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Acknowledged for his "vocal allure" and "fiery declamation" (San Diego Story), tenor ERIC LAINE has gained recognition as an innovative artist both on stage and in recital.  

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Credits include:  Hungarian State Opera, Opera Neo, Opera in the Heights, Mercury Chamber Orchestra, American Baroque Opera Co., Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra, Red River Lyric Opera, Symphony of the Hills.

Repertoire/roles include:  Albert/Albert Herring; Ferrando/Così fan tutte; Beethoven/Symphony No. 9; Don Ramiro/La Cenerentola; Henrik/A Little Night Music; Alfred/Die Fledermaus; Bach/Coffee Cantata; Handel/Messiah.

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Praised by reviewers and audiences for his “profound” and “engaging” style, tenor BRADLEY KING is establishing himself as one of the most versatile singers in the USA.

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Credits include:  Boston Early Music Festival; Apollo's Fire; Choir of St. John the Divine (Kent Tritle); Mountainside Baroque; Princeton Sound Kitchen; Makaris; Cerddorion Vocal Ensemble; SONARE; La Musica Lirica; Masterworks Chorale.

Repertoire/roles include:  Aeneas/Dido and Aeneas; Tam Lin/Tam Lin; Damon/Acis and Galatea; Anthony/Sweeney Todd; Gastone/La Traviata; Mozart/Requiem; Bach/Christmas Oratorio; Bach/Mass in B Minor.   

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Tenor JOSHUA ZABATTA has been praised for being a dynamic storyteller, an engaging performer, and his full, warm voice described by audiences as "audible chocolate." 

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Credits include:  Central City Opera, Union Avenue Opera, St. Louis Symphony, Opera Colorado, Loveland Opera, Black Hills Symphony Orchestra, Opera Steamboat, Boulder Opera.

Repertoire/roles include:  Bill/A Hand of Bridge; Don Jose/Carmen; Turiddu/Cavalleria Rusticana; Eduardo Jr., Xoloti/Frida Kahlo and the Bravest Girl in the World; Bach/Mass in B Minor; Beethoven/Mass in C; Handel/Messiah; Bach/Magnificat.

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Quickly gaining a reputation for her crystalline coloratura, relentless high notes, and witty theatrics, soprano AMY MAPLES compels audiences with her fearless artistry and attention to detail.

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Credits include:  Crested Butte Music Festival; Opera Colorado; Bangor Symphony; Boulder Opera; Opera Theatre of the Rockies; Piedmont Opera; Knoxville Symphony; Brevard Symphony; Parish House Baroque; Colorado Springs Philharmonic; Loveland Opera Theater.

Repertoire/roles include:  Manon; Younger Alyce/Glory Denied; Cunegonde/Candide; Gilda/Rigoletto; Lucia/Lucia di Lammermoor; Orff/Carmina Burana; Mozart/Requiem; Brahms/Ein deutsches Requiem; Handel/Messiah; Poulenc/Gloria.   




Bass-baritone ALLEN ADAIR is rapidly making an impact as a compelling interpreter of opera and classical music, already with vast professional experience.

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Credits include:  Central City Opera; Opera Colorado; Inland Northwest Opera; Boulder Opera; Loveland Opera Theater; Opera Fort Collins; Roswell Symphony; Colorado Bach Ensemble; Colorado Baroque Orchestra; Opera Steamboat.

Repertoire/roles include:  Sarastro/Die Zauberflöte; Barone Douphol/La Traviata; Ferrando/Il Trovatore; Bartolo/Le nozze di Figaro; Balthazar/Amahl and the Night Visitors; Benoit/Alcindoro/La bohème; Commendatore/Don Giovanni; Faurè/Requiem.   

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Mezzo-Soprano KAITLYN TIERNEY enjoys working on a variety of repertoire, and recently received the Doctorate of Music degree from Temple University.

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Credits include:  Opera Saratoga; Opera Delaware; Opera Philadelphia; Wilmington Concert Opera; Spoleto Festival; Asheville Lyric Opera; Boheme Opera NJ;  Sewance Music Festival; 'dell Arte Ensemble; Brott Opera.

Repertoire/roles include:  Minerva/Il ritorno d’Ulisse; Dinah/Trouble in Tahiti; Dido/Dido and Aeneas; Jo/Little Women; Ursule/Béatrice et Bénédict; Charlotte/Werther; Elizabeth Proctor/The Crucible; Hansel/Hansel and Gretel; Dorabella/Cosi fan tutte.   





A Wisconsin native, tenor LUKE SELKER has had the privilege of performing many diverse roles, as well as oratorio and sacred works and an extensive array of art song.

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Credits include:  Florentine Opera; New Voices Choir; Nashville Collegiate Orchestra; Florida State University; Belmont University.

Repertoire/roles include:  Don Jose/Carmen; Rodolfo/La bohème; Romeo/Romeo et Juliette; Quint/Turn of the Screw; Chevalier de la Force/Dialogues of the Carmelites; Handel/Messiah; Vaughan Williams/Hodie.   




Mezzo-soprano CHIHIRO ASANO graduated with a Master of Music in Vocal Pedagogy from New England Conservatory.  Her staged performances include opera, chamber works, and contemporary experimental music.

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Credits include:  Boston Lyric Opera; Magari Ensemble; MassOpera; NEMPAC; White Snake Projects; Nightingale Vocal Ensemble.

Repertoire/roles include:  Carmen; Cherubino/Le nozze di Figaro; Schoenberg/Pierrot Lunaire; Third Lady, Third Spirit/Die Zauberflöte; Maddalena/Rigoletto; Bach/Cantata BWV 147; Mrs. Grose/The Turn of the Screw.   




Soprano DAWNA RAE WARREN has established herself as an incredibly versatile performer.  She brings a knack for captivating story telling and musical sensitivity to her all of her repertoire: Opera, Baroque Music, Jazz, and Golden Age Musical Theater.

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Credits include:  Cleveland Opera Theater; Eklund Opera; University of Kentucky Opera Theater; Longmont Symphony Orchestra; International Summer Opera Festival of Morelia; The In Series: Opera and More!; Resonanz Opera.

Repertoire/roles include:  Susanna/Barbarina/Le nozze di Figaro; Abigail Williams/The Crucible; Queen of the Night/Papagena/Die Zauberflöte; First Wood Sprite/Rusalka; Handel/Messiah; Faure/Requiem.

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ADRIAN ROSALES is a baritone and actor from Portland, OR, who holds both Bachelors and Masters degrees in Vocal Arts/Opera from the Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California.

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Credits include:  Opera San Jose; Tacoma Opera; Portland Opera; Aspen Music Festival; Opera Brittenica; Long Beach Opera; St. Petersburg Opera;  Utah Festival Opera and MT; Shreveport Opera; Pacific Opera Project.

Repertoire/roles include:  Don Giovanni, MasettoIDon Giovanni; Schaunard/La bohème; Figaro/Le nozze di Figaro; Blitch/Susannah; Méphistophélès/Faust; Gianni Schicchi/Gianni Schicchi; Curly/Oklahoma; Billy Bigelow/Carousel; Silvio/Pagliacci; Owen Wingrave/Owen Wingrave; Figaro/Il barbiere di Siviglia.

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Described as “achingly beautiful”, REBECCA KIDNIE'S voice finds a home in repertoire from Mozart to the contemporary.

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Credits include:  Sarasota Opera; Des Moines Metro Opera; Bronx Opera; Opera Maine; Garden State Opera; SAS Concert Opera; Janiec Opera Company; Eklund Opera; Lighthouse Opera Company.

Repertoire/roles include:  Nedda/Pagliacci; Suor Angelica; Fiordiligi/Cosi fan tutte; Tosca; Giorgietta/Il tabarro; Susannah; Donna Elvira/Don Giovanni; Mimi/La bohème; Countess/Le nozze di Figaro; Liu/Turandot

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