Junhan Choi, baritone

Resident Artist
Arturo (cover) in La Straniera

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Previously at Teatro Nuovo:

  • Tideo, Medea in Corinto, 2018

  • Roggiero, Tancredi Rifatto, 2018

Recent and upcoming:

  • Title role, Don Giovanni, North End Performing Arts Center

  • Marcello, La bohème, Boston Opera Collaborative

  • Melisso, Alcina, Opera del West

  • Jailer, Dialogues des Carmélites, Bel Canto at Caramoor

  • Title Role, Don Giovanni, Boston Opera Collaborative

Vincent Grana, bass

Phillipsburg, NJ

Resident Artist
Priore in La Straniera; Podestà (cover) in La Gazza Ladra

Photo by Joshua South

Photo by Joshua South

Recent and upcoming:

  • Colline, La Bohème, Opera Santa Barbara

  • Bartolo, Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Aspen Opera Center

  • Zuniga, Carmen, Dayton Opera

  • Colline, La Bohème, Dayton Opera 

  • Simone, Gianni Schicchi, Prelude to Performance – Martina Arroyo Foundation

Website: 
vincentgrana.com

Hannah Ludwig, mezzo-soprano

Sacramento, CA

Resident Artist
Pippo in La Gazza Ladra

Photo by John Matthew Myers

Photo by John Matthew Myers

Previously at Teatro Nuovo:

  • Isaura, Tancredi, 2018

Recent and upcoming:

  • Rosina, Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Annapolis Opera

  • Soloist, Requiem (Mozart), Columbus Symphony

  • Alisa, Lucia di Lammermoor, Opera Philadelphia

  • Symphony No. 2 (Mahler), Flint Symphony Orchestra

  • Third Lady, Die Zauberflöte, Dallas Opera

Website:
hannahludwig.com

Christine Lyons, soprano

New York, NY

Resident Artist
Alaide in La Straniera

Photo by Matt Medelsohn

Photo by Matt Medelsohn

Previously at Teatro Nuovo:

  • Amenaide, Tancredi Rifatto, 2018

Recent and upcoming:

  • Title role, Norma, Winter Opera Saint Louis

  • Fiordiligi, Così fan tutte, Charleston Symphony Orchestra

  • Giulietta, I Capuleti e i Montecchi, Saltworks Opera

  • Micaëla, Carmen, Opera Ithaca

  • Echo, Ariadne auf Naxos, Berkshire Opera Festival

Website:
christinelyonssoprano.com

Derrek Stark, tenor

Bath, NY

Resident Artist
Arturo in La Straniera

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Previously at Teatro Nuovo:

  • Giasone, Medea in Corinto, 2018

Recent and upcoming:

  • Italian Tenor, Der Rosenkavalier, Opernhaus Zürich

  • Alfredo, La Traviata, Palm Beach Opera

  • Title Role, Idomeneo, Opera Fuoco

  • Rodolfo, La Bohème, San Antonio Opera

  • Tenor soloist, Carmina Burana (Orff), Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

Website:
derrekstarktenor.com

Alina Tamborini, soprano

Okemos, MI

Resident Artist
Isoletta in La Straniera

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Previously at Teatro Nuovo:

  • Apprentice Artist, 2018

Recent and upcoming:

  • Adele, Die Fledermaus, Stony Brook Opera – SUNY Stony Brook

  • Céphise, Pigmalion, Stony Brook Opera – SUNY Stony Brook

  • Soprano Soloist, Messiah (Handel), Stony Brook Orchestra – SUNY Stony Brook

  • Aminta, Il Re Pastore, Stony Brook Opera - SUNY Stony Brook

  • Second Woman/Spirit, Dido and Aeneas, Stony Brook Opera – SUNY Stony Brook

Hans Tashjian, bass

East Concord, NY

Resident Artist
Podestà in La Gazza Ladra

Photo by Lyndon England

Photo by Lyndon England

Recent and upcoming:

  • Prince Gremin, Eugene Onegin, Yale Opera

  • Second Armored Man/Sarastro (cover), Die Zauberflöte, Central City Opera

  • Betto di Signa, Gianni Schicchi/Buoso's Ghost (Ching), Opera Delaware

  • Title role, The Mikado, Chautauqua Opera

  • The Emperor, Le Rossignol, Yale Opera

Website:
hanstashjian.com

Erik Van Heyningen, bass-baritone

Poway, CA

Resident Artist
Fernando in La Gazza Ladra

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Recent and upcoming:

  • The Imperial Commissioner, Madama Butterfly, Santa Fe Opera

  • Leporello, Don Giovanni, The Juilliard School – Juilliard Opera

  • First Nazarene, Salome, Spoleto Festival USA

  • Truffaldino, Ariadne auf Naxos, Austin Opera

  • Angelotti, Tosca, Michigan Opera Theatre 

Website:
kenbensonartists.com/roster/artist/erik-van-heyningen

Sarah Vautour, soprano

Alpharetta, GA

Resident Artist
Alaide (cover) in La Straniera

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Recent and upcoming:

  • Dew Fairy/Gretel (cover), Hansel and Gretel, Los Angeles Opera

  • Soloist, Das klagende Lied (Mahler), Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

  • Papagena, Die Zauberflöte, Los Angeles Opera

  • Barbarina, Le Nozze di Figaro, Los Angeles Opera

  • Title role, Maria Stuarda, Opera d'Arte – University of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music

Website:
sarahvautour.com