Diego Matamoros, Baritone
Meet Diego Matamoros, a baritone who had his debut at the Met and will be making his European premier next season. Hear him talk about singing opera and how opera enhances the experience of the raw power of the music and watch him perform “Per Me Giunto” from Don Carlo by Giuseppe Verdi with Chun Wei Kang on piano.
Deborah Lifton, Soprano
Meet Deborah Lifton, the 2007 Joy in Singing winner, learn what inspires her to sing, and watch her perform selections by Libby Larson.
Ryan Kinsella, Baritone
Meet Ryan Kinsella, a baritone who started out at New York City Opera and now is part of the Wagner Society of Washington D.C.’s Emerging Singers Program. Hear about how he has develped his technique from a more emotional core, new opportunities that have opened up as his voice as developed, his tendency to be cast as a villain, and hear him perform the aria “Iago’s Credo in un Dio Crudel” from Verdi’s Othello accompanied by Chun-Wei Kang on piano.
In this episode of Young Opera, meet Saeunn Thorsteinsdottir, a cellist currently studying at the Julliard School of Music. Learn about her musical upbringing in Iceland, hear how she discovered her passion for the cello in a place as unlikely as Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and watch her perform “Prelude in E-flat” from J.S. Bach’s A Suite of Dances.
Jeremiah Duarte Bills, Flute
Meet Jeremiah Duarte Bills, a flautist from Julliard preparing to premier his own composition soon at the Miller Theater at Columbia University. Learn why he chose to play the flute, what he would tell younger students of the flute, the layers of depth he finds in classical music, and watch him perform an elegy by French composer, Jean Danjean.
Eric Barry, Tenor
Meet Eric Barry, the “Pavarotti of the panhandle”, hear his thoughts on live theater and music, and watch him perform Verdi’s “La Donna É Mobile” from RIGOLETTO.
Neera Islam, Soprano
In this first installment of Young Opera for SundayArts, meet Neera Islam a Bangladeshi singer and learn about her experience growing up in the performaning arts. See her perform “Dove sei, amato bene!” from Handel’s RODELINDA.
Meet Crystal Mosser, a soprano from NYU, recently in a production of The Gondeliers and soon to be seen upstate in Chatham, New York as Christine in The Phantom of the Opera. Hear about how she found an interest in operetta’s, the burlesque of opera, how she feels young people connect to opera, and see her sing “The Silver Aria” from Douglas Moore’s The Ballad of Baby Doe.