|Maestro Giulherme Almeida was
recently Muis Director for Shakespeare in the Love with
We welcome mezzo-soprano ALISSA ANDRASKI to our roster.
She was a semi-finalist in the Rochester
Conductor RAFFI ARMENIAN
lives in Montreal Canada. He is working
on several new recording projects.
He led performances of
Cunning Little Vixen
at Opera Laurier in Canada.
Director JOE BANNO
His feature film Sleeping and Waking
is now on Netflix
as a streaming video.
We welcome tenor PEDRO BARBOSA to our
roster. On May 23 he performed
with Considering Matthew Shepard Vocal Arts Ensemble
as part of the May Festival in Cinncinati. Pedro
sang Gala concerts with Winter Opera of
St. Louis on June 26 and August 28.. He performed Alfred in Die
Fledermaus with the opera company at Martha's Vinyard this
Summer July 31 through August 4. This Summer he also performed
a concert of Broadway and Opera at the concert series at Sackets
Harbor in Upstate NY on August 25th.
MATTEO BENVENUTI performed Dancaire in Bizet's
Carmen at Teatro G. Verdi
in Montecatini It. He also performed Goro in Puccini's
Madama Butterfly at
Teatro Politeama in Pratese It.
We welcome bass-baritone DAVID MATHEW BISSON to our roster. He
performs with Berkshire Opera in their production of Pasquale
Director ANDREW BLOCK see HR
Artists Management. He also directed
Candide for the
Opus 1 Singers in
Mezzo Soprano LAURA BRIOLI
in Verdi's Aida with
. She also performed
the title role in
by Mascagni as
well as Zia Principessa in
at Opera de Rennes.
CASTILLO performed The Story of
Broadway at the Korean
Cultural Center in LA on Jan 18. He also
performed in the world premier of Juan Cloner's Dulcinea
XL as Merlin at the Zipper Center in LA.
Conductor/Pianist RICHARD CARSEY was recently
conducting Phantom of the Opera
and Carousel on
Conductor GERARD CHIUSANO has founded Opus 1 Singers
and they have had several
concerts. Their Fall concert Halloween
Spooktacular included the debut of the Opus 1 Orchestra.
Gerard continued as Chorus Master with Oorchestra of St. Peter
by the Sea in NJ with Puccini's LaBoheme..
ERICA COCHRAN recently
performed Sleeping Beauty at the
Storybook Musical Theatre in PA. She performed
Messiah at 1st Baptist Church in Opelika
Tenor BRETT COLBY performed Goro in
Madama Butterfly with
Orchestra of St. Peter by the Sea
and Candide with
Opus 1 Singers in NJ.
Conductor HERB DIMMOCK is Music Direcotr of the Herb Dimmock
Singers as well as the prestigious
Bach in Baltimore
Series in Baltimore.
Professor of Voice
of North Carolina at Charlotte.
He performed a program Black Lives in the Operas of
Anthony Davis at UC San Diego. It has
also been performed at U. of Miami, U. of Mayrland, and U. of N. Carolina.
He has been appointer Assistant Professor of Voice
at Peabody Conservatory of Music. On June 26 he
performed a program "The Reaction" Spirituals, Gospel, and Art
Songs by Black Composers at Festival Baltimore.. On Huly
11 he performs his "Blackness in Opera Workshop" at Sapienza
Universita di Roma and repeats the program on July 21 at Salzburger
Kammermusik Konzerte. On October 23 he repeats "The Reaction"
with pianist Dr. Greg Thompson at Portland University in Oregon.
We welcome soprano
ISABEL DUPRE to our roster. She begins the Fall season with
a recital at the Lincoln Center Library on October 12 followed by
an audition trip to Europe.
Maestro HENCO ESPAG is Music Director
of the Lesbian and Gay Big
Apple Corps Symphonic Band
as well as Music Director of
Judson Memorial Baptist Church
We welcome Israeli Countertenor DAVID
FELDMAN to our roster. On March 31he performed C.D.
Cossoni's Verper at Novantique
in Bern Switzerland. On April 7 he performed J.S. Bach'sPassion
with Bachkoor Brabant at Barkokorfet Florilegium
Musuicum in the Netherlands. On April 12 he perfomed
J.S. Bach's St. Matthew Passiom with
Ribahuta Musica at Sint janskerk in Gouda Netherlands.
Director JONATHON FIELD is
director of opera
Conservatory of Music.
Soprano CLAIRE GALLOWAY recently performed several concerts
with Lidal North in Oslo Norway. Following with this was
Blanche in La Clemenza di Tito on July 7 also with Lidal North.
On July 18 she performed Blanche in Dialoques of the Carmelites with
Saltworks Opera in Cape Charles Virginia. She
then repeated the role in Savannah Georgia wirth the Savannah Vocal Festival.
Tenor ORSON VAN GAY II made his debut with Long
Beach Opera as Raymond Santana in the world premiere of
Anthony Davis' The Central Park Five an opera
by Anthony Davis and Richard Wesoley from June 15 to 29. He
is currently dioing outreach concerts with LA Opera. On Saturday
August 3 he performs Nemorino in Donizetti's L'Elisir d'Amore
with the Pheonicia Festival of the Voice in New York State.
We welcome soprano LIANA GUBERMAN to our roster. On June
2 she performed Haydn's Creation with the Hudson Valley Singers.
On August 10 she will sing a recital in Keene Valley NY.
Soprano SUZAN HANSON sang Lillian Disney in the American
Premiere of The New Americans by
Philip Glass at Long Beach Opera.
She repeated these roles in the opera at Chicago
HARWOOD MANAGEMENT recently produceed a Jazz Show for Woodstock
Radio. They also produced a showcase and concert
at the Lincoln Center Library.
is head of the opera department
at Syracuse University.
We welcome soprano ELIZABETH KELSAY to our
KETTER is a busy soloist and accompanist in New
York and throughout the US. He performed in The Ullmann
Project Irvington NY Presbyterian Church. He also performed in
A Concert of New Music at the National Opera
Center in NYC. On May 16 he performed Preferite
Puccini e Verdii at the Old Dutch Church
in Kingston NY.
KYLE ERDOS-KNAPP he performs Puccini's Messa
Di Gloria with the Finger Lakes Choral Festival in Rochester
NY. on July 28.
ANTHONY LAGRUTH is Music Director of the
Livingston Symphony Orchestra
in New Jersey as well as Director of The North Shore
Music Festival on Long Island..
He was recently guest conductor of the North
Shore Symphony Orchestra on Long Island conducting
a program of Tschaikovsky, Wagner and Brahms Symphony #3.
His summer schedule included concerts with the
Glen Rock Pops, lmusic lectures and presentations,
and Cosi fan tutte with The
North Shore Festival.
We welcome JENNY LINDSEY to our roster. On
July 12 she performed Liu in Puccini's Turandot at the Lincoln
Center Library. She will perform in Bizet's The Pearl Fishers
with Opera in Williamsburg
in Virginia on September 4,6, and 8.
DANIEL LIPSCHUTZ was Artistic Director
of Florida Opera Festival
in Tampa Florida.
Tenor ANTHONY P. McGLAUN
performed Benny Paret Champion
by Terence Blanchard in
his debut at New
Orleans Opera. He performed in
Summerking at Michigan Opera Theater.
Mestro MATTHIAS MANASI
was named Music Director of
Nickel City Opera in Buffalo
NY. He was recently seen playing and conducting
the world premier of A Bad Man's Life at
Kammeroper Schloss Rheinsberg Festival.
welcome pianist/conductor STEFANO MICELI to our roster. he
is a world renoned conductor and Steinway pianist.
Mezzo-soprano INBAL MILLIGER
recently sang Handel's Messiah
with thye Rotation Ensmble in
BRIAN MONTGOMERY will be Frederich
iin the world premier of Dear Erich
by Ted Rosenthal at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in NYC with
New York City Opera.
NIELS MUUS is
Director of Festival
Austria. He is also conductor
for the Morphing
Chamber Orchestra in Vienna.
JOHN OLIN is busy writing Opera
Librettos and working with composers
to make it all happen.
Tenor CHRISTOPHER PLAAS sang Arturo in Lucia di Lammermoor
with Knoxville Opera. He made
his debut with Salt Marsh Opera as Monastatos in Mozart's
Magic Flute and returned to Salt Marsh Opera
on May 19 for a Gala Event.
We welcome soprano DANA PUNDT to our roster.This Summer
she performs a concert of Broadway and Opera at the concert
series at Sackets Harbor in Upstate NY on August 25th.
Baritone FREDERICK REDD is preparing the making
and release of his new recording. On May 12 he ll appeared on
Woodstock radio. On May 16 he performs a Puccini and Verdi Concert
at the Old Dutch Church in Kingston NY.
On June 16 he sings as soloist in Mark Hayes Requiem
with Mid-America at
Carnegie Hall. He returns to New
York City Opera in the world premier of Stonewall
on June 21-28. On July 28 he performed Puccini's Messa
Di Gloria with the Finger Lakes Choral Festival in
Bass NATHAN RESIKA made his debut at Carnegie
Hall as soloist in Haydn's Mariazeller
Mass and Beethoven's Mass in
C with Mid-America Productions. He went
to Slovenia and competed in the World Senior Chess Championship.
On Feb. 23 and 24 he performed Monterone in Verdi's Rigoletto
with Hudson Opera Theatre
in Monroe NY. On May 10 and 11 he performed The Grand Inquisitor ans
Il Frale in Verdi's Don Carlo with Ct. Lyric Opera.
Soprano MICHELE SEXTON
performed at St. Petersburg Opera
Company iin Florida as Lily Vanessi/Kate in Kiss Me Kate.
This August she performs Broadway Summer Spectacular with Bristol
Riverside Theater in PA.
We welcome soprano MARSHA THOMPSON to our roster. On
May 16 she performed Preferite Puccini e Verdii
at the Old Dutch Church in Kingston NY. On October
27 she performs a concert with The Edison NJ Phlharmonic Orchestra.
Conductor ERIC TOWNELL is currently Music Director
of the Rochester Choral Society. Eric is also
the director of RESONANZ,
a Rochester based choral group.
He is Host/Producer
of In the Spotlight for Cable Access
TV in Western NY. Eric is Artistic Director of The
Finger Lakes Chioral Festival and this
Summer he led the choir and orchestra in Puccini's Messa Di Gloria
on Sunday July 29.
Director MURIEL VON VILLAS continues her private studio in
Washington DC. She also directed
La Comte Ory
Company of Brooklyn.
Japanese-American soprano KAORI WILLIAMS has just released
her first album My Home My Heart on Amazon.
She performed a trio recital at Ichigaya
Hall in Tokyo and made her debut with the China Philharmonic
Orchestra in Bejing singing Ravel's Sheherazade
with Maestra Zhang Jiemin on November 11.
Conductor DAVID WROE is Music Director of the New Jersey
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We welcome ZIWEN XIANG to our roster. He performed a
Spring Concert with Sino US Artist
Association at Flushing Town Hall Queens. He did a
radio interview on Woodstock Radio on May
12. On May 16 he performed Preferite Puccini
e Verdii at the Old Dutch Church in Kingston
NY. On June 21 he makes his debut with New York City Opera
Director RAYMOND ZILBERBERG recently directed Into the
Woods at St. Petersberg Opera in Florida. He
was assistant director for a new production of Samson and Delilah
at Virginia Opera.