Meet Central City Opera’s 2017 Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Studio Artists!

Sopranos: Regina Ceragioli, Kellie Motter, Kaileigh Reiss
Mezzo-Sopranos: Ann Fogler, Jamie Groote, Elizabeth Sarian
Tenors: Dongwhi Baek, Feng “Ricky” Nan, Eric Taylor
Baritones: Armando Contreras, Zane Hill, Jacob Scharfman
Basses: Ethan Greene, Rivers Hawkins

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Dongwhi Baek

Dongwhi Baek

  • Tenor

    Pusan, South Korea

  • Central City Opera:

    2017 Bonfils Stanton Foundation Studio Artist

  • Recently:

    Arbace, Idomeneo, Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music; Rinuccio, Gianni Schicchi, Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music

Regina Ceragioli

Regina Ceragioli

  • Soprano

    Chicago, IL

  • Central City Opera:

    2016 Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Studio Artist

  • Recently:

    Susannah, Susannah, Northwestern University ; La Contessa, Le nozze di Figaro, Northwestern University; Kitty Hart, Dead Man Walking, Northwestern University

Armando Contreras

Armando Contreras

  • Baritone

    Phoenix, AZ

  • Central City Opera:

    2017 Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Studio Artist

  • Recently:

    Papageno, Die Zauberflöte, University of Missouri-Kansas City; Paris, Roméo et Juliette, The Aspen Music Festival; John Brooke, Little Women, University of Missouri-Kansas City

     

Ann Fogler

Ann Fogler

  • 2017 Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Studio Artist

    Mezzo-Soprano

    Los Angeles, CA

  • Central City Opera:

    Debuting in 2017 as Announcer in Gallantry

  • Recently:

    Ruth, Dark Sisters, Boston Conservatory; Bradamante, Alcina, Boston Conservatory; Mrs. Herring, Albert Herring, Opera in the Ozarks

Ethan Greene

Ethan Greene

  • Bass

    Hamlet, NC

  • Central City Opera:

    2017 Bonfils Stanton Foundation Studio Artist

  • Recently:

    Figaro, Le nozze di Figaro, Carroll Theatre; King Balthazar, Amahl and the Night Visitors, Bel Cantanti; Il Commendatore, Don Giovanni, University of Maryland

Jamie Groote

Jamie Groote

  • Mezzo-Soprano

    Toronto, ON, Canada

  • Central City Opera:

    2017 Bonfils Stanton Studio Artist

  • Recently:

    Nicklausse, Les contes d’Hoffmann, Wilfrid Laurier University ; Romeo, I Capuleti e i Montecchi, Opera NUOVA; Jade Boucher, Dead Man Walking, Opera NUOVA; Komponist, Ariadne auf Naxos, Wilfrid Laurier University

Rivers Hawkins

Rivers Hawkins

  • Bass

    Columbia, SC

  • Central City Opera:

    2017 Bonfils Stanton Foundation Studio Artist

  • Recently:

    Capitán, Florencia en el Amazonas, Indiana University Jacobs School of Music; Don Alhambra, The Gondoliers, New York University Steinhardt School

Zane Hill

Zane Hill

  • 2017 Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Studio Artist

    Baritone

    Houston, TX

  • Central City Opera:

    Debuting in 2017 as Doctor Gregg in Gallantry

  • Recently:

    First Apparition, Macbeth, Opera Theatre of St. Louis; Ensemble, World Premiere of Shalimar the Clown, Opera Theatre of St. Louis; Count Robinson, Il matrimonio segreto, Oberlin in Italy

     

Kellie Motter

Kellie Motter

  • Soprano

    Atlanta, GA

     

  • Central City Opera:

    2017 Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Studio Artist

  • Recently:

    Marie, La fille du régiment, Indiana University Opera Theatre; Chorus, Macbeth, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis; Despina, Così fan tutte, Indiana University Opera Theatre

Feng (Ricky) Nan

Feng (Ricky) Nan

  • Tenor

    Evanston, IL

  • Central City Opera:

    2017 Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Studio Artist

  • Recently:

    Martin, The Tender Land, Northwestern University; Chaplain, Dialogues of the Carmelites, Northwestern University; Rinuccio, Gianni Schicchi, Miami Music Festival

Kaileigh Riess

Kaileigh Riess

  • 2017 Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Studio Artist

    Soprano

    Foxborough, MA

  • Central City Opera:

    Silver Dollar, The Ballad of Baby Doe, 2016; Elaine, Later the Same Evening, 2016

  • Recently:

    Blanche de la Force, Dialogues of the Carmelites, Northwestern University; Elaine, Later the Same Evening, Northwestern University; Trio Soprano, Trouble in Tahiti, Northwestern University

Elizabeth Sarian

Elizabeth Sarian

  • Mezzo-Soprano

    Plainview, NY

  • Central City Opera:

    2017 Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Studio Artist

  • Recently:

    Cherubino, Le nozze di Figaro, Peabody Opera; Hänsel (cover), Hänsel und Gretel, Peabody Opera; Dorabella (cover),
    Così fan tutte, Peabody Opera

Jacob Scharfman

Jacob Scharfman

  • Baritone

    Boston, MA

  • Central City Opera:

    2017 Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Studio Artist

  • Recently:

    Pallante, Agrippina, The Juilliard School; Charlie, Three Decembers, Opera Fayetteville; Steward (cover), Flight, The Juilliard School

Eric J. Taylor

Eric J. Taylor

  • 2017 Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Studio Artist

    Tenor

    St. George, UT

  • Central City Opera:

    Debuting in 2017 as Donald in Gallantry

  • Recently:

    Tenor soloist, Carmina Burana, Ballet West; Nemorino, L’elisir d’amore, Westminster College; Rodolfo, La bohème, Westminster College

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