Danielle Barger Kansas City native soprano Danielle Barger is an emerging interpreter of opera and song alike.  Danielle earned her Bachelor of Music degree in voice from the Juilliard School of Music.  There she performed Geraldine in Samuel Barber's A Hand of Bridge, Nella in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi, Anna Hope in Virgil Thomson's The Mother of Us All, and the roles of La Gloria and Il Furore in the North American premier of Cavalli's La Doriclea. Danielle has worked with renowned artists Marilyn Horne, Jane Eaglen, Nico Castel, John Moriarty, Kathryn LaBouff, and Corradina Caporello.  She received her Master of Music degree from the New England Conservatory, where she sang under the baton of Stephen Lord, Joseph Mechavich, and Joseph Rescigno. While at NEC Danielle’s performances included title roles in Puccini's Suor Angelica and Monteverdi's L'incoronazione di Poppea.  Danielle also sang the roles of Mozart and Donna Anna in the workshop of Steven Stucky and Jeremy Denk’s opera The Classical Style, which made its Carnegie Hall debut in December 2014.  Recently, Danielle performed as the soprano soloist in Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem with the New Haven Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Maestro William Boughton and has also performed with Providence Opera. Danielle performed the title role in Gilbert and Sullivan’s Patience with Cimarron Opera in 2016 and returned to play the role of Josephone in HMS Pinafore.  Danielle performed Belinda in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas with Lawrence Opera Theatre.  Upcoming performances include the role of Pamina in Lawrence Opera Theatre‘s Die Zauberflöte as well as debuting with the Lyric Opera of Kansas City chorus in Eugene Onegin. Danielle is a founding member of Kansas City based classical trio L’Air Vivant.  L’Air Vivant performs concerts of varied repertoire for French horn, piano, and voice.  L’Air Vivant explores the music for this unusual ensemble that ranges from classical to modern and anticipates commissioning and premiering new works. Just as she was inspired at a young age to persue classical music, Ms. Barger has a passion for inspiring children to not only love listening to, but also performing this genre of music.  As the music director for non profit theater companies, Danielle spent 5 years teaching and enriching children of all ages.  She has worked with large and small groups, directing and teaching projects from casting through production.  Danielle also filled this role for Cimarron Opera’s summer youth opera camp in 2016 and returned as assistant music director in 2017.  She enjoyed leading rehearsals and conducting performances of their youth productions.  Ms. Barger believes it is every performer‘s responsibility to inform, teach, and inspire the next generation to be passionate about music and artistic expression. 

Danielle Barger

Kansas City native soprano Danielle Barger is an emerging interpreter of opera and song alike.  Danielle earned her Bachelor of Music degree in voice from the Juilliard School of Music.  There she performed Geraldine in Samuel Barber's A Hand of Bridge, Nella in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi, Anna Hope in Virgil Thomson's The Mother of Us All, and the roles of La Gloria and Il Furore in the North American premier of Cavalli's La Doriclea. Danielle has worked with renowned artists Marilyn Horne, Jane Eaglen, Nico Castel, John Moriarty, Kathryn LaBouff, and Corradina Caporello.  She received her Master of Music degree from the New England Conservatory, where she sang under the baton of Stephen Lord, Joseph Mechavich, and Joseph Rescigno. While at NEC Danielle’s performances included title roles in Puccini's Suor Angelica and Monteverdi's L'incoronazione di Poppea.  Danielle also sang the roles of Mozart and Donna Anna in the workshop of Steven Stucky and Jeremy Denk’s opera The Classical Style, which made its Carnegie Hall debut in December 2014.  Recently, Danielle performed as the soprano soloist in Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem with the New Haven Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Maestro William Boughton and has also performed with Providence Opera. Danielle performed the title role in Gilbert and Sullivan’s Patience with Cimarron Opera in 2016 and returned to play the role of Josephone in HMS Pinafore.  Danielle performed Belinda in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas with Lawrence Opera Theatre.  Upcoming performances include the role of Pamina in Lawrence Opera Theatre‘s Die Zauberflöte as well as debuting with the Lyric Opera of Kansas City chorus in Eugene Onegin.

Danielle is a founding member of Kansas City based classical trio L’Air Vivant.  L’Air Vivant performs concerts of varied repertoire for French horn, piano, and voice.  L’Air Vivant explores the music for this unusual ensemble that ranges from classical to modern and anticipates commissioning and premiering new works.

Just as she was inspired at a young age to persue classical music, Ms. Barger has a passion for inspiring children to not only love listening to, but also performing this genre of music.  As the music director for non profit theater companies, Danielle spent 5 years teaching and enriching children of all ages.  She has worked with large and small groups, directing and teaching projects from casting through production.  Danielle also filled this role for Cimarron Opera’s summer youth opera camp in 2016 and returned as assistant music director in 2017.  She enjoyed leading rehearsals and conducting performances of their youth productions.  Ms. Barger believes it is every performer‘s responsibility to inform, teach, and inspire the next generation to be passionate about music and artistic expression. 

Ryan Blagg Ryan Blagg grew up in Norman, OK. He is a recent graduate from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Music with Distinction in Vocal Performance. During his time at the University of Oklahoma, he has performed in various operas and musicals with the School of Music and Musical Theatre. Some of his favorite performances include Bun Foo in Thoroughly Modern Millie and Gherardino in Gianni Schicchi. He started back in 2009 with Cimarron Opera as a camper in their summer camp as Luiz in The Gondoliers. He performed with the camp the following two years, which included H.M.S. Pinafore as Ralph Rackstraw and The Pirates of Penzance as Frederic. Ever since he's been helping with various productions such as The Gondoliers in 2014, performing as Samual and being camp counselor in 2015 for The Pirates of Penzance. He is very excited to return to his roots to perform in H.M.S. Pinafore again, but this time as Sir Joseph Porter, KCB this summer. He has also performed with a variety of local community and professional theatre companies around Oklahoma. Some of his favorite roles are Toby Ragg in Sweeney Todd at Reduxion Theatre, Giuseppe Zangara in Assassins and a Member of the Lollipop Guide/Ensemble in The Wizard of Oz at Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma, Lefou in Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Fakir in The Secret Garden, and Barnaby Tucker in Hello, Dolly! at the Sooner Theatre. He is over the moon excited for what the future holds in Orlando as he travels down in August to take part as a Disney Character Performer for the Disney College Program at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.

Ryan Blagg

Ryan Blagg grew up in Norman, OK. He is a recent graduate from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Music with Distinction in Vocal Performance. During his time at the University of Oklahoma, he has performed in various operas and musicals with the School of Music and Musical Theatre. Some of his favorite performances include Bun Foo in Thoroughly Modern Millie and Gherardino in Gianni Schicchi. He started back in 2009 with Cimarron Opera as a camper in their summer camp as Luiz in The Gondoliers. He performed with the camp the following two years, which included H.M.S. Pinafore as Ralph Rackstraw and The Pirates of Penzance as Frederic. Ever since he's been helping with various productions such as The Gondoliers in 2014, performing as Samual and being camp counselor in 2015 for The Pirates of Penzance. He is very excited to return to his roots to perform in H.M.S. Pinafore again, but this time as Sir Joseph Porter, KCB this summer. He has also performed with a variety of local community and professional theatre companies around Oklahoma. Some of his favorite roles are Toby Ragg in Sweeney Todd at Reduxion Theatre, Giuseppe Zangara in Assassins and a Member of the Lollipop Guide/Ensemble in The Wizard of Oz at Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma, Lefou in Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Fakir in The Secret Garden, and Barnaby Tucker in Hello, Dolly! at the Sooner Theatre. He is over the moon excited for what the future holds in Orlando as he travels down in August to take part as a Disney Character Performer for the Disney College Program at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.

Charlie Monnot Charlie Monnot is a strong supporter and performer of many Oklahoma theatres. Favorite roles includes Lord Farquaad in Shrek, Corny Collins in Hairspray, Peter in Company, Harry Witherspoon in Lucky Stiff, and Tobias in Sweeney Todd (The Pollard Theatre), Claude in Hair and Pirelli in Sweeney Todd (Reduxion Theater Company), Henry Ford in Ragtime, Bob Cratchit (A Christmas Carol), Hugo Tantinnin in Call Me Madam (Lyric Theatre), Ralph Rackshaw in H.M.S. Pinafore (Cimarron Opera Company), Oscar Lindquist in Sweet Charity and the Baker in Into the Woods (Shawnee Little Theatre), Tateh in Ragtime (Poteet Theatre), Malcolm in The Full Monty (Sooner Theatre). When not on stage, Charlie is the Registrar at Oklahoma City University, where he graduated with a degree in musical theatre.

Charlie Monnot

Charlie Monnot is a strong supporter and performer of many Oklahoma theatres. Favorite roles includes Lord Farquaad in Shrek, Corny Collins in Hairspray, Peter in Company, Harry Witherspoon in Lucky Stiff, and Tobias in Sweeney Todd (The Pollard Theatre), Claude in Hair and Pirelli in Sweeney Todd (Reduxion Theater Company), Henry Ford in Ragtime, Bob Cratchit (A Christmas Carol), Hugo Tantinnin in Call Me Madam (Lyric Theatre), Ralph Rackshaw in H.M.S. Pinafore (Cimarron Opera Company), Oscar Lindquist in Sweet Charity and the Baker in Into the Woods (Shawnee Little Theatre), Tateh in Ragtime (Poteet Theatre), Malcolm in The Full Monty (Sooner Theatre). When not on stage, Charlie is the Registrar at Oklahoma City University, where he graduated with a degree in musical theatre.