Archive for Artists

Jaroslaw Strzemien – Stage Director of “Il Nozze di Figaro”

Jaroslaw Strzemien – Stage Director of “Il Nozze di Figaro”

October 15, 2015 No Comments

2015 production of the “Marriage of Figaro” will be staged by renowned Polish stage director, Jaroslaw Strzemien.  Jaroslaw Strzemien,Stage director, actor and theatre educator, Jaroslaw Strzemien has many years of experience, both, in this country and in Europe. He worked for ten years in various National Theatres in Poland, after graduating from the National School […]

Hartley Horn, baritone (YAP)

Hartley Horn, baritone (YAP)

October 10, 2015 No Comments

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Tian Qin, soprano

Tian Qin, soprano

October 10, 2015 No Comments

Tian Qin, soprano, was born in Wuhan, China. She brings a wealth of experience in many styles of music to her performances. At a young age, she began studying piano and singing technique with her parents, who are professors in the Conservatory in China. Ms. Qin started her singing career in the world of popular […]

Andrew Potter, bass

Andrew Potter, bass

February 18, 2015 No Comments

Biography A bass vocalist of increasing demand who towers at an imposing and athletic 6’10”, Andrew Potter is a true Basso who has been welcomed by audiences and critics across the country for a larger-than-life stage presence with a voice to match. “His lithe, powerful bass voice had both authority and beauty…” (M.D. Ridge, WHRO […]

Dean Murphy – baritone

Dean Murphy – baritone

January 2, 2015 No Comments

Dean Murphy, a baritone from Maynard, MA, graduated from The Hartt School in May 2014 with a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance.  At Hartt, he has sung Tobias in The Hotel Casablanca, Frank in Die Fledermaus, and, most recently, Frank Maurrant in Street Scene, an American opera. In May 2014, Dean made his CT […]

Jimi James – baritone

Jimi James – baritone

January 2, 2015 No Comments

Jimi James is considered a performer of unusual versatility. The artist has amassed a varied and extensive repertoire, now counting more than 30 staged and concert roles from Puccini’s Baron Scarpia to Gilbert and Sullivan’s Wilfred Shadbolt and Mozart’s “Requiem” to Orff’s “Carmina Burana”. The baritone is well regarded for his active stage presence, as witnessed […]

Christopher Lucier – tenor

Christopher Lucier – tenor

January 1, 2015 No Comments

Tenor Christopher Lucier was featured as Il Duca in Rigoletto, Azael in L’Enfant Prodigue and Don Basilio in Le Nozze di Figaro which Opera News declared was “consistently amusing.” Chris also portrayed Roger Doremus is Lee Hoiby’s Summer and Smoke, a performance that the New York Times hailed as a “standout.” The Albany Records recording […]

Spencer Hamlin – tenor

Spencer Hamlin – tenor

December 30, 2014 No Comments

Spencer Hamlin, tenor, is currently pursuing a Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance at the University of Connecticut studying under Dr. Constance Rock. Spencer was named one of the Graduate Winners of the 2013 UConn Concerto Competition. He received 1st place in the College II Division of the 2012 NATS Competition. Most recently he […]

Janani Sridhar – Soprano

Janani Sridhar – Soprano

December 29, 2014 No Comments

Singaporean Soprano, Janani Sridhar is a seasoned performer of both operatic and concert repertoire. Previous operatic credits include Les Contes d’Hoffmann (Antonia), Cendrillon (Clorinda), La Boheme (Musetta), with Oberlin in Italy, and scenes from La Cenerentola (Clorinda), with the Manhattan school of Music. Other scene work include Le Nozze di Figaro (Countess), Der Freischütz (Ännchen), […]

Katrina Holden – Soprano

Katrina Holden – Soprano

December 24, 2014 No Comments

Katrina Holden blends a silvery lyric voice with a love of words that permeates her performances. Described as a “dramatic” performer with a “strong voice” by The Boston Theatre Review, she performs extensively throughout New England in opera and in recitals throughout the country. Katrina has appeared with numerous companies, including Boston Lyric Opera, Odyssey […]

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