Meet the 2019 Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Apprentice Artists!

Sopranos: Caitlin Crabill, Veronique Filloux, Amanda Olea, Jennifer Russo
Mezzo-Sopranos: Melanie Ashkar, Emily Harmon, Michelle Monroe, Christina Pezzarossi
Tenors: David Rivera Bozón, Joseph Leppek, Dylan Morrongiello, Chris Mosz
Baritones: Thaddeus Ennen, Matthew Peterson, Spencer Reichman, Sean Stanton
Bass-Baritones: Brent Hetherington, Ryan Stoll

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Melanie Ashkar

Melanie Ashkar

  • Mezzo-Soprano

    Arlington, VA

  • Central City Opera:

    2019 Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Apprentice Artist, 2018 Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Apprentice Artists

  • Recently:

    Clotilde, Norma, Utah Opera; Second Lady, The Magic Flute, Utah Opera; The Fox, The Little Prince, Utah Opera

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Caitlin Crabill

Caitlin Crabill

  • Soprano

    Kettering, OH

  • Central City Opera:

    2019 Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Apprentice Artist

  • Recently:

    Turandot (cover), Turandot, Sarasota Opera; Abigaille (cover), Nabucco, Sarasota Opera; Pepa, Tiefland, Sarasota Opera

Thaddeus Ennen

Thaddeus Ennen

  • Baritone

    Buffalo Center, IA

  • Central City Opera:

    2019 Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Apprentice Artist

  • Recently:

    Mr. Peachum, The Threepenny Opera, Cedar Rapids Opera; Paul Jobs (cover), The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs, Santa Fe Opera; Count Paris, Roméo et Juliette, Santa Fe Opera

Véronique Filloux

Véronique Filloux

  • Soprano

    Redwood City, CA

  • Central City Opera:

    2019 Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Apprentice Artist, 2018 Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Studio Artist

  • Recently:

    Tigrane, Radamisto, Opera Lafayette; Brigitta (cover), Iolanta, Chicago Opera Theater; Papagena/Old Woman, Die Zauberflöte, Central City Opera

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Emily Harmon

Emily Harmon

  • Mezzo-Soprano

    Boston, MA

  • Central City Opera:

    2019 Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Apprentice Artist

  • Recently:

    Auntie, The Scarlet Ibis, Boston Opera Collaborative; Alto Soloist, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, Worcester Symphony Orchestra; Amastre, Xerxes, Pittsburgh Festival Opera

     

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Brent Hetherington

Brent Hetherington

  • Bass-baritone

    Gladewater, TX

  • Central City Opera:

    2019 Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Apprentice Artist, 2016 & 2015 Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Studio Artist

  • Recently:

    Hermann/Schlémil, Les contes d’Hoffmann, Nashville Opera; Big Bob, The Little Sweep, Sarasota Opera; Lo Zio Bonzo, Madama Butterfly, Pensacola Opera

  • Contact:
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Joseph Leppek

Joseph Leppek

  • Tenor

    Novi, MI

  • Central City Opera:

    2019 Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Apprentice Artist

  • Recently:

    Resident Artist, Lyric Opera of Kansas City, 2018-19; Tony, West Side Story, The Glimmerglass Festival; Giacomo de Wisants, The Siege of Calais, The Glimmerglass Festival

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Michelle Monroe

Michelle Monroe

  • Mezzo-Soprano

    Cedar Falls, IA

  • Central City Opera:

    2019 Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Apprentice Artist

  • Recently:

    Witch, Hansel and Gretel, University of Northern Iowa Opera; Mother, Amahl and the Night Visitors, Nebraska Opera Project; Donna Elvira, Don Giovanni, Blooming Voce Summer Opera Workshop

Dylan Morrongiello

Dylan Morrongiello

  • Tenor

    Indialantic, FL

  • Central City Opera:

    2019 Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Apprentice Artist

  • Recently:

    Mr. Ford, Frida, Florida Grand Opera; Basilio/Curzio, Le nozze di Figaro, Florida Grand Opera; Schoolmaster/Mosquito, The Cunning Little Vixen, The Glimmerglass Festival

Chris Mosz

Chris Mosz

  • Tenor

    Tulsa, OK

  • Central City Opera:

    2019 Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Apprentice Artist, 2018 Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Studio Artist

  • Recently:

    Damon, Acis and Galatea, Central City Opera; Le petit vieillard, L’enfant et les sortilèges, University of Missouri-Kansas City; Horatio, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, Seagle Music Colony

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Amanda Olea

Amanda Olea

  • Soprano

    San Diego, CA

  • Central City Opera:

    2019 Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Apprentice Artist

  • Recently:

    Flora, The Turn of the Screw, Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music; Pamina, Die Zauberflöte, Manhattan Opera Studio; Adina, L’elisir d’amore, San Diego State University

Matthew Peterson

Matthew Peterson

  • Baritone

    Brush, CO

  • Central City Opera:

    2019 Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Apprentice Artist, 2018 Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Studio Artist

  • Recently:

    Polyphemus, Acis and Galatea, Central City Opera; Commissionario, La traviata, Opera Colorado; A-rab, West Side Story, Boulder Philharmonic

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Christina Pezzarossi

Christina Pezzarossi

  • Mezzo-Soprano

    Miles City, MT

  • Central City Opera:

    2019 Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Apprentice Artist

  • Recently:

    Paula, Florencia en el Amazonas, Pensacola Opera; Stewardess (cover), Flight, Des Moines Metro Opera; Flora, La traviata, Opera San Jose

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Spencer Reichman

Spencer Reichman

  • Baritone

    Austin, TX

  • Central City Opera:

    2019 Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Apprentice Artist

  • Recently:

    Sharpless, Madama Butterfly, Shreveport Opera; Tom/John, The Face on the Barroom Floor, Shreveport Opera; Riff, West Side Story, Shreveport Opera

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David Rivera Bozón

David Rivera Bozón

  • Tenor

    Bogotá, Colombia

  • Central City Opera:

    2019 Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Apprentice Artist

  • Recently:

    Rinuccio, Gianni Schicchi, New England Conservatory; Floriano, La Leggenda del Ponte, Dante Alighieri Society of Massachusetts; Tamino, Die Zauberflöte, New England Conservatory

Jennifer Russo

Jennifer Russo

  • Soprano

    Glen Head, NY

  • Central City Opera:

    2019 Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Apprentice Artist

  • Recently:

    Soloist, Knoxville: Summer of 1915, New Amsterdam Symphony Orchestra; Donna Anna, Don Giovanni, Lighthouse Opera Company; Rosalinda, Die Fledermaus, Queens College Opera Theater

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Sean Stanton

Sean Stanton

  • Baritone

    Chicago, IL

  • Central City Opera:

    2019 Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Apprentice Artist

  • Recently:

    Sam, Trouble in Tahiti, Opera on the James; Ike, Sweet Betsy from Pike, Opera on the James; David, A Hand of Bridge, Opera on the James

  • Contact:
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Ryan Stoll

Ryan Stoll

  • Bass-Baritone

    Springfield, MO

  • Central City Opera:

    2019 Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Apprentice Artist

  • Recently:

    King Rene (cover), Iolanta, Chicago Opera Theater, 2018; Colline, La bohème, Boston Opera Collaborative; Dottore (cover), La traviata, Sarasota Opera

  • Contact:
  • Website
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