Christine Price

Soprano as Adina

Soprano Christine Taylor Price earned her Masters and Artist Diploma of Opera Studies in vocal performance at The Juilliard School. Her most recent engagements include Eurydice in Orpheus in the Underworld with Ohio Light Opera, Zerlina in Don Giovanni and Adina in L’elisir d’amore both with Opera in Williamsburg. Other credits include The Governess in Opera Columbus’s The Turn of the Screw and Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream with The New York Philharmonic. While at Juilliard she performed Frau Fluth in The Merry Wives of Windsor, Serpetta in La finta giardiniera and Pamina in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte as well as the soprano solo in Mahler’s 4th Symphony in Alice Tully Hall. A past semi-finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, she has participated in masterclasses with Joyce DiDonato, Gerald Finley and Renata Scotto.


Minghao Liu

Tenor as Nemorino

Minghao Liu is an international tenor praised for his easy and powerful high notes and well-polished bel canto musicality. He is fluent in English, Russian and Chinese.

In 2009, he went to Ukraine to study at the S.S. Prokofiev Music Conservatory in Donetsk, earning Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in opera. In 2014, he fled Ukraine because of the escalating war crisis, and continued his studies at the University of Alberta, Canada.

In 2019, he appeared in his first opera, singing Tamino in Mozart’s opera Die Zauberflöte; at the Miami Music Festival, for which he received a glowing review in the South Florida Classical Music Review: “(Minghao) Liu produced tones with an easy lyricism, bringing gleaming notes to the upper register in his Act I aria.” In 2020, he won the Pesaro International Music Competition named after Rossini and was invited by MMF to perform during their first cruise tour show to entertain their board members.

Minghao was invited to cover Almaviva in Il barbiere di Siviglia; for the 2021 Rossini Opera Festival, but it was canceled because of the Covid -19 pandemic. Instead, he returned to Miami to study in the Frost School of Music. In summer 2021, he performed in Savannah festival Sherrill Milnes, Jorge Parodi, Howard Watkins. In late 2022, he received a contract to sing Almaviva at Gulfshore Opera in 2023 which was introduced by Jorge Parodi. After that, he covered L’italiana in Algeri at St.Petersburg Opera in June. During July to August, he did his recital with Howard Watkins and Don Giovanni with Andrew Bisantz Savannah Voice Festival.

After that he performed Die Fledermaus with Opera Williamsburg. His upcoming engagements are Opera Tampa, Gulfshore Opera, Amelia Island Opera.

He is now represented by Wade Artist Management based in New York.

Michael Pandolfo

Baritone as Belcore

Michael Pandolfo Hailed for his “show stopping” and “well-schooled” voice, Texas native Michael Pandolfo has enjoyed performances at several prestigious opera houses and training programs. His recent credits include Pastore 2 cover in Orfeo at the Santa Fe Opera, Anthony Hope in Sweeny Toddat Opera Tampa, Hawkins Fuller in Fellow Travelers as a guest at The University of Cincinnati, Marullo in Rigoletto at Florida Grand Opera, and Papageno in The Magic Flute at The Glimmerglass Festival where he also starred alongside Isabel Leonard in a new adaptation of Songbird.

Igor Vieira

Bass as Dulcamara

Baritone Igor Vieira, made his professional debut in his native Rio de Janeiro at age 17 singing the role of Dancaïre in Bizet’s Carmen.

Credits include the title roles in Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Mozart’s Don Giovanni and Le Nozze di Fígaro, Debussy’s Pélleas et Mélisande and Verdi’s Rigoletto, as well as Junius in Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia, Ford in Verdi’s Falstaff, Tonio in Leoncavallo’s I Pagliacci, Germont in Verdi’s La Traviata, Alberich in Wagner’s Siegfried, and most recently Scarpia in Puccini’s Tosca.

Mr. Vieira has professionally performed 108 different operatic roles ranging from the Baroque to world premiers with such companies as the San Francisco Opera, Hawaii Opera Theater, the Theatro Municipal of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil,) Opera Santa Barbara, Opera San José, Sacramento Opera, Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Teatro Solís (Uruguay,) New Jersey Opera Theater, Tacoma Opera, Phoenix Hall (Japan), Teatro Barakaldo (Spain,) West Bay Opera, Berkeley Opera, Left Coast Ensemble, Fremont Opera, Rimrock Opera, Festival Opera/Walnut Creek, Oakland Opera Theater, Theatro São Pedro (Brazil,) Palácio das Artes (Brazil,) Pocket Opera, Opera San Luis Obispo, Abilene Opera Association, Ars Minerva, Berkeley Chamber Opera, Hidden Valley Opera, Opera Paralléle, Opera in Williamsburg, Opera Modesto and the Opera Festivals of Belém (Brazil), Manaus (Brazil), Bratislava (Slovakia), Villecroze (France), Tiburon (USA), Mendocino (USA), Napa’s Festival del Sole (USA), Napa’s Zarzuela Festival (USA) and Festival Napa Valley (USA).

Mr. Vieira has had the honor of making his San Francisco Opera debut in the role of Happy in Puccini’s La Fanciulla del West. In subsequent seasons Mr. Vieira was invited back to that stage in the role of Gubetta in Donizetti’s Lucrezia Borgia with Renee Fleming in the title role. This production was later released on DVD by the Euroarts Label to critical acclaim.

Recently Mr. Vieira toured Europe singing the soloist parts in Mozart’s Grand Mass in C minor in Hungary and Slovakia as well as the Dvorak’s Requiem at the world famous Dvorak’s Hall in Prague – Czech Republic. He has also made his San Francisco Symphony debut at Davies Concert Hall singing the baritone solo in Orff’s Carmina Burana under Ragnar Bohlin and his Kennedy Center debut, singing the baritone solo in Walton’s Belshazzar’s Feast with the Washington Chorus and Orchestra under Christopher Bell.

Nadia Marshall

Soprano as Giannetta

Nadia is scheduled to appear as Supreme Lady 1 in A Magic Flute Experience: The Temple and

cover Pamina with Opera Columbus in April 2024. She has delighted audiences as Baroness Elsa Schraeder in The Sound of Music, Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd, and Lily in The Secret Garden, Zerlina in Don Giovanni, La Princesse and La Rossignol in L’enfant et les sortilèges, and Laetitia in The Old Maid and the Thief. Gulfshore Opera audiences have seen Nadia as Adele in The Bat’s Revenge in Season 8 and in concerts like A Night in Italy and Opera Meets Broadway.

Paul Nadler


Maestro Paul Nadler has distinguished himself as an exciting and highly respected operatic and symphonic conductor. At the Metropolitan Opera he led the company in more than 60 performances, featuring stars such as Renee Fleming, Placido Domingo, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, and Luciano Pavarotti. He was Permanent Guest Conductor of the Iasi, Romania, Philharmonic Orchestra for 21 years. Maestro Nadler is Conductor Emeritus of the Southwest Florida Symphony and was the Founding Music Director of the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra.

Brent Douglas

Chorus Master

Brent Douglas is Artistic Director/Conductor of the Venice Chorale and Assistant Conductor at the Mediterranean Opera Studio and Festival (Sicily).  He has conducted the Dusseldorf Lyric Opera, and the National Women’s Chorus of Cuba, and at the Vienna Summer Music Festival. Notable positions held include Director of Orchestra and Chorus at Eckerd College, Assistant Conductor for the Tampa Bay Symphony, and pianist and coach for Opera Tampa, St. Petersburg Opera, Springfield Regional Opera (Missouri), Opera in the Ozarks, and the Savannah Voice Festival.  As a pianist and harpsichordist, he regularly performs with The Florida Orchestra, St. Pete Baroque, Sarasota Orchestra, and The Naples Philharmonic Orchestra.

Rose Freeman


Rose Freeman (zie/zir) is an award winning stage director, teacher, writer, and producer of theater and opera. Zie has directed many plays, environmental events, burlesque acts, nationally touring hiphop concerts, and new musicals and operas. Zie managed monster truck rallies and ran a sailboat company. Freeman occasionally acts, including touring with Tetro di Viti. Freeman writes libretto for musicals and operas. Zie co–founded Third Eye Theatre Ensemble. Freeman has worked with Mercury Store, Wolf Trap Opera, Mannes School of Music, Lyric Opera of Chicago, and many other fine institutions. Freeman is represented by Marvel Arts Management.

Ardean Landhuis



He has amassed over 200 Scenic and Lighting Design credits in Opera and Theatre productions across the country. These credits include two Regional Premiere Musicals (ALTAR BOYS, CURTIANS), World Premieres of Plays and Musicals (BETTE & BARRY, MR. PARKER, STARMAKER, KNISH ALLEY, FULL CIRCLE) and the World Premieres of the American operas NOT IN MY TOWN and TESLA.

Lighting Design credits range from popular Plays (STEEL MAGNOLIAS, THE FOREIGNER, THE ODD COUPLE) and review-style Musicals (DREAM, BEGUILED AGAIN, SUDS) to the more operatic Sondheim & Lloyd Weber pieces (EVITA, INTO THE WOODS, A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, SONG & DANCE), Musical Theatre Standards (42 nd STREET, SINGING IN THE RAIN, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, WEST SIDE STORY), and newer Broadway hits (RENT, ADAMS FAMILY, WE WILL ROCK YOU, HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH). Opera designs include productions of CAVALERIA RUSTICA/ I PAGLIACCI, MADAMA BUTTERFLY, THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, DIE FLEDERMAUS, AMAHL, THE MEDIUM and RIGOLETTO.


In addition to his work in Production Design, Ardean has also been in-demand as an Opera Singer, Opera Stage Director, Technical Director and Stage Manager. He has amassed over 500 Professional Production credits, representing an extensive catalog of standard Musicals, Plays and Operas mixed with a variety of new works in these mediums. Ardean has also worked in the commercial end of the Performing Arts. Past industrial clients include Walt Disney World, Cirque du Soleil, Universal Studios and MTV Latin America.

Andrey Annenkov


Andrey Annenkov

Prize-winner at the Russian Cities Chamber Ensembles Competition (Volgograd, 2007)

Prize-winner at the 18th International Roma 2008 Piano Competition (Roma, Italy)

Prize-winner at the 16th International Pietro Argento Piano Competition (Bari, Italy, 2012)


Andrey Annenkov was born in Volgograd. In 2003 he graduated from the College of the Serebryakov Arts Institute (now, Serebryakov Volgograd Conservatory), and then in 2008 from the Arts Institute itself (class of professor V.I. Lesenko). In 2014 completed postgraduate studies at the Rachmaninoff Volgograd State Conservatory under artistic direction of professor I.S. Benditsky and professor R.G. Skorokhodov. In 2008, he was offered the position of an accompanist at the chair of folk instruments and the chair of wind and percussion instruments, as well as the position of a teacher at the chair of chamber ensemble and accompaniment at the Serebryanikov Volgograd Conservatory. In 2007–2013, he was an artist of the Symphony Orchestra of the Volgograd Musical Theatre.

Andrey Annenkov was awarded the Best Accompanist Diploma at multiple competitions and festivals, including the Eighth International Young Musicians Competition Symphony in Volgograd (2012).

From 2012 to 2016 was an accompanist with the opera company of the Volgograd Tsaritsinskaya Opera Theatre. He took part in such performances as Eugene Onegin by Tchaikovsky, Le Nozze di Figaro and Così fan tutte by Mozart, Tosca by Puccini, The Tsar’s Bride by Rimsky-Korsakov, Aridna by Ristory, The Dawns Here Are Quiet by Molchanov.

Andrey Annenkov has performed recital, chamber and vocal music programmes in Russia, West-European countries, China and the USA. In 2015 and 2016 he participated in the productions of operas Sister Angelica by Pucсini, Così fan tutte and the Die Zauberflöte by Mozart at the festival International Lyric Academia in Roma&Viterbo (Italy). In January 2017, he was engaged in the production of Cavalleria rusticana by Mascagni at The Opera Project DSM (Des Moines, USA).

Since March 2017 he has been an accompanist of the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre.

Jack Meister-Lopez

Stage Manager

Jack Meister-Lopez

With over a decade of experience in live theatrical productions that range from straight plays such as ELYRIA at the Atlantic and SOCRATES at the Public Theaters in New York, to the opera FALSTAFF at the world class Santa Fe Opera in New Mexico, to an experimental queer feminist solo performance piece HYENA, that premiered originally at La Mama in New York, then traveled to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland and returned to win three awards at the NY United Solo Festival to name a few. They have had the pleasure of working with such talent as Sir David McVicar and are excited to reunite with Rose Freeman on their Gulfshore Opera debut!


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