About The Artists
Jennifer DeDominici enjoys an impressive, versatile career spanning musical theater, opera, film, and concert work, with rave reviews across the board. In the world of musical theater, she has performed many iconic roles such as Maria in “The Sound of Music,” Judy in “9 to 5,” Aldonza in “Man of La Mancha,” Nellie Forbush in “South Pacific,” Petra in “A Little Night Music,” Sarah Brown in “Guys and Dolls” and Claudia in “Nine.” In opera, she has been Carmen, Dorabella, Hansel, Rosina and Cenerentola among others. This year she worked with Tim Rice on his new show for the Seabourn Cruise Line.
Hailing from Denver, CO., baritone Chad Reagan has begun crafting a career on both operatic and musical theater stages throughout the Rocky Mountain Region. Most recently he was seen performing as Guglielmo in Mozart’s “Così fan tutte” with Opera Theatre of the Rockies. Additionally he performed in the satirical review “Forbidden Broadway: Alive and Kicking” at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts Garner Galleria Theater and he is a regular performer with Central City Opera’s Ensemble Artists. Other highlights include: The Doctor in “Vanessa” with Boulder Opera, Frank in “Die Fledermaus” with Opera Theatre of the Rockies and Samuel in “The Pirates of Penzance” with Indianapolis Opera.
Amanda Raddatz has sung roles and concerts throughout the country with companies such as Nashville Opera, Utah Opera, Cincinnati Opera, Central City Opera, Opera Theatre of the Rockies, Colorado Symphony, Colorado Music Festival, Black Hills Symphony, Colorado Springs Philharmonic and Opera Fort Collins. Favorite roles include Pamina in The Magic Flute, the title role in Carlyle Floyd’s Susannah, Violetta in La Traviata, Mother in Amahl and the Night Visitors, the Countess in The Marriage of Figaro, Rose in Street Scene and numerous Gilbert and Sullivan roles including Josephine in Pirates of Penzance and Mabel in HMS Pinafore. Amanda was a three-time Regional Finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. She has recently begun a second career as a sculptor, working in clay and bronze.
Deborah Schmit-Lobis, a Colorado pianist, composer, arranger and recording artist has toured nationally and internationally with various artists, including the 70’s oldies band, Edison Lighthouse, the original Fab 4 from the Broadway hit “The Boys From Beatlemania” and tenor Andrea Bocelli. In Colorado, she has performed with or worked with nearly every major arts organization including the Colorado Symphony, Central City Opera, Colorado Children’s Chorale, Denver Center Theater and the Colorado Music Festival. As a composer/arranger she has received commissions from the Colorado Children’s Chorale, Central City Opera, Colorado Symphony, Colorado Ballet, the Denver Gay Men’s Chorus and many others. In 2010, her solo piano recording “When The Sun Turns North” was nominated for New Age CD of the year by the nationally syndicated radio show “Echoes” with John Diliberto. She has also produced and co-produced several recording projects with local artists. In addition, she teaches at Center for Musical Arts in Lafayette, Colorado and performs with CMA’s “Broadway Boomers.”
About Central City Opera—Celebrating Its 86th Season
Founded in 1932, Central City Opera is the fifth oldest professional opera company in the country and is renowned for its exquisite world-class productions, competitive and robust young artist training program, and creative educational and community engagement activities. Its summer festival, only 35 miles west of Denver, takes place at 8,500 feet above sea level in the Colorado mountain town of Central City, where the company owns and maintains 28 Victorian-era properties, including the intimate 550 seat jewel-box opera house built in 1878. For information, visit centralcityopera.org. For tickets, email email@example.com or call (303) 292-6700.