New York City Opera 75th Anniversary Concert

Meet Our Artists 

Joanna Mongiardo

Soprano- City Opera Debut: La Campana Sommersa, 2017

Hailed by the New York Times for her “attractive soprano voice,” and for having “total control of the stage,” (Broadway World) coloratura soprano Meghan Picerno is quickly gaining recognition for her exciting, crowd-pleasing performances on opera, theatre, and...


Christopher Job

Bass-Baritone- City Opera Debut: Tosca, 2016

Praised for his “commanding sonority” (Opera News) and described as “handsome, agile and with a voice to match” (Boulder Daily Camera), Bass-Baritone Christopher Job is a “rising star on the American opera scene.” (Grand Junction Free Press) A house favorite at The Metropolitan Opera since the beginning of his career,


Inna Dukach

Soprano- City Opera Debut: La boheme, 2006

Most recently, Ms. Dukach made her debut as Antonia/Giulietta/Stella in Les contes d’Hoffman with Nashville Opera, sang the Countess in Le nozze di Figaro with Inland Northwest Opera, and appeared on the concert stage as a soloist for Rachmaninoff’s The Bells with the Portland Symphony (Maine). During the 2017-2018 season, Inna Dukach...


Jessica Fishenfeld

Soprano- City Opera Debut: Stonewall, 2019

American Soprano Jessica Fishenfeld, hailed for her “engaging” performances (Opera News) and “soaring, glittering high notes” (EDGEftlauderdale), made her New York City Opera debut this season in the World Premiere of Stonewall.


Lianne Gennaco

Soprano- City Opera Debut: Candide, 2017

Soprano Lianne Gennaco returns to New York City Opera after covering Cunegonde in the historical revival of Candide. Other NYCO credits include: Dear Erich: A Jazz Opera, Dolores...


Mark Rucker

Baritone- City Opera Debut: Rigoletto, 1989

From the time of his debut as Renato in Un Ballo in Maschera with Luciano Pavarotti for the Opera Company of Philadelphia, American baritone Mark Rucker has been in demand in opera...


Rachael Braunstein,

Soprano- City Opera Debut: Stonewall, 2019

Soprano Rachael Braunstein is at home on both the recital and opera stages. From curating a harp and voice set for a Brooklyn rave party, to cadenza duels with Opera on Tap in Manhattan, she is constantly looking for new and...


Brandie Sutton

Soprano- City Opera Debut: La campana sommersa, 2017

Hailed by The New York times for her "warm, ample voice" and "distinctive earthy coloring," and by Opera News for her "sumptuos, mid-weight soprano," Ms. Sutton first embraced classical music during her undergraduate studies at Oakwood University where she received...


Gil Rose

Conductor- City Opera Debut: Miss Havisham's Wedding Night, and A Water Bird Talk, 2017

Acknowledged for his “sense of style and sophistication” by Opera News, noted 
as “an amazingly versatile conductor” by The Boston Globe, and praised for conducting with “admiral command” by The New York Times, Gil Rose is a musician helping to shape the future of classical music. Over the past two decades, Mr. Rose has built a reputation as one of the country’s most...


James Lowe

Conductor- City Opera Debut: Hopper's Wife, 2016

A leading conductor of Opera and Musical Theater, Grammy nominated musician James Lowe will return to Houston Grand Opera this fall to lead John Caird's production of La bohéme. This season he will also make return appearances at Lyric Opera of Chicago (West Side Story), Washington National Opera (Jeanine Tesori's The Lion, The Unicorn and Me),


Kevin Short

Bass-Baritone- City Opera Debut: La fanciulla del West, 2017

Versatile bass-baritone Kevin Short is thrilling audiences around the globe in a wide range of repertoire ranging from Mozart's Die Entführung aus dem Serail and Monteverdi's L'incoronazione di Poppea, to Verdi's Attila and Don Carlos...


Lisa Chavez

Mezzo-Soprano- City Opera Debut: Florencia en el Amazonas, 2016

Lisa Chavez was most recently seen with NYCO in a “star turn” as Maggie in the premiere of Bell’s Stonewall. Other roles performed with the Other roles performed with the company include Dolores in...


Michael Corvino

Baritone- City Opera Debut: La boheme, 2001

For his work as Tony Esposito in The Most Happy Fella, The New York Times exalted, “The baritone Michael Corvino brings a robust voice and disarming vulnerability to the role...


Sishel Claverie

Mezzo-Soprano- City Opera Debut: Candide, 2017

Praised for her “silky seductive charm” (Houston Press) and for her “winning vocal power and comic timing” (Urban Milwaukee), Mexican Mezzo-soprano Sishel Claverie is gaining recognition as a stage performer...


Carolyn Kuan

Conductor- City Opera Debut: Stonewall, 2019

Recognized as a conductor of extraordinary versatility, Carolyn Kuan has enjoyed...Recognized as a conductor of extraordinary versatility, Carolyn Kuan has enjoyed successful associations with top tier orchestras, opera companies, ballet companies, and festivals worldwide.


Glenn Seven Allen

Tenor- City Opera Debut: Candide, 2017

Tenor Glenn Seven Allen is garnering critical acclaim on theatre, opera, and concert stages throughout the United States as a consummate singing actor, lauded for his dynamic interpretations of heroes and leading men, alike. Mr. Allen was hailed by Opera News as an “Edwardian matinee idol, giving by far the most detailed dramatic performance.”


James Meena

Conductor- City Opera Debut: Aleko/Pagliacci, 2016

James Meena also serves as Artistic Director of Opera Carolina and Artistic Director of Opera Grand Rapids in Michigan. Mo. Meena’s guest conducting engagements have included the Washington Opera, the Pittsburgh Opera, L’Opera de Montreal, Michigan Opera Theater, Festivale Sesto Taormina, Festivale Puccini Torre del Lago, Teatro...


Kristin Sampson

Soprano- City Opera Debut: Tosca, 2016

Praised by the New York Times for her “bright, sizable and expressive voice” Kristin Sampson’s 2018-19 performances include concerts featuring the music of composer Jeremy Gill, Mimì in La bohème, guest soloist in the New York City Opera...


Mario Arévalo

Tenor- City Opera Debut: I Pagliacci, 2016

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...


Peter Kendall Clark

Baritone- City Opera Debut: Candide, 2017

Baritone Peter Kendall Clark has created roles in numerous world premieres, most recently the title role of Ted Rosenthal’s Dear Erich, to which the New York Times said “he brought gravity and an earthy sound .” Mr. Clark has appeared with...