Barbara Hannigan won the 2018 Grammy Award for Best Classical Album for "Girl Crazy Girl". She sang La Voix Humaine at the Paris Opera, was awarded the Musical Personality of the Year Award by French music critics in 2013 and was Singer of the Year in Germany's magazine Opernwelt. She was the Artiste Etoile for the Lucerne Festival in 2014. She sang the World Premiere of Hans Abrahamsen's Let Me Tell You with the Berlin Philharmonic and will tour Europe with it. She made her Covent Garden debut in Written on Skin in March 2013. She had a huge success in the title role of Lulu at the Monnaie in Brussels. She sang the lead in Die Soldatan for the Bavarian State Opera for which she won the Faust Award and Donna Anna at La Monnaie in Brussels. She sang Gepopo and Venus in Ligeti's Danse Maccabre at Barcelona's Liceu Theatre and the lead in Dusapin's Passion throughout Europe. She toured throughout Europe with Pierre Boulez and his Ensemble Contemporain to sing his Pli Sans Pli. She sang the title role in Le Rossignol with the Berlin Philharmonic, the Paris premiere of Dutilleux's Correspondences conducted by Kurt Masur as well as at the Salzburg Festival with the Berlin Philharmonic with Simon Rattle conducting. She won the Grammaphone Award for her Dutilleux CD. She sang Stravinski's Les Noces with the Berlin Philharmonic under Simon Rattle, Ligeti's Requiem with that orchestra as well and sang Ligeti's Mysteries of the Macabre with the New York and Berlin Philharmonic.
Philip Ens sang Jorg in Stiffelio and the Commendatore in Don Giovanni at the Metropolitan Opera, Fiesco in Simon Boccanegra and Ramfis in Aida for the Canadian Opera, the Commendatore at the Bavarian State Opera, Claggart in Billy Budd in Houston and at Glyndebourne, Arkel in Pelleas for the Vienna State Opera, Tiresias in Oedipus Rex for the Cologne WDR Radio, Fafner in Siegfried at Covent Garden, Deutsche Oper, and the Canadien Opera Company, The Verdi Requiem for the Winnipeg Symphony and Sarastro in Manitoba. 2012 includes L'Orfeo and Claudius in Hamlet at Theatre an der Wien in Vienna, Rheingold and Siegfried in Munich, and The Inventor with the Vancouver Symphony.
Lothar Odinius sang the title role in Idomeneo and the Duke in Eine Nacht in Venedig in Lyon. He sang Tamino in Zauberfloete at Covent Garden after his debut there in Niobe. He made his Bayreuth debut as Walther von der Vogelweide in Tannhauser and has sung Froh in Das Rheingold there as well. He sang the title role in Idomeneo to great critical acclaim in Klagenfurt, Austria and Arbace in the same piece at the Paris Opera, Tito in La Clemenza di Tito in Antwerp, Loge in Das Rheingold in Kassel, the Fisherman in Stravinsky's Rossignol at the Canadian Opera and in Lyon. He has sung the title role in Mozart's Lucio Silla at the Komische Oper in Berlin, the St. Matthew Passion in Milan, The Creation conducted by Peter Schreier in Hamburg and Elijah with Thomas Quasthoff in Berlin. He sang Händel's Israel in Egypt in Amsterdam conducted by Emanuelle Haïm. Numerous concerts worldwide with Helmut Rilling include Mendelsohn's Elijah and Bach's B Minor Mass, St. John Passion and Haydn's Creation. Haydn's L'isola Disabitata conducted by Adam Fischer in Budapest. He sings Giove and Anfinomo in Monteverdi's Ulisse in Paris, France.
URSULA HESSE VON DEN STEINEN
Ursula Hesse von den Steinen sang Orlovsky in Glyndebourne after singing it at the Vienna Staatsoper. She sang Orlovsky, 3rd Lady in Flute, starred in The Seven Deadly Sins and sang Margaret in Wozzeck at the Paris Opera, Eboli in Don Carlo in Cologne and Nurnberg, Beethoven's 9th conducted by Riccardo Chailly in Milan, the title roles in Carmen in Bonn, and Cenerentola and L'Italiana at the Dresden State Opera, Fricka in Das Rheingold in Karlsruhe, Elvira in Don Giovanni in Nuremberg, the gymnast in Lulu in Amsterdam, Clairon in Cappriccio in Brussels, Giulietta in Tales of Hoffman in Nantes, and the world premiere of Heliogabal at Gerard Mortier's Ruhrtriennale, Caligula in Cologne.
Rayanne Dupuis sang Lavinia in Mourning Becomes Elektra in Miami and Fort Lauderdale. She also sang The Governess in The Turn of the Screw in Calais, France and covered the title role in Salome and Madame Lidoine in Dialogues des Carmelites at the Canadian Opera Company. She covered the lead in the world premiere of Mantovani's Akhmatova at the Paris Opera and sang the British premiere of Rihm's Die Gehege with the BBC Symphony in London after her success in the same role last year in Basel (when it was called Drei Frauen). She sang and recorded it with Kent Nagano and the Deutsche Symphonie Orchester in Berlin and sang it with the Helsinki Philharmonic and the Orchestra Symphonique of Montreal. In Basel she sang the title role in The Bitter Tears of Petra Van Kant. In the world premiere concert and recording of the opera in Dublin, London's newspaper, The Guardian, said "Rayanne Dupuis was magnificent in the title role." She sang Lulu in Lulu and Blanche in Dialogues of the Carmelites at Metz, France and concerts with the Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire. She sang Le Voix Humaine for L'Opera de Montpelier and Massy and the title role in the Canadian premiere of Jackie O. at Banff, Canada and French premier in Metz, France. She sang Erwartung in Seattle, Strasbourg, France and Porto, Portugal, Frau Fluth in Lustige Weiber and Miss Jessel in The Turn of the Screw in Nantes, and Lavinia in Mourning Becomes Electra in Seattle.
Douglas Williams sang the title role in the Marriage of Figaro with Edo de Waart and the Milwaukee Symphony, Sciarrone in Tosca with Simon Rattle and The Berlin Philharmonic, Kyoto in Mascagni's Iris at Bard's SummerScape, Scarletti's La Gloria di Primavera conducted by Nicholas McGegan in San Francisco, Caronte in Monteverdi's Orfeo directed by Sascha Walz and a cantata by Charles Wuorinen conducted by James Levine with the Met Chamber Orchestra. He sang in Aeneas in Dido and Aeneas at the Brooklyn Academy of Music with Stephanie Blythe as Dido. He sang the role of Orcone for his Opera de Nice debut in Scarlatti's Tigrane, Uberto in La Serva Padrona with the Boston Early Music Festival, and was the bass soloist in their L'Avisso al Terbo Giuno, and Aeneas in Dido and Aeneas. Their recording of Charpentier's La Descente d'Orphee aux Enfers won the Grammy for the Best Opera Recording of 2014 and Germany's Echo Classik Award. Sample his gorgeous singing in this music video of I Like The Sunrise.
Mireille Asselin has sung Pousette in Manon and Adele in Die Fledermaus at the Metropolitan Opera. She also covered Jemmy in William Tell and Rosina in Barbiere there. She sang Despina in Cosi fan Tutte at Ashlawn Opera and sings many leading roles with Opera Atelier in Toronto.
Lucja Zarzycka sang Aida in Oman. She sings Abigaille in Nabucco in Warsaw again after her previous triumph there in that role. She sang Aida in Warsaw and Cottbus, and the title role in Tosca in Cracow, Poland, Gera, Altenburg and Radebeul, Germany. She sang Leonore in Fidelio in Radebeul, Leonora in La Forza del Destino in Cottbus and Frankfurt an der Oder, Abigaille in Nabucco in Braunschweig, Weimar and Gera, Germany and the Verdi Requiem in Hamburg and Zurich. She will sing the Verdi Requiem in November 2013.
Andreas Macco sang the title role in Fliegende Hollaender in Dortmund and Kaiserslautern. He sang the title role in Boito's Mephistofele, Wotan in Das Rheingold and Shostakowitsch's 14th Symphony in Gelsenkirchen. He sang Fasolt in Das Rheingold in Essen and the Water Gnome in Rusalka at the Rome Opera. He sang his first Wotan in Die Walkuere in Koblenz in 2009, the Gymnast in Lulu in Athens and Don Fernando in Fidelio in Naples. He sang the title role in Don Giovanni, Sarastro in Mozart's The Magic Flute, Fiesco in Simon Boccanegra, the title role in Handel's Saul and the four villains in Hoffman in Bonn, Pogner in Meistersinger in Munster, Crespel in Hoffman at La Scala, Mephisto in Fausto in Selzach, Switzerland and Berlioz' Romeo and Juliet at the Leipzig Gewandhaus.
Gerardo is singing the title role in Don Giovanni, Valentin in Faust, Falke in Die Fledermaus, Germont in La Traviata and Argante in Handel's Rinaldo in Dortmund, Germany. He sang Rodrigo in Don Carlo, the Count in Le Nozze di Figaro, Marcello in La Boheme and Wolfram in Tannhaueser there as well.
Nathalie Paulin sang Beethoven's 9th Symphony conducted by Kent Nagamo in Toronto, Alexina in Chabrier's Le Roi Malgre Lui at Bard Summerscape in New York and the Wexford Festival in Ireland, The Messiah for the Seattle Symphony, made her debut for Ireland’s Wexford Festival as La Baronne in La Cour de Celimene, sang Handel’s Hercules for Tafelmusik, Hetu’s Les Clartes De La Nuit for the National Arts Centre Orchestra, St. Matthew Passion and Bach Cantatas for the Calgary Philharmonic, Marcellina in Fidelio for Edmonton Opera, the title role in Rodelinda for Houston’s Mercury Baroque, Micaela in Carmen in Tampa and Carmina Burana for the Québec Symphony.
Izabela Matula sings the title role in Tosca in Darmstadt, Germany. She sang Desdemona in Otello in Breslau, Poland and the Polish Requiem in Warsaw. She sang Liu in Turandot in Saarbrucken and won 3rd Prize in the Wilhem Stenhammar Competition in Sweden. She currently sings the leading soprano roles in Ballo in Maschera, Peter Grimes, Stiffelio, Mazeppa, Suor Angelica, Fledermaus, Don Giovanni (Donna Elvira) and Le Nozze di Figaro in Moenchengladbach, Germany. She sang Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi in Bergen, Norway and Mimi in La Boheme Bilbao, Spain.
Palle Knudsen sings the Count in Nozze di Figaro, Marcello in La Boheme and Germont in La Traviata at The Royal Danish Opera.
Elisabeth Jansson covered Octavian in Rosenkavalier at La Scala and sang Niklausse in The Tales of Hoffman at the Danish National Opera.
Hanna Dora Sturladottir received the Icelandic Music Award for being the Singer of the Year in classic and contemporary music for 2014. She got rave reviews for her Eboli in Don Carlo at the Icelandic Opera where she also sang the title role in Carmen. She sang Das Schloss for the Berliner Festspeile., was in Wagnerin: Ein Haus der Kunstmusik for the Bavarian State Opera, Pariser Leben in Berlin, the lead in The Seven Deadly Sins and in Closer Than Ever in Gelsenkirchen. She sang Miss Donnithorne´s Maggot for the Berlin Staatsoper, the title role in Ariadne auf Naxos in Iceland, Seven Attempted Escapes From Silence at the Berlin Staatsoper Magazine, 1st Lady in Magdeburg and Kassel, Germany and Miss Jessel in Turn of the Screw in Iceland.
Briana Elyse Hunter sang the title role in Carmen at the Music Academy of the West. Opera News said, "Mezzo Soprano was a mesmerizing Carmen, contributing a fiery theatrical presences and dynamic vocalism." She was an apprentice at Sarasota Opera where she covered Orlovsky in Die Fledermaus. She was an apprentice at Santa Fe in summer of 2015 and 2016, and is a Young Artist at Glimmerglass Artist singing Annie in Porgy and Bess and covering Arsamene in Xerxes. She sang the title role of Carmen at Opera in the Heights. She sings Mercedes in Carmen, Madeleine in Silent Night, Jo in Little Women and Wowkle in La Fanciulla del West with Michigan Opera Theater.
Reut Ventorero is a Young Artist at the Rome Opera and performed Ascanio in Benvenuto Cellini and Seconda Conversa in Suor Angelica there. She was in the Voice Creation Residency at the Aix-en-Provence Festival in the summer of 2015. She sang Beatrice in Berlioz' Beatrice et Benedict in Guinea with Le Concert Impromptu.
Jean-Philippe Fortier-Lazure sang Sir George Cartier and Father Andre in the Canadian Opera Company's Louis Riel.
Lotte Crayton was at the Marlboro Music Festival in the summers of 2015 and 2016. She was a finalist in the Mary Trueman Art Song Competition.
Jeremy Kleeman was in Double Happiness at the Canberra Music Festival and is a Melba Scholar.
Elena Perroni made her debut at the English National Opera in "Yardbird" singing Charlie Parker's wife Doris to excellent reviews. She sang Magda in La Rondine at Curtis Institute in Philadelphia.
Nancy Allen Lundy sang at La Scala and Lyon in A Dog's Heart, followed by Tan Dun's Tea at Vancouver Opera and the same composer's Marco Polo in Bergen, Norway. She sang the Oceanic Verses at the Kennedy Center, Adele in Die Fledermaus at Hawaii Opera, David Del Tredici's Dracula with the American Modern Ensemble and will sing Gorecki's Symphony #3 with the Belgian Symphony in May 2015.
Carter Scott covered the title role in Tosca and the Dyer's Wife in Die Frau Ohne Schatten at the Chicago Lyric Opera and sang Santuzza in Cavalleria Rusticana at the San Diego Opera. She sang the 3rd Norn and covered Gutrune in Wagner's Ring Cycle at the Washington Opera in 2009. She covered Lady Macbeth at the Washington Opera after her critical success in the same role at Opera Roanoke and The Immolation Scene in Knoxville. She sang Abigaille in Nabucco in Dortmund, Germany, Lady Macbeth, Aida, and Donna Anna in Syracuse and Tosca in Fort Worth.
Anna Sommerfeld sang Rosalinde in Fledermaus Sieglinde, in Die Walkuere, Agathe in Der Freischutz, Fiordiligi in Cosi Fan Tutte, Leonora in Il Trovatore Mimi in La Boheme, Juliette in Romeo et Juliette, Freia in Das Rheingold, Laura in Bettelstudent, Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, Pamina and 1st Lady in The Magic Flute and Hannah in The Merry Widow in Cottbus, Germany. She was nominated for Opernwelt's Artistic Newcomer of 2006 Award. She also sang Rosalinda in Giessen.
Ralf Simon sings Tamino in Zauberflote, Cervantes in Das Spitzentuch der Konigin, Alfred in Die Fledermaus, and the title role in Candide at the Dresden Staatsoperette. He sang in Il Ritorno d'Ulisse, in Patria in Frankfurt, Grimaldo in Rodelinda in Darmstadt, Grande Duchesse de Gerolstein in Nuremberg and Nemorino in L'Elisir d'Amore at Opera Faber in Portugal.
Birger Radde sings the title role in Wozzeck, Belcore in L'Elisir d'Amore, Fritz/Franz in Die Tote Stadt and Don Fernando in Fidelio in Hof, Germany. He sings concerts throughout Europe, and has sung Harlequin in Ariadne auf Naxos in Winterthur, Switzerland and Orff's Die Kluge at the Orff Festspiele in Munich. Next season he will be engaged in Muenster and sing Guglielmo in Cosi, Silvio in Pagliacci, and Bill in Mahagonny.
Jan Kobow sings concerts and makes recordings throughout Europe. Recent engagements include Schubert's Winterreise and Schwanengesang and Bach's St. Matthew and St. John Passion.
Muriel Schwarz is singing important concerts and oratorios throughout Switzerland and Germany including Haydn's Creation, Theresienmesse, The Four Seasons and Handel's Messiah.
August Schram sings Thespis in Rameau's Platee at the Neu Koellner Oper in Berlin, Germany. He has sung numerous roles in Giessen, Germany and was finalist at the Concorso Musica Sacra Competition in Rome. He sang the tenor solos in Carmina Burana at the Festspielhaus in Salzburg, Austria.
Melanie Adami sings Zaffi in Zigeunerbaron in Rheinfelden and Rosalinda in Die Fledermaus in Arth, Switzerland.
Pawel Grzyb sings the role of the Barber in Man of La Mancha in Biel, Switzerland.
Brynne McLeod is singing in the chorus of the Semperoper, Dresden. She sang the title role in La Cenerentola at the Zezere Arts Festival in Portugal and was a soloist in Berio's Coro conducted by Simon Rattle in Lucerne.
Barbara Shirvis sang Desdemona from Othello with the Jacksonville Symphony. She sang the Verdi Requiem with the Bucks County Choral Society and the Britten War Requiem with the Jacksonville Symphony.
Thomas Laske sings Marcello in La Boheme in Cologne and Wuppertal and Escamillo in Carmen in Cologne. He sings concerts in venues throughout Europe including Bach Cantatas with Ton Koopman. He sang Danilo in The Merry Widow in Solingen in 2011.
Marion Dhombres sang
Sieglinde in Die Walkeure with the Academie Lyrique in France and Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni at the Viaduc Cafe in Paris. She is in the chorus of the Paris Opera.
Keith Boldt is in the ensemble of the Oper Leipzig. Roles there include The Witch in Hansel und Gretel, Jack O'Brien in Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny, Ulrich Eisslinger in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Erster Gralsritter in Parsifal, tenor soloist in Orff's Catulli Carmina for the Ballet as well as roles in La Boheme, Das Schlaue Füchslein, Der Rosenkavalier, Marriage of Figaro, Madame Butterfly, Tosca, Turandot, Salome, Parsifal and Das Rheingold, Arabella and Die Zauberflöte. In Goerlitz he sings Laca in Jenufa and in Augsburg he sang Der Maler/Ein Neger in Lulu. He sang and recorded the lead in Braunfels' Ulenspiegel in Gera and Altenburg, Germany.
Melisande Lavoine sings in the chorus of the Paris Opera.
Tenor, Marcus Elsaesser sings oratorio throughout Germany.
Anne Derouard will sing Requiem Ebraico by Zeisl in Lithuania and France. She toured in the title role of Le Grand Duchesse of Gerolstein and as Berta in Barber of Seville throughout France.
Krista De Silva
Krista de Silva sang in Starmania in Quebec, Canada.
Natalia Brzezinska sang the Mother in Madame Butterfly, the Innkeeper in The Cunning Little Vixen at the Glyndbourne Festival where she sings in the chorus.
Nina Van Essen
Nina van Essen sang as a madrigalist in Manon Lescaut at the Amsterdam Opera and will sing Hansel in Hansel and Gretel at the Dutch National Opera Academy.
Meagan Larios sings Kate in the Pirates of Penzance with Toronto Operetta Theatre and is a member of Toronto's Loose Tea Theatre.
Evan Bravos sang Morales and Dancairo in Carmen and covered Escamillo at Opera Santa Barbara and sang Harashta in The Cunning Little Vixen and Rabonier in La Rondine as well. He was a Semifinalist for the American Prize in Voice/Friedrich & Virginia Schorr Memorial Award in 2016. In 2017 he covers Tom Joad in The Grapes of Wrath at the Opera Theatre of St. Louis and the title role in Don Giovanni at the Hawaii Arts Festival.
Anya Vegry sings Ilia in Idomeneo, Gilda in Rigoletto, The English Cat and Gretel in Hansel and Gretel in Hannover, Germany.
Samantha Crawford was a Top Ten Finalist for The Chilcott Award in Great Britain and sang Flower Maiden in Parsifal in Madrid, Spain.
Mareike Morr sings Sigrune in Die Walkuere and a Flower Maiden in Parsifal at Bayreuth Festival, Sesto in La Clemenzo di Tito, Orlovsky in Die Fledermaus, Cherubino in Nozze di Figaro and Hansel in Hansel and Gretel in Hannover, Germany.
Whitney Sloan is singing the Second Maid in Elektra and covered Liu in Turandot for Edmonton Opera.
Carla Huhtanen sings Cassiope in Persee and Lully's Armide in Toronto and Versailles, France all with Opera Atelier. Also with Opera Atelier she sang the First Lady and Papagena in The Magic Flute, Aennchen in Der Freischutz in Toronto.
Christa Fleischmann sang Pulcinella in Strauss's Prinz Methusalem in Hombrechtikon, Blondchen Die Entfuehrung aus dem Serail in Solothurn, Hernerpark in Horgen and Bellinzona, Adele in Die Fledermaus in Biel, and Lisa in Countess Maritza in Rheinfelden, Biel, Solothurn and Winterthur, Switzerland.
Rachel Fenlon is a finalist in the Belvedere Competition. She sang Susanna with Vancouver Opera. She performed the soprano solos in Rossini's Petite Messe Solonelle with Maestro Alberto Zedda and Handel's Messiah with the Victoria and Vancouver Symphonies. She sang Zerlina in Don Giovanni with Vancouver Opera and sang Nanetta in Falstaff and Guinevere in Camelot with Pacific Opera in Victoria, Canada.
Simon Schmidt covered Wolfram in Tannhauser and sang the Voice of Neptune in Idomeneo at the Flemish Opera in Belgium where he sings in the chorus.
Amelie Mueller is engaged in Flensburg to sing Olympia in Tales of Hoffman and Gepopo in Le Grand Macabre. She did Weisses Roessl in Zwickau. She sang Rosina in Barber of Seville, Olympia in The Tales of Hoffman and was in The Gods Must be Crazy at Moenchengladbach, Germany. She was a finalists in the Academia Bel Canto Competition in Italy.
Merel Kriegsman won 3rd Prize in the Concorso Musica Sacra Competition in Rome. She was a finalist in the International Song Competition in Gut Immling, Germany and sings oratorio solos at Bach's Thomanenkirche in Liepzig, Germany.
Michael Mueller is engaged in Kiel, Germany singing numerous roles, including Herod in Salome, Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni and Steuermann in Flying Dutchman. He was Camille in The Merry Widow at the Schlossfestspiele Zwingenberg.
Michael Raschle is engaged at the Musikalische Komoedie in Leipzig, Germany playing Doolittle in My Fair Lady, Feri in Csardasfuerstin, Lord Savage in Jekyll and Hyde, Pannecke in Frau Luna and Don Quixote in Don Quichotte.
Sarah Rose Taylor was a semi-finalist in the Mary Trueman Art Song Vocal Competition, the Concours Talents Lyriques Reims Voix Sacrees in Reims, France and a finalist in the Peter Elvins Vocal Competition.
Frederic Albou was Wotan in Das Rheingold in Vendone, France and was the title role in Don Giovanni and the Viaduc Cafe in Paris.
Kirsten Borchard sang The Bachianas Brasilieras at Liepzig's Gewandhaus and will do the same at the BSI Engadin Festival 2014 in St. Moritz, Switzerland.
Dagmar Hesse sings Amalia in Un Ballo in Maschera and the title role in Turandot in Hagen, Germany where she has also sung Mrs. Maurrant in Street Scene, Giorgetta in Il Tabarro, Madama Butterfly, Elsa in Lohengrin, Tatyana in Eugene Onegin, Fiordiligi in Cosi Fan Tutte, Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, and the Marschallin in Der Rosenkavalier.
Elisa Doughty sings Zerlina in Don Giovanni throughout France. She made her Parisian debut as Pamina in The Magic Flute with Olivier Holt at the Cirque National Alexis Gruss. She has performed Mozart's Bastien and Bastienne, Offenbach's La Vie Parisienne, Cupidon in Orphée aux Enfers, and The Magic Flute with the Orchestre National d'Ile de France and Carmen at the Stade de France with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France. She won first prize in operetta in both the Concours International de Chant de Marmande and the Concours International d'Opérettes de Marseille, sang Adele in Die Fledermaus in Boulogne-sur-Mer, Offenbach's Pomme d'Api, Monsieur Choufleuri at the Théâtre de Pau, a premiere and tour of the opera Jerusalem Follies by Edouard Lacamp in the Middle East, concerts in France and Germany with the Baroque Ensemble Précipitations, and Orphée aux Enfers in Chateauroux. Opera de Rennes is Omphale in Les Travaux d'Hercule.
Julie Caffier will sing Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady in the Kiel Opera in Germany.
Luca Martin sings Sergei in Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk in Kassel, Germany. He sang Don Jose in Carmen in Ruti and Le Chaux de Fonds, Switzerland, Lucio Silla in Bielefeld, and the Verdi's Requiem, The Messiah and The Four Seasons throughout Germany.
She sings in Air India in Vancouver with the Turning Point Ensemble. She sang Requiem for Afghanistan with the Calgary Philharmonic. Some of her most recent work includes the role of Phoolan Devi in the world premiere of Shirish Korde’s opera Bandit Queen with Boston Musica Viva, the voice of Mila on the upcoming opera, The Mulroney’s to air on CBC television in 2011. This coming year, some of her appearances include work with the Luminato Festival in Necessary Angel Theatre’s Tout Comme Elle, with Orchestra Toronto singing Strauss’ Four Last Songs, and a set of Andy Vores music with Boston Musica Viva.
Valdemar Villadsen was in Scylla und Glaucis in Kiel, Germany.
Juanita Lascarro sang Violetta in La Traviata and Corinna in Viaggio a Reims in Frankfurt, Germany.
Mia Yaniw sang Baba the Turk in The Rake's Progress in the Brisbane Festival and Bach's Lutheran G minor Mass and Vivaldi's Gloria with the Camerata of St. John's in Queensland, Australia.
Ghislaine Deschambault sings in The Ice Child in Montreal, Canada.
Julie Szelinsky sang Flora in La Traviata and Sandman in Hansel and Gretel in Cottbus, Germany.
Alexey Kosarev sang the title role in The Tales of Hoffman in Flensburg, Germany. In 2008-9 he sang Alfredo in La Traviata, the title role in Werther, Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly and Alexei in Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk in Oldenburg, Germany.
Carola Glaser sang in Rienzi at Leipzig Opera and Nella in Gianni Schicchi at Theatre an der Wien, in Vienna, Austria.
Anna Ryberg was Adina in L'Elisir d'Amore for Opera North (UK). She sang Zerlina in Don Giovanni, Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro, Contessa di Folleville in Viaggio a Reims, Jano in Jenufa, Oskar in Un Ballo in Maschera, Sophie in Werther and Poppea in Aggripina in Frankfurt, Germany.
Christin Mollnar sang Rosalinda in Fledermaus, Mimi in La Boheme and Annio in La Clemenza di Tito in Bielefeld, Germany.
Lucy Taylor sang in Handel's Belshazzar with Rene Jacobs in Berlin, Aix and Innsbruck and at the Saltzburg Festival as a member of the Saltzburger Bachchor
Rebecca Hass sang the Mrs. Herring in Albert Herring at Vancouver Opera. She sang Requiem for the Calgary Philharmonic, Mary in Dutchman in Victoria, Canada and Beethoven's 9th and La Fille du Regiment with Manitoba Opera. She sang Azucena in Il Trovatore at the Astoria Music Festival in Oregon, the Baroness in Vanessa, the Lady in Waiting in MacBeth, Mrs. Herring in Albert Herring, Mrs. Noah in Noye's Flude and the Verdi Requiem in Victoria, Berta in Barbiere in Ottowa, Katisha in Mikado in Edmonton and Marcellina in Nozze di Figaro in Vancouver. Also, Messiah and Verdi's Requiem with the Hamilton Philharmonic.
Monika Eder was the soprano soloist in Mozart's Coronation Mass in Spain, and Mozart's C Minor Mass with the Orchestre National de Lyon both conducted by Ton Koopman for whom she also sang the soprano solos for the St. John Passion with the Münchner Philharmonie. She sang Handel's Solomon with the Dresden Kreuzchor. She sings Exultate Jubilate with the Bavarian State Orchestra in Dresden.
Wojciech Tabis sang in the Bayreuth Festival Chorus in 2012 and 2013 and was a soloist at the Krakow Philharmonie.
Martin Weidmann sang Osmin in Enfuehrung aus dem Serail in Biel. He sang Alidoro in Cenerentola, Herr Reich in Lustigen Weiber von Windsor in Bern and in Reise Nach Tripiti in Winterthur all in Switzerland.
Andrea Rieche sang Marcellina in Le Nozze di Figaro, Mary in Die Fliegende Hollaender, Dame Quickly in Falstaff and the Mother in Hansel and Gretel in Dortmund, Germany.
Matthew Morris sang Apollo in Gluck's Alceste and covers a role in the world premiere of Paul Moravec's The Letter at Santa Fe Opera in summer 2009.
Ausrine Stundyte sang Nedda, Adina and Blanche in Dialogue of the Carmelites and Ilia in Idomeneo in Cologne. For 2005- Micaela, Eurydice in Orpheus in the Underworld and Woglinde and Gerhilde in Cologne's Ring Cycle. Violetta and Adina in Wernigerode, Tebaldo in Don Carlo in Leipzig, Michaela in Carmen in Vilnius, Lithuania.
Maria Milolidaki sang the Queen of the Night in Zauberfloete and the title role in the The Merry Widow in Athens.
Julianne Borg covered Micaela in Carmen at the New York City Opera. She also covered the title role in Patience and sang Ygraine in Ariane et Barbe Bleu there. Other engagements include Flaminia in Haydn's Il Mondo della Luna at the Opera de Nice, France.
Heiko Boerner sang the Duke, Rodolfo, Faust, Symon in Bettelstudent and Belmonte in Wurzburg, Germany.
Kirsten Borchard sings in Der Spiegel des Gruen Kaisers in Muenster, Germany.
Of Jim Ruff's performance in Scarlatti's Giuditta, the Chicago Sun Times said "Ruff's tenor, pleasing and secure across a wide range, made a splendid showpiece of 'Mi combatti', every ornament in place". Daniel in Play of Daniel at the Spoleto Festival, Mozart Requiem in Boston.
Lisa Tjalve won the First Renate Holm Operetta Prize and the Emmerich Kalman Operetta Prize at the International Operetta Competition at the Elblandfestspielen at Wittenberg, Germany. She sang in Pinnochio at Berlin's Komische Oper and performed the role of Calisto in Händels Giove in Argo at the Markgräfische Oper in Bayreuth. She was a semi-finalist in the Strasbourg Festival International Opera Competition.
Eike Riga sang Rosemarie in Herzogin von Chicago in Bonn, Madrigal Comedy touring Germany and Blume von Hawaii at the Berlin Stadtsoper.
Paul Kirby sang in Postcards From Morocco in Colmar. Peter Quint and Prologue in Turn of the Screw and Mozart Requiem in Metz, France.
Susan Miller covered the Widow and Valencienne in the Opera Comique's production of The Merry Widow in Paris.
Katryn Strocka sang Blondchen, Susanna, Anne (Nabucco) and Lauretta in Gera, Germany.
Roberta Cunningham sang Saffi in Zigeunerbaron in Muenster, Rosalinda in Fledermaus in Luzerne, Landshut and Giessen, Nedda in Pagliacci at Osnabruck,
Pamina in Die Zauberfluete at Hildesheim, Germany and Mimi in La Boheme in Cairo.
Christian Oldenburg sings in Sciarrino's Luci Mie Traditrici at the Teatro Communale in Bologna and the Berlin Staatsoper. He sang Killian in Der Freischuetz at the Berlin Staatsoper. He sang the baritone solos in Haydn's Creation at the Berliner Dom, sang the title role in Judith Weir's Blond Eckbert sponsored by the Hamburg State Opera and Germont in La Traviata at the Choriner Klosterfestspielen. For the Staatsoper Hamburg und Theater Lüneburg he sang Hans Scholl in Die Weisse Rose by Udo Zimmermann and sang a chamber version of Beethoven's 9th Symphony at the Berliner Philharmonie, Berlin Konzerthaus and the Leipzig Gewandhaus.
Vladimir Maric sang the tenor solos in Handel's Chandos Anthem's at the Cologne Philharmonic and The St. John Passion in Langenfeld, Germany.
Janna Baty sang Despina and Berta in Barbiere with Boston Lyric Opera, Powder On Her Face at the Hamburg State Opera and the Mother in Amahl and the Night Visitors with the Tallahassee Symphony.
Fides Krucker starred as The Girl With No Door On Her Mouth in Toronto, is a noted exponent of modern music throughout Canada and was nominated for a Dora Award for her work in Julie Sits Waiting in Toronto.
Jean-Pierre Ouellet has been a soloist with the Helmut Riling's Bach Academy of Stuttgart and was soloist in the Zurich Tonhalle for the B Minor Mass.
Elizabeth King sang Martha in Faust in Dessau, Germany and sings Rosalia in West Side Story with Oper Halle in Germany.
Susan Hellauer and
Susan Hellauer and Jacqueline Horner tour internationally with their a cappella female quartet, Anonymous 4. Their many recordings with Harmonia Mundi have been on the top of the classical charts and sold over 1 million copies
Alexander Nikolic was Apollo in Haydn's Philemon et Baucis at Berlin's Stadtsoper, and sang the tenor lead of Halevy's Der Blitz and Marcello in Leoncavallo's La Boheme in Hamburg.
Kristine Elfversson sings in Schubert's Die Freunde von Salamanka in Neuzelle, Germany
Soja Smoljaninova sang Amalia in Ballo and Giorgetta in Il Tabarro at the Semper Oper (Dresden).
Sybille Keller sang Jemmy in Guillaume Tell, Valencienne in Merry Widow, Marzelline in Fidelio and Gianetta in L'Elisir d'Amore in Meiningen, Germany and was in the chorus of the Bayreuth Festival in 2008.
Susan Russell sang Susa's Transformations at the Cleveland Opera. Opera News said "Susan Russell, whose soprano is cutting and flexible, had a triumph in the taxing role of Sexton."
Christa Mayer sang Braengaene in Tristan, Mary in Die Fliegende Hollaender and Erda and Waltraute in The Ring conducted by Thieleman all at the Bayreuth Festival. She sang Emelia in Otello at the Saltzburg Easter Festival and sang Brigitta in Die Tote Stadt at La Fenice in Venice and Bilbao. At the Dresden State Opera she sings Didon in Les Troyens, Braengaene, Geschwitz in Lulu, Leda in Liebe der Danae, Maddalena in Der Meistersinger, Fenena in Nabucco, Begbick in Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny, Henrietta in I Puritani, Quickly in Falstaff, Suzuki in Butterfly, Baba in Rake's Progress, Bradamante in Alcina and Ottavia in L'Incoronazione di Poppea.
Allyson McHardy sang Sara in Roberto Devereaux at the Canadian Opera Company. She sang Annio in La Clemenza di Tito at the Paris Opera. Other engagements include Sister Helen in the prize winning production of Dead Man Walking in Montreal, Cornelia in Guilio Cesare in Michigan, The Messiah with the Toronto Symphony and Tafelmusik in Toronto and Juno in Semele at the Canadian Opera Company. She has sung the title role in Cenerentola in Glyndebourne, covered Phedre in Hipolyte et Aricie there as well. Other roles include Adalgisa in Norma in Warsaw and Jo in Little Women in Calgary. She sang the title role in L'Italiana in Algieri in Lille, France and Calgary, Rosina in Barbiere and Olga in Eugene Onegin at the San Francisco Opera, Marquise Melibea in Viaggio a Reims at the New York City Opera, Dalilah in Samson and Dalilah at Opera Hamilton, Suzuki at Canadian Opera Company and Edmonton, covered Rosina, Hansel, Suzuki and Bradamante Alcina at San Francisco Opera, Meg Page in Falstaff and Concepcion in L'Heure Espagnole with Seiji Ozawa at Tanglewood, La Vida Breve with the Boston Symphony, Orlofsky with Merola. Zerlina and Hansel with Arizona Opera, Fenena in Nabucco with Vancouver Opera, Lola in Cavalleria in Edmonton, Malika in Lakme in Calgary and Orsini in Lucrezia Borgia in Saint Gallen, Switzerland.
David Pomeroy performed the title role in The Tales of Hoffman at the Metropolitan Opera and returned there for Faust. He sings Pinkerton in Madame Butterfly and Erik in The Flying Dutchman for Calgary Opera and Cavaradossi in Tosca for Vancouver Opera. He sang Alfred in Die Fledermaus at the Canadian Opera Company and at Vancouver Opera, Alfredo in La Traviata with New York City Opera, the Duke in Rigoletto in Winnipeg, Canada and has sung the title role in The Tales of Hoffman at the Canadian Opera Company and Edmonton. He sang Paul in Die Tote Stadt in Frankfurt and Calgary, Florestan in Fidelio in Ottowa, Henri in Les Vespres Siciliennes in Copenhagen, Calaf in Turandot in Calgary, Canada, Braunfel's TeDeum with the Warsaw Philharmonic and will star as Florestan in Fidelio in Cologne, Germany.
Holger Falk won the prestigious Echo Classic Prize for his album of Satie songs. Recently, he sang the role of Stolzius in Die Soldaten in Wiesbaden, Germany and the lead role in Olga Neuwirth's Lost Highway in Breslau, Poland. He sang in The Golden Dragon in Frankfurt and at the Bregenz Festival. He sang the lead role in the premiere of Miroslav Srnka's Make No Noise at the Munich State Opera Summer Festival, Rihm's Dionysos in Heidelberg and Jakob Lenz in Warsaw after his success in Oresteia by Iannis Xenakis there. He sang the lead in Rihm's The Conquest of Mexico, in Madrid, Spain. He has released CDs of Poulenc songs with texts by Apollinaire, one with songs by Josef Matthias Hauer and another with song cycles by Rihm and songs by der Wense. He sang Haydn's The Four Seasons with Christopher Hogwood, Donizetti's Il Campanello in Limoges, France, Kaiser von Atlantis in Furth, Germany, the role of Moritz Stiefel in the world premiere of Bernoit Mernier's Fruehlings Erwachen at La Monnaie in Brussels. He sang the title role in Monteverdi's Orfeo in Lausanne with Gabriel Garrido and his ensemble Elyma, in addition to productions in Bangkok, Segovia, Spain and in Sarrebourg und Kloster Eberbach bei Frankfurt. He sang Eight Songs for a Mad King in Giessen and Jenseits der Schatten by Vladimir Tarnopolski in Bonn. At the Frankfurt Opera he sang the role of Death in Savitri by Gustav Holst and sang Jesus in the oratorio Golgatha by Frank Martin in Passau.
Daniel Okulich sang the title role in Don Giovanni in Kansas City and will sing it again in summer 2016 at the Sante Fe Opera. He will sing The Count in The Marriage of Figaro at Manitoba Opera, The Messiah with the Vancouver Bach Choir, a Schwabacher recital at the San Francisco Opera and in the World Premiere of JFK at Fort Worth Opera.
Simon Bode is engaged at the Frankfurt Opera where he sings Tamino in Magic Flute, Arbace in Idomeno, Seaman in Tristan, Lechmere in Britten's Owen Wingrave, Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni and Fenton in Falstaff. He sang the tenor solos in the St. Matthew Passion with the North German Radio Philharmonic to great acclaim. He made his Wigmore Hall recital debut in London in February 2015. He sang Ottavio in Don Giovanni at Opera Oslo and Hannover, Germany and sang Belmonte in Enfuehrung aus dem Serail in Heidelberg. He sang the Seaman in Tristan in Bordeaux, the Analyst in Bernstein's A Quiet Place conducted by Kent Nagano in Dortmund and sang in Handel's Trionfo del Tempo with the Irish Baroque Orchestra in Dublin. He sang in The Golden Dragon at the Bregenz Festspiel.
Eugene Brancoveanu sang Yeletsky in Pique Dame in Israel. He sang Belcore at the San Francisco Opera, the role of Scapin in L'Ile de Merlin at the Spoleto Festival, Pandolphe in Massenet's Cendrillon at the New York City Opera, Escamillo in Carmen at the Walnut Creek Festival, covered Tomsky in Pique Dame in Tokyo, conducted by Seiji Ozawa, the Pilot in The Little Prince for the San Francisco Opera, conducted by Donald Runnicles and won a Tony Award for his Marcello in Baz Luhrman's Boheme on Broadway. He received rave reviews for his Tarqinius in Rape of Lucretia for San Francisco Opera's Merola Program. For the San Francisco Opera mainstage he sang Morales in Carmen, Marullo in Rigoletto, Fiorello in Barbiere, the 1st Prisoner in Fidelio, covered Tomsky in Pique Dame and Taddeo in L'Italiana in Algieri. With Michael Tilson Thomas he often sings and portrays Yiddish Theatre legend, Boris Thomashevsky with the San Francisco Symphony, the NY Philharmonic and other fine orchestras and sang the lead role in Shostakovich's Moscow Chereomuski in Stuttgart.
Christian Elsner sang the title role in Parsifal under Marek Janowski at the Berlin Philharmonie in 2011. He sang Siegmund in Die Walkuere at the Dresden State Opera, Darmstadt and Weimar. Future Wagner performances include Parsifal in Kassel, Siegmund with Simon Rattle in Berlin, and Rheingold with Janowski in Berlin. He sang Mendelssohn's Lobgesang with Riccardo Chailly at La Scala, Mozart's Requiem at Carnegie Hall and in Salzburg, Beethoven's Missa Solemnis in Stockholm and Rotterdam, Mendelssohn's Paulus in Vienna and Barcelona and Beethoven's 9th Symphony in Leipzig and Berlin.
Alexander Lewis is a graduate of the MET's Lindemann Young Artist Development Program. He sang at the Met as Borsa in Rigoletto and The Merry Widow. He performed the role of Vasek in the Met-Juilliard production of The Bartered Bride, under the baton of Maestro James Levine, and his first recital as a tenor as part of the LYADP's recital series. In 2010, Alexander completed the Merola Opera Program in San Francisco where he performed Nemorino in L’Elisir d’Amore. Alexander is the recipient of numerous awards including Opera Foundation Australia’s New York Study Award 2006, The Australian National Aria Competition 2009, and The Sir Robert Askin Traveling Scholarship 2010.
Alexandra Flood sang Norina in Don Pasquale with Mariusz Kwiecen in Krakow and will repeat the role in Bregenz, Austria. She starred in the title role in La Traviata at the GrachtenFestival in Amsterdam, La Finta Giardiniara in Hannover and covered Musetta in La Boheme at Wolftrap Opera. She sang Blondchen in the Bregenz production of Entfruehrung auf dem Serail and starred as the title role in The Cunning Little Vixen in Sydney, Australia. She sang the Modistin in Der Rosenkavalier at the Saltzburg Festival, Blondchen in their young persons production of Entfuehrung aus dem Serail and Strauss's Fruhlingsluft Waltz with the Festival Orchestra. She won the Australian Music Foundation Competition and received the Mike Walsh Fellowship for further study. She sang Marguerite in the Gaertnerplatz Theatre production of Dr. Faust and will sing Norina in Don Pasquale in Krakow with Mariusz Kweicien.
Steven Ebel made his Covent Garden debut as Victorin in
Die Tote Stadt where he was also a Covent Garden Young Artist. He sang Jaquino in Fidelio and Malcolm in Macbeth there. He debuted at Amsterdam's Concertgebouw in Widmann's opera Babylon. He sang Peter Quint in Turn of the Screw at the Castleton Festival in Virginia conducted by Lorin Maazel. He was cast by James Levine as Jimmy Mahoney in Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny at Tanglewood. He sang Peter Quint in Turn of the Screw at Opera Cleveland, Hans Heiling at Regensburg. Pylade in Iphighenie en Tauride in Karlsruhe, and The Steersman in The Flying Dutchman and the Chevalier in Dialogues of the Carmelites in Mainz, Germany. He sang Max in Der Freischutz in Mainz, Erik in The Flying Dutchman and The Dream of Gerontius in Regensburg and with the Jacksonville Symphony.
Gerald Hupach sings Monostatos in The Magic Flute, Malcolm in Macbeth, Scaramuccio in Ariadne auf Naxos, the Herald in Don Carlo, the fourth Jew in Salome, Pang in Turandot, Jack in Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny, Basilio in Le Nozze di Figaro, a boy in Die Frau Ohne Schatten, Eisslinger in Die Meistersinger, an Edler in Lohengrin and the tenor solos in Haydn's Schoepfung at the Dresden State Opera.
Danae Kontora sang The Queen of the Night in Dresden, Frankfurt, Essen and Liepzig. She sang Blondchen in Abduction from the Seraglio, and in Cinq Mars in Leipzig, Barbarina in The Marriage of Figaro at the Frankfurt Opera and Tigrane in Handel's Radamisto as a member of their Opera Studio.
Sky Ingram sang in the Spring Proms in London, the title role in Rusalka in Valladolid, Spain and the Countess in Le Nozze di Figaro for Popup Opera in Norway. She sang the role of Venus in Rossi's Orpheus and sang the lead role of Lea in the world premiere of Glare both for the Royal Opera House Covent Garden. She covered the Niece in Peter Grimes at the English National Opera, She sang Helena in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Musetta in La Boheme and will sing Clorinda in Cenerentola at Opera North. She sang Avis in The Wreckers at Bard SummerScape.
Meghan Lindsay sang Giugnia in Mozart's Lucio Silla and the title role in Alcina for Opera Atelier in Toronto.
Ada Gunnarsdottir was nominated as Iceland's' Best Singer of the Year for her performance in La Voix Humaine in 2017.
Sonja Koppelhuber sings the title role in Carmen, Babba the Turk in The Rake's Progress, the title role in Cenerentola, the title role in Orfeo, Hansel in Hansel and Gretel, and Dorabella in Cosi fan Tutte in Wurzburg, Germany.
Ylva Kihlberg is singing the Marschellin in Der Rosenkavalier and sang the title role in Jenufa with Opera North (UK).
Andrew Nolen sang Carlo the Fifth in Don Carlo in Dusseldorf and Swallow in Peter Grimes in Dortmund. He is engaged at the Moenchen-Gladbach Theatre in Germany and is singing in Un Ballo in Maschera, Peter Grimes, Tales of Hoffman, Lohengrin, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Basilio in Barber of Seville. He sang The Abbott in Gilgamesh in the Ouroboros Trilogy in Boston, MA
Bronwyn Douglass is a Finalist in the 2017 Lady Fairfax New York Scholarship in Australia and is a Melba Scholar.
Peter Fabig sang the Jailer in Tosca at the Rheinsberg Festival and Zuniga in Carmen there. He sings McIrton in La Dame Blanche at the Junge Opera Rhein Main.
German soprano Nadine Lehner has been praised by the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung for her “excellent voice" and described as a “radiant Gretel”. Opernglas magazine called her "a fulminant Tatjana” that “commanded the stage with her presence” in Eugene Onegin, while Die Welt raved about the enchantment of “the silver sound of her lyrical voice” as Marzelline in Fidelio. At Theater Bremen, she has sung the title role in Anna Karenina, Agatha in Der Freischutz, Mimi in La Boheme, the Governess in Britten´s The Turn of the Screw, Pamina in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, Ilia in Mozart’s Idomeneo and Marianne in Richard Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier. She sang Sandrina in La Finta Giardinera with Theater Bonn and Jennie in Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny in Freiburg.
Jakob Vad sang Guglielmo in Cosi Fan Tutte, Figaro in Le Nozze di Figaro and Masetto in Don Giovanni at the Allee Theater in Hamburg, Germany. He will sing Schaunard in La Boheme at Theater Hedeland and in the World Premiere of Nothing at the Jyske Opera in Denmark.
Alberto Arrabal will sing Belcore in L'Elsire d'Amore in Madrid.
Eva Kirchner sang Micaela in Carmen, Helena in Midsummer Nights Dream, Haydn's Creation conducted by Peter Schreier, Musetta in La Boheme, Ilia in Clemenza di Tito, Nanetta in Falstaff, Pamina in Zauberflote, Susanna in Nozze di Figaro, Marzelline in Fidelio, Echo in Ariadne auf Naxos, Servilia in Titus and Aennchen in Der Freischutz, all at the Dresden State Opera, Germany. Mimi in La Boheme in Rostock.
Maria Soulis sang Flosshilde in Das Rheingold at Pacific Opera Victoria. She sang the title role of Carmen at the Longborough Festival in England and 3rd Lady in Zauberflote at the Chatelet in Paris. She toured Europe as Mdme. de la Haltiere in Cendrillon, and sang in La Gazzetta at the Rossini Festival in Bad Wildbad, Germany. She sang Adalgisa in Norma, Mrs. Grose in Turn of the Screw and Antonia's Mother in Hoffman in Nantes, France. Niklausse in Hoffman and Neris in Medea in Metz, France. She won the Liederkranz Competition in NYC, the Jeunes Ambassadeurs Lyriques Competition in Montreal and received a Chalmers Grant and Canada Council grant. She sang Cherubino, Dorabella, Hansel, Orlofsky, Charlotte and the Composer in Regensburg, Germany, Rosina at Ireland's Wexford Festival and Dryade in Ariadne auf Naxos in Monaco.
Jean Stilwell sang the title role in Handel's Solomon with the Pax Christi Chorale. She also sang Berio's Folk Songs with the Houston Symphony and Pierrot Lunaire with the Amici Ensemble. She played Madame D'Urfe in Minnesota Opera's Casanova's Homecoming, sang in the world premiere of Transit of Venus with the Manitoba Opera and performs her critically acclaimed cabaret Carmen Unzipped throughout Canada. She sang in War and Peace at the Canadian Opera Company and in Eric Idle's Not The Messiah with the Toronto Symphony and at the Caramoor Festival in New York.
Helene Brunet was awarded First Place for Oratorio in the Stella Maris Voice Competition and came in 4th in the Oratorio Society Competition. She participated in the recording of Las Ciudades de Oro that won a Juno Award in 2016 as Classical Album of the Year in Canada. She will sing Mozart's C minor Mass with Tom Crawford and the American Classical Orchestra. She sang the St. Matthew Passion with American Bach Soloists conducted by Jeffrey Thomas in San Francisco with whom she will also sing The Messiah and Christmas Oratorio.
Sophie Burgos will sing Lily in To the Lighthouse at the Bregens Festspiele, Bernstein's SongFest with the BBC Orchestra and The Cunning Little Vixen with Simon Rattle and the London Symphony Orchestra.
Maraile Lichdi sings concerts and oratorios throughout Germany.
Vasil Garvanliev sang at Marlboro Music in 2016 and was invited back for 2017. He was a finalist at the Montreal International Music Competition in 2015. He sang the lead role in Phinee in Persee with Opera Atelier in Toronto and Versailles, France. Some video clips of his singing include Schubert's Wanderer's Nachtlied, Eugene Onegin's Aria, and Dandini's aria from La Cenerentola. He won the Metropolitan Opera district auditions in Chicago and was a semi-finalist in the Monserrat Caballe Vocal Competition.
Jessica Lane sang the title role in Tosca at the Schloss Rheinsberg Festival. and with Opera York in Toronto, Canada.
Ben Covey sang Fiorello in The Barber of Seville for Opera Lyra in Ottowa, Ping in Manitoba Opera's Turandot, Einsenstein in Die Fledermaus for the Kitchener/Waterloo Symphony and The Messiah in Toronto. He sang in Anamchara - Songs of Friendship with the Scottish Opera.
Kristin Hoff was a Young Artist at Vancouver Opera in 2013-2014 where she sang Tebaldo and covered Eboli in Don Carlo, Don Elvira in Don Giovanni and Mrs. Herring and Nancy in Albert Herring. She sang in New York Festival of Songs New York to Paris Concert with Stephen Blier and toured Ontario as the title role in Carmen. She won First Prize of the Mozart Vocal Competition of the North York Concert Orchestra. She sang a Proms Concert and Mendelssohn's Second Symphony with the Vancouver Symphony and a Mozart Requiem with the Vancouver Island Symphony.
Anna Goessi sings Stella in Suppe's operetta Banditenstreiche in Moeriken, Switzerland.
Amy Suznovich, is the 2014 recipient of the Deborah Maher Award from The Opera Project and received nominations for the Main Street Theatre Awards for Best Leading Actress as Cunegonde in Candide and Best Female Solo for her performance of Glitter and Be Gay. She has performed with the New Brunswick Chamber Orchestra and at the George Street Playhouse and Philadelphia Fringe Festival.
Jutta Boehnert sings the title role in Alcina in Lucerne, Switzerland. She sang The Countess in The Marriage of Figaro with the Bolshoi Opera in Moscow, Russia and in Dusseldorf and Potsdam, Germany. She also sang Marcellina in Fidelio and Fiordiligi in Cosi Fan Tutte in Cologne, Germany.
Alexander Pinderak sings ALdredo in La Traviata, Freddie in My Fair Lady, Belmonte in Die Entfuehrung aus dem Serail, Camille in Die Lustige Witwe, Alfred in Die Fledermaus and Tamino in Die Zauberfloete at the Vienna Volksoper.
Emilie Rose Bry will alternate singing Poppea, Drusilla and Virtu in The Coronation of Poppea at the Opera de Vichy and the Royal Opera at Versailles. She will also sing Poppea with Ensemble Matheus. She sang Mrs. P. in The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat in Lyon, Annecy and Quimper, France for the Opera Studio of Lyon. She sang the lead role of Clarice in Il Mondo della Luna at the Festival de Sédière, France, Madame De Folle-Verdure in La Vie Parisienne in Toulon, France and sang in the Gala concert at the 30th Anniversary of CNIPAL at the Marseille Opera, with the Marseille Philharmonic Orchestra. She sang First Lady in Mozart's The Magic Flute with La Fabrique Opéra at the Marseille Dôme and in several concerts for the opera studio of Geneva, Switzerland.
Christoph Scheeben sang Gounod's Mass in Flensburg, Germany and was in the Comedian Harmonists and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum in Hagen, Germany. He sang the St. John Passion and St. Matthew Passion at the Cologne Philharmonie.
Peyee Chen sings with the Schola Heidleberg Ensemble throughout Europe, and will sing a premiere of a new work for orchestra in Edinburgh. She sang in Opera with a Title at the Tete a Tete Opera Festival in London and in Opera for an Unknown Woman with the Fuel Theatre.
Solveig Hjerrild sang the title role in Suor Angelica in Copenhagen. She has sung in the chorus of the The Malmo Opera in Sweden.
Tim Stoddard sang Tamino in The Magic Flute for The Metropolitan Opera Guild and was a soloist in Berio's Coro at the Luzerne Festival conducted by Simon Rattle. He repeated the same piece at the Trondheim Music Festival in Norway. He received a grant from the Arleen Auger Memorial Fund and covered the role of Martin in The Tenderland with Chelsea Opera. He sang in Intelligent Systems at the SOBE Institute of the Arts, sang Des Grieux in Manon with the Opera Company of Brooklyn and will cover Rinuccio in Gianni Schicchi, the Song Vendor in Il Tabarro and be the Tenor Soloist for the Bach B Minor Mass at the Utah Festival Opera.
Carl-Christoph Gebhardt sang Froh in Das Rheingold in Darmstadt, Germany.
Liesbeth Devos is singing concerts throughout Belgium and will sing Marie in Gretry's Guillaume Tell at the Royal Opera in Liege, Belgium.
Helle Grarup sings in the chorus of The Royal Danish Opera.
Trine Vestergaard sings in the chorus of the Royal Danish Opera..
Lasse Bach sang The First Nazarene in Salome at the Royal Danish Opera where he also sings in the chorus.
Kamila Kulakowska sang the title role in Le Rossignol and was in Jakob Lenz at the Warsaw National Opera.
Daniel Pohnert sang the title role in Der Vampyr and Zuniga and Morales in the Hamburg Allee Theater's production of Carmen, Falke in Fledermaus in Luneburg, the Bass solos in the St. Matthew Passion at the Mainz Cathedral and the title role in Zorro at Opernfestspiele Heidenheim. Current engagements include Baron Puk in The Grand Duchess of Gerolstein in Fuerth and Gugliermo in Cosi Fan Tutte in Soest, Germany.
Jake Armstrong sings Will Tweedy in Cold Sassy Tree at the Florida State Opera in the spring of 2013. He was a resident artist at Saratoga Opera and Wolftrap Opera in 2011 and was at the College Light Opera Company in 2012.
Erik Foerster sings in Die Dreigroschenoper, Walton in I Puritani and Lord Syndham in Zar und Zimmerman in Biel, Switzerland.
Kathleen Brett sings a concert of all Handel with the Pacific Baroque Orchestra.
Marie Blanc sang in Turluru! An Opera for Children and Antoinette La Poule Savante at the Salle Gaveau in Paris, France and is touring around France with that opera along with Philippe Scagni.
Soprano Winnie Nieh won 3rd Prize and the Audience Favorite Award at the Madison Early Music Festival. She is a Finalist for the Bach Vocal Competition in Bethlehem, PA. She was requested by the Metropolitan Opera Guild to perform in their Dawn Upshaw masterclass. She sang Bach’s Cantata BWV 147 Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben in the 2012 Musikfest Stuttgart, conducted by Helmut Rilling. She was the First Place winner in the 2012 St. Andrews Arts Council International Aria Competition and a Resident Artist with Opera Company of Brooklyn. Her performances this season include Despina in Così Fan Tutte, Papagena in Die Zauberflöte, Lucinde in Le Médecin Malgré Lui, Eve in Haydn’s The Creation, the soprano solo in Mozart’s Coronation Mass, Mozart’s adaption of Handel’s Messiah and Mendelssohn’s Magnificat.
Mojca Vedernjak sang Marcellina in Le Nozze di Figaro in Augsburg and Fedarovna in Eugene Onegin in Coburg. She sings concerts and song recitals throughout Europe, most recently with the Ljubljana International Orchestra.
Lorena Medina sang a Vivaldi concert with a chamber orchestra of the Deutsche Opera in Istanbul, Turkey. She sang Rosina in Barbiere in Mallorca, Spain and is in the chorus of the Deutsche Oper.
Michelle Mallinger sang La Voix Humaine in Holland and sings the Lady in Waiting in Macbeth for Bel Canto Opera in Haarlem, Netherlands.
Courtney Murias is an Emerging Artist at the Calgary Opera and sings Lucretia in The Rape of Lucretia and Kate in Madame Butterfly.
Korland Simmons sings with Seattle-based Chorosynthesis.
Nicole Guberman sang Venus in Blow's Venus and Adonis for the Cornish Opera Theater. She has performed with Opera Workshop and Actor's Workshop of Ithaca in a variety of scenes and roles. An alumna of Ann Blatz' OperaWorks she won the 2nd prize in the 2007 NATS competition at SUNY Potsdam.
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Christine Jones Woods will sing the Alto Soloist in The Messiah with the Ocala Symphony Orchestra. She sings concerts of spirituals throughout Europe.
Meik Schwalm sang Don Jose in Carmen at the Allee Theatre in Hamburg following his fach change to dramatic tenor. He sings now in Pariser Leben in Berlin. He sang Marcello in La Boheme, Malatesta in Don Pasquale, the Count in Le Nozze di Figaro, Prospero in Der Sturm, Doristo in L'Arbore di Diana, Frederick in Lakme, Zemlinsky's Der Kreidekreis and Enesco's Oedipe at Bielfeld, Germany. He sang Hel Helson in Paul Bunyan at Bregenz Festival and sang the title role in the world premier of Chief Joseph, Angelotti in Tosca, Montano in Otello and Morales in Carmen at the Berlin Staatsoper and Seven Attempted Escapes From Silence at the Berlin Staatsoper.
Sandrine Peris sings in the opera choruses of Avignon and Reims in France.
Catriona Buehler sang the lead role in Hasse's Handwerker als Edelman at the Swiss Chamber Opera in Zurich.
Zoya Gramagin sang Lisa in The Queen of Spades at the Lowell House Opera in Cambridge, Mass.
Kristine Dandavino is singing Frugula in Il Tabarro with the Cathedral Bluff Symphony and the Verdi Requiem with the Cambridge Orchestra in Ontario, Canada.
Michel Corbeil sings Spoleta in Tosca at Pacific Opera in Victoria, Canada and Bardolfo in Falstaff at Calgary Opera.
Anne Harley sings the role of Margaret Mead in Evan Zyporin's A House In Bali in Boston and at the Brooklyn Academy of Music's Next Wave Festival.
Harriett Marshall is a Young Artist for Western Australian Opera in 2011.
Dshamilja Kaiser sang Sesto in La Clemenza di Tito in Bielefeld, Germany.
Diane Schoff sang Orlovsky in Die Fledermaus for the Merola Opera. She won the district level of the Metropolitan Opera Competition two years in a row and was a national semi-finalist in 2003.
Guy Booth toured Australia and Germany as Papageno in The Magic Flute with Opera Queensland. He was in the semi-finals of the German Australian Opera grant competition, and won the South East Queensland Aria and Concerto competition in Australia. He was a soloist with the Queensland Philharmonic Orchestra next year and was a Developing Artist at Opera Queensland. He will sing Marquis D'Obigny and cover Germont in La Traviata for Clonter Opera in England in July 2016.
Giles has recorded for the BBC, Capriol Films, Naxos, Chandos and Divine Art Records, and on numerous film soundtracks.
Operatic roles have included Figaro in Rossini's Barber of Seville (Scottish Opera Tour / English Pocket Opera), Dr Kolenaty in Janacek's Makropoulos Case (Scottish Opera), Schaunard in La Boheme, (Castleward/ Holland Park Opera/ Scottish Opera), Masetto and Leporello in Mozart's Don Giovanni (DGOS and ECO), Dandini in Rossini's La Cenerentola (EPOC), Figaro in Mozart's Marriage of Figaro (Holland Park Opera), Papageno in The Magic Flute (EPOC and Opera Brava), Besso in Cavalli's Giasone, (Megaron, Athens), and Ferryman/ Ananias/ Father in the Church Parables of Britten, (Opera du Rhin, Strasbourg). For Music Theatre Wales at the Linbury Theatre, Covent Garden, he created the title role of Edgar Drake in The Piano Tuner by Nigel Osborne, for which he received critical acclaim.
Recent performances have included Pish-Tush in The Mikado for Raymond Gubbay at the Barbican, Royal Festival Hall, Symphony Hall and the Bridgewater Hall. Recent recordings include Gregorian Chants by Katharine Blake, director of the Mediaeval Baebes. He has also completed a new audiobook, Cockroaches and Diamonds. His latest CD of French and German Songs, accompanies the book Viardot Garcia – The Years of Grace (Volume 2) by Cambridge Scholars Publishing, for whom he has also contributed prefaces for both two volumes. He is artistic director and producer at Samson Studios.
David Okerlund sang the title role in Don Giovanni for San Francisco Opera. The San Francisco Chronicle said "baritone David Okerlund, also rose to new heights on Saturday night, singing the painter Marcello with unprecedented power and tonal warmth" after his Boheme at the SFO. Also at SFO-Stanley in Streetcar Named Desire (at San Diego and Strasbourg, also), Sharpless and Peter in Hansel and Gretel. Marcello with Pittsburg Opera. Germont at Vancouver and Connecticut, Sharpless at Hawaii, Figaro in Nozze in Tulsa, Yeletsky in Pique Dame in Grand Rapids, Jokanaan in Elektra in Hawaii.
Christine Groeneveld sang Ludmila in The Bartered Bride in Dortmund, Germany. She sang Santuzza in Cavalleria Rusticana and sang the title role in Turandot for the Dorset Opera in England.
Pascale Schultze sang Servilia in Clemenza di Tito, Papagena and Naiad in Ariadne auf Naxos at the Dresden State Opera.
Raymond Storms sings Elviro in Handel's Xerxes for Dramma per Musica in Massachusetts.
Alex Frankel received a full scholarship for the Castelton Festival 2013 and has sung the role of Monostatos in The Magic Flute. He has appeared with the Berkeley West Edge Opera and Opera San Jose in various roles.
Lisa Carlioth sang Amelia in Un Ballo in Maschera and Ms. Schlesen in Satyagraha at the Volksoper in Stockholm, Sweden and Alice in Falstaff at the Lacko Opera in Sweden.
Susanna Lauer sang Dirk Brosse's song cycle haiku for The Great Thinker's Gala in Dubai.
Caitlin Cassidy sang Marcellina in The Marriage of Figaro at Western Australian Opera.
Rachel Rose Farber was a grand finalist in the International Grand Concours de Chant.
Shirley Keane sang Fortuna and Valetto in The Coronation of Poppea with Opera Theatre Company in Belfast, Galway, Derry and Dublin, Ireland.
Darynn Zimmer debuts at Carnegie Hall singing the soprano solos of Haydn's Theresienmesse and Mozart's Mass in C Minor.
Hilary Fisher sang Mrs. Peachum in The Beggars Opera with Central Festival Opera in London. Other engagements include the Alto soloist in B Minor Mass and Petite Messe Sollenelle among many other oratorios.
Karen Baumgartel sang Valencienne (Merry Widow), Oskar (Ballo), Despina, Laura (Bettelstudent) and Naiad (Ariadne) in Hildesheim, Germany.
Sung Chung was a finalist in the Jeune Ambassador Competition in Montreal and sang in La Straniera in Toronto's Opera in Concert.
Waltraud Mucher sings Mahler Lief von der Erde, St. Johns Passion and the Messiah in Palma de Mallorca. She sang Charlotte in Werther at the Komischer Oper in Berlin, Begbick in Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny in Dessau and sang the title roles in Carmen and Samson and Delilah, Cherubino, Suzuki, Ulrica and The Witch in Humperdinck's Konigskinder at Cottbus, Germany.
Mark Coles sang Sarastro for Opera North in Leeds, England. where The Guardian wrote "Mark Coles has the magnificent, honeyed tones of an evangelical preacher".
Heidi Klann won a grant from Anne Burrows Foundation for Young Musicians.
Monika Staszak sings Valencienne in Merry Widow, Gretel, Sandman and Dew Fairy in Hansel and Gretel, the title role in Evita and Jane in Witches of Eastwick in Regensburg, Germany.
tina hackeloer, michael scheel and thomas guenzler
Tina Hackeloer was 3rd Lady, Michael Scheel was Tamino and Thomas Guenzler was Papageno in Dortmund's Die Zauberflote for children.
Max Wagner sang Cecco in Haydn's Il Mondo della Luna in Munich.
Diane Schmid won the Gottlob-Frick Competition in Germany, and sang Lisetta in Haydn's Il Mondo Della Luna at the Wiesbaden Opera Studio.
Arnd Gothe sang Zaccaria in Nabucco, Don Alfonso in Cosi and Don Quixote in Man of La Mancha in Hagen, Germany.
Antoine Godor sang the Sacristan in Tosca in Neustrelitz and Basilio in Barbiere in Weimar.
Andrew Young sings Kuno in Der Freischutz, Bogomil in Bettelstudent and Lodovico in Otello in Radebeul, Germany.