2011-2012 Season

Wolf Trap Concert: America’s National Parks, Through the Artist’s Lens Concert
Kim Witman, Pianist
Date: February 17, 2012

Opera Birmingham
'Catch a Rising Star' series
Season Opening Concert
Location: Brock Hall
Date: November 6, 2011

The Opera Foundation
Gala Concert Performance
The University Club, NYC
Date: November 14, 2011

Music Academy of the West
Performances: Magda (Act I, La Rondine)
Director: Fabrizio Melano,
Conductor: John Churchwell
Dates: June, July, August  2011

Music Academy of the West
Performances: Previn Four Songs for Soprano, Cello and Piano - Chamber Music Concert
Christine Brewer Masterclass
Cabaret Concert
Dates: June, July, August  2011

View Other Seasons: 2012-2013 | 2010-2011 | Prior 2010

-"Soprano Melissa Shippen and tenor Matthew Garrett are the appealing and lyrical romantic leads, Marenka, the bride, and Jenik, the ostensible barterer. Shippen’s heroine is aptly feisty when crossed, but delighted to pull the wool over the eyes of silly Vasek (Jeremy Little). She has a strong enough instrument to carry off this spinto part, complete with dramatic, disillusioned aria, “How dark the day” (“Ten lásky sen”). The three soprano-tenor collaborations, Shippen’s early love duet and later angry, fiercely Slavic exchange with Garrett’s Jenik and the comic encounter with his half-brother and putative rival, Little’s Vasek, are among the performance’s highlights." ~ 2005, Bruce Michael-Gelbert