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Jamie Barton

At the forefront of emerging superstars in today’s opera scene, mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton has garnered the highest awards in the opera world as well as cheers from international audiences for her astounding portrayals of characters throughout the range of the repertory. The Georgia native and resident is also passionate about new music and new audiences, and a vocal proponent of human rights and related causes. Catch her star power out at JamieBartonMezzo.com.



Anthony Roth Costanza

Countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo is among the brightest of stars in today’s opera world, as well as beyond it. While celebrated in rare world of traditional countertenor roles by such baroque masters Handel, he has also ventured far into new music and even the avant-garde realms of performance. Audiences were most recently treated to his extraordinary performances in the title role of Philip Glass’ Akhnaten at the Metropolitan and in the Met’s Live in HD series. Passionately committed to propagating the widest spectrum of arts to the widest possible audiences, the North Carolina native now resides in New York’s Greenwich Village. Check out his remarkable career and fascinating projects at AnthonyRothCostanzo.com.



Justino Díaz

Truly one of the living legends of the world of opera, bass-baritone Díaz has not only been one of the great stars in his own right but has been a part of many of the great moments in the last 60 years of opera. These include the gala opening night of the new Metropolitan Opera House in 1966 (in which he was Antony to Leontyne Price’s Cleopatra) and the gala celebrating the golden anniversary of that opening in 2017, as well as countless triumphs from Milan to Buenos Aires and beyond. He currently resides in San Juan in his native Puerto Rico.


Christine Goerke

American soprano Christine Goerke has triumphed throughout the operatic repertory and has become especially acclaimed in the daunting and rarefied realm of the greatest dramatic roles, especially those of Richard Strauss and Richard Wagner, nowhere more impressively than as Brünnhilde in Der Ring des Nibelungen at the Metropolitan in 2019. She is the winner of many of the most prestigious awards in the field, and is internationally acknowledged as a prima donna assoluta, but maintains an active family life in New Jersey. Learn about her career and follow her adventures at ChristineGoerke.com.



Anthony Dean Griffey

The American lyric tenor has been cheered on the world’s opera and concert stages in the traditional repertory but has carved a unique name for himself in Modern and new repertory – especially in English. The North Carolina native has also become noted for his new adventure – Professor of Voice at the prestigious Eastman School of Music – University of Rochester. He is also famous for his fabulous high kick, to which he frequently treats audiences at curtain calls. Learn all about him at AnthonyDeanGriffey.com.



Latonia Moore

Texas born and bred, Latonia Moore began garnering plum prizes in the singing world even before she graduated from Philadelphia’s famous Academy of Vocal Arts in 2005. She has conquered opera stages around the world and has been especially cheered at the Metropolitan as Aida, Madama Butterfly, and most recently a remarkable start turn as Serena in The Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess. Check out more of her awesomeness at Latonia-Moore.com.



Susanna Phillips

Birmingham, Alabama born and raised lyric soprano Susanna Phillips stands out for the extraordinary range of her repertory: from the baroque operas of Handel to new works such as Kaija Saariaho’s magnificent L’Amour de loin at the Metropolitan in 2016. Beyond the opera, her repertory is equally if not more impressively wide-ranged, with notable contributions to the song repertory from the early baroque era to the newest in popular and avant-garde. Follow her career past and present at SusannaPhillips.com.



Morris Robinson

Star bass Morris Robinson has not only been cheered on opera stages from Sydney to Milan, but has also been artistic advisor to the Cincinnati Opera, artist-in-residence at the Atlanta Symphony, and Resident Artist at Harvard University. Robinson’s interest in music began as child (his father was a minister in the Baptist Church) and was not derailed even by a love of football that made him a three-time All-American Offensive Lineman at Charleston’s The Citadel. He resides in his native Atlanta and remains as devoted to issues of social justice as to the arts, often pointing out the common issues in both. See his site: MorrisRobinson.com.




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