New York City Opera 75th Anniversary Concert
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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...
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,
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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),
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.”
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...
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...
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...