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The Light in the Piazza

This breathtaking Tony Award-winning musical explores the life-changing thrill of first love.

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Rebecca Caine

Diana Newman

Ricardo Garcia

Jonathan Hays

Jennifer DeDominici

Curt Olds

Judeth Shay Comstock

Isaiah Feken

Andrew Payne

Justin Kroll

Regina Ceragioli

Jenna Clark

Ken Cazan

Adam Turner

Brandon Eldredge

Arnulfo Maldonado

James P. McGough

Edina Hiser

Rebecca Caine

Born in Toronto, Rebecca Caine’s career has been divided between opera and musical theatre. She made her West End debut as Laurey in Oklahoma!, sang Eliza in My Fair Lady on national tour, and after making her debut at Glyndebourne in L’incoronazione di Poppea, created the role of Cosette in Les Misérables for the RSC. Since then her many theatre credits include Christine in Phantom of the Opera in London and Toronto; Salad Days (Riverside Studios); The Sound of Music (national tour); The Mikado and Harold and Maude (Charing Cross Theatre); Flowers for Mrs Harris (Sheffield Theatres); Preludes (Southwark Playhouse).

Opera includes leading roles in Lulu, Cunning Little Vixen, Seven Deadly Sins, The Pearlfishers, Figaro’s Wedding, Cosi Fan Tutte, Magic Flute, Carmen, The Barber of Seville, Il Re Pastore, Rigoletto, Fidelio, Julietta. She has worked with the English National Opera, Glyndebourne, Scottish Opera, Opera North, Glimmerglass, Canadian Opera Company, Nice, Antwerp, National Theatre of Prague, Opera Northern Ireland, Atlanta, Ottawa, Spoleto, Ravenna, Chicago Opera Theatre. Most recently- Abomination A DUP Opera for The Belfast Ensemble.

She regularly appears in cabaret and concerts internationally, and broadcasts on BBC Radios 2 and 3. Trained at Guildhall School of Music.

Margaret Johnson:The Light in the Piazza (2022)

Voice Type:Soprano

Diana Newman

Central City Opera Debut

Recently: Papagena, Die Zauberflöte, The Metropolitan Opera; Woglinde, Das Rheingold, Lyric Opera of Chicago; Woodbird, Siegfried, Lyric Opera of Chicago; First Lady, Die Zauberflöte, Dallas Opera

Clara Johnson:The Light in the Piazza (2022)

Voice Type:Soprano

Ricardo Garcia

Central City Opera Debut

Recently: Romeo, Roméo et Juliette, Houston Grand Opera; First Commissioner, Dialogues of the Carmelites, Houston Grand Opera; Papi/Jasper, The Snowy Day (World Premiere), Houston Grand Opera

Fabrizio Naccarelli:The Light in the Piazza (2022)

Voice Type:Tenor

Jonathan Hays

Central City Opera: (partial listing) King Melchior, Amahl and the Night Visitors, 2022; Donald, Billy Budd, 2019; Reverend Gruffydd, How Green Was My Valley, 2014; Taddeo, L’italiana in Algeri, 2003; Papageno, Die Zauberflöte, 2002

Recently: Talbot, Maria Stuarda, Piedmont Opera; Voltaire, Candide, Syracuse Opera; Relics of Memory (recording), Albany Records

Signor Naccarelli:The Light in the Piazza (2022)

Voice Type:Baritone

Jennifer DeDominici

Central City Opera: (Partial Listing) Carrie Pipperidge, Carousel, 2021; Soloist, CCO Al Fresco, 2020; Encore: A Musical Revue, 2019 and 2018

Recently: Soloist, Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, Denver Philharmonic Orchestra; Mother, Ragtime, Piedmont Opera; Francesca, (Henry Award, Outstanding Actress), The Bridges of Madison County, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center

Franca Naccarelli:The Light in the Piazza (2022)

Voice Type:Mezzo-Soprano

Curt Olds

Central City Opera: (partial listing) Director/Curator/Soloist, Encore: A Musical Revue, 2018 & 2019; Frank, Show Boat, 2013; Will Parker,Oklahoma!, 2012; Past Bonfils-Stanton Studio and Apprentice Artist

Recently: The Emcee, Cabaret, Atlanta Opera; Major-General Stanley, Pirates of Penzance, Atlanta Opera; Pangloss, Candide, Arizona Opera; Monsieur Andre, The Phantom of the Opera, World Tour

Roy Johnson:The Light in the Piazza (2022)

Frosch:Die Fledermaus (2022)

Gad Beck:Two Remain (2022)

Voice Type:Baritone

Judeth Shay Comstock

Central City Opera: (Partial Listing) Mrs. Mullin, Carousel, 2021; Bronwen, How Green Was My Valley (World Premiere), 2014; Papagena, The Magic Flute with Colorado Symphony, 2002

Recently: Virginia, Hands on a Hardbody, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center; Mother, Amahl and the Night Visitors, Chamber Orchestra of the Springs; Muriel, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center

Signora Naccarelli:The Light in the Piazza (2022)

Voice Type:Soprano

Isaiah Feken

Hometown: Tulsa, OK

Recently: Papageno (Cover), Die Zauberflote, Des Moines Metropolitan Opera; First Sargent, Il barbiere di Siviglia, Opera Colorado; Il Conte, Le nozze di Figaro, Voci nel Montfeltro Festival

2022:Apprentice Artist

Voice Type:Baritone

Giuseppe Naccarelli:The Light in the Piazza (2022)

Andrew Payne

Hometown: Waynesboro, PA

Recently: Marchese d’Obigny, La traviata, Toledo Opera; Guglielmo, Così fan tutte, Toledo Opera Resident Artist Ensemble; Frank, Die Fledermaus, Northwestern University Opera Theater

2022:Apprentice Artist

Voice Type:Baritone

Tour Guide:The Light in the Piazza (2022)

Justin Kroll

Hometown: Waco, TX

Recently: Beadle Bamford, Sweeney Todd, University of Wisconsin-Madison Opera; Arturo, Lucia di Lammermoor, Madison Opera; Marc Blitzstein, I Wish It So: A Marc Blitzstein Pastiche Opera, University of Wisconsin-Madison Opera

2022:Apprentice Artist

Voice Type:Tenor

Priest:The Light in the Piazza (2022)

Regina Ceragioli

Hometown: Flossmoor, IL

Recently: Leila (cover), Les pêcheurs de Perles, Santa Fe Opera; Rusalka (scene), Rusalka, Santa Fe Opera; Offstage Voice, Jenufa, Santa Fe Opera

2022:Apprentice Artist

Voice Type:Soprano

Maid:The Light in the Piazza (2022)

Jenna Clark

Hometown: Denver, CO

Recently: L’enfant, L’enfant et les sortilèges, Boulder Opera Company; Armelinde, Cendrillon (Viardot), Loveland Opera Theater; Annio, La Clemenza di Tito, Opera Steamboat Artist Institute

2022:Apprentice Artist

Voice Type:Mezzo-Soprano

Maid:The Light in the Piazza (2022)

Ken Cazan

Central City Opera: (Partial Listing) Carousel, 2021; Billy Budd, 2019; Acis and Galatea and The Face on the Barroom Floor, 2018

Recently: Professor of Opera/Resident Stage Director, USC Thornton School of Music; Director, Curlew River/Orefo ed Euridice, University of Southern California; Director, All the Truths We Cannot See: A Chernobyl Story (World and American premieres), Sibelius Academy, Helsinki, Finland/University of Southern California

Director:The Light in the Piazza (2022)

Adam Turner

Central City Opera: Conductor, Madama Butterfly, 2019Conductor, Carmen, 2017; Conductor, Man of La Mancha, 2015; Associate Conductor, 2014, 2011-12

Recently: Artistic Director, Virginia Opera (since 2018, following four seasons as Principal Conductor & Artistic Advisor); Conductor, Il Trovatore, Toledo Opera; Conductor, Three Decembers, San Diego Opera

Conductor:The Light in the Piazza (2022)

Brandon Eldredge

Central City Opera: Associate Conductor/Chorus Master, Carousel and Rigoletto, 2021; Conductor, Dido and Aeneas, 2021

Recently: Assistant Conductor and Chorus Master, Le nozze di FigaroThree DecembersDas Rheingold, Virginia Opera; Co-Conductor, La Bohème, Virginia Opera; Associate Conductor, The Sound of Music, Virginia Arts Festival; Cover Conductor, Virginia Symphony Orchestra

Co-Conductor:Two Remain (2022)

Associate Conductor/Chorus Master:The Light in the Piazza (2022)

Associate Conductor/Chorus Master:Die Fledermaus (2022)

Arnulfo Maldonado

Central City Opera: Scenic Design, The Barber of Seville, 2013; Orpheus in the Underworld, 2010

Recently: Scenic Design, A Strange Loop, Lyceum Theater, Broadway; A Case for the Existence of God, Signature Theatre; Wish You Were Here, Playwrights Horizons

Scenic Designer:The Light in the Piazza (2022)

James P. McGough

Central City Opera Debut

Recently: Resident Wig/Makeup Designer, Virginia Opera, 1998 - 2022; Wig and Makeup Artist, Porgy and Bess, Eugene Onegin, Pia de Tolomei, Spoleto Festival USA (2017 - 2019); Wig and Makeup Designer, Turandot, Carmen, La Traviata, Atlanta Opera, 2017 - 2019

Resident Wig/Makeup Designer and Supervisor:2022 Festival

Edina Hiser

Central City Opera: Costume Design, Carousel and Rigoletto, 2021

Recently: Costume Designer, Reckoning, Wallis Annenberg Studio Ensemble; Associate Costume Designer, FOUND: A New Musical, IAMA Theatre Company; Costume Designer, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, USC Thornton School of Music; Costume Designer, 3 Paderewskis, Kosciuszko Foundation

Costume Designer:The Light in the Piazza (2022)

Raise a glass to this festive operetta filled with lively escapades and sparkling music.

AllCastCreative

Hailey Clark

Matthew Plenk

Alisa Jordheim

William Ferguson

Kira Dills-DeSurra

Troy Cook

Curt Olds

Andrew Simpson

Francesca Mehrotra

Nathaniel Catasca

Joachim Schamberger

John Baril

Brandon Eldredge

James P. McGough

Hailey Clark

Central City Opera: Fiordiligi, Così fan tutte, 2017

Recently: Gerhilde, Die Walküre, Dresden Philharmonic; Alma Beers, Brokeback Mountain, Stadttheater Gießen; Donna Anna, Don Giovanni, Staatsoper Hannover

Rosalinde:Die Fledermaus (2022)

Voice Type:Soprano

Matthew Plenk

Central City Opera: Nemorino, The Elixir of Love with Denver Philharmonic, 2021; Tenor Soloist, Mozart Requiem with Denver Philharmonic, 2019; Ferrando, Così fan tutte, 2017
Recently: Tenor Soloist, Schubert’s Mass in E-flat, Cleveland Orchestra; Tenor Soloist. Bruckner’s Te Deum and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, Colorado Symphony; Daland’s steersman, Der Fliegende Holländer, RAI National Symphony Orchestra

Alfred:Die Fledermaus (2022)

Voice Type:Tenor

Alisa Jordheim

Central City Opera: Gilda, Rigoletto, 2021; Flora, The Turn of the Screw, 2012; Fredrika, A Little Night Music, 2009; Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Apprentice Artist, 2012; Studio Artist, 2010 & 2009

Recently: Susanna, Le nozze di Figaro, Virginia Opera; Despina, Così fan tutte, San Diego Opera; Erste Zofe, Der Zwerg, George Enescu Festival

Adele:Die Fledermaus (2022)

Voice Type:Soprano

William Ferguson

Central City Opera: Enoch Snow, Carousel, 2021; George Gibbs, Our Town, 2013

Recently: Louis Ironson, Angels in America, Salzburger Landestheater; Carter, Fat Pig, Victory Hall Opera; Harlequin, Fête Galante, Bard Music Festival; Candide, Candide, South Dakota Symphony Orchestra

Gabriel von Eisenstein:Die Fledermaus (2022)

Voice Type:Tenor

Kira Dills-DeSurra

Central City Opera: Frida Kahlo, Frida Kahlo and the Bravest Girl in the World, 2021-2022; Second Lady, The Magic Flute, 2018; Mercédès, Carmen, 2017; Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Apprentice Artist 2017 & 2018

Recently:
 Lisette, Steal a Pencil for Me, Opera Colorado (professional recording), 2022; Rosina (cover), The Barber of Seville, Opera Colorado, 2019; Diana / Giove in Diana, La Calisto, Opera Neo, 2019

Prince Orlofsky:Die Fledermaus (2022)

Voice Type:Mezzo-Soprano

Troy Cook

Central City Opera: (Partial Listing) Sharpless, Madama Butterfly, 2019; Germont, La traviata, 2015; Captain von Trapp, The Sound of Music, 2014

Recently: Marcello, La bohème, Spoleto Festival USA; Mark Torrance, The Shining, Opera Colorado; Tom, Fat Pig, Victory Hall Opera; Enrico, Lucia di Lammermoor, Madison Opera

Dr. Falke:Die Fledermaus (2022)

Voice Type:Baritone

Curt Olds

Central City Opera: (partial listing) Director/Curator/Soloist, Encore: A Musical Revue, 2018 & 2019; Frank, Show Boat, 2013; Will Parker,Oklahoma!, 2012; Past Bonfils-Stanton Studio and Apprentice Artist

Recently: The Emcee, Cabaret, Atlanta Opera; Major-General Stanley, Pirates of Penzance, Atlanta Opera; Pangloss, Candide, Arizona Opera; Monsieur Andre, The Phantom of the Opera, World Tour

Roy Johnson:The Light in the Piazza (2022)

Frosch:Die Fledermaus (2022)

Gad Beck:Two Remain (2022)

Voice Type:Baritone

Andrew Simpson

Central City Opera: Count Ceprano, Rigoletto, 2021; Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Apprentice Artist, 2021; Studio Artist, 2019 & 2014

Recently: Sam, Trouble in Tahiti, Florida Grand Opera; First Soldier, Salome, Dallas Symphony Orchestra; Angelotti, Tosca, Virginia Opera

Frank:Die Fledermaus (2022)

Voice Type:Bass-Baritone

Francesca Mehrotra

Hometown: Ashburn, VA

Recently: Atalanta, Serse, Opera NEO; Mukhtar Mai, Thumbprint, Boston Conservatory; Norina, Don Pasquale, Boston Conservatory

Ida:Die Fledermaus (2022)

2022:Apprentice Artist

Voice Type:Soprano

Nathaniel Catasca

Hometown: Albuquerque, NM

Recently: Javier Moreno, Luisa Fernanda, Florentine Opera Company; Matteo Borsa, Rigoletto, Florentine Opera Company; Charlie, Little Mahagonny, Florentine Opera Company

Dr. Blind:Die Fledermaus (2022)

2022:Apprentice Artist

Voice Type:Tenor

Joachim Schamberger

Joachim Schamberger has gained great acclaim as an international stage director and video designer. His productions have appeared in the United States, Germany, Italy, France, Czech Republic, Brazil, Norway, Israel, Japan and China. In addition to directing and designing, Schamberger is an avid opera educator.  He has joined the Bienen School of Music as Director of Opera in the Fall of 2017 and is on faculty at many young artist festivals and guest lectures at conservatories throughout the world.  He also served as Visiting Professor of Opera at DePauw University from 2011-2017. 

Recent productions include Verdi’s Il Trovatore for Central City Opera, Dog Days and Orfeo remote (an opera-film mini series) for Northwestern, Carmen with Chicago Opera Theater. Upcoming shows are Die Fledermaus with Central City Opera and a new production of Wagner’s Die Walküre with Virginia Opera.

A native of Germany, Schamberger is a graduate of the Musikhochschule in Würzburg, the Hochschule für Musik in Mannheim, and the Merola Opera Program of the San Francisco Opera. He studied digital film production and 3-D animation at the New York Film Academy.

Director:Die Fledermaus (2022)

John Baril

Central City Opera Music Director

Central City Opera: (Partial Listing) Rigoletto, 2021; Billy Budd, 2019; Encore: A Musical Revue, 2019 and 2018; Il trovatore, 2018

Recently: Rigoletto, Shreveport Opera; Die Fledermaus, Northwestern University; Les pêcheurs de perles, Toledo Opera

Conductor:Die Fledermaus (2022)

Co-Conductor:Two Remain (2022)

Brandon Eldredge

Central City Opera: Associate Conductor/Chorus Master, Carousel and Rigoletto, 2021; Conductor, Dido and Aeneas, 2021

Recently: Assistant Conductor and Chorus Master, Le nozze di FigaroThree DecembersDas Rheingold, Virginia Opera; Co-Conductor, La Bohème, Virginia Opera; Associate Conductor, The Sound of Music, Virginia Arts Festival; Cover Conductor, Virginia Symphony Orchestra

Co-Conductor:Two Remain (2022)

Associate Conductor/Chorus Master:The Light in the Piazza (2022)

Associate Conductor/Chorus Master:Die Fledermaus (2022)

James P. McGough

Central City Opera Debut

Recently: Resident Wig/Makeup Designer, Virginia Opera, 1998 - 2022; Wig and Makeup Artist, Porgy and Bess, Eugene Onegin, Pia de Tolomei, Spoleto Festival USA (2017 - 2019); Wig and Makeup Designer, Turandot, Carmen, La Traviata, Atlanta Opera, 2017 - 2019

Resident Wig/Makeup Designer and Supervisor:2022 Festival

Two Remain

A short opera in two acts based on the stories of two Holocaust survivors: Krystyna Zywulska and Gad Beck.

AllCastCreative

Curt Olds

Sean Stanton

Sarah Rachel Bacani

Tessa McQueen

Catherine Goode

Gabrielle Barkidjija

Melanie Dubil

John Baril

Brandon Eldredge

Dan Wallace Miller

James P. McGough

Curt Olds

Central City Opera: (partial listing) Director/Curator/Soloist, Encore: A Musical Revue, 2018 & 2019; Frank, Show Boat, 2013; Will Parker,Oklahoma!, 2012; Past Bonfils-Stanton Studio and Apprentice Artist

Recently: The Emcee, Cabaret, Atlanta Opera; Major-General Stanley, Pirates of Penzance, Atlanta Opera; Pangloss, Candide, Arizona Opera; Monsieur Andre, The Phantom of the Opera, World Tour

Roy Johnson:The Light in the Piazza (2022)

Frosch:Die Fledermaus (2022)

Gad Beck:Two Remain (2022)

Voice Type:Baritone

Sean Stanton

Hometown: Chicago, IL

Recently: Germano, La scala di seta, Opera Southwest; Count Almaviva, Le Nozze di Figaro, Opera Steamboat; Papageno, The Magic Flute, Opera North

Manfred:Two Remain (2022)

2022:Apprentice Artist

Voice Type:Baritone

Sarah Rachel Bacani

Hometown: Toms River, NJ

Recently: Fiordiligi, Così fan tutte, Jacobs School of Music; Adina, L’elisir d’amore, Jacobs School of Music; Pamina, Die Zauberflöte, Indiana University Opera Theater

2022:Studio Artist

Voice Type:Soprano

Mariola:Two Remain (2022)

Tessa McQueen

Hometown: Loveland, CO

Recently: Sharon Graham, Masterclass, Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma; Jack’s Mother/Giant’s Wife, Jack and The Beanstalk, Opera Saratoga; Cendrillon, Cendrillon, Oklahoma City University

2022:Studio Artist

Voice Type:Soprano

Kystyna Zywulska:Two Remain (2022)

Catherine Goode

Hometown: Friendswood, TX

Recently: Barbarina, Le nozze di Figaro, Virginia Opera; Amore, Orfeo ed Euridice, Kentucky Opera; Woglinde, Das Rheingold, Virginia Opera

2022:Apprentice Artist

Voice Type:Soprano

Krysia:Two Remain (2022)

Gabrielle Barkidjija

Hometown: River Forest, IL

Recently: Dorabella, Cosi fan tutte, Boston University Opera Institute; Brittomara, If I were you, Boston University Opera Institute; Ada Lovelace, The Infinite Energy of Ada Lovelace, Boston University Opera Institute

2022:Apprentice Artist

Voice Type:Mezzo-Soprano

Zosia, Wala:Two Remain (2022)

Melanie Dubil

Hometown: Philadelphia, PA

Recently: Lapák/Mrs. Paskova, The Cunning Little Vixen, Bard Conservatory Vocal Arts Program; Anna I, Seven Deadly Sins, Bard Conservatory Vocal Arts Program; Mrs. Nolan, The Medium, Bard Conservatory Vocal Arts Program

2022:Studio Artist

Voice Type:Mezzo-Soprano

Edka:Two Remain (2022)

John Baril

Central City Opera Music Director

Central City Opera: (Partial Listing) Rigoletto, 2021; Billy Budd, 2019; Encore: A Musical Revue, 2019 and 2018; Il trovatore, 2018

Recently: Rigoletto, Shreveport Opera; Die Fledermaus, Northwestern University; Les pêcheurs de perles, Toledo Opera

Conductor:Die Fledermaus (2022)

Co-Conductor:Two Remain (2022)

Brandon Eldredge

Central City Opera: Associate Conductor/Chorus Master, Carousel and Rigoletto, 2021; Conductor, Dido and Aeneas, 2021

Recently: Assistant Conductor and Chorus Master, Le nozze di FigaroThree DecembersDas Rheingold, Virginia Opera; Co-Conductor, La Bohème, Virginia Opera; Associate Conductor, The Sound of Music, Virginia Arts Festival; Cover Conductor, Virginia Symphony Orchestra

Co-Conductor:Two Remain (2022)

Associate Conductor/Chorus Master:The Light in the Piazza (2022)

Associate Conductor/Chorus Master:Die Fledermaus (2022)

Dan Wallace Miller

Director:Two Remain (2022)

James P. McGough

Central City Opera Debut

Recently: Resident Wig/Makeup Designer, Virginia Opera, 1998 - 2022; Wig and Makeup Artist, Porgy and Bess, Eugene Onegin, Pia de Tolomei, Spoleto Festival USA (2017 - 2019); Wig and Makeup Designer, Turandot, Carmen, La Traviata, Atlanta Opera, 2017 - 2019

Resident Wig/Makeup Designer and Supervisor:2022 Festival

Apprentice & Studio Artists

Meet the 2022 Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Artists

AllApprentice ArtistsStudio Artists

Matteo Adams

Kameron Alston

Sarah Rachel Bacani

Gabrielle Barkidjija

Emily Blair

Zachary Bryant

Hannah Gisela Carroll

Nathaniel Catasca

Regina Ceragioli

Jenna Clark

Sarah Kathryn Curtis

Melanie Dubil

Jacob De Sett

Isaiah Feken

Catherine Goode

Alexander Kapp

JW Keckley

Justin Kroll

Timothy Lupia

Samson McCrady

Tessa McQueen

Francesca Mehrotra

Sarah Neal

Jacob O’Shea

Andrew Payne

Samuel Rachmuth

Abigail Raiford

Stephanie Shelden

Nathan Schafer

Sean Stanton

Matteo Adams

Hometown: Beaumont, Texas

Recently: Orpheus, Orpheus in the Underworld, NYU Steinhardt; Spalenzani, Les contes d’Hoffman, Hudson River Opera; Giussepe, La Traviata, Lighthouse Opera

2022:Studio Artist

Voice Type:Tenor

Kameron Alston

Hometown: Arlington, TX

Recently: Carlo, Linda di Chamounix, AJ Fletcher Opera Institute; Count Barigoule, Cinderella, Piedmont Opera; Torquemada, L’heure espagnole, AJ Fletcher Opera Institute

2022:Apprentice Artist

Voice Type:Tenor

Sarah Rachel Bacani

Hometown: Toms River, NJ

Recently: Fiordiligi, Così fan tutte, Jacobs School of Music; Adina, L’elisir d’amore, Jacobs School of Music; Pamina, Die Zauberflöte, Indiana University Opera Theater

2022:Studio Artist

Voice Type:Soprano

Mariola:Two Remain (2022)

Gabrielle Barkidjija

Hometown: River Forest, IL

Recently: Dorabella, Cosi fan tutte, Boston University Opera Institute; Brittomara, If I were you, Boston University Opera Institute; Ada Lovelace, The Infinite Energy of Ada Lovelace, Boston University Opera Institute

2022:Apprentice Artist

Voice Type:Mezzo-Soprano

Zosia, Wala:Two Remain (2022)

Emily Blair

Hometown: Hoffman Estates, IL

Recently: Tatiana (Cover), Eugene Onegin, Palm Beach Opera; Liù (Cover), Turandot, Palm Beach Opera; Sandman, Hansel and Gretel, Palm Beach Opera

2022:Apprentice Artist

Voice Type:Soprano

Zachary Bryant

Hometown: Houston, TX

Recently: Fiorello, The Barber of Seville, OperaDelaware & Baltimore Concert Opera; Mr. Gobineau (cover), The Medium, Baltimore Concert Opera; Manfred Lewin, For a Look or a Touch, University of Maryland

2022:Studio Artist

Voice Type:Baritone

Hannah Gisela Carroll

Hometown: Chicago, IL

Recently: Hansel, Hansel and Gretel, Opera for the Young; Prince Orlofsky, Die Fledermaus, Janiec Opera Company; Margaret Johnson, The Light in the Piazza, Eastman Opera Theatre

2022:Apprentice Artist

Voice Type:Mezzo-Soprano

Nathaniel Catasca

Hometown: Albuquerque, NM

Recently: Javier Moreno, Luisa Fernanda, Florentine Opera Company; Matteo Borsa, Rigoletto, Florentine Opera Company; Charlie, Little Mahagonny, Florentine Opera Company

Dr. Blind:Die Fledermaus (2022)

2022:Apprentice Artist

Voice Type:Tenor

Regina Ceragioli

Hometown: Flossmoor, IL

Recently: Leila (cover), Les pêcheurs de Perles, Santa Fe Opera; Rusalka (scene), Rusalka, Santa Fe Opera; Offstage Voice, Jenufa, Santa Fe Opera

2022:Apprentice Artist

Voice Type:Soprano

Maid:The Light in the Piazza (2022)

Jenna Clark

Hometown: Denver, CO

Recently: L’enfant, L’enfant et les sortilèges, Boulder Opera Company; Armelinde, Cendrillon (Viardot), Loveland Opera Theater; Annio, La Clemenza di Tito, Opera Steamboat Artist Institute

2022:Apprentice Artist

Voice Type:Mezzo-Soprano

Maid:The Light in the Piazza (2022)

Sarah Kathryn Curtis

Hometown: Lawrence, KS

Recently: Little Buttercup, H.M.S. Pinafore, University of Kansas Theatre; Zita, Gianni Schicchi, University of Kansas Opera; Soloist, Snow Angel (world premiere), University of Kansas Opera

2022:Studio Artist

Voice Type:Mezzo-Soprano

Melanie Dubil

Hometown: Philadelphia, PA

Recently: Lapák/Mrs. Paskova, The Cunning Little Vixen, Bard Conservatory Vocal Arts Program; Anna I, Seven Deadly Sins, Bard Conservatory Vocal Arts Program; Mrs. Nolan, The Medium, Bard Conservatory Vocal Arts Program

2022:Studio Artist

Voice Type:Mezzo-Soprano

Edka:Two Remain (2022)

Jacob De Sett

Hometown: Leawood, Kansas

Recently: Figaro (cover)/Antonio, Le nozze di Figaro, William Jewell College; Mercutio, Roméo et Juliette, Lawrence Opera Theatre; Hannah before, As One, The University of Kansas, Lied Center

2022:Studio Artist

Voice Type:Baritone

Isaiah Feken

Hometown: Tulsa, OK

Recently: Papageno (Cover), Die Zauberflote, Des Moines Metropolitan Opera; First Sargent, Il barbiere di Siviglia, Opera Colorado; Il Conte, Le nozze di Figaro, Voci nel Montfeltro Festival

2022:Apprentice Artist

Voice Type:Baritone

Giuseppe Naccarelli:The Light in the Piazza (2022)

Catherine Goode

Hometown: Friendswood, TX

Recently: Barbarina, Le nozze di Figaro, Virginia Opera; Amore, Orfeo ed Euridice, Kentucky Opera; Woglinde, Das Rheingold, Virginia Opera

2022:Apprentice Artist

Voice Type:Soprano

Krysia:Two Remain (2022)

Alexander Kapp

Hometown: Louisville, KY

Recently: Ottone, L’incoronazione di Poppea, Indiana University Opera Theater; Ford, Falstaff, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music Opera Workshop

2022:Studio Artist

Voice Type:Baritone

JW Keckley

Hometown: Kansas City, MO

Recently: Ferrando, Così fan tutte, UMKC Opera Theater; Acis, Acis and Galatea, UMKC Opera Theater; Tamino, Die Zauberflöte, CIM Opera Theater

2022:Studio Artist

Voice Type:Tenor

Justin Kroll

Hometown: Waco, TX

Recently: Beadle Bamford, Sweeney Todd, University of Wisconsin-Madison Opera; Arturo, Lucia di Lammermoor, Madison Opera; Marc Blitzstein, I Wish It So: A Marc Blitzstein Pastiche Opera, University of Wisconsin-Madison Opera

2022:Apprentice Artist

Voice Type:Tenor

Priest:The Light in the Piazza (2022)

Timothy Lupia

Hometown: Mechanicsburg, PA

Recently: Mark Twain, Harmony, Seagle Festival; Dallas, Service Provider, Westminster Opera Theatre; Tamino, Die Zauberflöte, Westminster Opera Theatre

2022:Studio Artist

Voice Type:Tenor

Samson McCrady

Hometown: Tucson, AZ

Recently: Giorgio Germont, La traviata, South Bend Lyric Opera; Papageno, Die Zauberflöte, Washington National Opera; Pa Zegner, Proving Up, Aspen Music Festival

2022:Apprentice Artist

Voice Type:Baritone

Tessa McQueen

Hometown: Loveland, CO

Recently: Sharon Graham, Masterclass, Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma; Jack’s Mother/Giant’s Wife, Jack and The Beanstalk, Opera Saratoga; Cendrillon, Cendrillon, Oklahoma City University

2022:Studio Artist

Voice Type:Soprano

Kystyna Zywulska:Two Remain (2022)

Francesca Mehrotra

Hometown: Ashburn, VA

Recently: Atalanta, Serse, Opera NEO; Mukhtar Mai, Thumbprint, Boston Conservatory; Norina, Don Pasquale, Boston Conservatory

Ida:Die Fledermaus (2022)

2022:Apprentice Artist

Voice Type:Soprano

Sarah Neal

Hometown: Sound Bend, IN

Recently: Mezzo-Soprano Soloist, Ich habe genug (BWV 82), Ars Lyrica Houston; Nancy, Albert Herring, University of Houston; Angelina, La Cenerentola, University of Houston

2022:Apprentice Artist

Voice Type:Mezzo-Soprano

Jacob O’Shea

Hometown: Clifton Park, New York

Recently: Guglielmo, Così fan tutte, Boston University Opera Institute; Paul, If I Were You, Boston University Opera Institute; Sodbuster, Proving Up, Boston University Opera Institute

2022:Studio Artist

Voice Type:Bass-Baritone

Andrew Payne

Hometown: Waynesboro, PA

Recently: Marchese d’Obigny, La traviata, Toledo Opera; Guglielmo, Così fan tutte, Toledo Opera Resident Artist Ensemble; Frank, Die Fledermaus, Northwestern University Opera Theater

2022:Apprentice Artist

Voice Type:Baritone

Tour Guide:The Light in the Piazza (2022)

Samuel Rachmuth

Hometown: Rockville Centre, NY

Recently: Jailer, Tosca, Sarasota Opera; Figaro, Le Nozze di Figaro, Mannes Opera Theater; Simone, Gianni Schicchi, Brevard Music Center

2022:Studio Artist

Voice Type:Bass-Baritone

Abigail Raiford

Hometown: Queens, NY

Recently: Olympia, Pinocchio, St. Petersburg Opera; Despina (Cover), Cosi fan tutte, St. Petersburg Opera; Belinda (Cover)/Second Witch, Dido and Aeneas, Sarasota Opera

2022:Studio Artist

Voice Type:Soprano

Stephanie Shelden

Hometown: Wichita, KS

Recently: Alto soloist, Stabat Mater - Pergolesi, WFSU TV; Third Lady, Die Zauberflöte, FSU Opera; Cherubino, Le Nozze di Figaro, WSU Opera Theater

2022:Studio Artist

Voice Type:Mezzo-Soprano

Nathan Schafer

Hometown: Dallas, TX

Recently: Hooker (cover), Emmeline, Tulsa Opera; Pirelli, Sweeney Todd, Theatre Denton; Pinkerton, Madama Butterfly, University of North Texas

2022:Apprentice Artist

Voice Type:Tenor

Sean Stanton

Hometown: Chicago, IL

Recently: Germano, La scala di seta, Opera Southwest; Count Almaviva, Le Nozze di Figaro, Opera Steamboat; Papageno, The Magic Flute, Opera North

Manfred:Two Remain (2022)

2022:Apprentice Artist

Voice Type:Baritone

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