The Artists

Tango of the White Gardenia 

Cascadia Concert Opera prides itself in featuring the many talented regional artists and providing another opportunity to perform. In keeping with our mission, Cascadia Concert Opera aims to fairly compensate musicians for their work in presenting accessible opera.


Principal Characters:

Anthony –  David Gustafson, Tenor

Sofìa – Karen Esquivel, Contralto

Sandra – Kari Burgess, Soprano

Victor – Zachary Lenox, Bass/Baritone

Jo-Jo – Hannah Penn, Mezzo-soprano

Justin – TBA

Instrumental Ensemble:

Sergei Teleshev-Principal Instrumentalist, Accordion

Violin – TBA

Tyler Abbott – Double Bass

Nathalie Fortin – Piano

Artistic Team:

Composer – Ethan Gans-Morse

Librettist – Tiziana DellaRovere

Karen Esquivel – Stage Director

Vincent D. Centeno – Conductor

Gustavo Castro – Conductor

Robin Greenwood – Stage Manager

Sen Incavo – Set Designer

Jonna Hayden – Costume Designer

Caitlyn Douglas – Production Assistant

Glykeria Manis – Choreographer

Eric Zimmer – Choreographer

Brian Staufenbiel – Dramaturg

Bereniece Jones-Centeno – Artistic Director