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2019 - 2020 Roster Anthony Clark Evans Ryan Speedo Green Patrick Guetti Roberto Kalb Sydney Mancasola Emmett O'Hanlon Brenton Ryan Deborah Voigt Amanda Woodbury
BRENTON RYAN TENOR
Winner of the Birgit Nilsson prize at the 2016 Operalia competition, tenor Brenton Ryan is hailed by Opera News for his “remarkable tonal suavity and refined phrasing,” and is widely recognized as a singer of great vocal diversity and dramatic depth. The 2019 – 2020 season sees Mr, Ryan’s return to the Metropolitan Opera as Der Naar in the new William Kentridge production of Wozzeck, conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin, as well as a return to Houston Grand Opera as Monostatos in the Barrie Kosky production of Die Zauberflöte. Mr. Ryan also sings both Novice in Billy Budd and Don Curzio in Le nozze di Figaro with San Francisco Opera, and Don Basilio in a new production of Le nozze di Figaro with LA Opera, conducted by James Conlon.
EMMETT O'HANLON BARITONE
In the 2019 – 2020 season Irish-American baritone Emmett O’Hanlon makes his role debut as the title role in Don Giovanni, his role debut as Kaiser Overall in Viktor Ullmann’s Der Kaiser von Atlantis, and his role debut as Mercutio in Roméo et Juliette at Deutsche Oper am Rhein. Mr. O’Hanlon will also make his role and house debut as Gaston in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast at the Paramount Theater.
AMANDA WOODBURY SOPRANO
A native of Crestwood, Kentucky, soprano Amanda Woodbury has been praised by the San Francisco Chronicle as having a voice that is “bright, beautifully colored, and full of strength and passion.” The 2019 – 2020 season sees Ms. Woodbury’s role debut as Ophélie in Thomas’ Hamlet with Hong Kong Opera, and a return to the role of Konstanze in Alison Moritz’s production of Die Entführung aus dem Serail with Opera Omaha. Ms. Woobdury also returns to the Metropolitan Opera to cover the title role in a new production of Manon and the role of Countess in Le nozze di Figaro. Orchestral appearances include an appearance with American Symphony Orchestra for a concert of Bach Arias, marking her Alice Tully Hall debut.
PATRICK GUETTI BASS
Named a “standout whose sound was warm and rich” by Anne Midgette in The Washington Post, bass Patrick Guetti makes his debut at the Metropolitan Opera as Sarastro in the Julie Taymor production of The Magic Flute in the 2019 – 2020 season. He also joins the ensemble as a featured soloist at Deutsche Oper Berlin with roles including Il Principe di Bouillon in a concert version of Adriana Lecouvreur starring Anna Netrebko, Osmin in Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Peter Quince in a new production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Basilio in Il barbiere di Siviglia, the King in Aida, Count Horn in Un ballo in maschera, and the Mayor in new production of La forza del destino, among others. Mr. Guetti also makes his house debut at Oper Stuttgart, singing Basilio n Il barbiere di Siviglia.
SYDNEY MANCASOLA SOPRANO
Lauded by Opera News as “enchanting…radiant…glittering,” and as an artist who “owned the place” by The Philadelphia Inquirer, soprano Sydney Mancasola is quickly establishing herself as one of the most engaging singing actresses of her generation. The 2019 – 2020 season sees Ms. Mancasola make her role debut as Bess in a new production of Missy Mazzoli’s Breaking the Waves at both the Edinburgh International Festival and at the Adelaide Festival Centre in Austrlaia. She also returns to Komische Oper Berlin to sing the title role in Barrie Kosky’s production of Semele and Pamina in Die Zauberflöte. Ms. Mancasola also makes her house debuts at both Washington National Opera and Teatro Municipal de Santiago as Pamina in Die Zauberflöte.
RYAN SPEEDO GREEN BASS BARITONE
Praised by Anthony Tommasini of the New York Times for his “robust voice” and Anne Midgette of The Washington Post as an artist “fully ready for a big career,” bass-baritone Ryan Speedo Green is quickly establishing himself as an artist of international demand at the world’s leading opera houses. The 2019 – 2020 season sees Mr. Green’s fourth consecutive season at the Metropolitan Opera, making his role debut as Jake in James Robinson’s new production of the Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, and a return to the Wiener Staatsoper for roles including Ferrando in Trovatore, Raimondo in Lucia di Lammermoor, and Banquo in Macbeth. Orchestral engagements include the bass soloist in a gala performance of Verdi’s Requiem with the Tanglewood Music Festival conducted by Andris Nelsons, and a return to the Ravinia Festival for Mahler’s Symphony No 8 conducted by Marin Alsop. Mr. Green will also be presented in recital with soprano Latonia Moore by the George London Foundation at the Morgan Library in New York, accompanied by Ken Noda.
ANTHONY CLARK EVANS BARITONE
Lauded for his “stentorian Verdi style” by the Chicago Tribune and as “warm-toned, vivacious and humane” by the San Francisco Chronicle, baritone Anthony Clark Evans is quickly gaining recognition as one of the most promising Verdi baritones of his generation. The 2019 – 2020 season sees Mr. Evans return to San Francisco Opera in his role debut as Lescaut in Manon Lescaut, conducted by music director Nicola Luisotti. Mr. Evans also reprises the role of Sharpless in Madama Butterfly at Lyric Opera of Chicago and in his house debut with Opera Philadelphia. Concert work includes his debut with the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra singing Brander in Berlioz’s La damnation de Faust conducted by Stéphane Denève.
Resident Conductor and Head of Music at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis and hailed by Opera News for his “buoyant conducting [that] simultaneously led and followed the singers,” conductor Roberto Kalb is quickly establishing himself as an artist of great versatility and talent. Mr. Kalb’s 2019 – 2020 season includes a return to Tulsa Opera to conduct Harry Silverstein’s production of Carmen, as well as a return to Opera Theatre of Saint Louis to conduct the world premiere of Tobias Picker’s Awakenings, directed by James Robinson. Mr. Kalb will also conduct Le nozze di Figaro at DePaul University School of Music.
DEBORAH VOIGT SOPRANO
As one of the worldâ€™s most revered artists and musicâ€™s most endearing personalities, soprano Deborah Voigt is an inspiration to audiences the world over. Through her performances and television appearances, she is known for the singular power and beauty of her voice, and captivating stage presence. Having made her name as a leading dramatic soprano, she is internationally lauded for her performances in the operas of Wagner, Strauss, and more, as well as for her recitals and accounts of Broadway standards and popular songs. In addition to boasting an extensive discography, she has frequently appeared as both performer and host in the Metropolitan Operaâ€™s Live in HD series, which is broadcast to movie theaters around the world.
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