Almeida was recently Muis Director
for Shakespeare in the Love with
ALISSA ANDRASKI was
recently a semi-finalist in the Rochester
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 made his debut as Camille in
Lehar's Merry Widow at St. Petersburg Opera in Florida. He also
returned to Winter Opera in St. Louis for Frederic in
Pirates of Penzance. He returns to Opera Project
Columbus for Alfred in Die Fledermaus on January
17 and 19. February 15 is another Gala with Winter Opera St. Loiuis.
He makes his debut singing the Mozart Requiem with the
Hudson Valley Philharmonic on March 28. Immediately
following this is Don Ramiro in Rossini's La Cenerentola with
Salt Marsh Opera in Connecticut from April 6-10.
Director ANDREW BLOCK see
HR Artists Management. He also directed
Candide for the
Singers in NJ.
Mezzo Soprano LAURA
BRIOLI performed Amneris
Hamburg . She also
performed the title role
in Zanetto by
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 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
of the Opera and Carousel
Conductor GERARD CHIUSANO has founded Opus 1 Singers
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 Puccini's LaBoheme..
COCHRAN recently performed Sleeping
Beauty at the Storybook Musical Theatre in
PA. She performed Messiah at 1st Baptist
Church in Opelika Alabama.
Tenor BRETT COLBY performed
Goro in Madama Butterfly
with Orchestra of
St. Peter by the Sea and Candide
with Opus 1 Singers
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
at Peabody Conservatory
of Music in Baltimore Maryland. On february 14 and 16 he makes
his debut at Opera Columbus as Don Basilio in Rossini's Il Barbiere
Soprano ISABEL DUPRE to our roster. She began 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
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
opera at Oberlin Conservatory
We welcome Polish American soprano MALGORZALA FLISZKIEWICZ
to our roster. On Nov. 15 she sang the music of Stanislaw Moniuska
at Carnegie Zankel Hall.
Tenor ORSON VAN GAY II performed Nemorino in Donizetti's
L'Elisir d'Amore with the Pheonicia Festival of the Voice
in New York State. He also performed in Last
Romance by Joe DiPietro at The New Theatre in Kansas
City. He returned to Pacific Opera Project as Rudolfo
in Puccini's La Boheme from Dec. 6-14. On feb. 21 he performs
a concert for the Portsmouth Community Center on their concert
series in Virginia. On March 10 re sings a recital at Rio
Hondo College in LA.
Soprano LIANA GUBERMAN sang a recital in Keene
Valley NY. In October she was Elvira in a new production of
Mozart's Don Giovanni with Bare Opera
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.
recently produceed a Jazz Show for
Woodstock Radio. They also produced
a showcase and concert at the Lincoln Center Library.
ERIC JOHNSON is
head of the opera department
We welcome soprano ELIZABETH
KELSAY to our roster.
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 sang Toby in Sweeney
Todd for Michigan Opera Theater.
ANTHONY 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 performed in Bizet's
The Pearl Fishers with
Opera in Williamsburg
in Virginia in September.
DANIEL LIPSCHUTZ was Artistic Director
of Florida Opera Festival
in Tampa Florida.
P. McGLAUN is currently part of the ensemble of Porgy
and Bess at the Metropolitan Opera with performances
from Sept. 23 to Feb.1..
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.
We welcome pianist/conductor
STEFANO MICELI to our roster. he is a world
renoned conductor and Steinway pianist.
Mezzo-soprano INBAL MILLIGER recently sang
Handel's Messiah with thye
Rotation Ensmble in NYC.
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
NIELS MUUS is Music Director
of Festival Steyr in Austria.
He is also conductor for
Chamber Orchestra in Vienna.
Librettist JOHN OLIN is
busy writing Opera Librettos
and working with composers
to make it all happen.
Tenor CHRISTOPHER PLAAS began the season with
Eddy in The Bremen Town Musicians at Opera in the James.
He makes his debut with Opera Project Columbus as Dr. Blind in Die
Fledermaus on January 17 and 19.
We welcome mezzo-soprano MARTINA PORTYCHOVA to our roster. She
performs a concert for Founders Day at the Tenri Cultural Institute
in NYC on Dec. 8.
Soprano DANA PUNDT returned to Longview Texas for Home for
the Holidays with Jerry Steichen and the Longview Symphony Orchestra
ion Dec 7. Dana makes her debut with Opera Project Columbus
as Rosalinda in Die Fledermaus
on January 17 and 19. On April 17 and 19 she returns to Boheme
Opera in NJ for performances as Gilda in Rigoletto.
Baritone FREDERICK REDD
is preparing the making and release of his new
recording. He performed Puccini's Messa Di Gloria
with the Finger Lakes Choral Festival in
Rochester NY. He was an adjudicator for the William
Warfield Foundation in Rochestrer NY on Oct. 18 and 20.
On November 2 he performed a concert with Verissmo
Opera in NJ. He is also producing his first CD "REDD" which will
be done in January. He returns as a performer in Center
Stage Spectacular with the Leonard Nimay Thalia
Theater Co. at Symphony Space on Jan. 25.
Bass NATHAN RESIKA performed The
Grand Inquisitor ans Il Frale in Verdi's Don
Carlo with Ct. Lyric Opera. On Sept 29 he returned
to Carnegie Hall singing Ode to Napolean Buonaparte (Schoenberg/Lord
Byron) with Mimesis Ensemble. He sang a Gala concert with NY
Lyric Opera at Carnegie Hall on Nov. 16.
We welcome Maestro BYUNG Rhee to our roster. Maestro
Rhee is Music Director and Conductor of Camerata
SEXTON performed at St. Petersburg Opera Company
iin Florida as Lily Vanessi/Kate in Kiss Me Kate. She
also performed Broadway Summer Spectacular with Bristol
Riverside Theater in PA.
Soprano MARSHA THOMPSON performed a Gala Concert
with Union Avenue Opera in St. Louis. She also
performed a concert with The Edison NJ Phlharmonic Orchestra.
She recently won 3rd place in the Altamura/Caruso International
Vocal Competition in NYC. On Dec.20 and 21 she
performs a Charity Event in Honolulu. On Jan 4 and 5 she makes her debut
as soprano soloist with the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra singing
Beethoven's 9th Symphony. .
Conductor ERIC TOWNELL is currently Music Director of
the Rochester Choral Society. Eric is also
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 Puccini's Messa Di Gloria.
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
Conductor DAVID WROE is Music Director of the New Jersey
Please go to the web site
for concert information.
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 sang a recital with Forte International
at Opera America in NYC.on Oct. 27. On November 2 he performed
a concert with Verissmo Opera in NJ.. he appeared
as a guest artist for a recital at Carnegie Recital Hall on Nov.
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