St. Petersburg Opera
Brian Collar, Choirmaster
Lily Victoria Alfaro
St. Petersburg Opera
Brian Collar, Choirmaster
Lily Victoria Alfaro
Seasonal Sparkle 2017 Chorus
Taylor-Alexis DuPont is a Mezzo-Soprano from Orlando, Florida. She is honored to be a part of Studio 410 under the expertise of world renowned singer Denyce Graves. Miss DuPont has performed operas & concerts with many companies & venues including … Read the rest
Tenor Chad Kranak is known for both his musicality and his sparkling humor. This season’s performances include Rhomboidal in L’île de Tulipitan (Light Opera of New York), Doge in Rossini’s Otello (Bard Music Festival), and most recently Paulo in Rachmaninov’s … Read the rest
Hailing from Westchester, NY, mezzo-soprano Emily Geller has been praised as “delightfully over the top” and “most enjoyable to watch and listen to”. This past summer she returned to Opera North (NH) to perform Oreste in Offenbach’s La belle Hélène… Read the rest
Mezzo-soprano Jaime Hartzell is quickly becoming known for her ability to sing a wide range of repertoire. Praised for her stage presence and striking acting abilities, she made her return to Opera Project Columbus to reprise the role of The … Read the rest
Matthew Ciuffitelli’s pleasing, plangent baritone, his ability to negotiate fioritura, and his bravura on stage have brought him acclaim from audiences at a very young age. Matthew studied at the Chicago College of the Performing Arts. Since finishing his … Read the rest
Soprano Rachael Marino has been noted for her dramatic versatility as well as her “beautifully soaring” voice. She has been hailed as “hilarious” and “expressive” while also praised for ascending “up to the top notes…in the show’s loveliest moment.”
Most … Read the rest
Puerto Rican tenor Carlos Feliciano has been described as “a commanding presence”. DC Metro Arts wrote “his direct and clearer tenor voice is the perfect vehicle of his ‘leading romantic man’ persona”. A proponent of new music, the tenor understudied … Read the rest
Sahoko Sato Timpone is a native of Tokyo who grew up in Germany and the U.S. Highlights of her 2016/17 season include Mercédès in Carmen with Opera Maine (formerly PORTOpera), Zita in Gianni Schicchi and Opera Gala Concert with the … Read the rest
Branch Fields, whom Opera America describes as “a bass of resonant richness,” and The New York Times declared to be “a gifted young bass,” is delighting audiences and critics alike, whether it be in opera, concert, or musical theater. … Read the rest
Phillip K. Bullock, a native of Washington DC, has been featured in productions, recitals and concerts throughout the United States. Phillip recently had the pleasure of covering the role of Jake in The Royal Danish Opera’s new production … Read the rest
Third Prize winner at the Concorsa Internazionale per cantanti Lirici Spazio Musica in Orvieto, Italy (July 2013), Finalist at the Altamura Caruso International Voice Competition in New York (October 2011), First Prize at the national final of the Canadian Music … Read the rest
Mezzo-soprano Nian Wang is a recent graduate of the San Francisco Opera Adler Fellowship and while with the company she sang Ascanius in The Trojans, Second Lady in Die Zauberflöte, Tebaldo in Don Carlo .
She participated in … Read the rest
Puerto Rican baritone César A. Méndez Silvagnoli has been praised for his dark, velvety voice and strong stage presence. He is making his St. Petersburg Opera Company debut as Valentin in Gounod’s Faust. In the 2016-2017 season he performed: … Read the rest
JUSTIN BERKOWITZ, tenor, originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota, has been praised for his “exacting and animated” performances, and is quickly gaining national attention for both his character work, as well as his “bright future in bel canto.”
The 2016-17 season began … Read the rest
Bass-baritone Timothy Wilt, a native of Seminole, Florida has earned a Master’s degree in Voice Performance from Florida State University and a Bachelor’s in Clarinet and Voice Performance from the University of South Florida.
His professional operatic credits include … Read the rest
Paula Broadwater made her Tampa Bay area debut performance in June 2015 on the Palladium stage in St. Petersburg Opera’s Putting It Together and was noted by the Tampa Bay Times to have “capitalized on a long background in musicals … Read the rest
Caitlin Mesiano is a New York City-based actor who is rapidly gaining a reputation for her creative portrayals of a variety of characters on stage and screen. Recently, Ms. Mesiano made her Lincoln Center debut singing in the annual spring … Read the rest
Heather Green soprano is enjoying an exciting 2017! In May, Ms. Green made her critically anticipated debut in the title role of Richard Strauss’s Salome with West Bay Opera in California. She is now looking forward to participating in SPO’s … Read the rest
Praised for her ‘magnificent, expressive soprano sound’ and applauded for her ‘rubber-faced comic naïveté’ (TheatreBloom), Keely Bosworth Borland is quickly establishing herself as a dynamic lyric coloratura soprano.
Notable roles include Gretel/Hansel and Gretel, Mabel/The … Read the rest
Michelle Rego, pianist, flutist, organist, lyric soprano, and choral conductor, is the Director of Liturgy and Music at Saint Mary, Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Saint Petersburg, after serving at the Cathedral of Saint Jude in that … Read the rest
Baritone Kevin Grace is gaining a reputation as an accomplished performer with a variety of roles and genres. In 2005, Kevin made his operatic debut as Happy in La fanciulla del West with New York City Opera. As a principal … Read the rest
American Baritone Clayton Brown is a native of Dallas, Texas currently living and performing in New York City.
Hailed for “physically and vocally selling the song like no other” (Broadway World), Clayton has had a stage career ranging … Read the rest
“Warm, funny, and passionate by turns, soaring in elegant lyricism” (The Classical Review), Soprano Megan Pachecano’s recent portrayal of Anne Page in Vaughan Williams’s Sir John in Love with Odyssey Opera earned high praise from Boston critics.
Other … Read the rest
Caroline Tye is thrilled to be returning to Saint Petersburg Opera, having made her SPO debut last season as Mercédès in Bizet’s Carmen.
Recent opera credits include the title role in Carmen with Delaware Valley Opera, Madame de Haltière … Read the rest
Daryl Gray debuted as a professional actor at age 14; was a Broadway cast member in Bob Fosse’s Dancin’; soloist in On Your Toes and other shows; a soloist with Brussels based Bejart Company; principal guest artist with dance companies … Read the rest
Pianist, DAVID ŠTECH is the assistant conductor at St. Petersburg Opera (FL), associate conductor of Dell’Arte Opera, organist and choirmaster of St. John’s Episcopal Church (Passaic, NJ) and serves on the faculty at the Manhattan School of Music.
Mr. Štech’s … Read the rest
Soprano Christina Franco returns to the St. Petersburg Opera Company stage in this production of Tales of Hoffmann covering the role of Giulietta.
No stranger to SPO, Christina has performed with Maestro Sforzini in the Maestro Series What’s the Fach… Read the rest
Robert Amer is excited to be back with St. Petersburg Opera once again for The Tales of Hoffmann. As a participant in over fifteen productions with SPO, the company has been integral in the young singer’s development, immersing him … Read the rest
Andrew James Morales received his MM in voice performance from Kent State University and his BM in voice and classical guitar performance from Mt. Union University.
Andrew has performed with the St. Petersburg Opera, Indianapolis Opera, Intimate Opera of Indianapolis, … Read the rest
Holly Flack is a coloratura soprano praised for “wielding an impressive range, effortlessly reaching higher than high notes” with her unique vocal extension beyond an octave above high C.
Ms. Flack’s roles include Queen of the Night in The Magic … Read the rest
Ilene Pabon is an “extremely talented” (Papercut Magazine) Mezzo-Soprano who is thrilled to be returning to St. Petersburg Opera!
Anne Midgette of The Washington Post wrote “Ilene Pabon maintained a kind of Angelina Jolie-like imperturbability as the beautiful … Read the rest
Mezzo Soprano Kathleen Shelton is thrilled to be debuting Nicklausse / the Muse in St. Petersburg Opera’s Les Contes d’Hoffmann. Her last season was filled with tackling new roles. She performed Suzuki in North Shore Music Festival’s Madame Butterfly… Read the rest
Tenor Lucas Levy from Lexington, Massachusetts makes his debut with St. Petersburg Opera as the four Servants in Les contes d’Hoffmann, and later this season will appear as Rapunzel’s Prince in Sondheim’s Into the Woods.
While appearing in Tosca … Read the rest
Kelly Curtin, lyric coloratura soprano, has been praised for her “stunning soprano” (broadwayworld.com)and “divine high notes” (dcmetrotheaterarts.com).
She has performed such roles as Mabel (The Pirates of Penzance), Eurydice (Orfée aux Enfers), Adele (Die … Read the rest
Soprano Lara Lynn McGill is described as “a voice of size, clarity and wide coloristic range… a three-dimensional figure who combined vulnerability with strength and tugged at the heartstrings in her every breath and movement” (Pittsburgh Post Gazette).
She most … Read the rest