Friday, September 14, 2007

Sometimes You Just Have to RTF Press Release

I complained a few weeks ago that San Francisco Opera had still not announced the full cast for Appomattox. Mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa.

For some reason, I believed the Web site and the glossy associated-events brochure I received a few weeks ago, both of which say "Remaining cast: TBA."

The cast announcement was in July in a press release:

Robert E. Lee: Dwayne Croft / Brian Leerhuber
Ulysses S. Grant: Andrew Shore
Mary Custis Lee: Elza van den Heever
Julia Grant: Rhoslyn Jones
Julia Agnes Lee: Ji Young Yang
Mary Todd Lincoln: Heidi Melton
Elizabeth Keckley Kendall Gladen
Edgar Ray Killen: TBA
T. Morris Chester: Noah Stewart
Abraham Lincoln: Jeremy Galyon
E. Porter Alexander: Chad Shelton

There's still one TBA in there, but that is a great lineup of Adler Fellows and other singers. I heard Chad Shelton in Lysistrata last year and thought him very good.

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