Chris Jurak's “professional” operatic career spanned the years 1978-83, when he sang in the Metropolitan Opera Children’s Chorus, appearing in numerous productions including Carmen, Tosca, La Boheme, Cavellaria Rustincana, La Giaconda, La Forza del Destino, Werther, Die Frau Ohne Schatten, Hansel and Gretel and L’Enfant et Les Sortileges.
From 1985-87 he attended the Preparatory Division of the Manhattan School of Music studying classical voice with Ilse Sasse and Lynne Vardeman. After a “brief” hiatus, he performed from 2013 to 2016 with the Waldorf Choral Society as both chorister and soloist. Since 2016, Chris has appeared in a variety of roles with the Gilbert & Sullivan Light Opera Company of Long Island (GaSLOCoLI), including Lord Tolloler (Iolanthe, 2016), The Pirate King (The Pirates of Penzance, 2017), Colonel Calverly (Patience, 2018), Don Alhambra (The Gondoliers; 2019), Ghost of Marley (A Gilbert & Sullivan Christmas Carol, 2019), and “The Baritone” (The World According to Gilbert & Sullivan, 2016-19).
This season he has performed with the New York Gilbert & Sullivan Society as Captain Corcoran in a concert version of HMS Pinafore, and again with GaSLOCoLI as the Mikado in The Mikado: A Long Island Fantasy.
Chris works professionally as a Physical Therapist, specializing in the treatment of performing artists using an integration of Osteopathic manual and holistic movement therapies. In his spare time he teaches Tai Chi & Qi Gong and enjoys updating the lyrics to G&S songs.
Roland Dube lives in Bangor and works at the William S. Cohen School.
Roland has performed in 37 consecutive productions with the Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Maine. He is treasurer of the company. Roland is also the treasurer of the Bangor Community Theatre. Recent roles include Dr. Madden/Dr. Fine in Some Theater Company’s Next To Normal, Mrs. White in the Grand’s Clue the Musical, Uncle Chris in BCT’s I Remember Mama and The Duke of Plaza Toro in G & S’s The Gondoliers. Roland is pleased to be part of this production.