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Trial By Jury

After more than two years, Bronx Opera returns to the Lovinger Theatre!

Join us for a screening of our second opera film, Gilbert & Sullivan's hilarious


preceded by a live concert featuring singers from TRIAL and from
our upcoming (live!) production of Mozart's LA CLEMENZA DI TITO.

music by Arthur Sullivan
libretto by W.S. Gilbert

Directed by Benjamin Spierman
Conducted by Michael Spierman

The Cast
Benjamin Spierman as The Learned Judge
Emily Kate Gentile as The Plaintiff (Angelina)
Andrew Klima as The Defendant (Edwin)
Kyle Pfortmiller as The Counsel for the Plaintiff
Michael Nansel as The Usher
Christopher Tefft as The Foreman of the Jury

The Ensemble
Chorus Master: Michael C. Haigler
John Carr, Alexandra Cirile, Kayla Faccilongo, Carlos Hidalgo, Henry Horstmann, Benjamin Hoyer, Ashley Jackson, Eric Lamp, Kimberly Milburn, Mariah Muehler, Leslie Swanson, Zachary Tirgan

The Bronx Opera Orchestra
Conductor: Michael Spierman
Associate Conductor: Eric Kramer
First Violin: Garry Ianco, Tim Barrus
Second Violin: Anna Majcherczyk, Claire Smith
Viola: Katya Barmotina
Cello: Katsura Mori
Double Bass: Troy Rinker
Flute: Koaki Shinkai
Oboe: Jeff Reinhardt
Clarinet: Monte Morgenstern, Bohdan Hilash
Bassoon: Shotaro Moti
French Horn: Jessica Santiago, Kyra Sims Percussion: Ingrid Gordon

The Production Team
Video Designer: Maxwell Bowman
Video Director: Rome Brown
Video Engineer: Andrew Merelis
Audio Engineer: Daniel Gonko
Lighting Designer: Miriam Crowe
Costume Designer: Eric Lamp
Production Management: Scott H. Schneider, Intuitive Production Management
Assistant Director: Alyssa van Gorder
Assistant Costume Designer: Angel Betancourt
Camera Operators: Soren Bailey, Connor Burns, Andrew Merelis, Morgan Taylor, John Christian Sanders Video Editor: Vivian Krich Brinton Sound Recordist: Nathaniel Krogel, Kol Marshall, Marián Gómez Villota Production Assistant: Shannon Bagoly, Yaffa Ovsischer
Stage Crew (Lovinger Theatre): Amira Mustapha, Ibrahim Mustapha
Stagehands: Aaron Asher, Jeanmarie Conley, Erick Methot

For Lehman Stages
Director: Dante Albertie
Assistant Director: Henry Ovalles
Technical Director: Chris Higgins
Production Manager: Felix Otero
Technical Coordinator: Amira Mustapha
Administrative Assistant: Aleigi Dumé

BxO in Concert will feature performances by Emily Kate Gentile, Brian McQueen, Kyle Pfortmiller, Andrew Klima, and more!

TRIAL BY JURY and BxO in Concert will be presented on

Saturday, April 2nd at 2pm
Lehman College's Studio Theatre 250 Bedford Park Boulevard West, Bronx NY 10468

All attendees will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID 19. All attendees will need to wear a mask on the Lehman College campus at all times. Vaccine status will be checked at Gate 8 (Bedford Park Boulevard & Paul Avenue).

Tickets start at $10 and can be purchased at

For more information, please email

La Clemenza di Tito

Come see Bronx Opera's return to live action, as we present an English language production of


Our production takes place in an imagined 21st Century Roman Empire that must deal with COVID and the complications of today's mass media world. This, when added to CLEMENZA's already intense plot, examines what happens when passion and betrayal meet kindness and mercy.

The performances are Saturdays May 14th & 21st @ 7:30pm and Sundays May 15 & 22 @ 2:00pm. Tickets are $40 and $30, and information and questions can be answered at (646) 281-9963.

music by W. A. MOZART
English Translation by Benjamin Spierman

Directed by Benjamin Spierman
Conducted by Michael Spierman (5/15, 21, 22) and Eric Kramer (5/14)

The Casts

Tito: Steve Wallace (5/14 & 22) ; David Charles Tay (5/15 & 21) 
Vitellia: Barbee Monk (5/14 & 22); Alexis Rodda (5/15 & 21) 
Sesto: Devony Smith (5/14 & 22); Perri di Christina (5/15 & 21) 
Servilia: Claire Robinson (5/14 & 22); Alina Tamborini (5/15 & 21) 
Annio: Elisabeth Harris (5/14 & 22); Emily Hughes (5/15 & 21)  
Publio: Jonathan Harris (5/14 & 22); Benjamin Howard (5/15 & 21) 

Covers: Samuel Ng (Tito), Ashley Jackson (Vitellia), Annie Chester (Sesto), Danielle Bavli (Servilia), and Victoria Thomasch (Annio)

Ensemble: Danielle Bavli, John Theodore Carr III, Alexandra Cirile, Annie Chester, Benjamin Hoyer, Ashley Jackson, Samuel Ng, Cophelia Pertez, Robert Saxer, Leslie Swanson, Zachary Tirgan & Victoria Thomasch

Supernumeraries: Vincent Amendola, Leosha Bristow, D'Andre McKenzie, Isaias Morales & Lucille Vasquez

Producer: Jim Howard
Set Designer: Joshua Rose
Costume Designer: Anthony-Paul Cavaretta
Lighting Designer: Douglas Cox
Senior Production Manager: Scott H. Schneider, Intuitive Production Management
Production Stage Manager: Andrew Kasper
Assistant Stage Director: Alyssa van Gorder
Chorus Master: Michael C. Haigler
Orchestra Contractor: Teresa Kubiak