through Sunday! https://www.undercroftopera.org/community/tickets/ UNDERCROFT OPERA: Tell us about your artistic background. Have you ever worked on a […]

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MEET THE COMPANY: Jesse Enderle, DON GIOVANNI

  Jesse Enderle, DON GIOVANNI Two days until the premiere of Undercroft’s Don Giovanni, and at last we have an interview with the Don himself. The spellbinding Jesse Enderle appears on May 28th and 29th. For tickets: https://www.undercroftopera.org/community/tickets/ UNDERCROFT OPERA: Tell us a little bit about your journey in opera. JESSE ENDERLE: Well, I may […]

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