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The Operatic Four Players

Operatic Four Players

The Operatic Four Players

Featuring…
Deeji Killian, soprano
Catherine Treadgold, mezzo soprano
Stuart Lutzenhiser, tenor
Bob Tangney, baritone
with...
Karin McCullough, pianist

Deeji Killian, Catherine Treadgold, Stuart Lutzenhiser, Bob Tangney, collectively known as The Operatic Four Players, crossed paths in the Seattle area many times before joining forces. As a group, along with accomplished pianist and teacher Karin McCullough, they polished their act for over three years singing opera and musical theater on Friday nights at a Seattle Bistro.

Deeji and Bob (who are married) met while playing Musetta and Colline in Puccini’s La Bohème at Kitsap Opera. Catherine got to know them as a couple doing a production of Gounod’s Faust in which Deeji starred as Marguerite, Bob played her brother Valentine, and Catherine had the role of Siebel, the young boy who has a crush on Marguerite. Everyone in the group has been involved with Seattle Opera: Deeji, Stuart and Catherine have sung in the company’s public previews, Deeji has performed six main stage roles, and Bob was a member of the Seattle Opera chorus from 1988 to 2004.

Catherine Treadgold and Deeji Killian

Catherine Treadgold and
Deeji Killian

Catherine and Bob first met at the University of Washington. Since placing in the same vocal competition several years ago, Deeji and Stuart have worked together countless times.

Sample Program

“What a Joy to be here” from Die Fledermaus, by Johann Strauss (Ensemble)
Pourquoi me réveiller” from Werther, by Massenet (Stuart)
Belle nuit, ô nuit d'amour” from Tales of Hoffmann, by Offenbach (Deeji and Catherine)
“Votre Toast” (Toreador’s Song) from Carmen, by Bizet (Bob and Ensemble)
Habanera” from Carmen, by Bizet (Deeji)
Au fond du temple saint” from The Pearl Fishers, by Bizet (Stuart and Bob)
La ci darem la mano” from Don Giovanni, by Mozart (Deeji and Bob)
Seguidille” from Carmen, by Bizet (Catherine and Stuart)
Libiam ne’ lieti calici” (Brindisi), from La Traviata, Act I, by Verdi (Stuart, Deeji and Ensemble)
“The Gypsy Song” from Carmen, by Bizet (Catherine and Ensemble)
La donna è mobile” from Rigoletto, by Verdi (Stuart)\
“It Never, Never can be Love” from Naughty Marietta, by Victor Herbert (Catherine and Stuart)
“Ol’ Devil Moon” from Finian’s Rainbow, by Burton Lane and E.Y. Harburg (Catherine and Bob)
“People will say we’re in love” from Oklahoma, by Rodgers and Hammerstein (Deeji and Bob)
“Sing to Love” from Die Fledermaus, by Johann Strauss, Jr. (Ensemble)

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To view video clips from performances by the Operatic Four Players, click below:

Act III Quartet from Puccini’s La Bohème
Seguidille” from Bizet’s Carmen