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Summer Soirée with Opera Guild of Rochester
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When

July 19, 2018 at 7pm

Where

First Unitarian Church of Rochester 220 S Winton Rd Rochester, NY

The Summer Soirée will include:

  • Performance by Finger Lakes Opera Young Artists Program
  • Hors d’oeuvres and desserts
  • Networking opportunities

Attire is summery and colorful.

Meet the Artists

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Meet the Artists of Finger Lakes Opera Young Artist Program

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Alison Wahl

Soprano Alison Wahl, a native of Rochester, New York, has been praised for her “appealing,” “bright, vibrant soprano” (Chicago Tribune). She has appeared as a soloist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Milwaukee Symphony, the Boston Pops, the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, the Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra, the Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Chamber Music series, the Chicago Arts Orchestra, and the Collaborative Arts Institute of Chicago. She created the roles of Clori in Haymarket Opera’s Clori, Tirsi, e Fileno and Pernille in VOX3’s Maskarade, and appeared as Pamina in Opera for the Young’s The Magic Flute and Yum-Yum in The Mikado with Off-Monroe Players.

Caroline Nielson

A native of Dallas, Texas, Caroline Nielson completed her Master’s degree in Voice Performance and Literature at the Eastman School of Music. She graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance and a minor in German from Belmont University. Caroline’s theatrical roles include Grace Farrell–Annie, Maury–Riders to the Sea, Dorothée–Cendrillon, Abbess–Suor Angelica, Madre superiora–Mese Mariano, Nancy–Albert Herring, Mercédès–Carmen, Mrs. McLean–Susannah, Dido–Dido and Aeneas, Cherubino–Le Nozze di Figaro, Mother Marie–Dialogues of the Carmelites, Dorabella–Così fan tutte. Caroline is an avid performer of chamber and choral music, singing in the Albany-area Auriel Camerata and performing in numerous cantatas, recitals and new works. Caroline is a voice faculty member at Roberts Wesleyan College Community Music School and teaches privately.

Caryn Alexis Crozier

Caryn Alexis Crozier’s voice has been hailed as having “a rich core with a sparkling bloom in its upper register.” She has a Bachelor and Master of Music degree from Appalachian State University where she performed leading roles in l’Elisir d’Amore, Hansel und Gretel, Gianni Schicchi and Dido and Aeneas. She has performed all over North America as Papagena (Die Zauberflote), Barbarina (Le Nozze di Figaro), Zerlina (Don Giovanni), Rose Maurrant (Street Scene) and Anna 1 (Seven Deadly Sins). She is active with the WV Opera-on-Wheels outreach program, performing lead roles in Mystery on the Docks and Papagayo. She recently performed with the Pittsburgh Savoyards as Lauretta (Gianni Schicchi) and performed selections of Dvorák’s Rusalka with the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra. Recent credits include her Russian language debut, covering Tatyana (Eugene Onegin) and Bianca (La Rondine) with Undercroft Opera, her Czech language debut singing supporting roles in Rusalka with ViVace Opera in Vancouver, BC, and singing Josephine (HMS Pinafore) and Julia (The Grand Duke) with the Pittsburgh Savoyards. Upcoming engagements include her dream role of Marguerite in Undercroft Opera’s performance of Faust.

Susannah Thornton

New England based mezzo-soprano Susannah Thornton is equally at home performing operatic roles and interpreting art song. She earned a Master in Music degree in Vocal Performance, magna cum laude, from the Longy School of Music of Bard College where she studied with Carol Mastrodomenico. She is a Roster Artist with Boston Opera Collaborative, with whom she has performed the roles of Suzy in a condensed “remix” of “La Rondine” during May 2017, Schumann Soloist in “Mirror” (a staged production of Frauenliebe und Leben), and April 3 in Oliver Caplan’s “Symposium”. Susannah is also Administrative Director of Boston Opera Collaborative. Thornton made her international debut touring John Morrison’s chamber opera “Jane’s History of England” throughout England in 2017.

Evan Garret Stenzel

Evan Garret Stenzel is an up and coming American tenor from Iowa Falls, Iowa. Currently he is residing in Princeton, New Jersey. He is studying voice with Doctor Christopher Arneson and acting with CarolAnn Page. Other past teachers of his include Laura Brooks Rice, Donald Simonson, and famous Bass, Simon Estes. Most recently, he has been seen on the stage as Fenton; in Falstaff, Jenìk; in Prodanánevěsta, and Jean Valjean; in Les Misérables. When not performing Evan Stenzel is an Adjunct Associate Professor of voice at Drew University in Madison, New Jersey. There, he manages a full voice studio of undergraduates and assists in choral studies.

Jordan Bachmann

Jordan Bachmann is a Baritone from Rochester and recently graduated from SUNY Geneseo with a Bachelor’s Degree in Vocal Performance. Previously, he has played Flora’s Servant in La Traviata and the Jailor in Tosca. Other favorite roles include: Sweeney Todd (Anthony), Beauty and the Beast (Beast), Into the Woods (Prince/Wolf), Nine (Guido), and Les Misérables (Javert, Enjolras, Marius, Valjean). Jordan currently works full time as a 401(k) Specialist at Paychex and gives voice lessons through the Continuing Education Program at Rush-Henrietta High School.

Alison Wahl

Soprano Alison Wahl, a native of Rochester, New York, has been praised for her “appealing,” “bright, vibrant soprano” (Chicago Tribune). She has appeared as a soloist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Milwaukee Symphony, the Boston Pops, the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, the Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra, the Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Chamber Music series, the Chicago Arts Orchestra, and the Collaborative Arts Institute of Chicago. She created the roles of Clori in Haymarket Opera’s Clori, Tirsi, e Fileno and Pernille in VOX3’s Maskarade, and appeared as Pamina in Opera for the Young’s The Magic Flute and Yum-Yum in The Mikado with Off-Monroe Players.

Caroline Nielson

A native of Dallas, Texas, Caroline Nielson completed her Master’s degree in Voice Performance and Literature at the Eastman School of Music. She graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance and a minor in German from Belmont University. Caroline’s theatrical roles include Grace Farrell–Annie, Maury–Riders to the Sea, Dorothée–Cendrillon, Abbess–Suor Angelica, Madre superiora–Mese Mariano, Nancy–Albert Herring, Mercédès–Carmen, Mrs. McLean–Susannah, Dido–Dido and Aeneas, Cherubino–Le Nozze di Figaro, Mother Marie–Dialogues of the Carmelites, Dorabella–Così fan tutte. Caroline is an avid performer of chamber and choral music, singing in the Albany-area Auriel Camerata and performing in numerous cantatas, recitals and new works. Caroline is a voice faculty member at Roberts Wesleyan College Community Music School and teaches privately.

Caryn Alexis Crozier

Caryn Alexis Crozier’s voice has been hailed as having “a rich core with a sparkling bloom in its upper register.” She has a Bachelor and Master of Music degree from Appalachian State University where she performed leading roles in l’Elisir d’Amore, Hansel und Gretel, Gianni Schicchi and Dido and Aeneas. She has performed all over North America as Papagena (Die Zauberflote), Barbarina (Le Nozze di Figaro), Zerlina (Don Giovanni), Rose Maurrant (Street Scene) and Anna 1 (Seven Deadly Sins). She is active with the WV Opera-on-Wheels outreach program, performing lead roles in Mystery on the Docks and Papagayo. She recently performed with the Pittsburgh Savoyards as Lauretta (Gianni Schicchi) and performed selections of Dvorák’s Rusalka with the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra. Recent credits include her Russian language debut, covering Tatyana (Eugene Onegin) and Bianca (La Rondine) with Undercroft Opera, her Czech language debut singing supporting roles in Rusalka with ViVace Opera in Vancouver, BC, and singing Josephine (HMS Pinafore) and Julia (The Grand Duke) with the Pittsburgh Savoyards. Upcoming engagements include her dream role of Marguerite in Undercroft Opera’s performance of Faust.

Susannah Thornton

New England based mezzo-soprano Susannah Thornton is equally at home performing operatic roles and interpreting art song. She earned a Master in Music degree in Vocal Performance, magna cum laude, from the Longy School of Music of Bard College where she studied with Carol Mastrodomenico. She is a Roster Artist with Boston Opera Collaborative, with whom she has performed the roles of Suzy in a condensed “remix” of “La Rondine” during May 2017, Schumann Soloist in “Mirror” (a staged production of Frauenliebe und Leben), and April 3 in Oliver Caplan’s “Symposium”. Susannah is also Administrative Director of Boston Opera Collaborative. Thornton made her international debut touring John Morrison’s chamber opera “Jane’s History of England” throughout England in 2017.

Evan Garret Stenzel

Evan Garret Stenzel is an up and coming American tenor from Iowa Falls, Iowa. Currently he is residing in Princeton, New Jersey. He is studying voice with Doctor Christopher Arneson and acting with CarolAnn Page. Other past teachers of his include Laura Brooks Rice, Donald Simonson, and famous Bass, Simon Estes. Most recently, he has been seen on the stage as Fenton; in Falstaff, Jenìk; in Prodanánevěsta, and Jean Valjean; in Les Misérables. When not performing Evan Stenzel is an Adjunct Associate Professor of voice at Drew University in Madison, New Jersey. There, he manages a full voice studio of undergraduates and assists in choral studies.

Jordan Bachmann

Jordan Bachmann is a Baritone from Rochester and recently graduated from SUNY Geneseo with a Bachelor’s Degree in Vocal Performance. Previously, he has played Flora’s Servant in La Traviata and the Jailor in Tosca. Other favorite roles include: Sweeney Todd (Anthony), Beauty and the Beast (Beast), Into the Woods (Prince/Wolf), Nine (Guido), and Les Misérables (Javert, Enjolras, Marius, Valjean). Jordan currently works full time as a 401(k) Specialist at Paychex and gives voice lessons through the Continuing Education Program at Rush-Henrietta High School.

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