The Cast

Get to Know
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Matthew lord

A native of California, tenor Matthew Lord has performed with almost every major opera house in the U.S., including San Francisco Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Dallas, Opera, Houston Opera, Washington Opera, Portland Opera, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, Glimmerglass Opera, Tulsa Opera, The Spoleto Arts Festival among others. He made his New York Metropolitan Opera debut in January 2004 in Boris Godunov. Prolific in all kinds of music, Mr. Lord also performed in Andrew Lloyd Weber’s Phantom of the Opera as Piangi in the Hamburg Germany production.

 

Lord’s concert appearances include engagements with the Detroit Symphony, the Juilliard Orchestra, the San Francisco Symphony, and Santa Fe Symphony, to name a few. He is also a proud graduate of the prestigious Juilliard Opera Center. He has recently been asked to host and perform at Jokesters Comedy Club at The D Hotel in Las Vegas and The Eastville Comedy Club in Brooklyn, NY.

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blake davidson

Dallas, TX native Blake Davidson is an award-winning singer who has performed all over the world, and whose range of experience includes opera, symphony, and musical theatre.  He received his vocal training at The University of North Texas and has been presented in solo concerts at NYU, Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, and the Tokyo Opera House.

 

Mr. Davidson has sung with the Anchorage Opera, the Dallas Opera, the Dallas Symphony (on whose Christmas CD he is the featured soloist), the Fort Worth Symphony, The University of Virginia, and The Florida Orchestra. Performances outside the US include New Zealand’s Auckland Philharmonia and the Filharmonico de Jalisco (Guadalajara, Mexico). Early in his career he was seen off-Broadway at 2nd Stage, and as the singing ringmaster for the Shrine Circus.

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JONATHAN FRUGE

A native of Lubbock, Texas, by way of Southern Louisiana, Jonathan Fruge holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Performance and his Masters of Music in Vocal Performance from Texas Tech University.  Mr. Fruge’s credits  include performances at Carnegie Hall, Walt Disney Concert Hall, and the Meyerson Center, as well as over 20 featured solos with Texas Tech University Choir, Texas Tech Madrigal Singers, the Texas Tech Matador Singers, and the Lubbock Chorale.

 

Jonathan is a highly sought-after stage performer, having over 20 leading roles to his credit including Col. Hugh Pickering in My Fair Lady, Jinx in Forever Plaid, Valjean in Les Miserables, 3 original premiers, and multiple regional and national tours.