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Jose Sacin – baritone

Jose Sacin – baritone

January 30, 2013 No Comments

Known for his expressive voice of “liquid gold and the stage presence of a lion” (DC Theatre Scene). Peruvian native Jose Sacín is considered one of the leading South America baritones of our time. He has performed and collaborated with the leading figures of the opera and music world today including; a nationally televised performance […]

John Tsotsoros – tenor

John Tsotsoros – tenor

April 1, 2012 No Comments

Tenor John Tsotsoros has been described as singing “powerfully and very expressively” (Oberlin Review) with “a ringing golden voice” (The Italian Voice).  His finest moments on stage have been referred to as the “pinnacle of operatic acting” (Times Herald-Record).  John Tsotsoros has performed leading tenor repertoire in theaters across the all across the United States.  […]

Gary Simpson – baritone

Gary Simpson – baritone

April 1, 2012 No Comments

Metropolitan Opera Baritone, Gary Simpson, will sing HOLLAENDER in Der Fliegende Hollaender, his fifth production, in Cape Town, South Africa in January, 2011. In February Gary will sing IAGO in Otello with the Arizona Opera. He has sung IAGO with the Minnesota Opera, Hawaii Opera Theater, The Otello Project and with the Opera Orchestra of […]

Dana Schnitzer – soprano

Dana Schnitzer – soprano

February 28, 2012 No Comments

Soprano Dana Schnitzer is a sought-after performer of opera, oratorio and art song.  She is thrilled to be making her debut with the Connecticut Lyric Opera in one of her favorite roles!  Most recently she performed the role of Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni with MetroWest Opera, the role of Rosalinda in Die Fledermaus with Riverside Theatre Works, understudied the role […]

Eve Summer – Stage Director

Eve Summer – Stage Director

February 7, 2012 No Comments

Hailed “a rising star of stage directing” whose “approach to directing refreshes hope for the future of opera,” Eve Summer is a director, producer, and choreographer. Selected opera directing credits include Xerxes for Connecticut Early Music Festival, Lucia di Lammermoor and Così fan tutte for Commonwealth Opera, Little Red Riding Hood for Opera Boston, L’elisir […]

Michael Wade Lee – tenor

Michael Wade Lee – tenor

October 25, 2011 No Comments

Continuing to thrill audiences worldwide with his powerful voice and amazing performances, critics hail American Tenor Michael Wade Lee as “that rarity among operatic tenors, a really good-looking, virile, well-built and gifted thespian with a wide-ranging voice to match.” A seasoned performer on the operatic stage, he performs with some of the most respected companies […]

Galina Ivannikova – mezzo

Galina Ivannikova – mezzo

October 25, 2011 No Comments

Galina Ivannikova is originally from the Ukraine, where she was a leading Mezzo-Soprano at the Kiev Conservatory Opera and Nikolaev Musical Theatre and performed such roles as the title role of Carmen by Bizet, Azucena in Il Trovatore and Maddalena in Rigoletto by Verdi, Lubasha in the Tsar’s Bride by Rimsky-Korsakov, Olga in Eugene Onegin […]

Laurentiu Rotaru – bass

Laurentiu Rotaru – bass

October 25, 2011 No Comments

Laurentiu Rotaru, bass-baritone, is a native of Romania, currently living in Hartford, CT. He started his intensive music training at The Conservatory of Bucharest – Romania, and he performed for one year at The National Opera of Bucharest. In the same time, he performed as a soloist in numerous ensembles in Bucharest, touring Romania, Greece, […]

Aleksandra Kaminska – mezzo-soprano

Aleksandra Kaminska – mezzo-soprano

August 24, 2011 No Comments

Returning to CLO to star as the alluring gypsy, Carmen, will be Polish mezzo-soprano Aleksandra Kaminska. Below is from an article on CTClassicalMag.com from last spring: March will roar into Connecticut like a lamb – – not a lion — when Connecticut Lyric Opera presents Mozart’s sunny, charming and lighthearted 1790 comedy “Cosi van Tutte” […]

Tosca Director Stephen Fried’s Thoughts

Tosca Director Stephen Fried’s Thoughts

April 4, 2011 No Comments

Director Stephen Fried shares his views of Tosca:  “I think that there are very few operas in which you so viscerally feel each character’s needs pounding through the score and driving each moment as actively as you do in Tosca.  It’s a spectacularly well-configured drama, and if done properly, I believe can result in a […]

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