|Maestro Giulherme Almeida was
recently Muis Director for Shakespeare in the Love with
We welcome mezzo-soprano ALISSA ANDRASKI to
our roster. She was recently a semi-finalist in the
Rochester Oratorio Competition.
ARMENIAN lives in Montreal Canada.
He is working on several new recording
Director JOE BANNO
His feature film
and Waking is now
on Netflix as a streaming
Tenorr PEDRO BARBOSA 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.
Tenor 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
Director ANDREW BLOCK see HR
Artists Management. He also directed
Candide for the
Opus 1 Singers
Mezzo Soprano LAURA BRIOLI
Hamburg . She also
performed the title role
in Zanetto by
as well as Zia Principessa
DAVID 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
Conductor/Pianist RICHARD CARSEY was recently
conducting Phantom of the
Opera and Carousel
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
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.
is Assistant Professor 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
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. He also did outreach
concerts with LA Opera. On Saturday August 3 he performed
Nemorino in Donizetti's L'Elisir d'Amore with the Pheonicia
Festival of the Voice in New York State.
From Sept. 18 thyrough Nov. 17 he performs
in Last Romance by Joe DiPietro at The New Theatre
in Kansas City.
Soprano LIANA GUBERMAN performed Haydn's Creation
with the Hudson Valley Singers. On August 10 she sang
a recital in Keene Valley NY. In September she was soprano
soloist for a recording of Constantine Caravassilis's Sappho"s Lyre
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 roster.
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 performed Puccini's Messa
Di Gloria with the Finger Lakes Choral Festival in Rochester
NY. In November and december he sings Toby in Sweeney
Todd for Michigan Opera Theater.
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 performs 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
is currently part of the ensemble of Porgy and Bess at the
Metropolitan Opera with performances from Sept. 23 to Feb.1..
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.
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.
Librettist JOHN OLIN is busy writing
Opera Librettos and working
with composers to make it all
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 June
16 he was soloist in Mark Hayes Requiem with
Mid-America at Carnegie Hall.
He returned to New York City
Opera in the world premier of Stonewall.. He also performed
Puccini's Messa Di Gloria with the Finger Lakes Choral Festival
in Rochester NY. he is an adjudicator for the
William Warfield Foundation in Rochestrer NY on
Oct. 18 and 20. He is also producing his first CD which will be done
Bass NATHAN RESIKA performed The Grand Inquisitor
ans Il Frale in Verdi's Don Carlo with Ct.
Lyric Opera. On Sept 29 he returns to Carnegie Hall singing Ode to Napolean
Buonaparte (Schoenberg/Lord Byron) with Mimesis Ensemble.
We welcome Maestro BYUNG Rhee to our roster.
Soprano MICHELE SEXTON
performed at St. Petersburg Opera
Company iin Florida as Lily Vanessi/Kate in Kiss Me Kate.
This August she performed Broadway Summer Spectacular with Bristol
Riverside Theater in PA.
We welcome soprano MARSHA THOMPSON to our roster.
Ms. Thompson performed Preferite Puccini e Verdii
at the Old Dutch Church in Kingston NY. On
October 10 she performs a Gala Concert with Union Avenue
Opera in St. Louis. 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
Opera 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.
Conductor DAVID WROE is Music Director of the New Jersey
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Tenor ZIWEN XIANG did a radio interview on
Woodstock Radio and performed
Preferite Puccini e Verdii at the Old
Dutch Church in Kingston NY. He also made his debut
with New York City Opera in Stonewall. Ziwen
sings a recital with Forte International at Opera
America in NYC on Oct.26.
Director RAYMOND ZILBERBERG recently directed Into the
Woods at St. Petersberg Opera in Florida. He
was also assistant director for a new production of Samson and Delilah
at Virginia Opera.