Brett Kroeger — Amiam. Brett played Lady Angela in Patience, Josephine in HMS Pinafore, Mercury in Thespis, and Gretchen in The Red MIll.
David Richy – Niccolu
David Richy (Niccolù) is elated to be returning to Troupers Light Opera. Born and raised in Westchester County, David appears regularly with theatre companies and organizations throughout the Tri-State area. Most recently, he performed with Taconic Opera in New York, where he created the role of The Stage Manager in the world premiere of In Bocca al Lupo, an opera composed by Dan Montez. Other recent roles include Alfred in Die Fledermaus, Sparkeon in Thespis, Wagner in Faust, El Remendado in Carmen, Alexis in The Sorcerer, Miles Gloriosus in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Beppe in Pagliacci, The Defendant in Trial By Jury, Grosvenor in Patience, Enoch Snow in Carousel, Strephon in Iolanthe, Gaston in La Traviata, Frederic in Pirates of Penzance, and Arturo in Lucia di Lammermoor. Mr. Richy has also appeared in several other operas and operettas, including Falstaff, L’Italiana in Algeri, Norma, La Fille du Regiment, Mefistofele, Don Pasquale, Nabucco, Les Pêcheurs de Perles, Tosca and Macbeth, to name a few. Mr. Richy has also appeared both as a soloist and as a chorister with Sound Shore Chorale in New Rochelle, NY, and has performed several oratorios, including Schubert’s Mass in E Flat, Handel’s Messiah, Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle, Puccini’s Messa di Gloria and Mozart’s Mass in C Minor.
Frank Sisson- Coco.
Sarah Knott — Catiscia
David Schancupp — Il Ducato
Alan Briones — Piccia Tuccia –
Alan Briones returns to Troupers Light Opera to perform the role of Pish-Tush(Piccia Tuccia), marking his debut production as a baritone after having previously sung primarily as a tenor.
Last season with Troupers, Alan performed the role of Ralph Rackstraw in H.M.S Pinafore. Other recent career highlights were the roles of Nemorino in The Elixir of Love with Hudson Lyric Opera, Bastien in Bastien und Bastienne with Garden State Opera, appearances with New York Opera Exchange, Taconic Opera, and a concert version of Die Fliegende Holländer as the Steersman with the Chappaqua Orchestra.
Though currently based in the NY Metro area, Alan has sung around the country, most recently with Opera Camerata of Washington in Washington DC, as well as with West Bay Opera, West Edge Opera, and Livermore Opera in California.
Alan started his operatic career at the age of 11 as the 3rd Spirit in The Magic Flute with New York City Opera. He later earned a Bachelors Degree in Voice from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.
Upcoming engagements include his 3rd summer as an artist at the Mediterranean Opera Studio and Festival in Sicily, where he will perform the roles of the Count in Le Nozze di Figaro, Belcore in L´Elisir d´Amore, and Sharpless in Madama Butterfly.
Chris Hetherington : Pooba’
Wendy Falconer: Pizzi Wendy Falconer is delighted to perform again with Troupers.
Past performances with TLO include: Buttercup in HMS Pinafore, Diana in Thespis,
Lady Sangazure in The Sorcerer, Lady Jane in Patience, Iolanthe in Iolanthe,
Kate in The Piratesof Penzance, Bertha in The Red Mill, Katisha in The Mikado, The Duchess in
The Gondoliers, Dame Carruthers in Yeomen of the Guard, Lady Blanche (cover) in Princess
Ida, Mrs. Partlet in The Sorcerer, Pitti Sing in The Mikado, plus chorus in Ruddigore, Trial By
Jury and The Magic Knight. Wendy served as President of Troupers from 2013-2015 and 2002-2004.
A true G&S enthusiast, Wendy has played Buttercup in H.M.S. Pinafore with The Connecticut G&S Society, is a member of the Blue Hill Troupe in New York City and has performed in the
International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival in Buxton, UK with Savoynet and with G&S Opera Victoria,
Australia. Other credits include Cousin Hebe in H.M.S. Pinafore with Musicals-at-Richter, Mrs. Pearce in My Fair Lady with Theatre Genesius plus chorus in The Sound of Music, Fiddler on the Roof and The
Music Man with various companies throughout Fairfield County.
Jennifer Wallace: Pippa
Neil Flores: Leonardo. Neil Flores returns to Troupers Light Opera Company for a fourth season, previously appearing on stage for Thespis (2016) and The Magic Knight (2017) in the chorus, and H.M.S. Pinafore (2017) as the Carpenter’s Mate. A classical pianist by training, he currently cantors and plays organ as a ringer for various churches in the Fairfield County area, and sings at Sacred Heart Church as the primary tenor. He thanks Gregory Freilino for continued vocal guidance.
Jim Cooper. Jim has been with Troupers for 17 years, and has played the Lieutenant in Yeomen, Samuel in Pirates, the Notary in Sorcerer, GoTo in The Mikado, and Giorgio in Gondoliers. He also recently played the Old Actor in The Fantasticks in Brookfield. He was the music director for Thespis, Patience, and The Magic Knight, and Chorus Master for Iolanthe and Il Mikado. He serves as Treasurer and Technical Director for Troupers.
Jeff Rossman is excited to be making his musical debut with Troupers in the ensemble cast. Since his retirement in 2011 as a registered nurse, he has found a second career acting in community theaters in Connecticut and New York. Favorite roles, among many, include Candy in Of Mice and Men, HC Curry in The Rainmaker, Matthew Cuthbert in Anne of Green Gables, Dr Einstein in Arsenic and Old Lace. In 2017, he appeared as Kopplemeister Bonno in Amadeus at the Downtown Cabaret Theater in Bridgeport, as Rev Tooker in the Brookfield Theater production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and as Uncle Smelicue in the Sherman Playhouse production of Dark of the Moon among others. Jeff has also done numerous short films, pilot trailers for proposed cable series, has appeared in 2 Amazon webseries, Mozart of the Jungle and Art Less, and one feature film, By Any Means, in which he appeared as a paparazzi. Thanks, as always, to my wife of 43 years, Lynn, for her support. And thanks,also to the cast and crew for their support and friendship. Let`s hope I don`t have to volunteer to meet the Lord High Executioner!
Guy Stretton, joined Troupers in 1987, and has performed in all productions since except for a 3 year gap. During the years he has played bit roles, the Bishop, Ruddigore twice, Counsel for the Prosecution (sic), Trial by Jury, Tipseon, Thespis. A CPA and financial consultant, he was formerly Treasurer for 15 years and Board Member 6 years. He and his wife Barbara, both Lifers, live in Old Greenwich with their family of five adopted shelter cats.
Rob has acted and sung in community theatre, musicals and opera since 1973. He currently sings with the Ridgefield Chorale, and has been a volunteer music director for musical plays in Ridgefield elementary schools since 1994. Rob also performed with Troupers as Featherstonhaugh in The Red Mill, Dr. Blind in Die Fledermaus, Mars in Thespis, Major Murgatroyd in Patience, Fredrick in The Magic Knight, and in the chorus of Mikado, Iolanthe, Pinafore, Pirates of Penzance, Sorceror, andYeomen of the Guard. Rob’s other roles include King Kaspar in Amahl and the Night Visitors, the Mad Hatter in Alice in Wonderland, Fezziwig and Old Joe in A Christmas Carol, the Munchkin Mayor in The Wizard of Oz, Teddy in Arsenic and Old Lace, and chorus parts in Carmen, Tosca, and Aida. In real life, Rob is a retired computer scientist, and a math, science, and writing tutor.