TOI, TOI, TOI to Tom McNichols, who performs in All is Calm, the Christmas truce of 1914, from November 9th-Dec 30th at the Sheen Center in New York. Tom is pictured here as Peter McGregor: 14th Battalion Argyle and Sutherland Highlanders. The setting is the Western Front, Christmas, 1914. A remarkable, true story, told in the words and songs of the men who lived it.
Congratulations, Kevin!🎉 Reviews are below: - “The other two leads were wonderful, and their performances elevated the evening beyond a historical museum-piece..... As King Solomon, bass Kevin Thompson imbued his regal, clear phrases with the weight of duty, and his lowest register was incredibly mellifluous. The soprano’s supposed to end up with the tenor, but in this case, I was rooting for the bass.” Boston Globe
By Zoë Madonna
September 23, 2018 - "Bass Kevin Thompson.... Act 4 aria, where he expressed his longing for Balkis, he found the vulnerable side of the jealous king. He also fared well at the end of the act, when Balkis tricked Solomon with a sleeping potion. In a final defiant gesture, Thompson expressed the king’s rage with bold, cavernous voice." Boston Classical Review
By Aaron Keebaugh
September 23, 2018 - "Also taking a prominent spotlight was Kevin Thompson as King Solomon himself: his bass voice easily projected over the orchestra behind him, and it lent an air of authority to the character that worked quite well with the drama.” Schmopera
By Arturo Fernandez
September 23, 2018 - "Solomon is, naturally, furious. Kevin Thompson managed this quite well. The part is on grand opera scale, full-throated soaring lines at the top of the bass range, formal or passionate by turns with elegant grace notes, plus the occasional virtuoso deep, dark low one. Mr. Thompson ... French diction was choice." Parterre Box
by John Yohalem
Sep 24, 2018 - "the singing of bass Kevin Thompson proved an audience favorite. It is a true basso, with a superhuman low register and a voluminous sound. He was the only cast member who was consistently audible in all the registers
“The Puerto Rican tenor Rafael Davila revalidated in the character of the revolutionary painter Mario Cavaradossi. He shone in the characterization of one of his emblematic roles that has given him recognition in the opera houses of the cultural capitals of the world, at the level of his legendary predecessors: Caruso, Di Stefano, Corelli, Pavarotti, Domingo and Carreras.
The musicality of Davila's phrasing, together with his strength, conviction and histrionic truth, reached a very special place in the middle of the conflict. Unforgettable his interpretation of two of the best arias in the repertoire: "Recondita armonia", in the first act, and towards the end "E Lucevan le Stelle".
He also stood up as a great tenor in the second act in his confrontation with the evil personified in the Baron Scarpia.” By: Luis Enrique Juliá
For: El Nuevo Día
Rafael Davila, (Cavaradossi) and friends, backstage, Tosca.
Congratulations, Emily Dorn! 🎉
Landestheater Detmold / Faust / Emily Dorn (Marguerite) / Photo @ AT Schaefer “Canadian, Emily Dorn , who appeared to be absorbed in her role, won a notable success in yesterday evening's premiere. The audience rewarded the performance, especially the dramatic interpretation, with long-lasting applause and Bravos. The brilliantly sung Jewel Song, " Ah! Je ris de me voir ", and especially, the presentation in the fourth act, should be explicitly mentioned here.”
We at Piper Anselmi Artists Management are pleased to welcome Miriam Costa Jackson, Soprano, to the roster!🎉 Italian-American lyric coloratura soprano Miriam Costa-Jackson is the youngest of the Costa Jackson Sisters. She has been engaged in music from a very young age, performing from the age of 14 with the Utah Festival Opera in Verdi’s Rigoletto, Lerner & Loewe’s Brigadoon, and Mendelssohn’s Elijah. She made her professional debut with Phoenicia Festival as Micaëla in Bizet’s Carmen in 2018. Other roles include Die Königin der Nacht in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte for Brigham Young University, Magda in Puccini’s La Rondine, and Rosita in Torroba’s Luisa Fernanda for Utah State University.
Miriam performs regularly with the Costa Jackson Sisters, which includes her sisters Ginger and Marina Costa Jackson. They have presented concerts from such places in the US as Nantucket, San Francisco, and Sun Valley Idaho, as well as two recent concert tours with the late Dmitri Hvorostovsky, where they presented concerts in Belarus, Minsk, and other cities throughout Russia.
Other concert engagements include Orff’s Carmina Burana for the American Festival Chorus, and a recital at the Italian Embassy in Washington, D.C.
Miriam studied with Renata Scotto at Santa Cecilia in Rome and with Sherrill Milnes at VOICExperience in Florida. Miriam was a 2018 finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Regional Auditions, after having won the Utah District in 2017. She has also been recognized by the Opera Index Awards. 🎉 #piperanselmimanagement#artsmanagement#classicalmusic#opera#singer#professionalsinger#soprano#tenor#mezzo#basso#newyork#costajacksonsisters
We at Piper Anselmi Artists Management, are pleased to welcome Camila Titinger,
Soprano, to the roster! 🎉
Italian-Brazilian soprano Camila Titinger was a 2015 prize recipient of the Neue Stimmen Singing Competition in Germany. In 2016 she opened the season of the Bregenz Festival in Austria under baton of Maestro Paolo Carignani and the Vienna Symphony Orchestra. In 2017 she made her made her French debut interpreting the role of Contessa di Almaviva in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro at the Opéra de Toulon. In that same year she was a prize recipient of the Paris Opera Competition held in Paris at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées. Other prizes include the Giusy Devinu Competition that was held in Cagliari/Italy.
Camila is currently a member of the Centre Perfeccionament Plácido Domingo at the Les Arts in Valencia. In 2018 she was invited to perform with Domingo in concerts in Ljubljana, Strasbourg, and Boston. In 2019 she will make her London debut as Donna Anna in Mozart’s Don Giovanni at the Garsington Opera Festival.
Recent engagements include Bachianas Brasileiras No.5 by Villa-Lobos at the Teatro Real of Madrid, a concert for the German Ambassador in Washington DC organized by Neue Stimmen, and operatic appearances as the Contessa in Le nozze di Figaro, Mimi in La Bohème, and Antonia in Les Contes d’Hoffmann all with Teatro São Pedro opera studio in São Paulo.
Camila won the Brazilian Maracanto competition, was awarded second place in the Bidu Sayão competition, and is a former winner of the Maria Callas International Opera Competition. 🎉 #piperanselmimanagement#artsmanagement#classicalmusic#opera#singer#professionalsinger#soprano#tenor#mezzo#basso#newyork
We at Piper Anselmi Artists Management are pleased to welcome Elena Perroni
to the roster! 🎉
Soprano Elena Perroni is a recent graduate of the world renowned Curtis Institute of Music, where she has performed many leading roles including Adina in Donezetti’s L’elisir d’Amore, the title role in Massenet’s Manon, Anne Truelove in Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress, Susanna in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro, as well as Lauretta Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi, and Magda in La Rondine. Ms. Perroni has also performed the leading roles of Mimi in La Boheme and Gilda in Verdi’s Rigoletto at the Chautauqua Music Festival.
Ms. Perroni made her professional opera debut with Opera Philadelphia, singing the role of Doris Parker in Charlie Parker’s Yardbird, at the legendary Apollo Theatre in New York City. She reprised the role in her English National Opera debut, in the summer of 2017. This past season Elena debuted in her home country of Australia as Mimi in La Boheme with the West Australian Opera. She will return to West Australian Opera in this season for her role debut as Violetta in Verdi’s La Traviata.
In addition to her recent successes on the operatic stage, Ms. Perroni is quickly making a name for herself in the concert hall. In 2017, she made her debut with the internationally acclaimed Philadelphia Orchestra singing selections from Dvorak’s Rusalka. She returned to the Philadelphia Orchestra this past summer in a concert featuring selection from Eugene Onegine in the role of Tatyana.
Elena has performed Mimi with Quad Cities Symphony Orchestra, Juliet in Tchaikovsky’s Romeo & Guliet with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, Sister Constance in Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmelites with West Australian Opera, and this season sang as Maria in West Side Story, with the Reno Philharmonic.
In 2018 Elena was both a NY regional winner in the Loren L. Zachery competition, and a semi finalist in the Belvedere Competition. “You didn’t need to understand the text about the “silvery moon in the velvet night” in Dvorak’s “Song to the Moon” from Rusalka: It was all right there in the silvery orchestrations, and in the velvet soprano voice of Elena Perroni.” – Philadelphia In
We at Piper Anselmi Artists Management are pleased to welcome Meryl Dominguez to the roster!🎉 Meryl Dominguez, soprano, is currently in her final year of residency at the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia. This summer she returned to Santa Fe Opera where she made her debut singing Naiade in Ariadne auf Naxos. Previously as an Apprentice Artist with the Santa Fe Opera she covered the role of Oberto in David Alden's production of Alcina.
For the Academy of Vocal Arts she performed a variety of roles including Violetta in Verdi’s La Traviata, Zerbinetta in Richard Strauss’ Ariadne auf Naxos, Die Königin der Nacht in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, the title role in Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor, Donna Anna in Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Rosalinde Johann Strauss’ Die Fledermaus and Adina in Donizetti’s L'elisir d'amore. Upcoming debuts include the title role in Lucia di Lammermoor with Knoxville Opera.
Included with her passion for the operatic repertoire, is an enthusiasm for art song, and contemporary music. Recital
have included LyricFest on a premiere of John Musto's set Be Music, Night. Additional recitals have featured Lili
Boulanger's Clairières dans le ciel, Debussy's fêtes galantes II, Strauss' Brentano Lieder, Britten folk songs, Poulenc's fiançailles pour rire, Rachmaninov op.38, Wolf's Spanischesliederbuch and selections from Musto's Penelope. Upcoming concerts include a collaboration with harpist Parker Ramsay presenting a multifaceted recital, spanning poetic genres and cultures. Under the guidance of Ms. Marilyn Horne, she attended the Music Academy of the West, where she was featured in masterclasses and concerts. In the competition sphere, she was a winner in the inaugural Deborah Voigt/Vero Beach Opera Foundation’s International Vocal Competition, an Encouragement Award winner with The Gerda Lissner Foundation, as well as a being a Grant winner from the Giulio Gari Foundation. 🎉 #piperanselmimanagement#artsmanagement#classicalmusic#opera#singer#professionalsinger#soprano#tenor#mezzo#basso#newyork
We at Piper Anselmi Artists Management are pleased to welcome Maya Gour to the roster! 🎉
Mezzo-soprano Maya Gour concluded the 2017 – 2018 season in her role debut as Hansel in Humperdinck’s Hansel und Gretel with the Savannah Voice Festival. Prior to that she was a Young Artist with Sarasota Opera where she was featured in concerts and various roles for the company. In 2017 Maya revised with role ofLucette in Massenet’s Cendrillon with Music Academy International’s Trentino Music Festival in Italy. In 2017 she also made her debut with Opera Parallele as The Stewardess in Johathan Dove’s opera, Flight, as well asher role debut of Lucretia in Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia at the Oslo Opera House. In April 2016 Maya made her debut as Angelina in Rossini’s La Cenerentola with Opera in Williamsburg.
In 2015 Maya sang the title roles in Ravel’s L'enfant et les Sortilèges with Opera on the Avalon, and Massenet’s Cendrillon with the Miami Music Festival. She has performed Rosina in Il Barbiere di Siviglia with Tuscany Music Festival. At the Mannes Opera she performed a variety of roles including; The Stewardess in the NYC premier of Flight , the Abbess in Puccini’s Sour Angelica, and Maddalena in Rossini’s Il Viaggio a Reims, all under the baton of Maestro Joseph Colaneri.
Maya has performed the role of Veronique in Bizet’s Le Docteur Miracle with IVAI in Tel Aviv, Cherubino inMozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro at The Tuscia Opera Festival in Italy, and L’Enfant et les Sortilèges with IVAI under the baton of Mastro Paul Nadler.
Maya is a recipient of an Opera Index award and was a New York finalist in The Loren L. Zachary competition. In the summer of 2016 Maya was a fellow at the Ravinia Music Festival, as well as a young artist at Gstaad Menuhin Festival in Switzerland, under the direction of Ms. Cecilia Bartoli. She is a recent graduate of the Mannes School of Music. 🎉 #piperanselmimanagement#artsmanagement#classicalmusic#opera#singer#professionalsinger#soprano#tenor#mezzo#basso#newyork
We at Piper Anselmi Artists Management are pleased to welcome Hilary Ginther to the roster! 🎉
Mezzo-soprano Hilary Ginther enjoys a career which embraces three centuries’ worth of operatic repertoire from contemporary to baroque. Opera Now Magazine profiled her in May 2016 as one of ten young American singers intent on taking the opera world by storm (“Written in the Stars”), calling attention to her “substantial and richly colored instrument”. Ms. Ginther’s Philadelphia Orchestra debut as a featured soloist in the orchestra’s first-ever performances of Bernstein’s MASS under the baton of Yannick Nézet-Séguin has been recorded by Deutsche Grammophon and was internationally released in March 2018, in commemoration of the composer’s centenary.
Throughout the 2017–2018 season, Ms. Ginther made a series of auspicious debuts on both coasts. She joined MidAmerica Productions on a program of Haydn and Forrest for her Carnegie Hall debut, followed by her New York City Opera debut as Laureen in the US premiere of Charles Wuorinen’s Brokeback Mountain, and concluding with her Los Angeles Opera debut performing a double bill of Gordon Getty’s operas Usher House and Canterville Ghost in both New York and Los Angeles. Ms. Ginther looks forward to reprising the title role of Bizet’s Carmen, which she had debuted earlier in her career, with Fargo-Moorhead Opera and making her Fort Worth debut as Judy in Rachel Peters’ Companionship, both in the spring of 2019.
During the 2015–2016 season, Ms. Ginther displayed the range of her artistry as both the Rosina in Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia and the imprisoned Vlasta in Mieczysław Weinberg’s The Passenger, both with Florida Grand Opera. Also with Florida Grand Opera she covered Liese in The Passenger and Adalgisa in Norma.
Ms. Ginther’s roles in the classical European canon have included such temptresses as Maddalena in Rigoletto, Lola in Cavalleria rusticana, and the title role of Bizet’s Carmen.
Rafael Davila, sings Renato de Grieux in Manon Lescaut, June 2018, Barcelona