Daniel Curran ’08 is currently rehearsing for Gotham Chamber Opera’s La Descente d’Orphée Aux Enfers in New York, singing the role of Orphée. He is also under contract with Pittsburgh Opera as their tenor resident artist and recently performed in both Aida and The Magic Flute . He made his debut with four other companies as well this year, including Carousel with the
Alumnus Efrain Solis ’11 won 2nd Place in the 30th Palm Springs Opera Guild Vocal Competition . Previous competition winners are currently singing with major opera companies in such venues as Vienna, Paris, Amsterdam, Rome, the New York Metropolitan, LA Opera, San Diego Opera and Santa Fe Opera. The competition is one of many events produced by
San Francsico Opera website has announced their 2014 Adler Fellows – among them is Efrain Solis ’11! The Adler Fellowship Program is a performance-oriented residency offering advanced young artists intensive individual training, coaching, professional seminars and a wide range of performance opportunities throughout their fellowship. The Adler Fellows are selected from the young artists who
Broadway star and Conservatory of Music alumnus Dennis Kelly ’67 has taken silly sitcom roles because work is work and another line on the resume is always good. He exercises and eats right because stage life is demanding. He walks into every audition room “with eagerness – unless I’ve been told not to.” And to
Nove Deypalan ’08 has launched the Walnut Valley Symphony Orchestra & Master Chorale and the all-professional Nove Deypalan Singers. The world-premiere concert of the Nove Deypalan Singers is October 12 at the First Baptist Church in Pasadena. The all-professional singers are world-class concert artists who were and/or presently affiliated with famous institutions such as, the LA Opera, LA
Broadway star and Conservatory Of Music alumnus Dennis Kelly ’67 was awarded the university’s 2010 Alumni Lifetime Achievement in the Arts Award. He returns to Orange County this month in the touring production of Anything Goes at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts.As the tipsy and near-sighted Wall Street banker Elisha Whitney, Kelly says he
Alumnus Ben Bliss ’09 won the Don Plácido Domingo, Sr., Zarzuela Prize at Operalia! Plácido Domingo’s Operalia, The World Opera Competition, was founded in 1993 by Plácido Domingo to discover and help launch the careers of the most promising young opera singers of today. His goal is to attract singers of all voice tessituras and
Bella Staav (’13) has been hired to act as the 2013 Summer Coordinator for Orange County’s Pacific Symphony. She has served in several different roles in the organization over the past several years, from Education Intern and Musical Playground Coordinator to Operations Intern most recently. Congratulations Bella!
Music alumnus Brett Sprague (’10) has been accepted into the competitive apprentice program at Chautauqua Opera for the 2013 summer season. He will perform Rector Adams in Peter Grimes . The Chautauqua Opera Young Artist program was formally established in 1966, followed by the creation of a Studio Artist program in 1981. In
Music alumna Erin Gonzalez (’08) has been chosen for a mezzo studio artist position in the Florentine Opera Studio in Milwaukee for the 2013 – 2014 season. She will also be an Advanced Artist in the OperaWorks training program in Los Angeles this summer.