2017 YOUNG ARTISTS

Every summer a roster of singers, directors, conductors and coach/accompanists join The Glimmerglass Festival’s acclaimed apprenticeship program. The program provides training and experience for talented artists in the early stages of their professional career.

In 2017, Glimmerglass Young Artists work with William Burden, who joins the company as the Artist in Residence. The Young Artists perform in mainstage productions, concerts and The Lounge series, as well as cover principal roles.

 
 
Meroë Khalia Adeeb, soprano

Adeeb, Meroe Khalia.jpgMEROË KHALIA ADEEB
Torrance, California

Glimmerglass 2017: Clara in Porgy and Bess; Romilda (cover) in Xerxes. Past: Sarah Good in The Crucible, Glimmerglass; Violetta in La traviata, Gilda in Rigoletto and Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, Tri-Cities Opera; Gretel in Hansel and Gretel, Binghamton University; Stella in The Tales of Hoffmann, Martina Arroyo Foundation: Prelude to Performance; Nannetta in Falstaff, Opera Louisiane; B.S., Tuskegee University; B.M., Louisiana State University; M.M., Binghamton University. Future: Mimi in La boheme, Tri-Cities Opera; Bard Two in Odyssey, Metropolitan Museum of Art.

 

Aurelia Andrews, coach/accompanist

Andrews, Aurelia.jpgAURELIA ANDREWS 
Olathe, Kansas

Glimmerglass 2017: Assistant coach/accompanist, Oklahoma! and Xerxes; principal coach/accompanist, Robin Hood. Past: Pianist, Akhnaten, The Abduction from the Seraglio and The Tales of Hoffmann, LA Opera; coach/accompanist, Sweeney Todd, Wilde Tales and The Thieving Magpie, Glimmerglass; pianist, Dialogues of the Carmelites, Butler Opera Center; B.M., Brigham Young University; M.M., University of Texas at Austin. Future: Pianist, The Pearl Fishers and Candide, LA Opera.

 

James Austin, baritone

Austin, Justin.jpgJUSTIN AUSTIN
Stuttgart, Germany

Glimmerglass 2017: Jake in Porgy and Bess; Elviro (cover) in Xerxes. Past: Pyarelal in Shalimar the Clown and Harlequin (cover) in Ariadne auf Naxos, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis; Chief in Imoinda, The National Opera Center; Jake in Porgy and Bess, Grand Theatre de Geneve; Dr. Malatesta in Don Pasquale, Manhattan School of Music; B.M. and M.M., Manhattan School of Music. Future: Solo recital, Carnegie Hall; baritone, Bernstein’s Songfest, New York Festival of Song.

 

Shanel Bailey, mezzo-soprano

Bailey, Shanel.jpgSHANEL BAILEY
Brooklyn, New York

Glimmerglass 2017: Aggie in Oklahoma! Past: Ensemble in Mary Poppins, Syracuse Stage; Harlem Woman/Sara (cover) in Ragtime, Syracuse University; Future: Ensemble/Jitterbug Queen (cover) in The Wizard of Oz, Syracuse Stage; ensemble in Crazy for You, Syracuse University; continues B.F.A. studies at Syracuse University.

 

Olivia Barbieri, soprano

Barbieri, Olivia.jpgOLIVIA BARBIERI
Saddle River, New Jersey

Glimmerglass 2017: Dream Laurey and Sylvie in Oklahoma! Past: Principal dancer and chorus in Candide and principal dancer in The Magic Flute, Glimmerglass; principal dancer and chorus in Candide, Theatre du Capitole and Opera National de Bordeaux; Christelle in Le Diable amoureux, Van’s Sister in Dog Sees God and Anne in A Little Night Music, Syracuse University. Future: Ensemble in Crazy for You, Syracuse University; continues B.F.A. studies, Syracuse University.

 

Tucker Reed Breder, tenor

Breder, Tucker Reed.jpgTUCKER REED BREDER
Montgomeryville, Pennsylvania

Glimmerglass 2017: Mike and Dream Curly (cover) in Oklahoma! Past: Tenor in Berlin to Broadway with Kurt Weill and Henry Ford in Ragtime, Syracuse Drama; ensemble in Mary Poppins, Syracuse Stage; Jay (Cover) in Lost in Yonkers, Barrington Stage Company; Ernst in Spring Awakening, Theatre Arts Doylestown. Future: Continues B.F.A. studies at Syracuse University.

 

Helena Brown, soprano

Brown, Helena.jpgHELENA BROWN 
Brooklyn, New York

Glimmerglass 2017: Serena (cover) in Porgy and Bess; Isabella in The Siege of Calais. Past: Rebecca Nurse and Tituba (cover) in The Crucible, Glimmerglass; New Prioress (cover) in Dialogues of the Carmelites, Sarasota Opera; Bloody Mary in South Pacific, Opera Roanoke; Dryad in Ariadne auf Naxos, Minnesota Opera; Grandmother Buryjovka (cover) in Jen?fa, Des Moines Metro Opera; Mrs. Herringin Albert Herring, Bronx Opera; 2016 Encouragement Grant, Richard Wagner Society of New York; B.A., Hollins University; M.M., Manhattan School of Music.

 

Anju Cloud, mezzo-soprano

Cloud, Anju.jpgANJU CLOUD 
Los Angeles, California

Glimmerglass 2017: Dream Laurey (cover) and Minnie/swing in Oklahoma! Past: Marcy Park in 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, ensemble and dance captain in Rent and assistant choreographer and Baker’s Wife (cover) in Into the Woods, Caroline’s Loft; Wife in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, El Portal Theatre; ensemble and dance captain in Rent, 2015 Honorable Mention Winner in Dance/Tap, National Young Arts Foundation. Future: Ensemble and Dorothy (cover) in The Wizard of Oz, Syracuse Stage; continues B.F.A. studies, Syracuse University.

 

Joshua Conyers, baritone

Conyers, Joshua.jpgJOSHUA CONYERS 
Bronx, New York

Glimmerglass 2017: Porgy (cover) in Porgy and Bess; Eustachio (cover) in The Siege of CalaisPast: Major-General in The Pirates of Penzance, Marullo and Rigoletto (cover) in Rigoletto and Yamadori and Sharpless (cover) in Madame Butterfly, Palm Beach Opera; title role (cover) in Falstaff, Des Moines Metro Opera; Mr. Umeya (cover) in Dr. Sun Yatsen, Santa Fe Opera; B.M, University of North Carolina School of the Arts; M.M. Indiana University. Future: Sciarrone and Scarpia(cover) in Tosca, Pangloss/Voltaire (cover) in Candide and Count Almaviva (cover) in The Marriage of Figaro, Palm Beach Opera.

 

Brenna Corner, director

Corner, Brenna.jpgBRENNA CORNER 
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Glimmerglass 2017: Assistant director, The Siege of Calais; director, Scalia/GinsburgPast: Director, Hansel and Gretel, Vancouver Opera; director, Sweeney Todd, New Orleans Opera; assistant director, La boheme, Glimmerglass; B.M., University of Manitoba.Future: Director, Carmen, The Atlanta Opera; director, The Magic Flute; The Atlanta Opera in School.

 

Nicholas Davis, baritone

Davis, Nicholas.jpgNICHOLAS DAVIS 
Chattanooga, Tennessee

Glimmerglass 2017: Jim and Crown (cover) in Porgy and Bess; Armando (cover) in The Siege of Calais. Past: Jake Wallace in The Girl of the Golden West and Gregorio in Romeo et Juliette, Santa Fe Opera; King Mark in Le Vin Herbe and Marco in Gianni Schicchi, Chicago Opera Theater; bass soloist in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, Chicago Sinfonietta; 2015 Lola Fletcher Award, American Opera Society; First Place in Song and Junior Opera Division, 2014 International Antonin Dvorák Singing Competition; B.M., University of Kentucky, M.M., University of Michigan.

 

Kayleigh Decker, mezzo-soprano

Decker, Kayleigh.jpgKAYLEIGH DECKER
Raleigh, North Carolina

Glimmerglass 2017: Gertie and Ado Annie (cover) in Oklahoma!; Scarlet in Robin Hood. Past: Idamante in Idomeneo, Prince Charming in Cendrillon and The Fox in The Cunning Little Vixen, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM); Peggy (cover) in Shalimar the Clown, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis; The Fox in The Little Prince, Cincinnati Chamber Opera; second place winner in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, Great Lakes Region; Corbett Award Winner, CCM; B.M., Oberlin Conservatory; M.M., CCM. Future: Begins Artist Diploma studies at CCM.

 

Abigail Dock, mezzo-soprano

Dock, Abigail.jpgABIGAIL DOCK 
Medford, Oregon

Glimmerglass 2017: Dorcas and Gertie (cover) in Oklahoma!; Amastris in Xerxes. Past: Olga in Eugene Onegin and Third Lady in The Magic Flute, Portland Opera; Ruggiero in Alcina, Minskwoman in Flight and Isabella in The Italian Girl in Algiers, Boston Conservatory; Olga in Eugene Onegin, Seagle Music Colony; B.M., Rice University; M.M., Boston Conservatory.

 

Ariana Douglas, soprano

Douglas, Ariana.jpgARIANA DOUGLAS
Appleton, Wisconsin

Glimmerglass 2017: Clara (cover) in Porgy and Bess. Past: Mary Warren (cover) and Ann Putnam (cover) in The Crucible, Glimmerglass; Zerlina in Don Giovanni, Mrs. Vance in Sister Carrie (world premiere) and Sally in Die Fledermaus, Florentine Opera; Wisconsin District Winner, 2016 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions; B.M., University of Wisconsin-Madison; M.M.,Louisiana State University. Future: First Lady in The Magic Flute, Florentine Opera.

 

Carl DuPont, bass-baritone

DuPont, Carl.jpgCARL DUPONT
West Palm Beach, Florida

Glimmerglass 2017: Undertaker (cover) in Porgy and Bess; Ariodates (cover) in Xerxes; Armando in The Siege of Calais. Past: Jose Castro in Girl of the Golden West, Opera Carolina; Muhammad Ali in Approaching Ali, Asheville Lyric Opera; Sir Humphrey Davenaut in Der Vampyr, Opera Company of Brooklyn; Leporello in Don Giovanni, First Coast Opera; Jim in Porgy and Bess, Palacio de Bellas Artes; B.M., Eastman School of Music; M.M., Indiana University; D.M.A., University of Miami. Future: Marullo in Rigoletto, Opera Carolina; bass soloist in Messiah, Winston-Salem Symphony.

 

Ezekiel Edmonds, baritone

Edmonds, Ezekiel - preferred.jpgEZEKIEL EDMONDS
Charlotte, North Carolina

Glimmerglass 2017: Dream Curly and Will Parker (cover) in Oklahoma! Past: Snowboy in West Side Story and Don in A Chorus Line, Cortland Repertory Theatre; Bert (cover) and ensemble in Mary Poppins, Syracuse Stage; Resident Company Member, Forestburgh Playhouse; YoungArts Foundation Finalist in Spoken and Musical Theatre, YoungArts Foundation; B.F.A., Syracuse University. Future: Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz, Syracuse Stage.

 

Katrina Galka, soprano

Galka, Katrina.jpgKATRINA GALKA 
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Glimmerglass 2017: Kate in Oklahoma!; Atalanta in Xerxes. Past: Clorinda in La Cenerentola and First Wood Sprite in Rusalka, Arizona Opera; Blonde in The Abduction from the Seraglio, The Atlanta Opera; Elvira in The Italian Girl in Algiers, Johanna in Sweeney Todd and Adina in The Elixir of Love, Portland Opera; The Cat in The Fisherman and His Wife, Odyssey Opera and Boston Modern Orchestra Project; B.M., Southern Methodist University; M.M., Boston University. Future: Cunegonde in Candide, Arizona Opera; Gilda in Rigoletto, Portland Opera.

 

Andrés Moreno García, tenor

Moreno Garcia, Andres.JPGANDRÉS MORENO GARCÍA
Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

Glimmerglass 2017: Slim and Ike (cover) in Oklahoma!; Edmondo in The Siege of Calais. Past: Ferrando in Cosi fan tutte, Rodriguez in Don Quichotte and Francis Flute in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Yale Opera; Alfredo in La traviata, Israel Vocal Arts Institute; Rodolfo in La boheme, Festival Musica e Musica; Tamino in The Magic Flute, Hartt Opera Theater; 2016 Connecticut District Winner, Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions; B.M., The Hartt School of Music; M.M., Yale School of Music. Future: Joins Internationales Opernstudio, Der Staatsoper Unter den Linden.

 

Edward Graves, tenor

Graves, Edward.JPGEDWARD GRAVES
Washington, District of Columbia

Glimmerglass 2017: Peter, Robbins (cover) and Nelson (cover) in Porgy and Bess; Fred in Oklahoma! Past: Haly in The Italian Girl in Algiers, Dr. Falke in Die Fledermaus, Yamadori in Madame Butterfly and Grimoaldo in Rodelinda, Indiana University Opera Theater; B.M., Towson University; M.M. and P.D., Indiana University. Future: Studio Artist, Florentine Opera.

 

Harry Greenleaf, baritone

Greenleaf, Harry.jpgHARRY GREENLEAF 
Wixom, Michigan

Glimmerglass 2017: Cord Elam and Curly (cover) in Oklahoma!; Edoardo III in The Siege of Calais. Past: Anthony Hope in Sweeney Todd, Glimmerglass and New Orleans Opera; Top in The Tender Land, Morales in Carmen, Jake Wallace in Girl of the Golden West and Le Bret in Cyrano, Michigan Opera Theatre; The Pilot in The Little Prince, Cincinnati Chamber Opera; Baron Douphol in La traviata, Wolf Trap Opera; B.M., Michigan State University; M.M., University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. Future: Joins Michigan Opera Theatre Studio.

 

Calvin Griffin, bass-baritone

Griffin, Calvin.jpegCALVIN GRIFFIN 
Columbus, Ohio

Glimmerglass 2017: Undertaker and Jim (cover) in Porgy and Bess; Elviro in Xerxes; The Commentator (cover) in Scalia/Ginsburg. Past: Fabrizio in The Thieving Magpie, Glimmerglass; Samuel in Un ballo in maschera, Victor in Before Night Falls and Zaretsky in Eugene Onegin, Florida Grand Opera; Pistola in Falstaff and Captain in Florencia en el Amazonas, Arizona Opera; Colline in La boheme, Opera Columbus; B.M., Ohio State University; M.M., Rice University. Future: Dr. Bartolo in The Barber of Seville, Arizona Opera.

 

Mary Evelyn Hangley, soprano

Hangley, Mary Evelyn.jpgMARY EVELYN HANGLEY
Long Beach, New York

Glimmerglass 2017: Ellen in Oklahoma!; Eleonora (cover) in The Siege of Calais. Past: Musetta in La boheme, Miss Copeland in Dinner at Eight (world premiere) and Woglinde and Freia (cover) in Das Rheingold, Minnesota Opera; scenes, title role in Anna Bolena, title role in Arabella and Atalanta in Xerxes, Merola Opera Program; #2 in Transformations, Merola Opera Program; B.M., State University of New York at Fredonia; M.M., Florida State University. Future: Countess in The Marriage of Figaro and Kitty Hart in Dead Man Walking, Minnesota Opera.

 

Michael Hewitt, baritone

Hewitt, Michael.jpgMICHAEL HEWITT 
Centennial, Colorado

Glimmerglass 2017: Jud Fry in Oklahoma! and Edoardo III (cover) in The Siege of Calais. Past: Title role in Gianni Schicchi and Nick Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Rice University; bass soloist, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, Houston Youth Symphony; Alidoro in La Cenerentola, Music Academy of the West; title role in Don Giovanni and Emile de Becque in South Pacific, University of Denver; Lancelot in Camelot, Seagle Music Colony; B.M., University of Denver; M.M., Rice University. 2017 Kurt Weill / Lotte Lenya Young Artist.

 

Joshua Horowitz, director

Horowitz, Joshua.jpgJOSHUA HOROWITZ
Old Bethpage, New York

Glimmerglass 2017: Assistant director, Porgy and Bess. Past: Director for Anna Karenina and World Builders, assistant director, Fiddler on the Roof, Baylor University; assistant director, The Elixir of Love and Carmen, Finger Lakes Opera; assistant director, Macbeth, Miami University; B.A., State University of New York at Geneseo; M.A., Miami University of Ohio.Future: Director, Anna Karenina, and continues M.F. A. studies, Baylor University.

 

Briana Hunter, mezzo-soprano

Hunter, Briana.jpgBRIANA ELYSE HUNTER
Baltimore, Maryland

Glimmerglass 2017: Annie and Strawberry Woman (cover) in Porgy and Bess; Arsamenes (cover) in Xerxes. Past: Mercedes in Carmen, Madeleine Audebert in Silent Night, Jo in Little Women and Wowkle in Girl of the Golden West, Michigan Opera Theatre; Lucinda (cover) in Cold Mountain, Santa Fe Opera; Mercedes in Carmen, El Paso Opera; Carmen in The Tragedy of Carmen, Opera in the Heights; title role in Carmen, Music Academy of the West; Rachel in Harriet Tubman: When I Crossed That Line to Freedom, Irondale Center; B.A., Davidson College; M.M., Manhattan School of Music.

 

Aidan Kahl, tenor

Kahl, Aidan.jpgAIDAN KAHL 
San Francisco, California

Glimmerglass 2017: Wes/swing in Oklahoma!; Historian in Stomping Grounds. Past: Hanschen in Spring Awakening and Sebby, Odin and dance captain in Yo, Vikings!, Hangar Theatre; dancer in Dance the Night Away, Transcendence Theatre Company; Sketch in Hairspray, Broadway by the Bay; B.F.A., Ithaca College.

 

Tesia Kwarteng, mezzo-soprano

Kwarteng, Tesia.jpgTESIA KWARTENG 
Fairfax, Virginia

Glimmerglass 2017: Maria (cover) in Porgy and Bess; Aunt Eller (cover) in Oklahoma! Past: Marian Anderson in Deep River: The Marian Anderson Journey, Virginia Opera; Thelma Yablonski in Later the Same Evening and Arnita Seward in Blue Viola, Opera Memphis; Peep-Bo (cover) in The Mikado, Chautauqua Opera; The Witch in Hansel and Gretel, Opera CoOPERAtive; Lucretia in The Rape of Lucretia, Utopia Opera; 2016 Encouragement Grant, Career Bridges Foundation; B.M. and B.A., The University of Texas at Arlington; M.M., Manhattan School of Music.

 

Jesse Leong, conductor

Leong, Jesse .jpgJESSE LEONG
Brooklyn, New York

Glimmerglass 2017: Assistant conductor, Oklahoma! and The Siege of Calais; conductor, Scalia/Ginsburg. Past: Assistant conductor, La boheme, The Crucible and Wilde Tales, Glimmerglass; assistant conductor, Maria Stuarda, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music Opera d’Arte; studio artist pianist/coach/conductor, La Cenerentola, The Long Walk and Dido and Aeneas, Opera Saratoga; B.M. and M.M., University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. Future: Continues as studio artist pianist and conductor, The Wagner Society of Cincinnati.

 

Joseph Leppek, tenor

Leppek, Joseph.jpgJOSEPH LEPPEK
Novi, Michigan

Glimmerglass 2017: Policeman (cover) in Porgy and Bess; Joe and Ali Hakim (cover) in Oklahoma!; Giacomo de Wisants in The Siege of Calais; Justice Scalia (cover) in Scalia/ Ginsburg. Past: Mr. Martini in It’s a Wonderful Life, Houston Grand Opera; The Priest in Il Postino, Opera Saratoga; Lysander in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Rice University; Haydn in The Classical Style, Aspen Opera Theater; B.M., DePauw University; M.M., Rice University.

 

Michael Lewis, pianist

Lewis, Michael.jpgMICHAEL LEWIS
Lewisburg, Pennsylvania

Glimmerglass 2017: Assistant coach/accompanist, Porgy and Bess and The Siege of Calais. Past: Chorus master, Pagliacci, Arizona Musicfest; Yefim Bronfman Scholarship, Aspen Summer Music Festival; assistant music director and chorus master, Tri-Cities Opera; B.M., Ithaca College; M.M., Arizona State University. Future: Studio Artist pianist/coach, Arizona Opera.

 

Alyssa Martin, mezzo-soprano

Martin, Alyssa.jpgALYSSA MARTIN
Greensboro, North Carolina

Glimmerglass 2017: Vivian in Oklahoma!; Xerxes (cover) in Xerxes; Justice Ginsburg (cover) in Scalia/Ginsburg. Past: Angelina in La Cenerentola, Kitchen Boy in Rusalka, Meg Page in Falstaff and Zerlina in Don Giovanni, Arizona Opera; Stephano in Romeo et Juliette and Ramiro(cover) in La finta giardiniera, Santa Fe Opera; winner, Sullivan Foundation Award; B.M. and M.M., Indiana University. Future: Rosina in The Barber of Seville, Dayton Opera; Siebel in Faust at Tulsa Opera.

 

Conor McDonald, baritone

McDonald, Conor.jpegCONOR MCDONALD
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Glimmerglass 2017: Ike Skidmore in Oklahoma!; Pietro de Wisants (cover) in The Siege of Calais. Past: Traveller in Curlew River, Mark Morris Dance Group, Brooklyn Academy of Music; Pish-Tush in The Mikado and Yamadori and Commissioner in Madame Butterfly, Kentucky Opera; Dandini in La Cenerentola, OPERA Iowa; Junius in The Rape of Lucretia, City University of New York, Queens; B.A. and B.M., Northwestern University; M.M., University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. Future: Harlequin in Ariadne auf Naxos, Kentucky Opera; Hercules in Hercules vs Vampires, Nashville Opera.

 

Dylan Morrongiello, tenor

Morrongiello, Dylan.jpgDYLAN MORRONGIELLO
Melbourne, Florida

Glimmerglass 2017: Detective (cover) in Porgy and Bess; Ali Hakim in Oklahoma!; Edmondo (cover) in The Siege of Calais. Past: Jazz Trio in Trouble in Tahiti, Rice University; Don Curzio in The Marriage of Figaro, Opera Saratoga; L’Aumonier/Chevalier de la Force in Dialogues of the Carmelites, Tobias in Sweeney Todd and Gabriel in Past the Checkpoints, Butler Opera Center; B.M., University of Texas at Austin; M.M., Rice University.

 

Steven D. Myles, tenor

Myles, Stephen D..jpgSTEVEN D. MYLES
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Glimmerglass 2017: Mingo and Sportin’ Life (cover) in Porgy and Bess; Giovanni d’Aire (cover) in The Siege of Calais. Past: Duke of Mantua in Rigoletto, Longwood Opera; Robbins in Porgy and Bess, Utah Festival Opera; Alfredo in La traviata and Pylades in Iphigenie en Tauride, Boston Conservatory; Fenton in Falstaff, American Singers’ Opera Project; Rinuccio in Gianni Schicchi, B.M. and M.M., University of Central Oklahoma; G.P.D., Boston Conservatory.

 

Kyle Naig, coach/accompanist

Naig, Kyle.jpegKYLE NAIG
Des Moines, Iowa

Glimmerglass 2017: Assistant coach/accompanist, Porgy and Bess and Oklahoma!; principal coach/
accompanist, Scalia/Ginsburg. Past: Resident artist coach/accompanist for Hansel and Gretel, The Marriage of Figaro, Dead Man Walking and The Pirates of Penzance, Lyric Opera of Kansas City; Mosher Studio Artist coach/accompanist, The Elixir of Love and Suor Angelica/Gianni Schicchi, Opera Santa Barbara; rehearsal pianist, Intermountain Opera Bozeman; rehearsal and performance pianist, Galileo Galilei and La hija de Rappaccini, Des Moines Metro Opera; B.M., University of Kansas.

 

Mary Beth Nelson, mezzo-soprano

Nelson, Mary Beth.jpgMARY BETH NELSON 
Santa Ana, California

Glimmerglass 2017: Virginia in Oklahoma!; Aurelio (cover) in The Siege of Calais; Justice Ginsburg in Scalia/Ginsburg. Past: Swallow in Wilde Tales and Betty Parris in The Crucible, Glimmerglass; Concepcion in L’heure espagnole, Hansel in Hansel and Gretel and Rosina in The Barber of Seville, Tri-Cities Opera; Baker’s Wife in Into the Woods, Seagle Music Colony; B.M., Oklahoma City University. Future: Alisa in Lucia di Lammermoor, Florida Grand Opera.

 

Zachary Owen, bass-baritone

Owens, Zachary.jpgZACHARY OWEN
Barrington, Illinois

Glimmerglass 2017: Detective in Porgy and Bess; Jud Fry (cover) in Oklahoma!; An English Spy in The Siege of Calais; Sheriff in Robin Hood. Past: Francis Nurse in The Crucible, Glimmerglass; Alidoro in La Cenerentola and The Bonze in Madame Butterfly, Arizona Opera; Dulcamara in The Elixir of Love, Opera Santa Barbara; Figaro in The Marriage of Figaro, Kentucky Opera; 2015 National Semifinalist, Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions; B.A., Luther College; M.M., A.D., University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. Future: Don Basilio in The Barber of Seville, Angelotti and Jailor in Tosca, Arizona Opera.

 

Elliot Paige, tenor

Paige, Elliot.jpgELLIOTT PAIGE 
Hampton, Virginia

Glimmerglass 2017: Nelson, Peter (cover) and Crab Man (cover) in Porgy and Bess; Giacomo de Wisants (cover) in The Siege of Calais. Past: Robbins and Crab Man in Porgy and Bess, New York Harlem Productions; Bombur Yarmbazal in Shalimar the Clown and Malcolm (cover) in Macbeth, Opera Theater of Saint Louis; Peasant Leader in Eugene Onegin, Chautauqua Opera; First Armored Man/Second Priest in The Magic Flute, Duncan in Macbeth and title role in Orlando Paladino, Manhattan School of Music; B. M., James Madison University; M.M., Manhattan School of Music.

 

Justin Pambianchi, conductor

Pambianchi, Justin.jpgJUSTIN PAMBIANCHI
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Glimmerglass 2017: Assistant conductor, Porgy and Bess, Xerxes and Robin Hood. Past: Assistant conductor, Sweeney Todd and The Thieving Magpie, Glimmerglass; music staff, Madame Butterfly and Dialogues of the Carmelites, Sarasota Opera; music director, Le comte Ory, Opera Company of Brooklyn; rehearsal pianist, The Barber of Seville, Virginia Opera; music director, Don Pasquale, Oberlin in Italy; assistant conductor, The Turn of the Screw and Giulio Cesare in Egitto, Accademia Europea dell’Opera; assistant conductor, La boheme, Opera on the Avalon; B.M., McGill University; M.M., Cleveland Institute of Music.

 

Simone Z. Paulwell, soprano

Paulwell, Simone.pngSIMONE Z. PAULWELL
Washington, District of Columbia

Glimmerglass 2017: Serena in Porgy and Bess; Isabella (cover) in The Siege of Calais. Past: Serena in Porgy and Bess, New York Harlem Productions; B.A., Wilberforce University.

 

Emily Pogorelc, soprano

Pogorelc, Emily.jpgEMILY POGORELC 
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Glimmerglass 2017: Laurey (cover) in Oklahoma!; Romilda in Xerxes. Past: Johanna in Sweeney Todd, Glimmerglass; Lisette in La rondine, Lucia in The Rape of Lucretia and Le Feu in L’Enfant et les sortileges, Curtis Opera Theatre; The Rose Elf in Double Exposure, Opera Philadelphia; Chan Parker in Charlie Parker’s YARDBIRD, Opera Philadelphia and Apollo Theatre. Future: Soloist in A Madison Symphony Christmas, Madison Symphony Orchestra; Frasquita in Carmen, Opera Philadelphia; continues studies at Curtis Institute of Music.

 

Jarrett Porter, baritone

Porter, Jarett.jpgJARRETT PORTER 
Dennisville, New Jersey

Glimmerglass 2017: Sam and Fred (cover) in Oklahoma!; An English Spy (cover) in The Siege of Calais. Past: Title role in Don Giovanni and Chevalier des Grieux in Le portrait de Manon, San Francisco Conservatory of Music; The Ogre in The Witches of Venice, Opera Saratoga; Tom in The Halloween Tree, American Lyric Theater; Sid in Albert Herring, Eastman Opera Theatre; B.M., Eastman School of Music; M.M., San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Future: Maximilian in Candide and Hercules in Hercules vs Vampires, Arizona Opera.

 

Michael Thomas Roach, tenor/dancer

Roach, Michael.jpgMICHAEL ROACH
West Palm Beach, Florida

Glimmerglass 2017: Will Parker in Oklahoma! Past: Title role in Peter Pan and ensemble in Mary Poppins, Syracuse Stage; ensemble in La boheme and Sweeney Todd, Glimmerglass; B.F.A., Syracuse University.

 

Emma Roos, mezzo-soprano/dancer

Roos, Emma (2).jpgEMMA ROOS 
San Francisco, California

Glimmerglass 2017: Ado Annie Carnes in Oklahoma! Past: Ensemble in Sweeney Todd and Magpie (cover) in The Thieving Magpie, Glimmerglass; Luisa in Nine and Charlotte in A Little Night Music, Syracuse University; Morticia in The Addams Family, Arundel Barn Playhouse; B.F.A., Syracuse University.

 

Kelsey Ross, director

Ross, Kelsey.JPGKELSEY ROSS 
Birmingham, Michigan

Glimmerglass 2017: Assistant director, Xerxes. Past: Director, The Hobbit, Michigan Opera Theatre Children’s Chorus; assistant director, Little Women, Macbeth, The Tender Land and La boheme, Michigan Opera Theatre; assistant director, The Girl of the Golden West, Des Moines Metro Opera; director, Cendrillon, Opera MODO; B.M. and M.M., Boston Conservatory.

 

Gabriella H. Sam, soprano

Sam, Gabriella H..jpgGABRIELLA H. SAM
Queens, New York

Glimmerglass 2017: Lily and Bess (cover) in Porgy and Bess. Past: Ann Putnam in The Crucible, Glimmerglass; Mayme in Intimate Apparel and India (cover) in Shalimar the Clown, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM)/Cincinnati Opera; Fox in The Cunning Little Vixen, CCM; B.M., State University of New York Fredonia; M.M., CCM.

 

Stephanie Sanchez, mezzo-soprano

Sanchez, Stephanie.jpgSTEPHANIE SANCHEZ
Las Cruces, New Mexico

Glimmerglass 2017: Amastris (cover) in Xerxes; Yesi in Stomping Grounds. Past: Mother Marie (cover) in Dialogues of the Carmelites and Isabella (cover) in The Italian Girl in Algiers, Sarasota Opera; Ruth in The Pirates of Penzance, Dryad and Composer (cover) in Ariadne on Naxos, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis; Rosina in The Barber of Seville, Rice University; Zita in Gianni Schicchi, PORTopera; B.S. and M.M., New Mexico State University; A.D., Rice University. Future: Berta in The Barber of Seville, Paquette in Candide and Flosshilde in Das Rheingold, Arizona Opera.

 

Eric Shane, baritone

Heatley, Eric.jpgERIC SHANE
Tulsa, Oklahoma

Glimmerglass 2017: Jake (cover) in Porgy and Bess; Cord Elam (cover) in Oklahoma! Past: Gaudenzio in Il signor Bruschino, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM); Paris in Romeo et Juliette, Castleton Festival; Papageno in The Magic Flute and title role in Don Giovanni, Texas Christian University Opera Studio; First Place Winner, 2014 National Association of Teachers of Singing; B.M., Texas Christian University; M.M., CCM.

 

Brent Michael Smith, bass

Smith, Brent Michael.jpgBRENT MICHAEL SMITH
Owosso, Michigan

Glimmerglass 2017: Policeman in Porgy and Bess; Ariodates in Xerxes; The Commentator in Scalia/Ginsburg. Past: Ashby in Girl of the Golden West, Friedrich Bhaer in Little Women, Zunigain Carmen and Colline in La boheme, Michigan Opera Theatre; Antonio in The Marriage of Figaro, Toledo Opera; Harry Hopkins in A Woman in Morocco and Doctor Grenvil in La traviata, Kentucky Opera; B.M., Hope College; M.M., University of Northern Iowa. Future: God of Evil and Procrustes in Hercules vs Vampires, Arizona Opera; studies at Academy of Vocal Arts.

 

Eve Summer, director

Summer, Eve.jpgEVE SUMMER
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Glimmerglass 2017: Assistant director, Oklahoma! and Robin Hood. Past: Director, Cosi fan tutte, Connecticut Lyric Opera; choreographer, Elektra, Des Moines Metro Opera; director, The Magic Flute, University of Hartford; director and producer, Xerxes, Connecticut Early Music Festival; director, The Marriage of Figaro, dell’Arte Opera Ensemble; director and choreographer, Carmen, MetroWest Opera; director, Lucia di Lammermoor, Boheme Opera New Jersey; B.A., Assumption College. Future: Assistant director, La boheme, Opera Colorado.

 

Adrian Timpau, baritone

Timpau, Adrian.jpgADRIAN TIMPAU
Nisporeni, Moldova

Glimmerglass 2017: Eustachio in The Siege of Calais. Past: Robert in Iolanta, title role in Eugene Onegin, Yeletsky in The Queen of Spades and Escamillo in Carmen, Moldova National Opera Ballet; Dancairo in Carmen and Schaunard in La boheme, Zurich Opera House;Zurich Opera Studio and Mihail Musicescu Academy of Music.Future: Starts Lindemann Young Artist Development Program,Metropolitan Opera; Escamillo in Carmen, Queensland Symphony Orchestra and Opera Philadelphia.

 

Jasmin White, soprano

White, Jasmin.jpgJASMIN WHITE 
Grand Ronde, Oregon

Glimmerglass 2017: Strawberry Woman in Porgy and Bess; Atalanta (cover) in Xerxes. Past: Title role in Cendrillon and Marschallin in Der Rosenkavalier scenes, University of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music (CCM); title role in Dido and Aeneas, Chamber Opera of University of Southern California; Sister Rose in Dead Man Walking scenes, University of Southern California Opera; Mimi in La boheme, Donna Anna in Don Giovanni scenes and title role in Susannah scenes, Aspen Music Festival; B.M., University of Southern California; M.M., CCM.

 

Chaz'men Williams-Ali, tenor

Williams-Ali, Chaz\'men.jpgCHAZ’MEN WILLIAMS-ALI
San Mateo, California

Glimmerglass 2017: Robbins and Crab Man in Porgy and Bess; Giovanni d’Aire in The Siege of Calais. Past: Giles Cory in The Crucible and Rodolfo in La boheme, Glimmerglass; Pinkerton in Madame Butterfly, Emerging Artist Performance, Washington National Opera; Azor in Zemire et Azor, Skylight Music Theatre; Bill in Flight, Opera Parallele; B.M., University of Iowa. Future: Arturo in Lucia di Lammermoor, First Jew in Salome and joins Young Artist Program at Florida Grand Opera.

 

Makoto Winkler, baritone

Winkler, Mokoto.jpgMAKOTO WINKLER
Forest Hills, New York

Glimmerglass 2017: Coroner (cover) in Porgy and Bess; Edward and Andrew Carnes (August 20, 22) in Oklahoma!; Pietro de Wisants in The Siege of Calais. Past: Giorgio (cover) in The Thieving Magpie, Glimmerglass; Morales and Dancairo in Carmen, Nashville Opera; Morales in Carmen, Knoxville Opera; title role in Don Giovanni, Papageno in The Magic Flute and John Sorel in The Consul, University of Tennessee Opera Theatre; Count Almaviva in The Marriage of Figaro and Mr. Gedge in Albert Herring, Music Academy International;B.M., State University of New York at Fredonia; M.M., University of Tennessee, Knoxville.