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GUEST ARTIST JOHN RIESEN, tenor Roméo, Roméo et Juliette Award-winning American tenor John Riesen is consistently impressing audiences with his “fantastic, powerful voice” (Texarkana Gazette). Recent roles include Prince Charming in Cendrillon (Opera Company of Middlebury), Lensky in Eugene Onegin (Intermountain Opera Bozeman, Chautauqua Opera), Alfredo in La Traviata (Gulfshores Opera, Tri Cities Opera), Younger Thompson in Glory Denied (Opera Birmingham, Des Moines Metro Opera), Raplh Rackstraw in HMS Pinafore (Anchorage Opera), Candide in Candide (Chautauqua Opera), Tony in West Side Story Suite (New York City Ballet), Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly (Pensacola Opera), and Rodolfo in La bohème (Shreveport Opera).

ARI BELL bass-baritone Hometown: Highland Park, IL

VICTOR KNIGHT DINITTO baritone Hometown: Rochester, NY Education: BM Purchase College; pursuing MM Indiana University

TORI FRANKLIN soprano Hometown: Knoxville, TN Education: BA Music Education, Brevard College; MM Vocal Performance, UT Knoxville

ROBERT FRIDLENDER baritone Hometown: Woodstock, GA Education: BM University of Georgia

Education: BM Vassar College

ACHILLES LEONIDAS BEZANIS tenor Hometown: Willowbrook, IL Education: BM University of Michigan; MM Eastman School of Music

ANDREW BOISVERT bass Hometown: Needham, MA Education: BM University of Hartford; pursuing MM University of Maryland

HANNAH CARROLL mezzo-soprano Hometown: Chicago, IL Education: BM and BA Northwestern University; MM Eastman School of Music

IAN DESMIT tenor Hometown: Lumberton, NC Education: BA UNC Greensboro

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ETHAN GARNER mezzo-soprano Hometown: Robbins, NC Education: BM Appalachian State University; MM Mannes School of Music

MATTHEW HUCKABA baritone Hometown: Knoxville, TN Education: BM Carson-Newman University; pursuing MM University of Tennessee Knoxville

LEAH RIVKA ISRAEL mezzo-soprano Hometown: Cape Elizabeth, ME Education: pursuing BM Manhattan School of Music

MARCUS JEFFERSON tenor Hometown: Wayne, NJ Education: BM Eastman School of Music

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2019 BMC Overture Magazine  

The seasonal publication for the annual Brevard Music Center Summer Festival. Overture includes all festival programming and program notes,...

2019 BMC Overture Magazine  

The seasonal publication for the annual Brevard Music Center Summer Festival. Overture includes all festival programming and program notes,...