Meet Central City Opera’s 2016 Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Apprentice Artists!

Sopranos: Ashley Fabian, Helen Huang, Marlen Nahhas, Danielle Palomares
Mezzo-Sopranos: Alice Chung, Anna Laurenzo, Alice-Anne Light, Megan Schirado
Tenors: Justin Berkowitz, Peter Lake, John D. Nevergall, Daniel Ross
Baritones: Leroy Davis, Samuel Hinkle, Adam Richardson, Chad Sonka
Basses: Stephen Clark, Eric McConnell

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Meet our 2016 Studio Artists.

Justin Berkowitz

Justin Berkowitz

  • 2016 Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Apprentice Artist

    Tenor

    Chicago, IL

  • Recently:

    Beppe, Pagliacci, Opera Naples; Pong (cover), Turandot, St. Petersburg Opera; Franz Schubert, Blossom Time, Ohio Light Opera

Megan Case

Megan Case

  • 2016 Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Apprentice Artist

    Mezzo-Soprano

    Scranton, North Dakota

  • Recently:

    Rosina, Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Boulder Opera Company; Donna Elvira (cover), Don Giovanni, Boulder Opera Company; Maddalena (cover), Rigoletto, Connecticut Lyric Opera

Alice Chung

Alice Chung

  • 2016 Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Apprentice Artist

    Mezzo-Soprano

    Los Angeles, California

  • Recently:

    Mrs. Grose, The Turn of the Screw, University of Missouri-Kansas City; Dritte Dame, Die Zauberflote, University of Missouri-Kansas City; Cecilia March, Little Women, University of Missouri-Kansas City

Stephen Clark

Stephen Clark

  • Bass-Baritone: Azarias, The Burning Fiery Furnace

  • Central City Opera:

    2016 Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Apprentice Artist

  • Recently:

    Don Alfonso, Cosi fan tutte; Soloist, Renard, Orchestra New England; Soloist, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, Waterbury Symphony

Leroy Davis

Leroy Davis

  • 2016 Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Apprentice Artist

    Baritone

    Bronx, NY

  • Recently:

    Imperial Commissioner/Prince Yamadori, Madama Butterfly, Florentine Opera; Sergeant of Police, Pirates of Penzance, Shreveport Opera; A Mandarin/Ping, Turandot, Shreveport Opera

Ashley Fabian

Ashley Fabian

  • 2016 Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Apprentice Artist

    Soprano

    Charleston, SC

  • Recently:

    Grasshopper, The Cunning Little Vixen, CCM Opera Theater; Sally/Adele(cover), Die Fledermaus, Asheville Lyric Opera; Zerlina(cover), Don Giovanni, Opera Charleston

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Samuel Hinkle

Samuel Hinkle

  • 2016 Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Apprentice Artist

    Baritone

    Fort Worth, Texas

  • Recently:

    Il Conte, Le nozze di Figaro, Yale Opera; Traveller, Curlew River, Ballet Opera Pantomime; Papageno, Siena Music Festival

Helen Huang

Helen Huang

  • 2016 Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Apprentice Artist

    Soprano

    Beijing, China

  • Central City Opera:

    Poppea, Agrippina, New England Conservatory; Madame White Snake, Gilgamesh (workshop), Beth Morrison Project/New England Conservatory; Soprano soloist, Creation, American Symphony/Bard College Conservatory of Music

Peter Lake

Peter Lake

  • 2016 Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Apprentice Artist

    Tenor

    Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Recently:

    Remendado(José cover), Carmen, Mississippi Opera; Don José, Carmen, Southern Opera Company; Triquet, Eugene Onegin, Chautauqua Opera

Anna Laurenzo

Anna Laurenzo

  • 2016 Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Apprentice Artist

    Mezzo Soprano

    Urbandale, IA

  • Recently:

    Undertaker,  Buried Alive | Embedded,  Fort Worth Opera; Rosina (cover), Il Barbiere di Sivigla,  Madison Opera; Isabella, L’italiana in Algeri, Seagle Music Colony

Alice-Anne Light

Alice-Anne Light

  • 2016 Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Apprentice Artist

    Mezzo-Soprano

    Kansas City, MO

  • Recently:

    Thisbe, La Cenerentola, Bar Harbor Music Festival; Jo, Little Women, UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance; Erika, Vanessa, Utah Festival Opera

Eric McConnell

Eric McConnell

  • 2016 Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Apprentice Artist

    Bass-Baritone

    Thornton, CO

  • Recently:

    Olin Blitch, Susannah, Northwestern University; Bartolo, Le nozze di Figaro, Northwestern University ; Basilio, Il barbiere di Siviglia, Seagle Music Colony

Marlen Nahhas

Marlen Nahhas

  • 2016 Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Apprentice Artist

    Soprano

    Houston, TX

  • Recently:

    Mimi (Cover) La Boheme, Utah Festival Opera; Rosalinde, Die Fledermaus, Indiana University; VoMo, World Premier of The Tale of Lady Thi Kin, Indiana University

John Nevergall

John Nevergall

  • 2016 Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Apprentice Artist

    Tenor

    Boston, MA

  • Recently:

    Lysander, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Boston University Opera Institute; Tenor Soloist, Verdi: Messa da Requiem, Nashoba Valley Chorale; Tenor Soloist, Beethoven: Symphony No. 9, Boston University Symphony Orchestra

Danielle Palomares

Danielle Palomares

  • 2016 Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Apprentice Artist

    Soprano

    Monrovia, CA

  • Recently:

    Elivra and Donna Anna (covers), Don Giovanni, Opera Santa Barbara; Donna Anna, Don Giovanni, Opera UCLA; Susanna, Il segreto di Susanna, Opera UCLA

Adam Richardson

Adam Richardson

  • 2016 Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Apprentice Artist

    Baritone

    Smithfield, VA

  • Recently:

    Jake, Porgy and Bess, Amsterdam RAI; Jake, Porgy and Bess, Opera de Massy ; Shadrach, The Burning Fiery Furnace, Harlem Opera Theatre

     

Daniel Ross

Daniel Ross

  • 2016 Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Apprentice Artist

    Tenor

    Salem, OR

  • Recently:

    Tenor Soloist, Handel’s Messiah, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra ; Tom Rakewell, The Rake’s Progress, Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra and University  of Cincinnati, CCM; Faust, La damnation de Faust, University  of Cincinnati, CCM

Chad Sonka

Chad Sonka

  • 2016 Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Apprentice Artist

    Baritone

    Decorah, IA

  • Recently:

    Don Quixote, Man of La Mancha, Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre; Marco, Gianni Schicchi, Savannah Music Festival; Junius, The Rape of Lucretia, Manhattan School of Music

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