All the World’s a Stage – Meet this Season’s Key Players


LORI ANN FULLER

(Lucy, The Telephone; Estelle, The Stronger )

A native of Bossier City, Louisiana, soprano Lori Ann Fuller has sung in Europe as well as across the United States. She made her London debut in January 2000, as Angela in Weill's Firebrand of Florence with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, which was released on CD by Capriccio Records.

She has performed such roles as:

  • Jano, Jenufa with Los Angeles Opera
  • Rose, Street Scene with Lyric Opera of Chicago
  • Adina, L’elisir d’amore with Centro Studi Italiani, Italy
  • Lauretta, Gianni Schichi with Pine Mountain Music Festival
  • Violetta, La Traviata with Pacific Repertory Opera

She has sung concerts with:

  • BBC Symphony Orchestra
  • Mozart Festival in San Luis Obispo
  • New Philharmonic Orchestra in Glen Ellyn, IL
  • Jacksonville Symphony

 

EUGENE J. HUTCHINS

(Artistic Director/Stage Director)

Eugene J. Hutchins has forged a career that has encompassed opera, theatre, and dance.

It has taken him from New York to California and several spots in between. Early in his career as a choreographer, Mr. Hutchins’ eclectic concert pieces have been performed in New York City at venues such as:

  • The Joyce Soho
  • The Brooklyn Arts Exchange
  • Monroe Street Movement Space – Hoboken
  • 92nd Street Y – Harkness Dance Center
  • The Danspace Project at St. Mark’s Place


Notable productions across the country include:

  • Levister’s The Happy Hypocrite and Blues in the Subway
  • Gounod’s Faust
  • Britten’s Noye’s Fludde and A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • Verdi’s Il Trovatore
  • Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel
  • Argento’s The Boor
  • Puccini’s La Bohème

Mr. Hutchins has served on the Production and/or Staging staffs of numerous regional houses across the country including:

  • Opera Theatre of St. Louis
  • Opera North
  • Lyric Opera San Diego
  • Pacific Repertory Opera
  • Chautauqua Opera
  • Sarasota Opera

ROBERTO PERLAS GOMEZ

(Ben, The Telephone)

With over 70 roles to his credit, baritone Roberto Perlas Gomez has performed extensively with nearly every company in California. He has also performed supporting roles with:

  • Michigan Opera Theatre
  • Los Angeles Opera
  • San Diego Opera
  • San Francisco Opera

Recently, Mr. Gomez has received glowing reviews for his work in a number of Verdi roles, most notably:

  • Renato, Un Ballo in Maschera
  • Giorgio Germont, La Traviata
  • Count di Luna, Il Trovatore
  • Cavalier Belfior, Il Finto Stanislao
  • Rodrigo, Don Carlo

Over the last year, Mr. Gomez has performed the following baritone leads:

  • Scarpia, Tosca
  • Silvio, Pagliacci
  • Leporello, Don Giovanni
  • Marquis d’Herigny, Auber’s Manon Lescaut