Praised by the New York Times for her “high flying virtuosity,” soprano Nikki Einfeld, as Margaret Schlegel, has appeared with leading opera companies and orchestras. A native of Canada, she is a former Adler Fellow and Grand Finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. Nikki performs frequently with contemporary music ensembles and in chamber music.Philip Skinner, as Henry Wilcox, enjoys an international career, having performed major bass-baritone roles of the repertoire with companies throughout the world, many at San Francisco Opera. He created the role of Edward Casaubon in the Shearer/Stevens 2015 opera Middlemarch in Spring at San Francisco’s Z Space and for the Charlottesville Opera 2017 East Coast premiere.Soprano Sara Duchovnay, as the reckless and willful Helen, appears on opera stages throughout America. She created the major role of Dorothea in Middlemarch in Spring at Z Space and repeated that performance with Charlottesville Opera. Praised for her “expressive grace” by the San Francisco Chronicle, Sara is also a fashion entrepreneur.Tenor Michael Dailey, as an African-American Leonard Bast, ensnared in the schemes of Henry, Margaret and Helen, has performed a range of roles as a Principal Resident Artist with San Jose Opera. Opera News described his as a voice “blessed with freshness.” Mezzo-soprano Lori Willis, in the poignant role of fading club singer Jacky, is a leading area soloist, appearing with Oakland Opera, Oakland-East Bay Orchestra and Sacramento Philharmonic. Baritone Daniel Cilli, as the shallow, nasty fraternity jock Charles, also was a Principal Resident Artist at San Jose Opera. His recently acclaimed performances range from Kurt Rohde’s Death with Interruptions to Don Quixote in Man of la Mancha. Mezzo-soprano Erin Neff, as Ruth wilcox, has appeared in numerous San Francisco Opera productions ranging from Rigoletto to The Bonesetter’s Daughter. She also performs as a cabaret artist.