Artists and Production

Holly Boaz - The Mother and The Grandmother - Holly Boaz (soprano) has appeared in recent seasons with the Seattle Symphony, Aldeburgh Festival, Hartford Symphony, Aspen Music Festival, Connecticut Opera, Tacoma Opera, The Russian Chamber Music Foundation of Seattle, the Bellevue Philharmonic, and Opera Quad Cities, among others. She is a recent member of the Seattle Opera Young Artists Program, where she sang Alice Ford in Verdi’s Falstaff and Micaëla in The Tragedy of Carmen. She is a winner of the LMC Seattle Competition, and awards from the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, The Richardson Awards, and Sun Valley Opera. She was a fellowship recipient at the Aspen Music Festival and Music Academy of the West and holds degrees from the University of Wisconsin and the Hartt School. She can be heard as the Sparrow in Krasá’s children’s opera, Brundibar, with Music of Remembrance and Gerard Schwarz on the Naxos label.

Andrew Krikawa - The Wolf and The Huntsman - Andrew Krikawa (Baritone) moved to Vashon Island from New York City nearly five years ago with his wife Jennifer and two children. While based in New York he sang for numerous companies including New York City Opera, Pittsburgh Opera, Virginia Opera, Cedar Rapids Opera, Opera Festival of New Jersey, Nashville Opera, Annapolis Opera, Central City Opera, Pensacola Opera, Eugene Opera, and DiCapo Opera Theatre. Andrew’s most performed roles include Marcello (La Bohème), Sharpless (Madame Butterfly), Germont (La Traviata), Albert (Werther), Silvio (I Pagliacci), and Guglielmo (Cosí fan tutte). Career highlights have also included appearances with Pittsburgh Opera as Abert in Werther and performances of Cosí fan tutte with the world renowned Orchestra of St. Luke’s. Mr. Krikawa is a Sullivan Foundation award winner and a recipient of the Richard F. Gold Career Grant. He holds a Masters degree from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston.

Jennifer Krikawa - Little Red Riding Hood - Jennifer Krikawa (Soprano) has sung for numerous opera companies such as New York City Opera, Virginia Opera, Connecticut Opera, Sarasota Opera, Opera North, Augusta Opera, Annapolis Opera, Central City Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera, and Israel Vocal Arts Institute. Jennifer's most performed roles include: Fiordiligi (Cosi Fan Tutte), Mimi (La Boheme), Musetta (La Boheme), Micaela (Carmen), Gretel (Hansel Und Gretel), Pamina (Die Zauberflote), Susannah (Susannah), Frasquita (Carmen), Antonia (Les Contes d'Hoffman),and Yum Yum (The Mikado). Mrs. Krikawa has appeared at Carnegie Hall as the soprano soloist for Scarlatti's Dixit Dominus, Vaughan William's Benedicite, and Poulenc's Gloria. Her concert repertoire also includes the soprano soloist for Handel's Messiah, the Brahms Requiem, Pierrot Lunaire, The Mirabai Songs, Knoxville: Summer of 1915, and numerous operatic gala concerts with orchestras such as: Connecticut Grand Opera Orchestra, The Westfield Symphony of New Jersey, Raleigh Durham Symphony Orchestra, and The Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra. She pursued contemporary music studies at The Banff Centre for the Arts and she holds a Masters degree from The New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. Her awards include First Place NATS winner, First Place Opera Theater of Connecticut Amici Competition, Olga Berzins Vocal Scholarship Award, Metropolitan Opera National Council Regional Finalist in Boston and Metropolitan Opera National Council Honorable Mention in Connecticut. She has recorded a CD titled "Songs of Walt Whitman" composed by Malcolm Peyton with Centaur Records. Jennifer has been seen as a soloist with The Vashon Island Chorale for the past three years and cantors at St. John Vianney Church.

Linda Lee - Musical Director, Pianist - Linda Lee is a graduate of the University of Southern California and continued her studies in piano at the University of Michigan. Performances include soloist with the Honolulu Symphony, choral, community theater, and various string and voice studio accompanying. She especially enjoys collaborative ensemble work and frequently freelances with various projects on Vashon Island.