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JOSEPH LATTANZI ANTHONY HOPE

ATLANTA OPERA DEBUT: MADAMA BUTTERFLY, 2014 A 2017 Sullivan Foundation Award recipient, baritone Joseph Lattanzi established himself as a singer to watch with his portrayal of Hawkins Fuller in the world premiere of Greg Spears’ Fellow Travelers with Cincinnati Opera. The New York Times said, “Joseph Lattanzi was splendid as Hawk, his buttery baritone luxuriant and robust.” Opera News described him as a “confident, handsome presence, and a resonant baritone suggesting wells of feeling ...” He began the 2017-18 season with his Virginia Opera debut as Sonora in La fanciulla del West and returns to the company later in the season as Demetrius in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Following performances of Hawkins Fuller at the PROTOTYPE Festival, he debuts at Lyric Opera of Chicago in the same role for its production of Fellow Travelers. From 2015 to 2017, Mr. Lattanzi was a member of the Marion Roose Pullin Arizona Opera Studio. He was heard in the title role of Don Giovanni, as Dandini in La Cenerentola, and Riolobo in Florencia en el Amazonas. During this period, he also returned to Seattle Opera as Kuligin in Katya Kabanová and joined San Francisco Opera for its production of Don Giovanni. Upcoming engagements include a debut with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and a return to Arizona Opera as Lt. Audebert in Silent Night. www.JosephLattanziBaritone.com

LEAH PARTRIDGE BEGGAR WOMAN

ATLANTA OPERA DEBUT: THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, 2006 A Lincolnton, Ga. native, Leah Partridge has performed worldwide to great acclaim in some of opera’s greatest roles. After her dazzling performances of Diana in the Mozart-like comedy L’Arbore di Diana in 2017, the Minneapolis Star Tribune declared, “Leah Partridge actually stopped the show!” Most recently, she has performed with the Teatro Massimo in Palermo, Italy; the Palau de les Arts in Valencia, Spain, The Atlanta Opera; Washington National Opera; Opera Omaha; Seattle Opera; and Minnesota Opera, among many others. Her Metropolitan Opera debut was in 2008 Peter Grimes followed by several return engagements and live in HD broadcasts. Next season, Leah makes her role debut as Nedda in I Pagliacci with Opera Omaha. Ms. Partridge is the founder of the Voice Studio Atlanta, where she teaches and mentors aspiring singers in opera and musical theater. More information about her can be found by visiting www.thevoicestudioatlanta.com and www.leahpartridge.com or by following her on Instagram @leahoperabird and @thevoicestudioatlanta. She is a graduate of Mercer University and the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where she received the prestigious Wilfred C. Bain Opera Fellowship. 25

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Stephen Sondheim's masterwork is an entertainment with a dark soul that dances on the precipice of opera and musical theater. Read about its...

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Stephen Sondheim's masterwork is an entertainment with a dark soul that dances on the precipice of opera and musical theater. Read about its...