HARWOOD MANAGEMENT GROUP INC.
ARTIST NEWSLETTER
November - January 2022

See and hear our new video https://youtu.be/HsXO57c-uGQ Opera around the World
Our new video
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1JPzGpowUp3SlniEyNpSPwp2jR6T3oYC2/view?usp=drive_web

Maestro Giulherme Almeida
is Senior Lecturer in Music Theater at Baylor University. He was recently Music Director for Shakespeare in the Love with  Shakespeare Dallas.  He was also Composer/Music Director/Music supervisor for a new translation of Goethe's Faust at the U. of  Texas in Dallas.  He is currently working remotely at Zurich University of the Arts in a program called Creation and Scenario in Music.  He is concept and stage director for Oscillating Realities a new performance piece.

ALISSA ANDRASKI  was recently a semi-finalist in the Rochester Oratorio Competition. She  maintains a voice and piano studio in Chicago.

Conductor RAFFI ARMENIAN lives in Montreal Canada. He is working on several new recording projects.  He has recently finished a book "Guideline for the Interpretation of beethoven Symphonies".
                                                                                                           
Director JOE BANNO . His feature film Sleeping and Waking is now on Netflix as a streaming video. 

Tenorr PEDRO BARBOSA returned to Winter Opera in St. Louis for Frederic in Pirates of Penzance and returned to Opera Project Columbus for Alfred in Die Fledermaus.  Pedro returned to Union Avenue Opera as Count Almavia in rossini's Il barbieri di Siviglia on July 22-24.  He will make his debut singing Handel's Messiah with the Hudson Valley Philharmonic and performing an Italian Opera Concert at the Tower Music Series at the reformed Chruch in Poughkeepsie NY.

Director ANDREW BLOCK see HR Artists Management.  He also directed Candide for the Opus 1 Singers in NJ.

Mezzo Soprano LAURA BRIOLI  performed  Amneris in Verdi's Aida with Staatsoper Hamburg . She  also performed the title role in Zanetto by Mascagni as well as Zia Principessa in Suor Angelica at Opera de Rennes.

Baritone DAVID CASTILLO performed The Story of Broadway at the Korean Cultural Center in LA.   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 Broadway.

Conductor GERARD CHIUSANO  founded Opus 1 Singers and they have had several concerts.   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.  On Nov. 17 the Rutgers  University Orchestra will do a reading of his new symphony.

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.

Bass-Baritone CARL DUPONT is Assistant Professor of Voice at Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore Maryland. In August returned to his alma mater  IU for a live stream of What the Horse Eats by faculty member P.Q.Phan and Anvi Hoang.  He performed Schaunard in "Boheme in the Heights" with the In Series in Baltimore and DC Oct 29-11/1. On Dec 3-5 he performs Demetrius in Purcell's The Fairy Queen with the In-Series in Baltimore MD.
 
Soprano ISABEL DUPRE sang a recital at the Lincoln Center Library followed by an audition trip in Europe.

We welcome Israeli Countertenor DAVID FELDMAN to our roster.  On March 31he performed C.D. Cossoni's Verper at Novantique in Bern Switzerland.  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.

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 Opera Theater. She is currently the stage director for a new video of La Voix Humainee in LA at the end of Feb.

HARWOOD MANAGEMENT produced a new roster video  "Heart of Opera".  It is on youtube at
.https://youtu.be/mCffG-j31YI

Bass ERIC JOHNSON is head of the opera department at Syracuse University. 

Pianist CRAIG 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. He performed Preferite Puccini e Verdii at the Old Dutch Church in Kingston NY.  He will perform an Italian Opera Concert at the Tower Music Series at the reformed Chruch in Poughkeepsie NY.  In October he performed Beethoven's Piano Sonata Op. 109 and a Beethoven 4 piano arrangement at the Clayton Piano Festival in North Carolina.  Go to the Clayton Piano Festival website for the livestream.

Tenor KYLE ERDOS-KNAPP  performed Puccini's Messa Di Gloria with the Finger Lakes Choral Festival in Rochester NY.  He sang Toby in Sweeney Todd for Michigan Opera Theater.

Bass-baritone KHARY LAURENT was composer, and singer in The Rosini Project (Hip Hop) with Chicago Fringe Opera and other venues in Chicago.  He is composer and performer of Corsair part of Tales from a Safe Distance Episode 4 he Bolts of Fortune produced by Chicago Fringe Opera and De Cameron Opera Coalition.  He is also doing concerts of Chopin Songs.

Soprano JENNY LINDSEY  performed Liu in Puccini's Turandot at the Lincoln Center Library. She  also performed in Bizet's The Pearl Fishers with Opera in Williamsburg in Virginia.

Conductor DANIEL LIPSCHUTZ was Artistic Director of Florida Opera Festival in Tampa Florida.

Mezzo-soprano EMILY LIPSCHUTZ looks forward to performing concerts in Florida and New York. She began the Fall season with "Opera Favorites" at the Old Dutch Church in Kingston NY on Sept. 25. On Saturday December 18 she makes her debut as mezzo soloist in Handel's Messiah with the Hudson Valley Philharmonic.

We welcome tenor MORGAN MASTRANGELO to our distinguished roster. He spent the month of July performing Ramiro in Rossini's La cenerentola with La Musica Lirica with Maestro Rescingo.  He sang with the Pheonicia Festival of the Voice in Pheonicia NY on August 28 in Leoncavallo's Paliacci.  On September 4 at noon he performed in The Great American Songbook at the Old Dutch Church in Kingston N.Y. On Saturday December 18 he makes her debut as mezzo soloist in Handel's Messiah with the Hudson Valley Philharmonic.

We welcome pianist/conductor STEFANO MICELI to our roster. He is a world renoned conductor and Steinway pianist.

We welcome soprano VICTORIA MININGHAM to our roster. She is producing and performing with Victoria's Opera House her own company in NYC.

Baritone BRIAN MONTGOMERY  was Frederich iin the world premier of Dear Erich by Ted Rosenthal at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in NYC with New York City Opera.   He was y Cirillo in Giardano's Fedora streaming with Teatro Grattacielo of NYC. He begian the Fall season with "Opera Favorites" at the Old Dutch Church in Kingston NY on Sept. 25. He performs the title role in Verdi's MacBeth with Opera For Earth in NYC on October 30 at St. John's Church in NYC..

Conductor CHARLES MORRIS  is a conductor as well as a virtual orchestrator.

Conductor NIELS MUUS is Music Director of Festival Steyr in Austria.  He is also conductor for the Morphing Chamber Orchestra in Vienna.
 
Mezzo-soprano MARTINA PORTYCHOVA  performed a concert for Founders Day at the Tenri Cultural Institute in NYC.  She was pleased to be a Semi-finalist in the Premiere Opera Foundation and NYIOP International Vocal Competition.  She looks forward to performing an Italian Opera Concert at the Tower Music Series at the reformed Chruch in Poughkeepsie NY.  She was also a Semi-finalist in the Music International Grand Prix Competition.  In August she traveled to the Czech Republic for family time and several performances.  She is performed a solo concert for Turnov Paridise in the Czech Republic on September 21. She is a semi-finalist in the Premiere Opera Foundation International Vocal Competition.

Soprano DANA PUNDT  made her debut with Opera Project Columbus as Rosalinda in Die Fledermaus.  She compled a six month culinary course.  She also 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 also appeared with Pedro Barbosa in a video Heart of Opera produced by Harwood Management.

Baritone FREDERICK REDD  is preparing and producing his first CD "REDD". He is on the Board of Directors for the William Warfield Foundation. He has produced many videos for both Harwood Management and Hr Artists Management. He performed "One Day More" as Jean Valjean in Les Miserable with Center Stage.  Use link:    http://creativestage.org/spectacular.  Recent:: World premier - James in Manville 7 by Dwayne Fulton - Trilogy Opera  - N.J. On September 4 at noon he performed in The Great American Songbook at the Old Dutch Church in Kingston N.Y. He returns to Trilogy Opera for a performance as Senator Norton in Ulysees Kay's Frederick Douglas on Nov. 29 in Newark NJ.  On Dec. 3 and 5 he performs Handel's Messiah with the Putnam Chorale in Beacon and Brewster NY.  He performs on "Broadway Holiday"at Phoenicia Festival of the Voice  24 Main  Phoenicia, NY on Dec. 11.

Bass NATHAN RESIKA and a tribute to 9/11 for the town of Mt. Pleasant NY.. On Nov. 14 he sang a concert in Cold Spring NY with pianist Alexandria Beliakovich.

Maestro BYUNG Rhee  is Music Director and Conductor of Camerata New Jersey. He led a concert for competition winners with his Camarata Orchestra at Merkin Hall in NYC.

Soprano MICHELE SEXTON peformed excerpts from Il Trovatore and La Traviata with the Metropolitan Opera Guild.  These programs were streamed.  She began the Fall season with "Opera Favorites" at the Old Dutch Church in Kingston NY on Sept. 25 at noon.  In December  she performs in "An American Christmas Songbook" at Bristol  Riverside Theatre in NJ.

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 led the choir and orchestra in Beethoven's Mass in C on July 24.  He looks forward to the Block Sacred Service with the Rochester Choral Society on November 21.

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 Festival Orchestra.  Please go to the web site for concert information.  

Tenor ZIWEN XIANG recently performed Rodolfo in Puccini's La Boheme in NYC for More Than Musical Limited in Hong Kong.  This was a film and a new production. It is now on OperaBox.TV.  He made his debut with the Pheonicia Festival of the Voice in Pheonicia NY as Beppe in Leoncavallo's Paliacci.  On August 31 he sang the National Anthem for the NY Mets.  He sang "Opera Favorites" at the Old Dutch Church in Kingston NY on Sept. 25.  On Nov. 7 he makes his debut with Seton Hall University as Don Ottavio in Mozart's Don Giovanni.

We welcome Italian baritone NICOLA ZICCARDI to our roster.  We  represent him in the Americas. On October 13 and 20 he performs at the Musikverein in Vienna in a Mozart concert.  On October 29-31 he performs as Marcello in La Boheme with Teatro Magnani Fidenza  in Italy.