The complete cast is assembled for the upcoming Los Angeles Opera engagement of The Light in the Piazza, starring Tony-nominated opera star Renée Fleming and Disney Channel favorite Dove Cameron. Performances will run October 12–20 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavillion.
The two will play Margaret and Clara Johnson, the mother-daughter pair whose lives are changed by a vacation in Italy. They reprise their performances from the staging's premiere in London earlier this year; Fleming will go on to reprise her role in Chicago and Australia. Joining them is the previously announced Tony winner Brian Stokes Mitchell, playing Signor Naccarelli.
Newly added to the company as the Naccarellis are additional returning players from the Royal Festival Hall mounting: Rob Houchen (Les Misérables) as Fabrizio, Scottish soprano Marie McLaughlin as Signora, Liam Tamne (The Phantom of the Opera) as Giuseppe, and Celinde Schoenmaker (Les Miseérables, Rocketman) as Franca. Rounding out the principal cast will be Malcolm Sinclair as Roy Johnson, Matthew Woodyatt as the Priest, and Rhona McGregor as the Tour Guide.
The ensemble will feature Simbi Akande, Danny Becker, Jordan Castle, Nicholas Duncan, Chlöe Hart, Molly Lynch, Tom Partridgem, and Monica Swayne.
Olivier winner Daniel Evans directs the staging of the Adam Guettel and Craig Lucas musical, which marked the premiere title for production company Scenario Two. Once the production travels to Chicago, Solea Pfeiffer (Hamilton, Almost Famous) will assume the role of Clara.
Kimberly Grigsby, who served as music director for the original production's national tour in 2006, will take the podium in both L.A. and Chicago to conduct.