A 1st prize winner of NJAVO 2014 Vocal Competition, and an encouragement award winner in the 2015-17 Giulio Gari International Vocal Competition, he has sung the lead tenor roles in “La Boheme”, “Rigoletto”, “Carmen”, “La Taviata”, “Un ballo in Maschera”, “L’elisir d’amore”, and “Tosca” with Companies like Amore Opera, Regina Opera, NJAVO, dell'arte Opera Ensemble and the Madison Theatre.
Soprano Rachel Hippert has recently performed in Carmen (Micaëla) and Die Fledermaus (Rosalinda) with Amore Opera Company, Aida (High Priestess) with the New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera, and Idomeneo (Elettra) with the Opera Company of Brooklyn. In 2017,
Ms. Hippert released her debut album of twelve original songs by Colombian composer Julian de la Chica under the Irreverence Group Music record label, Experimentelle und unbestimmte Lieder, Op. 9, currently available on iTunes and Spotify. Her upcoming performances include the world premier concert of the Op. 9 in Salamina, Colombia.
She can also be seen performing in Amore Opera’s original Christmas production Scrooge & Gilbert & Sullivan this December. She is grateful to be singing in her eighth consecutive concert with the Brooklyn Philharmonia Chorus this season.
Jamaican tenor Omar Bowey is a burgeoning young singer with stunning versatility. Meche Kroop described his voice as a “…fresh sweet tenor.” Mr. Bowey has been a soloist in Saint-Saëns’ Oratorio de Noël and Part I of Handel’s Messiah. His operatic roles include Ferrando in Mozart’s Cosi fan tutti and Caliph in Kismet. In November Mr. Bowey was privileged to sing in Kathleen Battle’s return to the Metropolitan Opera. In June Mr. Bowey will be singing Don Ottavio in Mozart’s Don Giovanni with The Lighthouse Opera Company in the Bronx. He currently studies with H. Roz Woll, mezzo soprano.
Cassandra Douglas, soprano, lives and performs in NYC. Born in Brooklyn, NY and the daughter of Jamaican immigrants she feels blessed to with the opportunity pursue her passion for music. She acquired her BA in Music from Westminster Choir College and her Masters from the Manhattan School of Music. In between degree programs she became a certified as an instructor of Spanda® Yoga to understand the body as a complete instrument. She is Professional Opera Singer and a Certified Yoga Instructor with a passion to empower people towards cultivating consistent practices of self-care. She has performed with Opera Collective, Brooklyn on Tap, at Tommaso’s Ristorante, Seabrook Opera, Larchmont Music Academy, Carnegie Hall, and in churches from NY to CT. She debuted in Rome with her first fully staged role of Pamina from Die Zauberflöte with the Lyrica Academy. She is currently a student of David Jones.
Jonathan R. Green is originally from Chicago IL and now resides in Brooklyn NY. He is an alum of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. Jonathan studied with Richard Miller. Jonathan studied at the Indiana University Jacob's School of Music with Timothy Noble. Jonathan also studied at the University of Kentucky with Dr Everett McCorvey. Jonathan's operatic credits include Rigoletto, Falstaff, Germont (La Traviata), Crown (Porgy & Bess), Scarpia (Tosca) and Figaro (Le Nozze di Figaro and Il Barbiere di Siviglia).
Alexis Cregger, Soprano –Recently featured on CNN’s Great Big Story as the “Soprano of the Subway”, from Winchester, MA and currently residing in New York City has performed with OperaDelaware, Chelsea Opera, Regina Opera, Opera Manhattan, Annapolis Opera and the Helena Symphony. She was featured this winter with the Putnam County Chorale as their Soprano Soloist in The Messiah and as Litha Symphony’s Soprano soloist in Beethoven’s 9th Symphony. This season she reprises the role of Donna Anna with Regina Opera in Brooklyn in November (’16) and Geneva Light Opera in July (’17), performs the Soprano Soloist in Poulenc’s Gloria with the Rockland Camerata, sings the Soprano Soloist in Mahler’s 2nd Symphony with the Litha Symphony in August (’17), and in September (’17) she sings Clorinda in La Cenerentola with Opera Theater Montclair. www.alexiscregger.com
A classically trained actor and singer, Mr. Khodadad received his MFA in Acting from the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco and a Graduate Professional Diploma from The Hartt School of Music in Hartford, CT. Some of Mr. Khodadad’s repertoire includes Count Almaviva, Tamino, Don Ottavio, Ferrando, Sesto, Alfredo, The Duke, Rodolfo, Roméo, Lensky, Alfred, Eisenstein, Nadir, Gérald, and The Male Chorus. Companies where he has performed include Opera Santa Barbara, Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra, Oswego Opera, Taconic Opera, Mississippi Opera, Hot Springs Music Festival, Natchez Festival of Music and Delaware Valley Opera. He is an original member of Opera Collective and a co-founder of New Camerata Opera.
A graduate of the Manhattan School of Music, Anna has been praised for delivering her warmth, engaging presence, musicianship and intensity of sound to countless audiences on the stages of New York City, the Pacific North West, Bulgaria and Germany. Anna developed her ever warming voice where she was “destined perhaps for heftier assignments…” (NYT), serving perhaps as a precursor to her eventual homecoming to the mezzo repertoire. Anna has performed with houses on the East and West Coasts of America, Germany and Bulgaria, bringing her unique and beautiful instrument to music lovers worldwide.
Soprano Danielle Davis is noted for her “high pure notes" that she "delivers with power and sustainability”. Under the instruction of Val Underwood, she's been acclaimed as a stand out who sings “with authority and good dynamic control”. Credits: Tosca, Cio-Cio San (Madama Butterly), Turandot, Chysothemis (Elektra), Giorghetta (Il Tabarro), & Suor Angelica. Davis has sung in notable venues internationally. Appeared as a Guest Artist at the Hawai'i Performing Arts Festival & The Metropolitan Opera Guild's "Masterly Singers Series", as well as with the AIMS Festival Orchestra. She has multiple awards in various competitions throughout the United States and Europe.