Chautauqua Opera mainstage performances feature internationally acclaimed artists in principal roles. To request an audition or learn more about mainstage auditions for managed singers, the singer's agent/manager should contact Chautauqua Opera staff directly.

 

2019 Guest Artists

Daniel Belcher (Figaro, Il Barbiere di Siviglia; Beaumarchais, The Ghosts of Versailles)

uploaded file 26663GRAMMY® Award-winning baritone Daniel Belcher has performed in many of the world’s music capitals, including Paris, London, New York, San Francisco, Berlin, Stuttgart, Amsterdam, Geneva, Toronto, Montreal, Tokyo, Seoul, and Houston. With a repertoire of more than 70 roles, Belcher has championed roles from the Baroque to those composed expressly for him. He came to international attention in 2004 creating the role of Prior Walter in Peter Eötvös’ Angels in America for the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris for which he was hailed by London’s The Guardian as “possessing the kind of powerhouse stuff that indicates a star in the making.” Belcher most recently created the roles of James "Dad" Addison Mills III in Ricky Ian Gordon and Royce Vavrek's The House Without a Christmas Tree at Houston Grand Opera, Inspector Kildare in Kevin Puts and Mark Campell's Elizabeth Cree at Opera Philadelphia, Lord Bellingham in Lori Laitman's The Scarlet Letter at Opera Colorado (recorded for an August 2017 release by Naxos), Brian Castner in Jeremy Howard Beck's The Long Walk with Opera Saratoga and Robert Kennedy in Robin de Raaff’s Waiting for Miss Monroe for his debut at The Netherlands Opera and Holland Festival. Other world premiere roles include John Brooke in Mark Adamo’s Little Women (released on the Ondine label and recorded by PBS’ Great Performances), Andy Warhol in Michael Daugherty’s Jackie O (released by Decca on the Argo label) and multiple roles in Tod Machover’s Resurrection (released on the Ondine label), all with Houston Grand Opera. Belcher’s past credits with Chautauqua Opera Company include the roles of Pooh-Bah in The Mikado (2016) and Orfeo in L’Orfeo (2017). DanielBelcherBaritone.com.

 

Caitlin Lynch (Marie Antoinette, The Ghosts of Versailles)

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Declared “luminous” by the New York Times and “eloquent” by the Wall Street Journal, soprano Caitlin Lynch is captivating audiences with her portrayals of iconic leading ladies. With a repertoire that encompasses Mozart to Verdi and Handel to Heggie, Ms. Lynch brings her dynamic portrayals of both classic and contemporary operas to stages around the world. This season, the soprano returns to the Metropolitan Opera to sing the Countess in Le nozze di Figaro, a role she will also perform with Palm Beach Opera. Other assignments during the season at the Metropolitan Opera include covers of the First Lady in Die Zauberflöte. She also appears with the Mostly Modern Festival as the soprano soloist in Robert Paterson’s Walt’s America. Future seasons include a debut with San Diego Opera and a return to the Seiji Ozawa Music Academy.

Additional recent engagements include: the role of Yadwiga in the world première of Ben Moore’s Enemies, a Love Story at Palm Beach Opera, Marguerite in Faust at Michigan Opera Theatre, Violetta in La Traviata with Arizona Opera and Des Moines Metro Opera; and a return to the Spoleto Festival USA as the Soprano Soloist in John Adams’ El Niño. Concert engagements include Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with Seattle Symphony, Orff’s dramatic cantata Carmina Burana with Seattle Symphony, Milwaukee Symphony, and Alabama Symphony, Ein Deutsches Requiem with the Grant Park Music Festival, and Händel’s Messiah at Pacific Symphony and Milwaukee Symphony. Ms. Lynch was last seen at Chautauqua as a Guest Artist, performing the role of Violetta in La Traviata (2016). CaitlinLynchSoprano.com

 

Marco Nisticò (Bartolo, Il Barbiere di Siviglia; Louis XVI/Pasha, The Ghosts of Versailles)

Marco NisticoItalian born baritone Marco Nisticò’s impressive combination of beautiful tone, exquisite artistry, and superior stagecraft has delighted audiences throughout North America, South America, and Europe. Recent engagements include Germont in La Traviata with both Sarasota Opera and the Savannah VOICE Festival, Ping in Turandot with San Diego Opera, Dr. Bartolo in Il barbiere di Siviglia with Opera Memphis, the title character in Don Pasquale and Manfredo in L’amore di tre re with Sarasota Opera, and El Tiempo in Los Elementos with New York City Opera, and Ford in Falstaff with Opera Colorado. Other recent highlights include returning to the roster of the Metropolitan Opera as Dancaïre in Carmen and for productions of Nico Muhly’s Two Boys and La Traviata, the title role of Rigoletto and Sharpless in Madama Butterfly with Sarasota Opera, and Montfort in Verdi’s Les vêpres siciliennes with the Caramoor Festival. On the international stage he has been seen Guglielmo in Così fan tutte with Teatro Regio Torino, Dulcamara in L’elisir d’amore with Landestheater Bregenz and Teatro dell’ Opera in Rome, Figaro in Il barbiere di Siviglia and both Duroseaux and Renaud in Auber's Manon Lescaut with Wexford Festival Opera, Taddeo in L'italiana in Algeri at the ASLICO festival in Italy, and Sir John Gotch and Curato Mendham in Rota's La visita meravigliosa in Fermo, Italy. Projects for the 2018-2019 season include directing Tosca for Opera Southwest and return to Opera Sarasota as Gaspar in Donizetti’s Rita and Count Gil in Wolf-Ferrari’s Il segreto di Susanna. Marconistico.com

 

Aleks Romano (Rosina, Il Barbiere di Siviglia; Samira, The Ghosts of Versailles)

romanoMezzo-soprano Aleks Romano has been hailed as representing “the best of the new operatic training and integrated performance.” Consistently praised for her integrity of character and lush vocal presence, Ms. Romano was awarded First Prize in the 2016 Gerda Lissner Foundation Competition. She was a 2015 Sullivan Foundation Career Development Award winner and second place winner in the Southeast Region of the 2015-2016 Metropolitan National Council Auditions. After making her return during the summer to the Glimmerglass Festival as Aurelio in The Siege of Calais, Ms. Romano’s 2017-2018 season begins with a debut with Madison Opera essaying the title role in Carmen, which she also sings later in the season with The Washington Chorus. She also makes her debut with Austin Opera singing the Komponist in Ariadne auf Naxos. During the summer of 2018, she joins Teatro Nuovo, the new artistic home of conductor and scholar Will Crutchfield, performing the role of Tancredi in Rossini’s Tancredi rifatto. AleksRomano.com

Recent Chautauqua Opera Guest Artists:
Keri Alkema, Rose Baumpton, Richard Bernstein, Robert Breault, Joyce Castle, Matthew Chellis, Michael Chioldi, Kristin Clayton, Philip Cokorinos, Mary Dunleavy, Mark Delavan, Joyce DiDonato, Placido Domingo, Mignon Dunn, George Dvorsky, Eric Fennell, Kathryn Freeman, Alex Gemignani, Kevin Glavin, Sari Gruber, Eugenie Grunewald, Brenda Harris, Pamela Hinchman, Joshua Hopkins, Anita Johnson, Brandon Jovanovich, Keith Jurosko, Margaret Lattimore, Indira Mahajan, Lee Meriweather, Timothy Noble, Carolann Page, Brownie Peebles, Ashley Putnam, Jane Redding, Lisa Saffer, Chad Shelton, Pamela South, Carol Sparrow, Renée Tatum, Todd Thomas, Mark Thomsen, Shirley Verrett, Joshua Winograde, Sheryl Woods - See more at: http://ciweb.org/opera-about-the-company#facts
Recent Chautauqua Opera Guest Artists:
Keri Alkema, Rose Baumpton, Richard Bernstein, Robert Breault, Joyce Castle, Matthew Chellis, Michael Chioldi, Kristin Clayton, Philip Cokorinos, Mary Dunleavy, Mark Delavan, Joyce DiDonato, Placido Domingo, Mignon Dunn, George Dvorsky, Eric Fennell, Kathryn Freeman, Alex Gemignani, Kevin Glavin, Sari Gruber, Eugenie Grunewald, Brenda Harris, Pamela Hinchman, Joshua Hopkins, Anita Johnson, Brandon Jovanovich, Keith Jurosko, Margaret Lattimore, Indira Mahajan, Lee Meriweather, Timothy Noble, Carolann Page, Brownie Peebles, Ashley Putnam, Jane Redding, Lisa Saffer, Chad Shelton, Pamela South, Carol Sparrow, Renée Tatum, Todd Thomas, Mark Thomsen, Shirley Verrett, Joshua Winograde, Sheryl Woods - See more at: http://ciweb.org/opera-about-the-company#facts
Recent Chautauqua Opera Guest Artists:
Keri Alkema, Rose Baumpton, Richard Bernstein, Robert Breault, Joyce Castle, Matthew Chellis, Michael Chioldi, Kristin Clayton, Philip Cokorinos, Mary Dunleavy, Mark Delavan, Joyce DiDonato, Placido Domingo, Mignon Dunn, George Dvorsky, Eric Fennell, Kathryn Freeman, Alex Gemignani, Kevin Glavin, Sari Gruber, Eugenie Grunewald, Brenda Harris, Pamela Hinchman, Joshua Hopkins, Anita Johnson, Brandon Jovanovich, Keith Jurosko, Margaret Lattimore, Indira Mahajan, Lee Meriweather, Timothy Noble, Carolann Page, Brownie Peebles, Ashley Putnam, Jane Redding, Lisa Saffer, Chad Shelton, Pamela South, Carol Sparrow, Renée Tatum, Todd Thomas, Mark Thomsen, Shirley Verrett, Joshua Winograde, Sheryl Woods - See more at: http://ciweb.org/opera-about-the-company#facts