Sishel Claverie

Mexican Mezzo-soprano Sishel Claverie has sung 31 operatic roles to date and has been seen in recital in several cities across the United States, singing a wide range of repertoire. An active advocate of opera for the youth, she’s been a member of HGO’s Opera To Go!, Bridge Arts Ensemble and Utah Opera’s Professional Outreach Program, participating in more than fifteen productions specially tailored to children and teenagers, having sung nearly 600 performances. Recent engagements include the role of Charlotte in Sondheim’s A Little Night Music with Alamo City Opera. She also performed Carmen with the Heartbeat Opera, which was praised by the New York Times as “Riveting”. Last year had her NYCO debut in the revival of Candide, directed by Harold Prince. Next year she will perform the role of Maria in Piazzolla’s tango-opera Maria de Buenos Aires with Opera In The Heights, and she will premier her first solo show, titled “Soleful,” at The Tank in NYC.

La mezzo-soprano mexicana Sishel Claverie ha cantado 31 papeles operísticos hasta la fecha y se ha visto en recital en varias ciudades de los Estados Unidos, cantando una amplia gama de repertorios. Abogada activa de la ópera para los jóvenes, ha sido miembro del programa Opera Out Go! De HGO Opera To Go !, del Bridge Arts Ensemble y Utah Opera, participando en más de quince producciones especialmente diseñadas para niños y adolescentes, y ha cantado cerca de 600 presentaciones. Los compromisos recientes incluyen el papel de Charlotte en A Little Night Music de Sondheim con Alamo City Opera. También interpretó a Carmen con la Heartbeat Opera, que fue elogiada por el New York Times como "Riveting". El año pasado tuvo su debut en NYCO en el renacimiento de Candide, dirigida por Harold Prince. El próximo año interpretará el papel de María en la ópera de tango Piazzolla, María de Buenos Aires, con Opera In The Heights, y estrenará su primera exposición individual, titulada Soleful, en The Tank en Nueva York.

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María Brea

María Brea, soprano, is a native of Caracas, Venezuela. This September 2018, Ms. Brea starts the season singing two recitals, the first one with Voces Unidas in New York City and the second one with the St. Hugh- Steinway concert series in Miami. María makes her debut at Opera Tampa in February 2019 singing the title role in the world premiere of Maestro Coppola’s Lady Swanwhite. She most recently sang the role of Nanetta in Falstaff with the Martina Arroyo’s Prelude to Performance. She performed Micaëla in Carmen with West Bay Opera 2018. She performed the role of the Bird in Glass-Moran’s Juniper Tree at Wolf Trap Opera. She won the first prize in the Giulio Gari Competition 2017 and New York Lyric Opera 2016. Ms. Brea also won second prize in the Gerda Lissner International Vocal competition 2017 and she received an Encouragement award from The Metropolitan Opera National Council, Connecticut District 2017 and The Gerda Lissner Lieder/ Song.

Maria Brea, soprano, es originaria de Caracas, Venezuela. Este septiembre de 2018, la Srta. Brea comienza la temporada cantando dos recitales, el primero con Voces Unidas en la ciudad de Nueva York y el segundo con la serie de conciertos St. Hugh-Steinway en Miami. María hace su debut en Opera Tampa en febrero de 2019 cantando el papel principal en el estreno mundial de Lady Swanwhite del Maestro Coppola. Recientemente, ella cantó el papel de Nanetta en Falstaff con Prelude to Performance de Martina Arroyo. Ella interpretó a Micaëla en Carmen con West Bay Opera 2018. Actuó como Bird in Glass-Moran 's Juniper Tree en Wolf Trap Opera. Ganó el primer premio en el Giulio Gari Competition 2017 y en New York Lyric Opera 2016. La Srta. Brea también ganó el segundo premio en el Gerda Lissner International Vocal Competition 2017 y recibió un premio de estímulo del Consejo Nacional de la Metropolitan Opera, Distrito de Connecticut 2017 y La Gerda Lissner Lieder / Cancion.

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Jonathan Z. Harris

Bass-baritone Jonathan Z. Harris is a native New Orleanian based in New York City. He has been a two-time Regional Finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. Holding degrees from Brown University and the University of Michigan, Jonathan has been an Apprentice Artist with Sarasota Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera, Opera Saratoga, and Chautauqua Opera. He was also a two-year Resident Artist with Dicapo Opera and has performed with the Opera Company of Middlebury, Opera MODO, PORTopera (now Opera Maine), Bronx Opera, and dell’Arte Opera Ensemble. Role highlights include Leporello in Don Giovanni, Don Alfonso in Così fan tutte, Papageno in The Magic Flute, Don Basilio in Il barbiere di Siviglia, Peter Quince in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Superintendent Budd in Albert Herring, Simone and Betto in Gianni Schicchi, George Benton in Dead Man Walking, and Pistol in Falstaff.

Bajo-Baritono Jonathan Z. Harris es un nativo de Nueva Orleans con sede en la ciudad de Nueva York. Ha sido finalista regional en dos ocasiones en las audiciones del Consejo Nacional de la Ópera Metropolitana. Graduado de la Universidad de Brown y la Universidad de Michigan, Jonathan ha sido artista aprendiz en la Ópera de Sarasota, en el Metro de Des Moines, en la Ópera de Saratoga y en la Ópera de Chautauqua. También fue un artista residente de dos años con Dicapo Opera y ha actuado con la Opera Company of Middlebury, Opera MODO, PORTopera (ahora Opera Maine), Bronx Opera y dell’Arte Opera Ensemble. Entre los personajes de opera destacados se incluyen Leporello en Don Giovanni, Don Alfonso en Così fan tutte, Papageno en La Flauta Magica, Don Basilio en El Barbero de Sevilla, Peter Quince en El sueño de una noche de verano, el Superintendente Budd en Albert Herring, Simone y Betto en Gianni Schicchi. George Benton en Dead Man Walking, y Pistol en Falstaff.

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Marisa Karchin

A recent graduate of Mannes School of Music and Yale University, New York-based soprano Marisa Karchin is establishing herself as a compelling and versatile performer of art song, opera and concert works. To begin the 2018-19 Season, she joins Dayton Opera as an Artist in Residence, and makes her Weill Recital Hall debut in recital as winner of the 2018 Joy in Singing International Art Song Competition. Last season, Marisa was featured in a new production of Moto Osada’s Four Nights of Dream in NYC and Tokyo, and also performed with the Light Opera of NY, the Canadian Vocal Arts Institute, and the Chelsea Music Festival’s “Bach 333” series. Other recent roles include Angelica in Orlando (Cantanti Project), Shirley Temple in Robert Ashley’s DUST (Mannes), and Nanetta (cover) in Falstaff (Opera Saratoga). An avid interpreter of new music, Marisa has recently been featured with the Washington Square Contemporary Music Society, Lehigh University’s Very Modern Ensemble, and Venice’s Plurimo Ensemble.

Marisa Karchin, soprano de Nueva York y recién graduada de la Mannes School of Music y la Universidad de Yale, se está convirtiendo en una intérprete versátil y convincente de obras de arte, ópera y conciertos. Para comenzar la temporada 2018-19, se une a Dayton Opera como artista residente, y hace su debut en el Weill Recital Hall en un recital como ganadora de la competencia de 2018 Joy in Singing International Art Song. La temporada pasada, Marisa apareció en una nueva producción de Four Nights of Dream en Nueva York y Tokio compuesta por Moto Osada, y también actuó con la Light Opera de NY, el Instituto de Artes Vocales de Canadá y la serie "Bach 333" del Chelsea Music Festival. Otros papeles recientes incluyen Angélica en Orlando (Proyecto Cantanti), Shirley Temple en DUST (Mannes) de Robert Ashley y Nanetta (suplente) en Falstaff (Opera Saratoga). Una ávida intérprete de la nueva música, Marisa ha sido presentada recientemente con la Washington Square Contemporary Music Society, Very Modern Ensemble de Lehigh University y Plurimo Ensemble de Venice.

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Mario Arévalo

Mario Arévalo, tenor, has been praised by The New York Classical Review for his deftly well done debut with New York City Opera in I Pagliacci. Voce di Meche says “Mr. Arévalo has a beautiful instrument, an effortless tone, and a warm Latin sound.” Mr. Arévalo recently made his recital debut in El Salvador at the Teatro Nacional and has also performed with Virginia Opera, Florida Grand Opera, and Boston Lyric Opera. Mr. Arévalo is an Ambassador of Goodwill for The Fine Arts and Culture, a title given by The Association of El Salvador United Nations, and is the Founder and Artistic Director of Una Voz Un Mundo, an arts initiative committed to humanitarian aid, arts advocacy, and the celebration of cultural openness and diversity. Mr. Arévalo was born in San Vicente, El Salvador. He received his Bachelor’s from Purchase College and graduated from the prestigious College of Fine Arts at Boston University, where he received his Master of Music in Voice Performance.

Mario Arévalo, tenor, ha sido elogiado por The New York Classical Review por su hábil debut en la Ópera de Nueva York en I Pagliacci. Voce di Meche dice “Sr. Arévalo tiene un hermoso instrumento, un tono sin esfuerzo y un cálido sonido latino ”. El Sr. Arévalo recientemente realizó su recital en El Salvador en el Teatro Nacional y también ha actuado con Virginia Opera, Florida Grand Opera y Boston Lyric Opera. El Sr. Arévalo es un Embajador de Buena Voluntad de Bellas Artes y Cultura, un título otorgado por la Asociación de El Salvador de las Naciones Unidas, y es el fundador y director artístico de Una Voz Un Mundo, una iniciativa artística comprometida con la ayuda humanitaria, la promoción de las artes y la celebración de concientazion y diversidad cultural. El Sr. Arévalo nació en San Vicente, El Salvador. Recibió su licenciatura de Purchase College y se graduó de la prestigiosa Facultad de Bellas Artes de la Universidad de Boston, donde recibió su Maestría en Música en Voz.

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Dorian Baroque

Dorian Baroque is one of New York’s most exciting early music ensembles performing orchestral, chamber, and operatic music on period instruments. The ensemble was founded as a means for musicians of diverse musical paths to come together and push the boundaries of historical performance. The organization’s unique philosophy to music making focuses on exploring the versatility of historical instruments while adhering to the principles of baroque artistry – opulence, exuberance, dissonance, and ornate grandeur. Since its debut in 2012, Dorian Baroque has collaborated with some of the most distinguished early music specialists in the field and continues to flourish in the growing movement of historical performance practice that has taken New York City by storm.

Dorian Baroque es uno de los conjuntos de música antigua más emocionantes de Nueva York. Música orquestal, de cámara y operística en instrumentos de época. El conjunto fue Fundado como un medio para que músicos de diversos caminos musicales se unan y empujen Los límites del desempeño histórico. La filosofía de la organización es la creación musical y se centra en explorar la versatilidad de los instrumentos históricos, mientras que Adhiriéndose a los principios del arte barroco: opulencia, exuberancia, disonancia y grandeza adornada. Desde su debut en 2012, Dorian Baroque ha colaborado con algunos de los más distinguidos especialistas en música antigua en el campo y continúa floreciendo en El creciente movimiento de prácticas de rendimiento histórico que ha tomado la ciudad de Nueva York como una tormenta.

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Linda Collazo

Mezzo-Soprano Linda Collazo is a graduate of the Aaron Copland School of Music. In 2018, she was the soloist in Mozart’s Requiem with the Forest Hills Choir, covered the role of Meg in Falstaff in Martina Arroyo’s Prelude to Performance, and played Dinah in Bernstein’s Trouble in Tahiti and Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro at Queens College. She has performed as La Cesca in Gianni Schicchi with “Si parla, si canta” and Prince Orlofsky in Die Fledermaus with the Queens College Opera Theater. Linda has won the Friday Woodmere Music Club’s Young Artist Competition in 2018 and the Bronx Arts Ensemble Young Artist Contest in 2016. She won honorable mention in the Five Towns Music Competition, and was a finalist in the Civic Morning Musicals and the NY International Voice Competitions. In the Winter of 2019, Linda will be an Apprentice Artist at the Sarasota Opera. Linda is from the Bronx and is a student of Sherry Overholt.

Mezzo-soprano Linda Collazo se graduó en la Escuela de Música Aaron Copland. En 2018, fue solista en Requiem de Mozart con el Coro de Forest Hills, cubrió el papel de Meg en Falstaff en Prelude to Performance de Martina Arroyo, y interpretó a Dinah en Trouble de Bernstein en Tahiti y Cherubino en Le Nozze di Figaro en Queens College. Ha actuado como La Cesca en Gianni Schicchi con "Si parla, si canta" y el Príncipe Orlofsky en Die Fledermaus con el Teatro de Ópera de Queens College. Linda ganó el Concurso de Jóvenes Artistas del Viernes Woodmere Music Club en 2018 y el Concurso de Jóvenes Artistas del Bronx Arts Ensemble en 2016. Obtuvo una mención honorífica en el Concurso de Música de Five Towns, y fue finalista en los Civic Morning Musicals y en el Concurso Internacional de Voz de Nueva York. . En el invierno de 2019, Linda será una aprendiz de artista en la Ópera de Sarasota. Linda es del Bronx y es estudiante de Sherry Overholt.

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Heather Jones

Heather Jones is an American mezzo who blends seamless technique with “mischievous freshness and enthusiasm” to create vulnerable and relatable characters across languages and eras. To that end, Heather recently performed contemporary works in collaboration with Opera Fayetteville (2018 Contemporary Opera Festival), the Albany Symphony (“Preach Sister, Preach” by Evan Mack), Sign & Sing ASL (world premiere of “Universal Drum” by Brad Balliet for singers, 27-piece percussion, and Deaf Actors), and American Lyric Theatre (opera workshops facilitated by Mark Adamo); and brought new life to old favorites with Opera Company of Middlebury (L’elisir d’amore set in a 1920s speakeasy), Opera Philadelphia (Carmen), and Opera Louisiane (The Magic Flute). Heather has received training from Opera Saratoga, Seagle Music Colony, Bel Canto at Caramoor, The CoOPERAtive Program, Westminster Choir College, and Mannes School of Music, and is thrilled to work with Cantanti Project again after joining them for their 2018 summer retreat.

Heather Jones es una mezzo estadounidense que combina una técnica perfecta con "frescura y entusiasmo traviesos" para crear personajes vulnerables y contables en todos los idiomas y épocas. Con ese fin, Heather realizó recientemente obras contemporáneas en colaboración con Opera Fayetteville (2018 Contemporary Opera Festival), Albany Symphony ("Preach Sister, Preach" de Evan Mack), Sign & Sing ASL (estreno mundial de "Universal Drum" de Brad Balliet para cantantes, percusión de 27 piezas y actores sordos, y American Lyric Theatre (talleres de ópera facilitados por Mark Adamo); y trajo una nueva vida a los viejos favoritos con la Opera Company of Middlebury (L'elisir d'amore ambientada en 1920), Opera Philadelphia (Carmen) y Opera Louisiane (The Magic Flute). Heather recibió capacitación de Opera Saratoga, Seagle Music Colony, Bel Canto en Caramoor, The CoOPERAtive Programme, Westminster Choir College y Mannes School of Music, y está encantada de trabajar nuevamente con Cantanti Project después de unirse a ellos en su retiro de verano de el 2018.

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William Lewis

William Lewis, pianist/accompanist, vocal coach, arranger, and performer is beginning his fiftieth year as a professional musician. In 2014, he earned two nominations in the Charleston Theater Awards for his performances in “The Piano Man and the Diva” (Best Musical Director and Best Actor in a Musical) for the 2013-2014 season. In Savannah, Georgia, he won the People’s Choice Award during the American Traditions Competition. Mr. Lewis regularly appears with Irish tenor Ronan Tynan in concert and also plays for Marcello Giordano and violinist Gregory Harrington. He has served as vocal coach for the Santa Fe Opera, Lake George Opera Festival, Opera Omaha, Texas Opera, Opera Music Theater International with Jerome Hines, Central City Opera House Festival and Natchez Opera Festival. As a teacher, Mr. Lewis has served on the faculties of both the Boston and New England Conservatories and at Rutgers University. He has taught master classes across the U.S. and is presently an Artist in Residence at the University of Kentucky with Dr. Tynan.

Principal Music Advisor

William Lewis, pianista / acompañante, entrenador vocal, arreglista y artista está comenzando su quincuagésimo año como músico profesional. En 2014, ganó dos nominaciones en los Premios de Teatro de Charleston por sus actuaciones en "El hombre y la diva del piano" (Mejor director musical y Mejor actor en un musical) para la temporada 2013-2014. En Savannah, Georgia, ganó el Premio People´s Choice durante la competencia American Traditions. El Sr. Lewis aparece regularmente con el tenor irlandés Ronan Tynan en conciertos y también toca para Marcello Giordano y el violinista Gregory Harrington. Se ha desempeñado como entrenador vocal para la Ópera de Santa Fe, el Festival de la Ópera de Lake George, la Ópera de Omaha, la Ópera de Texas, el Teatro Internacional de Música de Ópera con Jerome Hines, el Festival de la Ópera de la Ciudad Central y el Festival de la Ópera de Natchez. Como profesor, el Sr. Lewis ha servido en las facultades de los conservatorios de Boston y Nueva Inglaterra y en la Universidad de Rutgers. Ha impartido clases magistrales en los EE. UU. Y actualmente es Artista Residente en la Universidad de Kentucky con el Dr. Tynan.

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Joyce Yin

Soprano Joyce Yin, praised by New York Concert Review for singing with an “otherworldly quality,” brings a committed physicality and depth of emotional connection to the stage. This season, Joyce sings the Pergolesi Stabat Mater, Libby Larsen’s Try Me Good King, and Clara Schumann’s Sechs Lieder. A performer whose “deft characterization” is “matched by her fearless singing” (Entertainment Hour), Joyce particularly enjoys exploring the nuances of determined women such as Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro), Morgana (Alcina), and Gilda (Rigoletto). Recent highlights include Ines in Donizetti’s La Zingara with Amore Opera, Linfea in La Calisto with dell’Arte Opera Ensemble, the title role in Caccini’s Euridice with Cantanti Project, and her debut with the Buffalo Philharmonic as the soprano soloist in the Messiah. Joyce is a winner of the Met Auditions Audience Choice Award and the Musical Merit Foundation of San Diego. She graduated with her M.M. in Opera Performance from Arizona State University. Please visit www.joyceyin.com and @joycesings for updates.

Core Artist and Artistic Director

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