I appeared as Njegus in Knoxville Opera’s production of The Merry Widow.
I was delighted to make my first appearance with an opera company, performing the speaking role of Njegus, the wily personal secretary and general problem-solver in Knoxville Opera Company’s fall production of Franz Lehar’s classic operetta. Francis Graffeo was the conductor, and Roger Stephens was the director. The production was done in the style of a live radio show, and also rebroadcast later in the month on a local radio station. Special thanks to Actors Equity in NYC and AFTRA in Nashville for making this possible.