Opera Goes Digital

Dates

Thursday, May 21, 2020 @ 12:00 PM

Venue

Video Podcast 1 - YouTube

Description

Finger Lakes Opera is excited to announce its summer line-up of online offerings. Our inaugural episode of Artistic Director Gerard Floriano’s video podcast series (that reflects on one of his favorite historical operatic recordings) can be accessed by clicking on the link above.
 
From June through early August, Finger Lakes Opera will bring you performances by the Tomita Young Artists and select mainstage performers. Maestro Floriano will do this with the help of Stage Director Todd Rhoades, who is a dancer, choreographer, and teacher with over 20 years of experience. As is true with all the artists working with Finger Lakes Opera this summer, Rhoades will be working remotely along with the Tomita Young Artists and mainstage performers who are currently located across the United States.
 
This is new terrain for Finger Lakes Opera, and we are excited to be exploring it with you – our supporters. The first offering comes via the Omni Arts Foundation. This group has put together a three concert series, the first of which airs Saturday, May 23 at 4 pm. Finger Lakes Opera is happy to cross promote this series because in each of the three concerts, singers will be featured that have ties to our company. On the 23rd, audiences will get the first glimpse of Tomita Young Artist Sydney Anderson.
 
Stay tuned for future concert links, announcements, video podcasts, and more!
 
 
Omni Concert #1: https://theomniartsfoundation.com/our-artists (you may have to copy-paste this link)
 

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

Please note that as FLO pursues this new format of presentation, dates for the recorded performances may vary due to factors outside our control.
 
May 21: Video Podcast 1
May 23: Omni concert #1 (featuring one of FLO’s 2020 Tomita Young Artists, Sydney Anderson)*
May 26-29: Young Artist personal videos unveiled
June 6: Omni concert #2 (featuring Cree Carrico, who sang Adele in FLO’s Die Fledermaus)*
June 12: Video Podcast 2 featuring Artistic Director Gerard Floriano
June 19 & 20: 1st performance featuring 2020 Tomita Young Artists
June 30: Omni concert #3 (featuring J’nai Bridges, who sang Carmen, in FLO’s 2014 Carmen)*
July 10: Video Podcast 3
July 17: Collaborative recital featuring Taylor Raven (waiting for approval)
July 24 & 25: 2nd performance featuring 2020 Tomita Young Artists – Online HITS!
August 7 & 8: Virtual Scenes featuring 2020 Tomita Young Artists
August 15: Video Podcast 4
 
*not a FLO event but rather something FLO is cross promoting because it includes current or past FLO artists

 
Performers
Sydney Anderson

Sydney Anderson

Recently named an Eastern District Winner by the Metropolitan Opera National Council, Sydney has performed with the Buffalo Philharmonic, Opera Saratoga and more. Sydney currently lives in NYC and is from Houston, TX.

Matthew Campisi

Matthew Campisi

Currently in his final semester as a Masters student at the Eastman School of Music, Matthew also holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in piano performance. Matthew is originally from Connecticut.

Nathaniel Catasca

Nathaniel Catasca

Nathaniel, originally from Albuquerque, NM, recently received his Masters degree from the Eastman School of Music. He has served young artist residencies with the Florentine Opera Company (Milwaukee, WI) and Hawaii Opera Theatre.

Jongwon Choi

Jongwon Choi

Jongwon earned his Bachelors and Masters in Voice Performance from Seoul National University. He came to the US in the fall of 2017 to begin studies at the Mannes School of Music, where he is pursuing a Professional Studies Diploma.

Nicholas Dankner

Nicholas Dankner

Currently a DMA in Vocal Performance and Literature at the Eastman School of Music, Nicholas sang the title role in The Marriage of Figaro with the Seagle Music Colony. Nicholas hails from North Carolina.

Stephanie Doche

Stephanie Doche

Stephanie, who has been lauded as having a “fervent, commanding vocal prowess” (San Diego Story) was a Handorf Company Artist with Opera Memphis in 2018-19. Stephanie grew up in Fairport, NY and currently resides in New York City.

Robert Riordan

Robert Riordan

Robert has performed on operatic stages across the United States as well as in Europe. Originally from Wisconsin, Robert currently lives in Kansas City, where he is an Apprentice Artist with the Lyric Opera of Kansas City.

David Soto-Zambrana

David Soto-Zambrana

David is a native of San Juan, Puerto Rico. While earning his Masters degree from the University of Oklahoma, he received the Weitzenhoffer Opera Fellowship. Last summer, David sang the role of Count Almaviva in The Barber of Seville with the New York Opera Conservatory (Peekskill).

Robin Steitz

Robin Steitz

Robin was a Voice Fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center in 2018 and 2019, and has won numerous awards including the 2019 Buffalo / Toronto District Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and the Kneisel Lieder Competion at Eastman School of Music. Robin is originally from Washington, DC.

Victoria Thomasch

Victoria Thomasch

Victoria, who recently completed her residency with Gertrude Opera’s Studio Young Artist performance program in Melbourne, has sung with companies all over the world. Currently planning her 4th Annual Gala at Opera America to raise money for the refugee crisis, Victoria lives in New York City.

Brock Tjosvold

Brock Tjosvold

Brock is working towards a Doctorate of Music Arts at the Eastman School of Music in collaborative piano. In addition to his work as an instrumental and vocal collaborator, he is an active orchestral keyboardist and has performed with the Albany, New World and Battle Creek symphony orchestras.

Production Staff
Conductor
Gerard Floriano
Stage Director
Todd Rhoades
Digital Production
David Moffitt
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