Featured Artists

Nicholas Tamagna (Hannibal Lecter) is a New Yorker, internationally-known young countertenor, and proud singer emeritus with One World Symphony. He made is debut with One World Symphony performing Mahler’s “Ich bin der Welt abandon gekommen” in The Wayfarer. In 2014/15, Mr. Tamagna returned to the Händel-Festspiele in Karlsruhe, Germany as Oronte in Händel’s Riccardo Primo, where he made his European debut the previous year. At Theater Münster he performed Polinesso in Ariodante, and débuted at the Royal Opera House at Covent Garden as Hassan in Zaid Jabri’s Cities of Salt. With early music ensemble Le Poème Harmonique, he reprised the role of the Spirit in Dido and Aeneas at the Bozar in Bruxelles. Having performed this role with the company previously at Opéra de Haute-Normandie Rouen and Opéra Royal de Versailles, he will join them in touring a revival production in 2016/17 appearing again at Rouen and Versailles, in addition to Opéra de Vichy. He will join Le Poème Harmonique in 2016 at Opéra de Rouen as the featured soloist in a staged pastiche called, “To be or not to be” celebrating the works of Shakespeare in verse and song as set by Henry Purcell and his contemporaries. During the 2012/13 season, Mr. Tamagna triumphed as the title character in Philip Glass’ rarely performed opera Akhnaten with Indianapolis Opera, from which a filmed version was broadcast. In recent seasons, he has performed the title role in Händel’s Serse, Pane in Cavalli’s La Calisto, Cesare and Tolomeo in Giulio Cesare in Egitto, Farnace in Mozart’s Mitridate, Gluck’s Orpheus, the Sorceress in Dido and Aeneas, and Ruggiero in Alcina. Mr. Tamagna is featured on DVD recordings in the title role of Akhnaten (2016, Orange Mountain Music), the Spirit in Dido and Aeneas (2015, Outhère Music), and with Canadian early music ensemble ¡Sacabuche! in performances of unpublished works of the Italian Baroque (2015, ATMA Classique). An active concert soloist, He has sung in renowned venues including Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall, Avery Fischer Hall, Lincoln Center, and the Bozar in Bruxelles. Mr. Tamagna was the 1st Prize winner of the inaugural Nico Castel International Mastersinger Competition. In 2011 he won 2nd Judges Prize in the Arkadi Foundation Opera Competition, was a noted finalist in the the McCammon Voice Competition, and semi-finalist in the Gianni Bergamo Award Competition for Countertenors in Lugano, Switzerland.

Tenor Ransom G. Bruce (Will Graham) is delighted to be taking the stage with One World Symphony again. Recent credits include Opera Shorts at Carnegie Hall and on tour, as well as concerts at NYC’s Town Hall and Skirball Center (NYU). Favorite roles include: Alfredo in Die Fledermaus and Bob Boles in the soldout production of Peter Grimes with One World Symphony, NYC; Oronte in Handel’s Alcina (Satori Opera, NYC); The Beast in Beauty and the Beast and Little Bat in Susannah (Dicapo Opera Theatre, NYC); and Britten’s Saint Nicolas and the Beethoven Mass in C (also with Con Brio). Mr. Bruce has performed with the New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players, in numerous musical theater productions, and in acclaimed cabaret shows with Uptown Express, a close-harmony octet. Hannibal will be the second One World premiere production that Mr. Bruce will help bring to life. He helped create the role of David in Jihwan Kim’s world premiere David and Goliath. Mr. Bruce lives in Brooklyn, NY.


Lyric soprano Marie Putko (Abigail Hobbs) is thrilled to return to One World Symphony. She recently made her One World debut in the soldout Operasode, New Girls, as Susanna. She holds her Masters in Music in Vocal Performance in Opera Studies, and her advanced certificate in Vocal Pedagogy from New York University. She received her bachelor’s degree at Providence College in Vocal Performance. In addition, she was a resident artist in Nevada Opera in 2012, she performed in the Florence Voice Seminar in 2011 through Westminster Choir College, and studied in the Opera Workshop for the Institute of European Studies in Vienna, Austria in 2008. Marie’s credits include The Impressario (Miss Silverpeal) with NY Lyric Opera, Liebovar (Duckling) with Brooklyn Philharmonic, House, A Children’s Opera (Betty) with Nevada Opera, Cendrillon (Cinderella) at NYU, Brahms Liebeslieder Waltzes (Soprano Soloist) at NYU, The Magic of Mozart, Scenes from Don Giovanni, Marriage of Figaro and The Magic Flute (Zerlina, Sussana, and Papagena) with Liberty State Opera, Dido and Aeneas (Belinda), and Amahl and the Nightvisitors (Amahl) at Providence College. Marie has also trained as a physical theater artist with the UME Group where she performed Isis Variations at the NY International Fridge Festival this past summer. She is also a dancer with the VOID Company, an experiential dance ensemble in NYC.

Soprano Laura Farmer (Fauré) is delighted to be performing with One World Symphony again. Recently she performed as Marie Schrader in the critically-acclaimed and soldout production of Breaking Bad — Ozymandias, Elettra in Games of Thrones, and Cleopatra from Giulio Cesare in One World Symphony’s Baroque[n] Hearts. Also with One World, she has performed as Giulietta in Shakespeare Scandals, Lulu in Return of Mad Women, Solveig in Peer Gynt, Najade in Ariadne auf Naxos. She has sung a wide range of roles including Norina (Don Pasquale), Adele (Die Fledermaus), Josephine (HMS Pinafore), Monica (The Medium), Gretel (Hansel & Gretel), Yum Yum (Mikado), and Despina (Così fan Tutte) with companies including Des Moines Metro Opera, Natchez Music Festival, Tulsa Opera, and Liederkranz Opera. Internationally, Ms. Farmer performed Giulietta (I Capuleti ed I Montecchi) in a tour of the Czech Republic and Giulia (La Scala di Seta) in Teatro di Pacini (Tuscany). Ms. Farmer was also a finalist in the National Opera Association competition. Following graduation from Yale University, Ms. Farmer appeared as a jazz vocalist with Whim’n Rhythm in a nine-country tour of the Far East; the group was featured at the U.S. Embassy in Thailand and Club Med Bali, as well as on Korean national television and radio.

Based in New York City, Kristi Shade (Bach) began playing the harp at the age of two and has since become one of the preeminent emerging harpists in the industry. Ms. Shade is the Principal Harpist with One World Symphony and The Chamber Orchestra of New York, with which she has recorded three albums on the Naxos record label. She is a founding member of the harp duo Duo Scorpio, who released their debut album, Scorpion Tales, in 2012 on the American Modern Recordings label. The album was included on the 2012 GRAMMY nomination ballot in three separate categories. Ms. Shade has been a guest artist with The Baltimore Symphony, The Florida Philharmonic and The Albany Symphony Orchestra, and has been featured as a concerto soloist with The Miami Symphony, The Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas, Ensemble 212, and The Astoria Symphony. She holds degrees from The University of Miami and Manhattan School of Music, where she is on faculty in the Precollege Division. Ms. Shade has performed on Broadway for several shows, including Cinderella, Wicked, A Little Night Music, starring Angela Lansbury, Catherine Zeta Jones, Bernadette Peters and Elaine Stritch, Gypsy, starring Patti LuPone, and The Apple Tree, starring Kristin Chenoweth. Ms. Shade has made numerous television appearances, including The Today Show, The Late Show with David Letterman, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and All My Children. She has collaborated and/or performed with artists such as Florence + The Machine, The All-American Rejects, The Killers, John Legend, Carlos Santana, Itzhak Perlman, and Will Ferrell. She has performed for such notable guests as Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, Paul McCartney, and Madonna. Ms. Shade recently performed as soloist in her own transcription of Antonio Lauro’s guitar compositions and in Sung Jin Hong’s Breaking Bad — Ozymandias in Libera.

Making his debut with One World Symphony, Markus Kaitila (Saariaho) is a prize-winning, young concert pianist lauded for his artistic substance, awareness of form and crystalline clarity. He has studied at Sibelius Academy and Folkwang UdK in Europe, in masterclasses with Paul Badura-Skoda, Dmitri Bashkirov and Angela Hewitt, currently training at Aaron Copland School of Music with Nina Lelchuk. Markus has appeared as a soloist of Joutseno Art Summer, Wratislavia, St. Peter’s Festival and Queens College Chamber orchestras. His concert performances include Wiener Saal, Salzburg; Musica Mundi Festival, Belgium; Yamaha Artists Services, Paris; Theater Duisburg and Jahrhunderthalle Bochum, Klavier-Festival Ruhr; Mannes, LeFrak and Carnegie Halls, New York. Markus was a Solo Piano Fellow within the Music Academy of the West’s 2015 Summer School and Festival in Santa Barbara, California.


Jane Albert is thrilled to be making her debut with One World Symphony as Mischa Lecter. Jane started singing with her two older sisters and brother at New York City Opera Children’s Chorus and then went on to sing in the Metropolitan Opera Children’s Chorus under Chorus Director, Anthony Piccolo. During her years at the Met, she performed in many productions including Carmen, La Bohème (solo), Tosca, Hansel and Gretel, Boris Godunov, Otello, Stiffelio, Macbeth, Midsummer’s Night Dream (Cobweb solo cover). She also performed at Avery Fisher Hall in The Cunning Little Vixen as a fox cub and Butterfly, directed by Doug Fitch, choreographed by Karole Armitage with the New York Philharmonic conducted by Alan Gilbert. She was Fiona in Shrek at White Plains HS and is currently Mabel in Pirates of Penzance at PPCT. Jane spends her summers at the amazing Lucy Moses Summer Musical Theater Workshop with artistic director Sean Hartley. This is where she was fortunate enough to meet composer Jihwan Kim who introduced her to Sung Jin Hong and One World Symphony. Jane wants to thank her family and friends for their support and Sung Jin Hong and the One World Symphony for including her in Hannibal (2015).

Sunday, October 25, 2015 – Limited availability

Holy Apostles Church


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