|We welcome mezzo-soprano ALISSA ANDRASKI
to our roster. She is a semi-finalist in the Rochester Oratorio
Competition on May 3 and 4.
Conductor RAFFI ARMENIAN
lives in Montreal Canada. He is working on
several new recording projects.
He led performances of
Cunning Little Vixen at
Opera Laurier in Canada.
JOE BANNO . His feature
and Waking is now
on Netflix as a streaming
We welcome tenor PEDRO BARBOSA to our roster.
On May 23 he performs with Considering Matthew Shepard Vocal
Arts Ensemble as part of the May Festival in Cinncinati.
He will perform Alfred in Die Fledermaus with the opera company
at Martha's Vinyard this Summer July 31 through August 4. This
Summer he will also perform a concert of Broadway and Opera at the
concert series at Sackets Harbor in Upstate NY.
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 Pratese It.
Director ANDREW BLOCK see HR Artists
Management. He also directed Candide
for the Opus 1 Singers
LAURA BRIOLI performed Amneris in Verdi's
Aida with Staatsoper Hamburg
. She also performed
the title role in
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 in
LA on Jan. 30.
Conductor/Pianist RICHARD CARSEY is currently 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 continues as
Chorus Master with Oorchestra of St. Peter by the Sea in NJ with
Puccini's LaBoheme on April 27 and 28.
ERICA COCHRAN recently
performed Sleeping Beauty at the
Storybook Musical Theatre in PA. She performed
Messiah at 1st Baptist Church in Opelika
COLBY performed Goro in Madama Butterfly
with Orchestra of St. Peter
by the Sea and Candide with
Opus 1 Singers in NJ.
Mezzo-soprano BRI COOPER ran for the US Congressional
Seat District 8 in Maryland.
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 University of North Carolina
at Charlotte. He
performed Hortensius in Donizetti's La fille du Regiment
with Opera Carolina and performed Zuniga in
Bizet's Carmen with Toledo Opera on Feb.
8. On April 2 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.
We welcome soprano ISABEL DUPRE
to our roster. On May 16 she performs Preferite Puccini e Verdii
at the Old Dutch Church in Kingston NY.
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 performs J.S. Bach'sPassion with Bachkoor Brabant at Barkokorfet
Florilegium Musuicum in the Netherlands. On April 12 he perfoms
J.S. Bach's St. Matthew Passiom with
Ribahuta Musica at Sint janskerk in Gouda Netherlands.
Director JONATHON FIELD is
director of opera at
Conservatory of Music.
Mezzo-soprano CLAIRE GALLOWAY performed as Barbara Thames in
Francis Pollock's Stinney at Florence Gould Hall
in NYC. She also performed in a program of Love Song Waltzes
with The Chamber Music Socirty of Maryland at Towson Unitarian
Universalist Church in Lutherville Md. on March 19.
Tenor ORSON VAN GAY II performed as tenor soloist in
Handel's Messiah at 1st
Baptist Church in Opelika Alabama. He performs the Mozart
Requiem at the Westwood Presbyterian Church in LA on April
7. He makes his debut with Long Beach Opera as Raymond Santana
in the world premiere of The Central Park Five an opera by Anthony
Davis and Richard Wesoley from June 15 to 29.
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.
MANAGEMENT recently produceed a Jazz Show for Woodstock
is head of the opera department
welcome soprano ELIZABETH KELSAY to our roster.
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 on Dec. 13.
KYLE ERDOS-KNAPP performed Mika Magadoff
in Menotti's Consul with
Theater. On July 29 he performs Puccini's Messa Di
Gloria with the Finger Lakes Choral Festival in Rochester NY.
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
We welcome JENNY LINDSEY to our roster.
DANIEL LIPSCHUTZ was Artistic
Director of Florida Opera Festival
in Tampa Florida.
Tenor ANTHONY P. McGLAUN performed
Benny Paret Champion by
Terence Blanchard in his debut at New
Orleans Opera. He performed
in Summerking at Michigan Opera Theater.
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
JAMIBETH MARGOLIS recently
directed composer Martin Halpern's new opera
Last Wishes at Shetler
Studios in NYC.
We welcome pianist/conductor STEFANO MICELI
to our roster. he is a world renoned conductor and Steinway
Mezzo-soprano INBAL MILLIGER recently sang
Handel's Messiah with thye Rotation
Ensmble in NYC.
Baritone 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. Performances
were Jan. 9, 10,12.and 13.
NIELS MUUS is Music Director
of Festival Steyr in Austria.
He is also conductor for the
Orchestra in Vienna.
OLIN is busy writing Opera Librettos
and working with composers
to make it all happen.
We welcome CHRISTOPHER PLAAS to our roster. He recently sand
Arturo in Lucia di Lammermoor with Knoxville Opera.
He made his debut with Salt Marsh Opera as Monastatos
in Mozart's Magic Flute on April 22-26. He
also returns to Salt Marsh Opera on May 19 for a Gala Event.
We welcome DANA PUNDT to our roster.
FREDERICK REDD is preparing the making and release of
his new recording. On May 12 he ll appeared on Woodstock radio. On May
16 he performs a Puccini and Verdi Concert at the Old Dutch
Church in Kingston NY. On June 16 he sings as soloist in Mark
Hayes Requiem with Mid-America
at Carnegie Hall. He returns to New York
City Opera in the world premier of Stonewall on June 21-28.
On July 29 he performs Puccini's Messa Di Gloria with the Finger
Lakes Choral Festival in Rochester NY.
RESIKA made his debut at Carnegie Hall as soloist
in Haydn's Mariazeller Mass and Beethoven's
Mass in C with Mid-America Productions.
He went to Slovenia and competed in the World Senior Chess
Championship. On Feb. 23 and 24 he performed Monterone in
Verdi's Rigoletto with Hudson Opera
Theatre in Monroe NY. On May 10 and 11 he performs The Grand
Inquisitor ans Il Frale in Verdi's Don Carlo with
Ct. Lyric Opera.
performs "Flavors of Puccini" - Il Trittico
with the Metropolitan
Opera Guild. She also sang in An American
Singers Songbook with Bristol Riverside Theater.
At St. Petersburg Opera Company iin Florida she performed
Lily Vanessi/Kate in Kiss Me Kate from Feb 2-10, 2019.
We welcome soprano MARSHA THOMPSON to our roster.
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. He returned to The Finger Lakes Chioral
Festival to conduct the Berloiz Requiem
where he is now conductor.
Director MURIEL VON VILLAS continues her private studio in
Washington DC. She also directed
La Comte Ory
for Opera Company
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 on November 11.
Conductor DAVID WROE is Music Director of the New Jersey
Festival Orchestra. Please
go to the web site for concert information.
We welcome ZIWEN XIANG to our roster. He performed a
Spring Concert with Sino US Artist Association
at Flushing Town Hall Queens. He did a radio interview on
Woodstock Radio on May 12. On May 16 he performs
Preferite Puccini e Verdii at the Old Dutch Church
in Kingston NY. On June 21 he makes his debut with New York City
Opera in Stonewall.
Director RAYMOND ZILBERBERG recently directed Into the
Woods at St. Petersberg Opera in Florida. He
was assistant director for a new production of Samson and Delilah
at Virginia Opera.