- Deirdre McClure
Dividing her time between here
and Portland, ME, we're honored to be working with Ms. McClure
once again. She has conducted
extensively throughout the US & Canada, including Lincoln
Center, the Knitting Factory, the Smithsonian and Yerba Buena
Center. Her career, spanning
both traditional and contemporary music, has included opera,
dance, silent film performances, as well as non-programmatic
& 12/16 - Kelly Crandall
Kelly Crandall was chosen by Ms. McClure
to assist with this production. He also worked with OOT on our
2002 production of Así Que Pasen Cinco Años and
we're very pleased to work with him again..
- Tom Dean
Artistic Director Tom Dean returns to his
role as stage director, previously directing company productions
such as Three Sisters who are not Sisters, Four Saints in Three
Acts, Así Que Pasen Cinco Años, among others.
He is co-founder of Oakland Opera Theater and has composed numerous
operas, including OOTs upcoming May 2005 production White Darkness.
He also manages all production/operations aspects for the company
and it's venue, the Oakland
- Corey Action
Oakland choreographer Corey Action is a multi-talented
individual with a gift for music, dance and teaching others.
A co-founder of New
Style Motherlode Dance, he produces several shows
a year with his professional company, as well as his youth company,
Diamond Dance. His dance studio of the same name is the site
of classes for all ages, ranging from hiphop to jazz to bellydance.
Director - Skye Atman
Skye began her musical training at age 6,
holding music degrees from the Berlin Hochschule für Musik,
Washington University and the USC Graduate School of Music in
Los Angeles. For the past 25 years, she has worked throughout
the US and the UK as a solo performer, composer, arranger, accompanist,
musical director, vocal coach and piano teacher. This is her
fourth season with OOT.
- Susan Swerdlow
Susan conducted Queen Clara, a 2002 operatic
production by Mary Watkins and Lance Belville with Oakland Opera
Theater. She co-directed the chorus for Berkeley Opera's revival
of Die Fleidermaus (Bat Out of Hell), and has worked on several
previous productions for Berkeley Opera. She holds an MM in
Choral Conducting from Temple University.
- Garrett Lowe
Garrett studied at New York University and
Playwright's Horizon. He has been desiging and working in Bay
Area theater for the past ten years. This is his eighth production