Archive For The “Artists” Category

Isolde – Jenna Rae

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Wherever Jenna Rae performs, there is beauty, rigor, generosity of emotion, and an unusual ability to connect. With her first performance of Isolde with TUNDI Productions in 2019, Jenna Rae received breathtaking accolades from critics, from colleagues, from Wagnerites who travel internationally for Wagner productions, and from attendees who possibly did not know what they…

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MET tenor Errin Brooks as TRISTAN

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CLO Associate Artistic Director recently corresponded with cast members from our upcoming production of Tristan und Isolde to ask them some questions about their backgrounds, how they got involved in singing opera, and how they came to work with CLO. This article will feature three of our company members from the production. Can you share a…

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Sun. 8/18, 6 PM ECITAL
MARY MCCUE, SOPRANO

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Cyril & Methodius Church, 55 Charter Oak Ave. Hartford In Program: Schubert, Copland, Mozart, and Broadway

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Fri. 8/16, 7 PM RECITAL
JURATE SVEDAITE, SOPRANO

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Tunxis Room, Tunxis Community College 271 Scott Swamp Rd. Farmington – “The Evening Prayer” Jūratė Švedaitė, soprano Blake Hansen, piano Adrian Sylveen, violin – Program: G. Verdi “Ave Maria “  from Otello R. Strauss “Die Nacht “ W.A. Mozart “ Abendempfindung “ W.A.Mozart “Laudate Dominum “ from Solemn Vespers A.Dvorak  “ Song to the Moon…

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Sun. 8/11, 6 PM BACH – PARTITAS FOR VIOLIN SOLO
ADRIAN SYLVEEN, VIOLIN

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Cyril & Methodius Church 55 Charter Oak Ave. Hartford – Partita No. 1 in B minor, BWV 1002 I. Allemanda II. Double III. Courante IV. Double V. Sarabande VI. Double VII. Tempo di Bourrée VIII. Double – Partita No. 3 in E major, BWV 1006 I. Preludio II. Loure III. Gavotte en Rondeau IV. Menuett…

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Greve Opera Academy and Musis Festival

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Soprano Katia Riccarelli will be joining the 2019 edition of the Greve Opera Academy. Greve Opera Academy & Music Festival is for young opera singers who seek the opportunity to perform leading roles in fully staged opera productions with a professional orchestra. We focus on providing artistic excellence combined with the practical professional experience. The…

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Andrew Costello, Heldenbariton

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Mr. Costello brings with him a wealth of performance experience, having sung more than twenty-five leading operatic roles in the United States and Europe. His accomplishments range from the baroque music of Monteverdi to the advanced tonalities of contemporary opera. Critics have consistently recognized his outstanding talent: “First and foremost is Andrew Costello, a fabulous…

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Nathan Anthony Resika, Bass

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Bass Nathan Resika is delighted to return to Connecticut Lyric Opera to make his debuts as both the Grand Inquisitor (opening night) and the Monk( 3 other shows). His Past Ct.Lyric Engagements were as Leporello(Don Giovanni) and Daland( Flying Dutchman) in 2013, and as Il Commendatore( Don Giovanni)way back in 2006. Nathan’s favorite repertoire includes…

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STEFAN SZKAFAROWSKY, Bass

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STEFAN SZKAFAROWSKY, known for his beautiful bass voice and his impeccable vocal technique. Mr. Szkafarowsky has sung not only at the Met, but at many well-known opera houses in the United States and abroad, including such venues as the LA Opera, Virginia Opera, Seattle Opera, Dallas, Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Opera Colorado, Florida Grand…

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“Music is a universal language that connects people…” – Emma Rae

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“I love that music is a universal language that connects people and that it evolves with our changing world. Most of all I love that it is a way to communicate. Sometimes you need more than words to say what’s on your mind, and music is a way to make people hear it.” ~ Emma…

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Tamra Grace Jones – Musician, Storyteller, Artist, Soprano

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Tamra Grace Jones is a Boston-based soprano with a passion for communication through song. She aims to tell the beautiful and timeless story of the human experience. She recently joined the Connecticut Lyric Opera Young Artist Program. She has won silver at the Vancouver International Music Competition and received top vocalist from the Philharmonic Society…

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Batia Steinbock Lorenzen

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Born in Warsaw, Batia Steinbock Lorenzen moved to Israel at the age of one, and began her piano studies at the age of five with Irina Zarizkaia, winner of the Chopin Competition in Warsaw. Mrs. Steinbock Lorenzen studied at the Tel Aviv Academy of Music and at the Hochschule für Musik, Berlin. Among her main…

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Steven Fredericks, bass-baritone

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Steven Fredericks, bass-baritone ​represents the complete package of an artistically satisfying performer. Hailed for his “robust” singing with “great emotional depth” he has made his mark with some of opera’s most celebrated roles. Fredericks’ impressive repertory spans all styles and represents his versatility as a performer. From favorite Puccini roles, Colline and Timur, to the…

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Jurate Svedaite, soprano from Lithuania

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Possessing a vocal artistry and stage presence capable of “transfixing audiences with moments of opera magic,” Lithuanian soprano, Jūratė Švedaitė, has performed throughout Europe and the United States with the Lithuanian National Chamber Orchestra, the European Baroque Festival Opera, Connecticut Lyric Opera, Kaunas Chamber Orchestra, Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, the Lithuanian National Ensemble “Lietuva,” and…

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Daniel Juarez, tenor

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Tenor Daniel Juárez is becoming well known to New England opera audiences, having appeared in the past few seasons with Connecticut Lyric Opera, MetroWest Opera, Western Connecticut State University Opera Studio, and in various recital and concert venues throughout the region. The Day of New London, CT said of his performance of Erik in The…

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Brunilda Myftaraj, our concertmaster

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Albanian American violinist Brunilda Myftaraj has drawn enthusiastic accolades from audiences as well as critical acclaim for her masterful musicianship in her native Albania, as well as Italy, Greece, France, Marocco, Austria, Switzerland, Poland, Israel and in the United States. She has been praised by the New London Day critic as an “especially fine and…

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