|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
Soprano MEGAN BARRERA is on the voice faculty of New
World School of the Arts in Miami.
On March 25 she performed Viva La Zarzuela with Vero
beach Opera in Florida. She won First Place in Classical Idol
Rochester Oratorio Competition. She also won
First Place in the St. Petersburg Opera Guild Competition in
Florida. Following this was a faculty recital at The Presbyterian
Brickel Church in Miami on May 30.
Director JOE BANNO
His feature film Sleeping
and Waking is now on
Netflix as a streaming video. He recently
Toenail by Fionnuala
Kenny at the Sidewalk Studio Theatre
in Toluca Lake CA.
We welcome tenor
CHARLES BERRIOS to our roster.
ANDREW BLOCK see HR Artists Management.
Mezzo Soprano LAURA BRIOLI
performed Amneris in Verdi's
. She also performed the
title role in Zanetto by Mascagni as
well as Zia Principessa in
at Opera de Rennes.
Conductor/Pianist RICHARD CARSEY is currently conducting Phantom of the Opera on Broadway.
COCHRAN recently performed Adele in
Die Fledermaus with Boheme Opera
Conductor HERB DIMMOCK is Music Direcotr of the Herb Dimmock
Singers as well as the prestigious
Bach in Baltimore Series
DUPONT is Assistant Professor of Voice
of North Carolina at Charlotte. Hhe sang a recital in Newton NC.
He also performed the St. John Passion with
Carolina Voices. On April 23 he made his debut with
Opera Carolina as Jose Castro in La Fanciulla.
He isa currently at Glimmerglass Opera.
Maestro HENCO ESPAG recently
led a perforance of Marshner's Der Vampyr with
Opera Company of Brooklyn.
He is Music Director of the Lesbian and Gay Big Apple
Corps Symphonic Band as well as Music Director of Judson
Memorial Baptist Church in NYC.
Director JONATHON FIELD is
director of opera
at Oberlin Conservatory
Baritone LARS FOSSER performed Handel's Messiah at
St. Marcus in Copenhagen on Dec. 10. He performes
the title role in Verdi's Rigoletto at
Opera Nomade in France. He performed on
March 17 and 19.
We welcome ORSON VAN GAY II to our roster. Orson performed
a concert at Morgan Auditorium on the campus of U.
of La Verne in LA with Los Angeles Opera on Nov. 13. He
also performed a Christmas Concert in Beverly
Hills. On January 22 her performed a recital at Zipper
Hall. Healso performed a Chinese New Year
concert with the Pacific Symphony on January
28. On March 18 he rejoined LA Opera for
a tour as tenor in Puccini Opera Styles.
Soprano SUZAN HANSON made her
New York City Opera debut in Fallujah. On March 12 she sangs Lillian Disney
in the American Premiere of The New Americans by Philip Glass at Long
Beach Opera. She repeats these roles in the opera at Chicago Opera
Theater on April 23 and 30.
recently produceed a Broadway Concert at
the Lincoln center
Library. He also produced a Jazz Show for Woodstock Radio.
ERIC JOHNSON is head of the opera department
Pianist CRAIG KETTER is a busy soloist and accompanist in
New York and throughout the US. On Mach 13 he performed
performed at the JCC in Manhattan for the Dominic Hellsten - Ullmann
Project. On March 29 he performs at the US Supreme Court in
in a ceremony for Kelly Hall-Thompkins who is a recipient of the Sphinx
Medal of Excellence. He performed Sonata #3 written for him by
Dana Richardson in a concert in April. On April 18 he performed
for the NY Composer's Forum at St. Peters Church in
Tenor KYLE ERDOS-KNAPP played Jason in a new opera
Jason and the Argonauts by Greg Spears. This
was presented by Lyric Unlimited a division of
Lyric Opera of Chicago.
He made his debut as Doctor/Chuck/Warhol in the American Premiere
of The New Americans by Philip Glass at Long Beach Opera.
He repeats his roles in the opera at Chicago Opera Theater
on April 22 and 30.
Conductor DANIEL LIPTON
is Artistic Director of
Florida Opera Festival
in Tampa Florida. This season
he leads performances of Romeo
and Juliet, La Cenerentola, and Tosca.
CARLA LOPEZ-SPEZIALE recently returned to Mexico for performances
of Mozart Requiem with Clementina
del Aguila in Mexico City. She also made her successful debut
as Carmen with Misica Viva in Hong Kong.
She also sang Elgar's Sea Pictures with
Orquesta Sinfonica de la Universidad de Guanajuato
Tenor ANTHONY P.
McGLAUN recently performed a solo recital The American
Songbook at the Ft. Collins Museum of Art in Colorado.
He was a singer in the Duffy Institute for New Opera
in Norfolk VA in March. On June 3 he performs an evening aat Downtown
Artery in Ft. Collins Colorado with a jazz trio.
Maestro MATTHIAS MANASI was on the music staff
of Opera Poznan in Poland. On May 23-26 he leads performances of Mozart's
Impressario with Nickel City Opera in Western NY.
On the 27th he presents a master class for singers. He was named
Music Director of Nickel City Opera in Buffalo NY.
JAMIBETH MARGOLIS directed composer
Martin Halpern's new opera Joint Return at Shetler
Studios in NYC.
Soprano MARIE MASCARI performed a recital at Christ and St. Stepens
Church in NYC on Sunday May 28. This Summer she is in a production of
Dimitrij by Dvorak at Bard College.
JULIA ANNE MILIN recently sang Amelia
in Um ballo in maschera with
West Side Opera Society in NYC.
Baritone BRIAN MONTGOMERY recently performed
La Traviata with The New Jersey
Festival Orchestra. he sings a concert at the Lincoln Center
Library on June 8.
MUUS is Music Director
of Festival Steyr in Austria.
He is also conductor for the
Orchestra in Vienna.
Librettist JOHN OLIN is busy
writing Opera Librettos and working with composers
to make it all happen.
Baritone KENNETH OVERTON performed as Narrator in Thy
Will be Done by Angela Rice in Lexington KY. On May 27 he
performed the Faure Requiem and Michael Trotta's
Seven Last Words of Christ with Mid-America
Productions at Carnegie Hall.
Conductor JUSTIN PAMBIANCHIwas
recently on the music staff for Rossini's
Barber of Seville with Virginia
Opera. He was conductor
for Rossini's La Comte Ory with
Opera Company of Brooklyn. He was also on
the music staff of Sarasota Opera for their winter season. He
is currently on the conducting staff of Glimmerglass Opera.
Soprano MARCY RICHARDSON performed Off broadway with Company
XIV in a production of Nutcracker Rouge.
Soprano MICHELE SEXTON
recently performed an aria from Mozart's
Idomeneo for the Metropolitan
Opera Guild. She returns to the MOG for Traviata..
We welcome tenor OLIVER SEWELL to our
roster. He made his debut with the New Jersey Festival
Orchestra as Gastone in La
Traviata. He performs Ramiro in Rossini's La Cenerentola
with the ARE Opera Company in NYC in May.
Baritone ERIC STRONG see HR Artists Management.
Conductor ERIC TOWNELL is currently Music Director of the
Rochester Choral Society. Eric is also
of RESONANZ, a Rochester based choral group.
He is Artistic Director of the Chamber
Opera Festival for Rochester Lyric Opera.
Director MURIEL VON VILLAS continues her private studio in
Washington DC. She directed La Comte
Ory for Opera Company of
Japanese-American soprano KAORI WILLIAMS performed
on Project 120 in Chicago.
Conductor DAVID WROE is Music Director of the New Jersey
Festival Orchestra. Please
go to the web site for concert information.