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We welcome soprano ViIANCA ALEJANDRA to our roster. Ms
Alejandra recently performed Pamina
in Die Zauberflõte with ISOFOM,
Mexico in July. On Sunday October 22 at 2 she performed
in an all women composer's concert at St. Paul's Chapel in
NYC.On October 28th she was a First Place Winner in the
Puerto Rico Distract Metropolitan Opera Competition. Ms.
Alajandra is currently in Shanghai performing Aaron Zigman's Emigree
with the Symphony Orchestra. through Nov. 20.
ARMENIAN resides in Montreal
Canada. He has recently finished
his book "Guideline for the
Interpretation of beethoven Symphonies".
Tenorr PEDRO BARBOSA
made his debut as Don Ramiro in Rossini's
La Cenerentola with
Salt Marsh Opera..In November he performed
in an Opera Gala for Cincinnati Opera. He also
performed a concert for Cinncinati Opera..
Maestro RICHARD BARRETT led a production
of Puccini's Tosca with Soo
Opera on Aug. 9,11, and 13.
Soprano KAREN HUGHES BEACOM performed the title role
Tosca with her opera company, Soo Opera,
at the Soo Theater and Mission Point. She returns to Great
Lakes Chamber Orchestra for performances of Messiah and Finzi
on Dec. 7 and 8.
Conductor/Pianist RICHARD CARSEY was recently
of the Opera and
Conductor GERARD CHIUSANO founded Opus 1 Singers
and they have had several
He is completed his third opera
based on Thurst is
based on the historical novel by Mary Donnarumma
Sharnick. He just finished writing
the music for a PBS mini-series
Stars on Stage.
Thehe Rutgers University
Orchestra did a reading of his
new symphony. PBS channel 13 hsd
his composition on the air. He also led a semi-staged
version of Mozart's Cosi fan tutti
America in NYC.
There was a reading of a portion of his new opera
The Dream with the
Rutgers Symphony Orchestra in NJ.
Soprano SARAH JOYCE
COOPER made her Carnegie
Hall debut on July 8 as soloist in the Poulenc Gloria
with Mid-America Productions. On July 27 she made
her debut as Adina In Elisir d' amore for Geneva
Light Opera in New York. She sang a recital at the
Quietside Cha,mber Music Festival in Maine on Aug. 9On Oct 13 and
14 she performed Gretel in Hansel and Gretel with
BLO. On Oct 28 and 30 she performed concerts
to commemorate the 70th aniversary of Coretta Scott King's recital
at New England Conservatory in Boston. She sang sing
some spirituals, other works, and Cuban composer Amadeo Roldan's
Motivos de Son.On Saturday Nov. 18 she will perform Mass in Blue
by Will Todd and Credo by Margaret Bonds with the Harvard Radcliff
Chorus at the Sanders Theatre at Harvard University. On December 19 she
returns to Carnegie Hall as soloist in Rutter Magnificat and
When Your Believe by Stephen Schwartz with Mid-America Productions.
ALYCE DAUBENSPECK is on the voice faculty
at LaSales U. in PA.. She sang the Mozart
Requiem with Interrupted Sound
Ensemble in Allentown
PA. She sang La Ciesca in Gianni Schicchi
with the New
Jersey Festival Orchestra..Following this she was
in a producvtion of Cav/Pag with St. Peter
by the Sea in NJ.
Conductor HERB DIMMOCK is Music Direcotr of the Herb Dimmock
as well as the prestigious
in Baltimore Series
in Baltimore. See web site for performance
Conservatory of Music
in Baltimore Maryland. He returned to
Bach in Baltimore for the St. John Passion
at the Church of the Resurrection in Baltimore.He also made
his debut with the Baltimore Choral Society
as soloist in Mendelssohn's Elijah. He is director
with the Arts
Connexions Series for the Rochester Oratorio
Society.. The first concert is called "Eat, Pray, Love. will
be performed on June 18 at Sarasota Opera.
On June 4 he made his debut with New
York City Opera as Colline in Puccini's La Boheme.in
Bryant Park in NYC. In July he returns to the Hawaii
Performing Arts Festival. In August he returned to teach at the
Washington National Opera Initiative. On Sept.
14 he joins a panel at Opera America for a workshop
titled " Voice and Opera Curricula. On Nov.10 and 11 he made his
debut with Maryland Opera with excerpts from Faust as Mephistopheles.
He returns to Bach in Balktimore for Bach's Mass in B minor
on Feb. 4.
DAVID FELDMAN performed
in Bern Switzerland.
with Bachkoor Brabant at
in the Netherlands. He also perfomed
J.S. Bach's St.
Matthew Passiom with
at Sint janskerk in Gouda Netherlands.
Soprano SUZAN HANSON has redirected her career to being
a director and singer.
She returned to Utah Festival Opera
directing Wagner's Lohengrin this past Summer.
produced a new roster video
"Heart of Opera".
It is on youtube at
Jim did workshops and clinics at Pace University
is a graduate of Ithaca College.. She is a singer,
dancer, and choreographer. She will spend the
Summer at Glimmerglass Opera as a dancer and coreographer.
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
in NYC. He performed
e Verdii at the
Old Dutch Church
in Kingston NY. He will
perform an Italian Opera
the Tower Music Series at the
reformed Chruch in Poughkeepsie NY.
He performed Beethoven's Piano Sonata
Op. 109 and a Beethoven
4 piano arrangement at
in North Carolina. Go to the
Clayton Piano Festival website
for the livestream.
covered Tobias and Anthony in Sweeney
Todd with Opera Omaha
JENNY LINDSEY made her debut as soprano
soloist in the Pergolesi Stabat Mater
at Carnegie Hall in NY with Mid-America
LIPSCHUTZ is an artistic consultant
for many orchestras and opera companies.
EMILY LIPSCHUTZ looks
forward to performing concerts
in Florida and New York. She recently
performed on "Broadway Holiday"at
Festival of the Voice
24 Main Phoenicia, NY.
We welcome Maestro ERIC MAHL to our roster. He
is currently Music Director of Geneva Light
Opera, Music Director of
Orchestra One, Associate Conductor
of Greenwich Village Orchestra, Conductor
of the Philharmonic Orchestra at Third Street Music School in
NYC, and Music Director of Western
Connecticut Youth Orchestra. On Sat Oct. 20 he led members of
the Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra in a concert with Judy
Collins at the Ridgefield Playhouse in Connecticut.
JAMIBETH MARGOLIS is busy in NYC. She
directed a semi-staged production of
Cosi fan tutti
LAURE DE MARCELLUS has finished her
new album "Pauline Inspired" based
on the music of Pauline Viardot. She
did this with her Spanish pian ist Alberto
Urroz. and is produced by Centaur Records.
She also performed her show "Pauline
Inspired" at La Maison Francaise at NYU.
It is a tribute to Pauline Viardot Garcia.. She
returned to West
Bay Opera as Mary in Der Fliegende Hollãnder
last Summer. She is currently on an audition trip in EWurope.
MORGAN MASTRANGELO toured as Frederic in Pirates
of Penzance with New York
Gilbert and Sullivan Society. He returned
to Herb Dimmock's Bach in Baltimore
singing Bach Cantatas 4 and 140.
On May 3-6 he performed as Gastone in Verdi's
La Traviata with City Lyric Opera in
NYC. He performed as tenor soloist in
Orff's Carmina Burana with Mid-America
at Carnegie Hall on May 13and returned to Carnrgir
Hall as soloist in Forrest's Requiem
for the Living on June 25.
On May 25 and 26 he made his debut at
Wichita Grand Opera as Count Almaviva in
Thje Barber of Seville. He isa currently at NEC
to get a masters degree.Morgan covers Ramiro in Rossini's La
Cenerentola with Boston Lyric Opera in November.
is producing and performing with
Victoria's Opera House
her own company in NYC. She
is completing her Masters Degree at the New School in
New York City.
BRIAN MONTGOMERY sang Don Alfonso in
Mozart's Cosi fan tutte in
"Opera Reads" at Opera America. He made
his debut with Salt Marsh Opera in the
lead role in Gianni Schicchi and
Judge in Trial by Jury. Brian was in Clearwater
Fl. for a performance of Verdi's McBeth with
Opera for Earth. He performed Michele in
Il Tabarro with Regina Opera
in Brooklyn. On May 15 through August 7 he performed Telramund
in Wagner's Lohengrin as well as Dr. Gibbs in
Our Town at Utah Festival
Opera. He returns to Regina Opera in Brooklyn for performances
of Rigoletto inNov 11 and 17.
MARTINA PORTYCHOVA was pleased
to be a Semi-finalist
and NYIOP International Vocal Competition
as well as the
Music International Grand
Prix Competition. She sang Dorabella
in Mozart's Cosi fan tutte in
"Opera Reads" at Opera America. She just received
her MMusic in vocal performance from the
University of Arizona and is currently
finishing her DMA. She is also on the
Administrative staff of the Tucson Desert
Song Festival. On March 23-25 she performed new composer
works at the U. of Arizona followed by the title role in Peter
Brook's Carmen on April 14 and 16 and
a doctoral recital.
Soprano DANA PUNDT performed
a recital with Brad Caldwell as pianist.
This is a part of the
Spectrum Workshop Series
on line. The composers included Poulenc,
Rachmaninoff, Strauss, Pasatieri,
and Cipullo. To see and hear this recital
please go to Spectrumworkshops.com
Highlight Media and link to her recital.
She recently performed a concert for Cinncinati
Opera and returned to sing Regnava
nel silencio for another event.
Bass-baritone ELIAM RAMOS was in a production of
mThe Elixir of Love with Geneva Light Opera in NY and
he returned to Soo Opera in Michigan for performances as Angelotti
in Puccini's Tosca. On September 7 through 30
he performed Lisa DeSplainj and Melisa Tein's Song
of the Nightingale with On
Site Opera in NYC. On Oct. 26 he performed in a fund-raising concert
for On Site Opera at the Prince George Ballroom in NYC. On Oct.
28 re returned to Zombie Opera in Jersey City for an entertaining
evening. Healso sings Count Ceprano in Rigoletto with Regina
Opera in Brooklyn on Nov. 7 and 19. On Nov.18 he sings Paul Frutch's
A More Perfect Union with Greenwich Village Orchestra
in NYC. On Dec.3 he returns to Bach in Baltimore singing
Handel's Messiah and Bach's Christmas Oratorio.
We welcome director ANNA REBEK to our roster. She is
a graduate of Yale and Columbia Universities.
Recently she directed Tosca at Soo Opera in Michigan.
She directed selections by Arvo Part and Cecilia McDowell called
Dreamscape at Co-Cathederal of St. Joseph in
Brooklyn on Serpt. 29 and 30. On Nov. 18she directs Paul Frutch's
A More Perfect Union with Greenwich Village Orchestra
REDD is preparing
and producing his first CD "REDD".
He is on the Board of
Directors for the William
He has produced many videos
for both Harwood Management
and Hr Artists
Management. He also did workshops and
clinics at RIT in Rochester.
Fred made his debut with Bach in Baltimore
as soloist in the Brahm's Requiem.
He also returned to Symphony Space
in a new Creative Stage Production.. Fred ,
VP of PACO Group was recognized as on of the trailblazers who has
shaped the Port Authority of NY and NJ durting Black History Month.
Maestro BYUNG Rhee
Director and Conductor
New Jersey. He lwads a concert
for competition winners with his Camarata
Merkin Hall in NYC on
March 26.. For info on Camerata
please go to http://www.cameratanewjersey.org/
We welcome counter-tenor,
tenor ZABRIEL RIVERS to our roster. He recently
was at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival
as Frederick J. Loudin in Jubilee
by Tazwell Thompson. On May 26, 2023 he made his debut
as counter-tenor soloist in the Pergolesi
Stabat Mater at Carnegie Hall in
NYC with Mid-America Productions.
We welcome bass VALARIAN RUMINSKI tto our roster.
He is Artistic Director of Nickel City Opera
in Buffalo. On September 22 and 23 he performed Colline in Puccini's
La Boheme with Teatro Lirico
in Brookings South Dakota. On Dec. 3 he performs
a concert with the Amherst Symphony in Buffalo NY. In December
he performs Melchior in Amal and the Night Visitors with Nichel City Opera
SELLERS performied in many operas this
season with the Metropolitan Opera.
On New Year's Eve he made his Metropolitan
Opera Debut as Nicola in Giordano's Fedora..
Last season he was in a live stream workshop if Lisa DeSplain's
new opera The Hell-Bound Train
at Opera America. Rocky also joined
American Opera Projects for
a reading of a new work Precipice at Hunter
This season he will be 2nd Arored Man in The Magic
Flute ad well as Commissioner in Madama Butterfly and
cover for Duke of Verona in Romeo and Juliette at The Metropolitan
Opera. On Dec. 12 he makes his debut with New York City Opera
as bass soloist in a Christmas Concert at Bryant Park in NYC.
Soprano MICHELE SEXTON
she read and recorded Was One in my
Hand from Gerard Chiusano's new opera The
Dream with the Rutgers Symphonty Orchestra in
NJ. On June 3 she made her Carnegie Hall
debut singing as soprano soloist in the Faure Requiem
with Mid-America Productions. She was also a
judge for the Ms. New Jersey Pageant in Atlantic
We welcome Maestro TOSHIYUKI SHIMADA
to our roster. He is presently Music Director and
Conductor of the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra,
the New Britain Symphony Orchestra as well as the Orchestra
of the Southern Finger Lakes. Please see their web sites for Performance
Bass SAM SMITH is doing a recital for the Wmen's Club at Mt. Albans
Presbyterian Church in Cincinnati on Nov. 7.
Conductor ERIC TOWNELL is currently Music Director of
the Rochester Choral Society. Eric is also
the director of RESONANZ,
a Rochester based
He is Host/Producer
In the Spotlight
for Cable Access TV in
Western NY. Eric is
Artistic Director of The
Chioral Festival . On
July 24 they performed Beethoven's Choral
Symphony #32 and a portion of Handel's
Solomon at Hale Auditorium at Robert Wesleyan
College in NY.
Soprano MELISSA WIMBISH returnrd to the In-Series
in DC for staged performances of Nathaniel Dett's The
Ordering of Moses at the Mount Vernon Place
United Methodist Church. On April 2 she returned
to Bach in Baltimore for the St.
John Passion at the Church of the Resurrection
in Baltimore. Miss Wimbish is at the Yellow Barn
Chamber Music Festival for performances through
August 5. She returns to Bach in Balktimore for Bach's
Mass in B minor on Feb 4..
Conductor DAVID WROE is Music Director of the New Jersey
to the web site for concert information.
Tenor ZIWEN XIANG performed in a new work Song of
the Earth at Joe's Pub in NYC. This was
part of the graduate writing program at NYU. He also performed
concert with orchestra with Stars of Tomorrow at
the Richard Rogers Ampetheater
at atMarcus Garvey Park in the Bronx. His movie of La Boheme
is now in theaters thoughout Japan. On October 27 he made his
debut with the Rochester Oratorio Society as
tenor soloist in Hailstork's "I Will Lift Up Mine Eyes" .In November
he performed a recital at Opera America.
We welcome Italian baritone NICOLA ZICCARDI to our roster.
We represent him in the
Americas. He performed at the Musikverein
in Vienna in a Mozart
concert and performed as Marcello
in La Boheme with
Teatro Magnani Fidenza
in Italy. He ia currewntly performing
in Germany and at Teatro de Giglio