June - August 2023

See and hear our video https://youtu.be/HsXO57c-uGQ Opera around the World
Another video

Conductor RAFFI ARMENIAN resides in Montreal Canada. He is working on several new recording projects.  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..

Soprano KAREN HUGHES BEACOM performed Christmas by Candellight in Curtis Mi.  followed by solosit with Sault Symphony Orchestra in Ontario . She also performed  Handel's Messiah with the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra and she performed the Saint Saens Christmas Oratorio with Soo Theatre.

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.

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.  Thehe Rutgers  University Orchestra did a reading of his new symphony. On Jan 17 PBS channel 13 hsd his composition on the air. He also led a semi-staged version of Mozart's Cosi fan tutti at Opera 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 main stage debut as Monica in Menotti's Medium with  Tri Cities Opera and Syracuse Opera.   She also performed as an artist in "Love in the Timw of..." with Boston Opera Collaborative at the Multicultural Center in Boston.   In December she joined the Alabama Shakespeare Festival  as Maggie Porter in Jubilee by Tazwell Thompson for performances from Jan. 6 through the 29th.  In February she performed Gretel in a children's production of Hansel and Gretel with Boston Lyric Opera.  On March 18 Sarah performed as soloist in the Brahms Requiem with Eastern Connecticut Orchestra in New London Ct.  On April 8 she performed as soprano soloist  in Haydn's Creation with the MIT Chorale. She returns to Boston Opera Collaborative as Adina in Donizetti's Elisir d' amore on April 27 through May 6. She performs Tchailovsky's Maria's Lullaby from Mazeppa with The Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra at Sanders Theatre st Harvard University. She makes her Carnegie Hall debut on July 8 as soloist in  the Poulenc Gloria with Mid-America Productions.  On July 27 she will make her debut as Adina In Elisir d' amore  for Geneva Light Opera in New York.

Mezzo-soperano ALYCE DAUBENSPECK is on the voice faculty at LaSales U. in PA.. She performed in a Gala concert with Raylynmour Opera in New Hampshire.  She also sang the Mozart Requiem with Interrupted Sound Ensemble in Allentown PA. She sings La Ciesca in Gianni Schicchi  with the New Jersey Festival Orchestra on Feb. 24 and 25.Following this she will be in a producvtion of Cav/Pag with St. Peter by the Sea in NJ.

Conductor HERB DIMMOCK is Music Direcotr of the Herb Dimmock Singers as well as the prestigious Bach in Baltimore Series in Baltimore. See web site for performance dates.

Bass-Baritone CARL DUPONT is Assistant Professor of Voice at Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore Maryland.  He  made his debut with The Choral Arts Society of Washington in a series of concerts in Dec. He 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 he returned to Bach in Baltimore for the St. John Passion at the Church of the Resurrection in Baltimore.On Sunday May 20 he 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.

Soprano ISABEL DUPRE sang a recital at the Lincoln Center Library followed by an audition trip in Europe.

Israeli Countertenor DAVID FELDMAN 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.  He also perfomed J.S. Bach's St. Matthew Passiom  with Ribahuta Musica at Sint janskerk in Gouda Netherlands.

Soprano SUZAN HANSON has redirected her career to being a director and singer.  She returns to Utah Festival Opera directing Wagner's Lohengrin this Summer.

HARWOOD MANAGEMENT produced a new roster video  "Heart of Opera".  It is on youtube at
.https://youtu.be/mCffG-j31YI.  Jim did workshops and clinics at Pace University

MADDIE HERTEL 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.

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. 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  covered Tobias and Anthony in Sweeney Todd with Opera Omaha

Soprano JENNY LINDSEY  performed in Bizet's The Pearl Fishers with Opera in Williamsburg in Virginia. She sang Fiordiligi in Mozart's Cosi fan tutte in "Opera Reads" at Opera America.   On May 26, 2023 she will make his debut as counter-tenor soloist in the Pergolesi Stabat Mater at Carnegie Hall in NY with Mid-America Productions.

Conductor DANIEL LIPSCHUTZ is an artistic consultant for many orchestras and opera companies.

Mezzo-soprano EMILY LIPSCHUTZ looks forward to performing concerts in Florida and New York. She recently performed on "Broadway Holiday"at Phoenicia Festival of the Voice  24 Main  Phoenicia, NY.

Director JAMIBETH MARGOLIS is busy in NYC. She directed a semi-staged production of Cosi fan tutti at Opera America.

Mezzo-soprano 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 returns to West Bay Opera as Mary in Der Fliegende Hollãnder May 26 through June 4.

Tenor MORGAN MASTRANGELO  was in a play as Micael in The Smallest Sound in the Smallest Space by Bryne McClendon at the Cell Theatre..  This is a part of the Why Collective in residence at the Cell Theatre.  Morgan toured as Frederic in Pirates of Penzance with New York Gilbert and Sullivan Society from March 14 through April 4.  On May 7 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 returns to Carnrgir Hall as soloist in Forrest's Requiem for the Living on June 25On May 25 and 26 he made his debut at Wichita Grand Opera as Count Almaviva in Thje Barber of Seville.

Soprano VICTORIA MININGHAM  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.

Baritone 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 will perform as Telramund in Wagner's Lohengrin as well as Dr. Gibbs in Our Town at Utah Festival Opera.

Mezzo-soprano MARTINA PORTYCHOVA  was pleased to be a Semi-finalist in the Premiere Opera Foundation 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 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 returned to Bach in Baltimore singing Bach's Cantata #2. He sang in  Red Bank NJ with Creative Operations is a Spanish program and played The Sheriff in Fannie Lou by Richard Thompson at JPAC in Newark. On March 5 he sang as bass soloist  in Bach's Cantata #112 with  Bach in Baltimore in Ellicott Md.  On March 10 was a workshop of LisaDeSplainj and Melisa Tein's Song of the Nightingale with On Site Opera.  On March 18 Eliam performrf as soloist in the Brahms Requiem with Eastern Connecticut Orchestra in New London Ct.  He returned to Opera in Williamsburg for Masetto in Mozart's Don Giovanni  May 10,12 and 14.  On May 26 and 27 he joined NYU Tisch Opera Lab for readings of several new worksOn May 29 he made his Carnegie Hall debut singing as soloist in the Hardin Requiem with Mid-America poroductions. On June 4 he performs Billy Eckstein in Sassy by Richard Thompson at the Sarah Vaughn Theater with Trilogy Opera in  Newark NJ.
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 made his debut with the New Jersey Symphony as Hark in Michael Raphael's Nat Turner with Trilogy Opera..  Fred wass Dom Claude Frollo in a new off-broadway musical Hunchback of Notre Dame by John Taylor Thomas at the 30th Street Theatre in NYC.  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.. On Feb 22 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  is Music Director and Conductor of Camerata New Jersey. He lwads a concert for competition winners with his Camarata Orchestra at Merkin Hall in NYC on March 26.. For info on Camerata New Jersey 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 NY with Mid-America Productions.
ROCKY E. SELLERS  is performing 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.. On Jan. 12 he was in a live stream workshop if Lisa DeSplain's new opera The Hell-Bound Train at Opera America. On April 22 he joined American Opera Projects  for a reading of a new work Precipice at Hunter College.  .

Soprano MICHELE SEXTON performed with "Opera Favorites" at the Old Dutch Church in Kingston NY.  She also performed in "An American Christmas Songbook" at Bristol  Riverside Theatre in NJ. On March 22 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 makes her Carnegie Hall debut singing as soprano soloist in the Faure Requiem with Mid-America  Productions.

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.

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 .  On July 24 they perform Beethoven's Choral Fantasy, Mozart's 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.  .

Conductor DAVID WROE is Music Director of the New Jersey Festival Orchestra.  Please go to the web site for concert information.  

Tenor ZIWEN XIANG  will repeat his performance ofHalstork's I Will Lift up Mine Eyes and Dett's Chariot Jubilee at Carnegie Hall with Mid-America Productiuons on May 13.  In January he made his debut with Grand Rapiuds Opera as Ferrabdo in Mozart's Cosi fan tutti on Jan 20 and 22. He performed in a streamed production of Fractured Mosaics with White Snake Projects. on March 30, April 1 and 3. Please go to White Snake Opera for tickets to this virtual opera.  

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 Luccca.