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THERESA KESSER, mezzo-soprano* Poway, CA

ASHLEY MARIE ROBILLARD, soprano Norton, MA

TRAINING: Yale School of Music (M.M.A. 2020), Indiana University (M.M. 2018), Miami Music Festival (2017), University of Denver (P.C. 2016, B.M. 2015), Opera Steamboat (2016) COVERS: Composer (Ariadne auf Naxos), Hippocratine (Merlin’s Island), Berta (The Barber of Seville)

SEIYOUNG KIM,

tenor

Seoul, Korea

TRAINING: Curtis Institute of Music (M.M. 2020, B.M. 2018), Opera Philadelphia Emerging Artist (2017–2019) ROLE: Echo (Ariadne auf Naxos) COVERS: Argentine (Merlin’s Island), Girl with the Bobbed Hair (The Emperor of Atlantis)

RACHEL SHAUGHNESSY,

soprano*

TRAINING: New England Conservatory (M.M. 2019), The Santa Fe Opera (2018), The Juilliard School (B.M. 2017), Berlin Opera Academy (2017), Houston Grand Opera Young Artists Vocal Academy (2015)

Traverse City, MI

ROLE: Brighella (Ariadne auf Naxos)

COVERS: Diamantine (Merlin’s Island), Ariadne (Ariadne auf Naxos), Berta (The Barber of Seville)

COVERS: Dancing Master (Ariadne auf Naxos), Torquemada (L’heure espagnole)

MICHAEL PANDOLFO, baritone

Fort Worth, TX

TRAINING: Rice University (M.M. 2020), Michigan State University (B.M. 2017), Houston Grand Opera Young Artist Vocal Academy (2017), Songfest at Colburn (2017)

ANASTASIIA SIDOROVA, mezzo-soprano* St. Petersburg, Russia

TRAINING: University of Kentucky (B.M. 2018), Glimmerglass Festival (2018), Brevard Music Center (2017), Seagle Music Colony (2016), YoungArts (2014), Washington National Opera Institute (2013)

TRAINING: Curtis Institute of Music (B.M. 2019), Opera Philadelphia Emerging Artist (2016–2018), Rimsky-Korsakov Musical College (2014)

ROLE: Harlekin (Ariadne auf Naxos) COVER: Ramiro (L’heure espagnole)

COVER: Drummer (The Emperor of Atlantis)

MEAGAN RAO,

ISABEL SIGNORET,

soprano

ROLE: Dryad (Ariadne auf Naxos)

Auburn, California

mezzo-soprano

TRAINING: San Francisco Conservatory of Music (M.M. 2019), CoOPERAtive Program (2018), San Francisco Conservatory of Music (B.M. 2017), Canadian Vocal Arts Institute (2017)

San Juan, Puerto Rico

ROLE: Naiad (Ariadne auf Naxos) COVER: Zerbinetta (Ariadne auf Naxos)

TRAINING: Rice University (M.M. 2020), University of Michigan (B.M. 2018), Aspen Music Festival (2017–2018), Houston Grand Opera Young Artist Vocal Academy (2016), Miami Music Festival (2016) COVERS: Concepcion (L’heure espagnole), Rosina (The Barber of Seville)

* returning Studio Artist

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