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Opera around the World
We welcome soprano ViIANCA ALEJANDRA to our roster. Ms Alejandra recently
in Die Zauberflõte with ISOFOM, Mexico
in July. On Sunday October 22 at 2 she performs in an all women composer's
concert at St. Paul's Chapel in NYC.
Conductor RAFFI 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.
HUGHES BEACOM performed the title role Tosca with her
opera company, Soo Opera, at the Soo Theater and Mission
Point. on Aug. 9, 11, 13.
Conductor/Pianist RICHARD CARSEY was recently
of the Opera and
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
Stars on Stage. Thehe
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 at
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 performed Tchailovsky's Maria's Lullaby
from Mazeppa with The Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra at
Sanders Theatre st Harvard University. She 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. On Oct 13 and 14 she performs Gretel in Hansel
and Gretel with BLO.
Mezzo-soperano ALYCE DAUBENSPECK
is on the voice faculty at LaSales U. in PA..
She sang the Mozart Requiem with Interrupted
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 dates.
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.
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.
DAVID FELDMAN performed
in Bern Switzerland. He performed
with Bachkoor Brabant
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
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.
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
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
Festival in North Carolina. Go
to the Clayton Piano Festival
website for the livestream.
KYLE ERDOS-KNAPP covered
Tobias and Anthony in Sweeney Todd with Opera
LINDSEY made her debut as soprano soloist in the
Pergolesi Stabat Mater at Carnegie
Hall in NY with Mid-America Productions.
is an artistic consultant for many orchestras and opera
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
Sept. 23 he leads members of the Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra in
a concert with Judy Collins at the Ridgefield Playhouse in Connecticut.
MARGOLIS is busy in NYC. She directed a
semi-staged production of Cosi
fan tutti at
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.
Tenor 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 returns 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.
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
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
PORTYCHOVA was pleased to be a
in the Premiere
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
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
ELIAM RAMOS 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 performed Billy Eckstein in
Sassy by Richard Thompson at the Sarah Vaughn Theater with
Trilogy Opera in Newark NJ.
On July 27, 29, and 30 he was in a production of mThe Elixir of Love
with Geneva Light Opera in NY. On August 9 through 13 he returned
to Soo Opera for performances as Angelotti in Puccini's
Tosca. On September 7 through 30 he performs Lisa DeSplainj
and Melisa Tein's Song of the Nightingale with
On Site Opera in NYC.
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. Currently she is directing selections
by Arvo Part and Cecilia McDowell called Dreamscape at Co-Cathederal
of St. Joseph in Brooklyn on Serpt. 29 and 30 at 7:30pm.
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
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
is Music Director
and Conductor of
Camerata New Jersey.
He lwads a concert for competition
winners with his Camarata Orchestra
Hall in NYC on March 26.. For info on
New Jersey please go to
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 he performs
Colline in Puccini's La Boheme with Teatro Lirico in Brookings
ROCKY E. 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 College
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.. .
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 City.
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
He is Host/Producer
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.
Miss Wimbish is at the Yellow Barn Chamber Music Festival
for performances through August 5.. .
Conductor DAVID WROE is Music Director of the New Jersey
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
Productiuons on May 13. In January he made his debut
with Grand Rapiuds Opera
as Ferrabdo in Mozart's Cosi
fan tutti. He performed in a streamed production of
Fractured Mosaics with White
Snake Projects. on March 30, April 1 and 3. On May 22 he
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. On August 30 he performs a 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 makes his debut with the Rochester Oratorio Society as
tenor soloist in Hailstork's "I Will Lift Up Mine Eyes" .
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.