Deborah Sanders

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Celebrating Excellence: Janai Brugger's 'Achievement in Opera' Award

The opera community buzzes with excitement as we honor soprano Janai Brugger’s coveted ‘Achievement in Opera’ award for her role in Carlysle Floyd’s Susannah. Reflecting on this honor, Janai shared her joy: 

“What incredible news!! This production and role were the biggest highlights of my career… I’m beyond honored to have worked with such an incredible team. Congratulations to EVERYONE who helped bring this to life!” 

-Janai Brugger

This accolade, alongside the production’s win for ‘Outstanding Production of an Opera,’ celebrates the collective brilliance and hard work of OTSL’s cast, crew, and creative minds. This recognition by the St. Louis Theater Circle Awards underscores the significant impact of the production and Janai’s performance on the cultural landscape. Janai’s portrayal, described as riveting and impactful, has indeed set a benchmark for operatic performances.

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About Deborah Sanders

Deborah Sanders has worked in the international world of performing arts for over 30 years. Starting in New Zealand where she was born, she worked her way through all the backstage disciplines—lighting, sound, props and stage mechanics—experience that culminated in the role of Production and Lighting Manager on The Rocky Horror Show with international artists which toured NZ for six months. She became Acting Manager of Wellington’s State Opera House during an ownership transition when the venue hosted some of the biggest names in global entertainment.

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