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NEW ENGLAND REGIONAL WINNERS 2002-2003 Edition Our most recent winners… Fellow 2001 winner, mezzo-soprano Katherine Rohrer, enjoyed a successful Among our most recent winners, soprano year in 2001, performing Charlotte in Offen- Amanda Pabyan (2002) completed an ap- bach’s La Grande-Duchesse de Gérolstein prenticeship program with the renowned with Opera Theatre of St. Louis and Dorabella in Santa Fe Opera summer 2001, spent the Mozart’s Così fan tutte with Western Opera Theater. summer 2002 with New York State’s Glim- merglass Opera, and looks forward this season to The 2002-2003 season promises to be an exciting participating in the Young Artist Program at the one for Lee Poulis, who won a special encourage- Washington Opera. ment award in 2001, as he becomes a member of the Young Artist Program at Washington Opera, where Second place (2002) winner, baritone Chris- he will be covering the roles of Schaunard in tian Van Horn will return in 2003 to Opera La bohème and Masetto in Don Giovanni. Theatre of St. Louis as Angelotti in Tosca. This past season was filled with concertizing Earlier this season with the same company, for the baritone, as soloist in Haydn’s Lord the bass performed the role of the second gravedigger Nelson Mass at Phillips Academy in An- in Ambroise Thomas’s Hamlet. Among the accolades dover, MA, and on a concert tour of China. Also last he received this past season are the Richman Award year, Lee was a vocal fellow at the Music Academy of from Opera Theatre of St. Louis and a first place in the the West, where he performed the role of Golaud in 2002 MacAllister Competition College Division. Pelléas et Mélisande. Meanwhile Christian’s wife, mezzo soprano Like many of our young singers, Kristina Martin, re- Kellie Van Horn, winner of a special encour- cipient of a special encouragement award in 2001, agement award in 2002, was busy in the could also be found at Opera Theatre of St. Louis, 2001-2002 season garnering several prizes, where she sang the role of Sarah Pocket in Argen- including first place in the 2001 Rosa Pon- to’s Miss Havisham’s Fire. Add to this a recital at Bos- selle Foundation Competition and as a finalist in the ton’s MFA and her selection as finalist in 2002 George London Foundation Competition. She re- the 2002 National Opera Association Com- cently served as an apprentice with the Santa Fe Op- petition, and it becomes clear that the era and made her debut with Opera Theatre of St. 2001-2002 season was a great success for Louis as Anne Morrow Lindbergh in the world pre- the mezzo. Earlier this year she was back miere of Loss of Eden. For the upcoming season she at Opera Theatre of St. Louis to perform the Third will join Sarasota Opera for a series of fall outreach Lady in Die Zauberflöte, and she looks forward in the concerts, while closer to home, with Connecticut Grand coming months to covering the role of Giovanna in Opera, she will perform in Faust and La traviata. Rigoletto for New York City Opera. Look for one of our 2001 regional and na- In his second year with the Met’s Lindemann Young tional winners, Joanna Mongiardo, in Artist Program this season, Morris Robinson (3rd Chattanooga for that Symphony’s Die Place, 2001) can look forward to his debut at Zauberflöte and Carmina Burana. In the the Met as Second Prisoner in Fidelio and as season just past, the soprano was heard Mercury in Les Troyens. Also at the Met, the as soloist in Orff’s Carmina Burana with bass will be covering the roles of the High the Detroit and Lincoln symphonies, in Priest in Nabucco and the Night Watchman Monadnock Music Festival’s Opera Gala, in recital at in Die Meistersinger. In the 2001-2002 season, Mor- Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, and in lighter fare as ris joined the cast of Opera Theatre of St. Louis’s pro- Yum-Yum in Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Mikado with duction of Rameau’s Hippolyte et Aricie; Seattle the Boston Academy of Music and as Adele with Opera’s Madama Butterfly; and Nashville Opera’s Les Chattanooga Opera’s Die Fledermaus. Pêcheurs de Perles. News About New England Regional Winners, 2002-2003 Edition Page 2 From Meg in Adamo’s Little Women at New England 2nd place winner from 2000, Glimmerglass this past summer to her New Alison Tupay became a national semi-final- York City Opera debut as Flora in La travia- ist from the New York District in the Met’s ta earlier this fall, Sandra Piques Eddy’s 2002 auditions. This past May, Alison re- (2000) 2002-2003 season is shaping up to ceived her Master of Music degree from Juil- be no less than spectacular. Already this fall the mez- liard. She will remain there as a Young Artist of the zo received a Shoshana Foundation Richard F. Gold Juilliard Opera Center, where she will be heard in Career Grant, and later on she will cover the role of productions of Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin, Julius Hansel with New York City Opera, sing in Messiah at Rudel conducting, and in the world premiere of S. Avery Fisher Hall, bow at the Met in Parsifal, and Paulus’s Heloise and Abelard. Closer to Boston audi- travel south for Florida Grand Opera’s La finta giardi- ences, at the Monadnock Music Festival in New niera and Salome. Also in 2003, Sandra sings the Hampshire, the mezzo-soprano recently performed in role of Siebel in Connecticut Grand Opera’s Faust. a gala concert this past September. One of last year’s highlights was this singer’s debut at Soprano Kelly Kaduce, who joined Barbara Quintil- the Metropolitan Opera in Strauss’s Die Frau ohne iani and Jossie Pérez in 1999 as both regional and Schatten, where she joined Jossie Pérez (1999) for national winners, assays Donna Elvira with Opera L’enfant et les sortilèges, singing also in the Met pro- Aperta; makes her New York City Opera debut as ductions of Rigoletto and Sly. Gretel; sings Pamina with Atlanta Opera; Soprano Saundra DeAthos, a 2000 final- takes on Micaëla (Carmen) at the Krannert ist, will debut this October with San Fran- Center; and bows as Mimì with both Florida cisco Opera as Naiad in Ariadne auf Grand Opera and the Lyric Opera of Waco. A Naxos. Saundra has spent quite a bit of highlight from last season: Marguerite in time in the city by the bay as part of two ac- Gounod’s Faust with both Austin Lyric Opera and Mi- claimed young artists programs with San Francisco ami Grand Opera. Opera: the Merola Program, where she sang Despi- Regional and national winner, mezzo-sopranoJossie na in Così fan tutte (a role she reprised with Western Pérez (1999), in her third and final year of Met’s Lin- Opera Theater’s 2001 tour), and the Adler Fellowship demann Young Artist Development Program, sang Program. with that company’s performances of Last year Maine Grand Opera heard Jodi Hansel and Gretel, L’enfant et les sortilèg- Frisbie (3rd place, 2000) as Pamina in es, and in Met in the Park’s production of La Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte. This year, in late traviata. Reprising her portrayal of Carmen summer, the soprano performed in another recently performed in Valencia, Spain, Mozart opera, this time as Donna Anna in Jossie “wowed” Boston Lyric Opera audi- Don Giovanni with Boston’s Opera Aperta. For Utah ences with her interpretation of Bizet’s heroine earlier Opera, Jodi takes part in that company’s stagings of this fall. This concert season finds her in Washing- Cold Sassy Tree and La cenerentola. ton, D.C., as Idamante opposite Domingo’s Idome- neo in the eponymous opera by Mozart. At the Met it After singing Laertes in Hamlet with Opera will be Mercédès in Carmen, Ascanio in Les Troyens, Theatre of St. Louis this past summer, Harold Siebel in Faust, and Dryade in Ariadne auf Naxos. Gray Meers (3rd place, 2000), husband of Saundra DeAthos, is preparing for the role of From the Verdi Requiem with the National Symphony Pedrillo in Boston Lyric Opera’s The Abduc- Orchestra at the Kennedy Center to the role of First tion from the Seraglio this fall. Later in 2003, the tenor Lady in Cincinnati Opera’s Die Zauberflöte, soprano makes his debut with the Opera Company of Philadel- Barbara Quintiliani, one of the triumvirate of region- phia as Gastone in La traviata, with a return engage- al and national winners from 1999, had a ment there later that year as Brighella in Ariadne auf stunning 2001-2002 season. This coming Naxos. Highlights of the 2000-2001 season included year she joins the Domingo Young Artist portrayals of Fritz in La Grande-Duchesse de Gérol- Program at Washington Opera; debuts with stein with Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Don Ottavio with Washington Opera as Elettra in Idomeneo; Opera North, Valinace (cover) in Arshak II with San and takes on Aida’s High Priestess and Donna Anna Francisco Opera, and, closer to home, the roles of Si- in Don Giovanni. To top this all off, Barbara’s plans monson/Prince Myagkara in Tod Machover’s Resur- include a recording with Buffalo Symphony of music rection with Boston Lyric Opera. by Charles Griffes for the Naxos label. Page 3 News About New England Regional Winners, 2002-2003 Edition Bass Steven Humes, a special encourage- Orchestra. Last season found the tenor in the Mid- ment winner from 1999, has been busy this west singing in Mozart’s Die Entführung aus dem Se- past year with Opera Birmingham in Die rail with St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, as Cassio in Zauberflöte, with the National Chorale in Die Otello with Michigan Opera Theatre, and as Edgardo Fledermaus, with Wolf Trap Opera in Mid- in Lucia di Lammermoor with Minnesota Opera. summer’s Night Dream, and with four productions for First came her debut with Chicago Opera New York City Opera. After his debut this summer in Theater this past March as the Female Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival, Steven de- Chorus in Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia, buts with New Orleans Opera as the Sacristan in then the title role in La traviata with Sioux Tosca, returns to Chattanooga Opera for Die Zauber- City Symphony. Now in the 2002-2003 sea- flöte, and looks forward to “An Evening of Bass Arias” son, Kara Shay Thomson (1997) makes with the Charlotte Symphony (FL). her debut with New York’s Dicapo Opera as Adina in Baritone Keith Phares’s (1998) 2001-2002 season L’elisir d’amore, a role she will reprise with National included turns as Pip in Argento’s Miss Havisham’s Lyric Opera. Also this season, the soprano returns to Fire and as Charles Lindbergh in the world Chicago Opera Theatre in The Turn of the Screw and premiere of Loss of Eden (Opera Theatre of joins the Green Bay Symphony for an Opera Gala. St. Louis); as the Count in Le nozze di Figa- Our other 1996 regional winner as well as a national ro and Demetrius in Midsummer’s Night winner, mezzo-soprano Danièle LeBlanc Dream (Wolf Trap Opera); as Telemaco in Il returns to Winnipeg this upcoming season ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria and Schaunard in La bo- as Dorabella in Mozart’s Così fan tutte and hème (New York City Opera); plus debuts with the to Québec as Maddalena in Verdi’s Rigolet- Met in Parade, with the Marilyn Horne Foundation, to. Danièle counts among her more recent and in Candide with San Francisco Opera. This fall successes the Witch in Hansel and Gretel Keith takes on the title role in Boston Lyric Opera’s Il for Opéra de Québec and Musetta for Calgary Op- barbiere di Siviglia. Also in 2002-2003: Belcore in era’s La bohème. L’elisir d’amore with Arizona Opera; a debut with Utah Opera in Cold Sassy Tree; and concert performanc- One of our two 1996 winners, Stephen Salt- es of Béatrice et Bénédict with the New York Philhar- ers has a busy schedule for the upcoming monic, Sir Colin Davis conducting. season, from recitals in Belgium and in Bos- ton’s Jordan Hall this fall to Bach Cantatas with After a summer touring in Florida as part of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and Messi- “Sherrill Milnes and Friends,” soprano Jane ah with San Diego Symphony during the winter months. Shivick (1998) will center her performanc- Other season highlights include performances in Elijah, es this season in the New England area Silvio in I Pagliacci, and the world premiere of Tous- with concerts in Worcester, MA; Provi- saint L’Ouverture. Last season the baritone was heard dence, RI; and with the Assabet Valley Mastersing- as Enrico in Maria di Rohan in Geneva, in an Alice Tully ers and Symphony. Hall recital, and in the title role of a production of Don One of our recent finalists, Sol Kim (1998) has been Giovanni that originated in Brussels and toured through- tapped to teach master classes for chorus in her out Belgium and France. grade school. This comes after a year with Tenor Jean-Pierre Trevisani (1995) had a the Spectrum Resident Artist program at Vir- busy summer this year with concerts that ginia Opera, where the soprano covered such have taken him to as far-flung places as Pe- roles as Rosina in Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siv- tra, Jordan, and Worcester, MA. In Paris, iglia and Oscar in Verdi’s Un ballo in where he makes his home, Jean-Pierre re- maschera, and sang with their outreach program. In cently joined the cast of the Paris Opéra for the role the Boston area, Sol portrayed Micaëla in a recent of Rodriguez in Massenet’s Don Quichotte. Longwood Opera production of Carmen. This past season, audiences in the New England Theodore Green (1997) will travel from Swe- area had a chance to hear our 1994 regional and na- den to Canada next season where he per- tional winner, soprano Sheryl Heather Co- forms Rodolfo in La bohème with Royal hen, in a gala concert to open the Sylvan Swedish Opera and Vancouver Opera. In the Opera season, for an evening of Gilbert and U.S. Ted has been invited to sing the Duke in Sullivan with Fairfield County Chorale, and in Verdi’s Rigoletto with Nevada Opera and to perform Boston for a concert featuring music of in Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde with the Louisville Mozart and Schubert with Newton Choral Society. News About New England Regional Winners, 2002-2003 Edition Page 4 One of our regional finalists in 1994, baritone Lester Die Fledermaus, the role of his Vancouver Opera de- Lynch will be busy again in the 2002-2003 season but last season. Another of the baritone’s debuts last with his debut at Michigan Opera Theater as Renato season was in the role of Karl Magnus in A Little in Verdi’s Un ballo in maschera. Lester will also be Night Music at Utah Opera. featured in the Met’s production of Carmen as The New England Regional Auditions have helped Dancairo. For Chicago Lyric Opera, he reprises the launched the careers of many notable mezzo-sopra- role of Tonio in I Pagliacci after a successful run last nos, not least among them Mary Ann McCormick season in the same role at the Dayton Opera. Perfor- (1990), who this season is back at the Met to sing mances of Fauré’s Requiem with the Duluth Superior Flora in La traviata and Mercédès in Carmen. Also in Orchestra and Carmina Burana with the Fox Valley the next months, Mary Ann will perform with Pro Mu- Symphony will help to round out his season. sica Columbus two very different works, Handel’s The New York Philharmonic featured our 1993 win- Messiah and Respighi’s Laud to the Nativity. This ner Jill Grove as mezzo soloist recently in past season was capped by a late-summer produc- Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, a particularly tion of Britten’s The Turn of the Screw with the Berk- exciting evening for Jill who was making her shire Opera Company, where she sang Mrs. Grose. debut with the orchestra. This comes on the Earlier in the previous season it was Hansel in Hansel heels of an exciting 2001-2002 season, and Gretel and Olga in Eugene Onegin, both at Op- which saw her performing the same piece at BSO’s era Colorado. Tanglewood Festival. Singing Magdalene in the Met’s Guiping Deng, a 1990 finalist, recently sang the role production of Die Meistersinger, recorded for PBS of Micaëla alongside Jossie Perez’s Car- Telecast, as well as her debut with English National men for Boston Lyric’s fall production of the Opera in Kovanshchina were other 2001-2002 high- Bizet favorite. Guiping adds a few more lights for the rising star. Mimì’s to her career this season with perfor- Making her debut with the Boston Lyric Opera in Oc- mances of La bohème with the Sacramento tober as Berta in Il barbiere di Siviglia was a real Opera and the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra. highlight for 1993 finalist Janna Baty. The soprano Puccini was the composer of choice for the soprano continues to build upon the many successes last season when she performed her signature Cio- from last season, when she was heard in Cio San from Madama Butterfly for Winston Salem several solo recitals throughout the United Opera (NC) and Arizona Opera. States. Looking to the future, Janna will be Kathryn Honan-Carter, one of our 1990 finalists, singing the role of the Duchess in Thomas was recently featured in Opera International’s produc- Adès’s new opera, Powder Her Face, with tion of Cavalli’s rarely performed opera L’Ormindo. the Boston Modern Orchestra, slotted for their Opera Elsewhere the mezzo-soprano sang Hansel in Unlimited Festival. Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel (Capital City Op- Just this past summer our 1991 winner, soprano Di- era) and Rosina in Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia ane Alexander, made her debut with Chautauqua (Opera Delaware). Opera as Hanna Glawari in The Merry Wid- Dean Anthony (1989) will be much in demand this ow. This fall promises performances with the season with such highlights as his debut with San Indianapolis Opera as Rosalinde in Die Fle- Francisco Opera in Turandot and Ariadne dermaus and, for Florentine Opera in Mil- auf Naxos; performances of Die Fledermaus waukee, the reprise of a role that served as with Virginia Opera; Les Contes d’Hoffmann her debut for Washington Opera last season, Cur- with Palm Beach Opera; and Madama But- ley’s Wife in Of Mice and Men. Memorable from last terfly with Connecticut Grand Opera. The season were Diane’s acclaimed title-role portrayal of tenor enjoyed another success this summer in the The Merry Widow for Arizona Opera and Leila from Lake George production of Die Entführung aus dem Bizet’s Les Pêcheurs de perles with Nashville Opera. Serail as Pedrillo, this after an exciting 2001-2002 Operetta is part of Sam Mungo’ s (1991) upcoming season with performances in Orlando for Les Contes season, including appearances with the Knoxville d’Hoffmann, in Baltimore for Die Zauberflöte, in both Opera as Danilo in Léhar’s The Merry Widow and Memphis and Nashville for Turandot, in Milwaukee for with the Utah Opera as Falke in J. Strauss’s Midsummer Night’s Dream, and in Vancouver for his debut there as Curley in Of Mice and Men. Page 5 News About New England Regional Winners, 2002-2003 Edition National winner Dominique Labelle (1989) breadth of repertory, from Romilda in Handel’s Xerx- continues to establish herself as one of the es in various cities in Germany to Phénice in Gluck’s premier singers of oratorios with perfor- Armide in Ludwigshafen to Clorinda in Rossini’s La mances last season of Debussy’s Le Mar- cenerentola with Theater Bielefeld. tyre de St. Sébastien with Orchestre de In the new season Lorraine Hunt Lieberson (1985) Paris; Haydn’s The Creation with Boston’s Handel & is scheduled to record the role of Idamante in Haydn Society; several Messiahs with the orchestras Mozart’s Idomeneo on the EMI label, with Sir of Minnesota, Philadelphia, and Cleveland; Alex- Charles Mackerras conducting. This fall the ander’s Feast with St. Louis Symphony; and as so- mezzo will present a much-anticipated solo prano soloist in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with recital in Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall as Utah Symphony. Not surprisingly, this season ce- part of their Art of the Song series. Idomeneo also ments this reputation with performances of music by featured in Lorraine’s performances last season, Bach (B-Minor Mass) with the Handel & Haydn Soci- when she sang in concert performances of the Mozart ety; Handel (Gloria and Messiah) with Philadelphia masterpiece at the Edinburgh Festival. At the Met she Orchestra and the Göttingen Handel Festival reprised her world-premiere performance in The (Jeptha); Mozart (Requiem) with Seattle Symphony; Great Gatsby. and Beethoven (Ninth Symphony) with the Rhode Is- land Philharmonic. Ann Panagulias, our 1985 winner, joined Keith Phares at the Opera Theatre of St. Louis this past After an exhilarating season that included his debut at summer for the world premiere of Loss of Teatro Municipal de Santiago in Chile as Ford in Ver- Eden in the role of Anna Hauptmann, her de- di’s Falstaff and a return to the Met for the company’s but with that company. Milwaukee audiences new production of War and Peace and to cov- were treated to her interpretation of the role er Ford in Falstaff, baritone Haijing Fu (1987- of Helena in Britten’s Midsummer Night’s 88) can look forward to another first in the Dream. This November the soprano will per- new season: the leading role of Seikyo in the form Micaëla for the Opera Company of Philadel- world premiere of Tan Dun’s new opera, Tea, phia’s production of Carmen. Ann returns to Portland at the Netherlands Opera and at Tokyo’s Suntory Hall. Opera this season once again to sing Catherine in A Still very much owning the title role in Carmen, mez- View from the Bridge. zo-soprano Denyce Graves (1987-88) will portray the Tenor Marcus Haddock (1984) took a star turn in ill-fated gypsy in 2002-2003 with the Opéra de Paris, Don Carlo earlier this summer in Cologne, the Met, the Teatro Real in Madrid, and Opera Narad- and this fall will be heard as the title charac- owa in Warsaw, Poland. In a different vein, Denyce ter in Offenbach’s Les Contes d’Hoffmann bows as Judith in Bartók’s Bluebeard’s Castle with with Los Angeles Opera. Returning once the Deutsche Oper Berlin in the early part of 2003. again this year to the Met, Marcus sings Solo recitals are part of the mix, too, with ap- Faust in Gounod’s opera by the same name and Al- pearances planned for many US cities, in- fredo in Verdi’s La traviata. Among recent standout cluding Denver, Pittsburgh, Boston, engagements are performances as Pinkerton with Washington, DC, Naples (FL), Charlotte, and Washington Opera and a debut at Barcelona’s Te- Storrs, CT. Last season found Denyce tackling roles atre Liceu as Alfredo in La traviata. as diverse as Nicklausse (Les Contes d’Hoffmann) with Washington Opera, Federica (Luisa Miller) in Some of the highlights of last season for Victoria Liv- Met’s new production, the title character of Offen- engood (1984) include Baba the Turk in The Rake’s bach’s La Périchole with Opera Company of Philadel- Progress at Buenos Aires’s Teatro Colón; Giulietta in phia, and Dalila (Samson et Dalila). Les Contes d’Hoffmann for the Washington Opera; Meg Page in Falstaff, her debut role for San Once again this year, Germany becomes the home Francisco Opera; Helene in the Met’s War base for soprano Deborah Cole’s (1986) and Peace; and Baba in Menotti’s The Medi- performances, including Norina in Donizet- um for the Spoleto Festival in Italy. This up- ti’s Don Pasquale in Frankfurt and Gretel coming season promises to be no less with the Deutsche Opera. Deborah will also noteworthy for the mezzo-soprano, who has sched- undertake a series of concerts this season uled the roles of Carmen and Prince Orlovsky for the with the Johann Strauss Orchestra. High points from Met, Dalila for Opera Carolina’s Samson et Dalila, last year showed Deborah in her characteristic and Carmen for the Jacksonville Symphony. News About New England Regional Winners, 2002-2003 Edition Page 6 Lisa Saffer (1984), acclaimed for her inter- Azucena in Verdi’s Il trovatore, while Miami pretations of the Classical and Baroque rep- Grand Opera operagoers heard the mezzo ertoire, returned last season to as the Innkeeper/Hostess in Mussorgsky’s Glimmerglass Opera as Angelica in Haydn’s epic Boris Godunov alongside James Mor- Orlando Paladino. Also this season, the so- ris in the title role. 2002-2003 proves to be prano adds the role of Cleopatra in Giulio Cesare to an equally exciting season for Sondra as she per- her repertoire for performances with the Utah Opera forms Herodias in Strauss’s Salome for both Lyric and sings Oscar in Verdi’s Un ballo in maschera with Opera of Kansas City and Connecticut Grand Opera Pittsburgh Opera. Equally at home in modern works, and Mirinda in L’Ormindo for Opera International in Lisa made quite a success of the title role of Berg’s Washington, DC. Lulu at English National Opera last year. The 2002-2003 season for our 1981 finalist Tosca in Stuttgart, Bess in Gershwin’s Porgy and Sharon Baker promises an exciting travers- Bess with New York City Opera, Giorgetta in Pucci- al of Baroque masterpieces including a per- ni’s Il tabarro, Nedda in Leoncavallo’s I Pa- formance of Ulysses with Boston Baroque; gliaccci with Connecticut Grand Opera, and Messiah in Poland for Easter Week Festi- the title role in Floyd’s Susannah with Op- val and with Portland Baroque Orchestra (OR); as era Carolina are some of the roles as- well as the title role in Handel’s Theodora with Bos- sumed this past season by our 1983 winner, ton Baroque. Last season was a banner one for the Marquita Lister. This season the soprano soprano, highlighted by a New Year’s Concert with can be found again at the New York City Opera as Boston Baroque. Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, at Stuttgart’s Staat- This season saw soprano Janice Hall (1976) stheater as Aida and Mimì, at Connecticut Grand Op- singing the title role in Strauss’s Salome in era and New Orleans Opera as Salome, and again in Hof, Germany, and the heroine in Verdi’s La Stuttgart for the title role of Aida. traviata in Shreveport, LA. Janice reprises her This past season Opera Carolina audiences had a celebrated portrayal of Salome once again this year in chance to hear our 1982 winner Sondra Kelly as Kaiserslautern, Germany, with Bernd Weikl directing.
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