Elektra: Obsessed Or Possessed?

One World Symphony
Sung Jin Hong, Artistic Director and Conductor
Frank Martinez, Stage Director
One World Symphony Vocal Artists

Richard Strauss: Elektra (1909) (complete)
Celebrating Elektra's 100th anniversary of its world premiere on January 25, 1909

Performed with 80+ symphony orchestra
Sung in German with English Supertitles
Performance Length: 2 hours without intermission

Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the world premiere of Richard Strauss's controversial Elektra (January 25, 1909) with One World Symphony's complete production. Based on the highly-charged Greek tragedy by Sophocles and adapted by Hofmannsthal, Elektra continues to stun and thrill contemporary listeners with the story of mighty Agamemnon, slain by his wife and her lover but avenged by his daughter Elektra. Strauss's scandalous music drama is one of the century's most daring scores for vocalists and symphony orchestra, brilliantly woven into a gripping psychodrama. Is Elektra possessed by her murdered father, or obsessed with honor and vengeance?

Sung Jin Hong is the artistic director, composer, and conductor of One World Symphony. Mr. Hong has guest conducted in Europe, such as Stadt Wien Konservatorium Orchester in Vienna, Austria, Lyrique-en-mer Festival in Brittany, France, and The Royal Northern Conservatory of Music in Manchester, UK. In the U.S, he has guest conducted the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra, Tulsa Ballet Company, Manhattan School of Music Symphony, Mannes Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony Youth Symphony, Bard College Orchestra, Illinois Wesleyan New Music Players, Western Illinois University Cello Choir, Bradley University Wind Ensemble, Great Music For A Great City at CUNY, Wayne State University Symphony, the Prospect Chamber Players, Twin Cities Ballet Company, and Take Dance Company. Mr. Hong has held positions as Music Director and Conductor of Peoria Sinfonietta and Principal Conductor of IES Singerverein in Vienna. He has also collaborated with musicians from the MET Orchestra, New York Philharmonic and Berlin Philharmonic as a conductor. Highlights for the upcoming season include leading One World Symphony's new season as its artistic director and conductor and guest engagements conducting The Tulsa Ballet, Tulsa Symphony, Fiery World Music Orchestra in Los Angeles, The Gandharvas, and his debut in Dallas conducting musicians from Dallas Symphony Orchestra. He has also conducted and recorded world premieres for the world's leading classical record label Naxos. Mr. Hong had the great honor of being personal chosen by the New York Philharmonic Laureate Conductor Kurt Masur to conduct in masterclasses and a concert in New York.

Frank MartinezFrank Martinez makes his One World Symphony directing debut with Elektra. He has directed and produced Tosca, Così fan Tutte and Amahl and the Night Visitors for Cantiamo Opera. He recently produced I, Being Born A Woman: American Art Songs About Women and Chiaroscuro: Italian Opera Scenes of the Masters for the New York City LGBT Center, Songs of Sea for the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, as well two recitals of Love Songs and Italian Opera Scenes for the YM&YWHA of Washington Heights. Frank is a active tenor soloist and has recently sung Scaramuccio in Ariadne auf Naxos, Rector in Peter Grimes, and Third Jew in Salome with One World Symphony. He has also performed Eisenstein in Die Fledermaus, Bill in A Hand of Bridge, Feri in Kalman’s Gypsy Princess and Kaspar in Amahl and the Night Visitors with Cantiamo, the New York Metro Vocal Arts Ensemble and the Stony Hill Players. Mr. Martinez holds degrees in voice from Indiana University, Bloomington, and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, as well a J.D. from Boston University, and currently studies voice with Dr. Robert White, Jr.

Claire PrimroseClaire Primrose (Elektra) lives in NY and studies with Bill Schuman with whom she recently made the significant move into the dramatic soprano repertoire to include the roles of Strauss's Elektra and Brunnhilde in Wagner's Ring Cycle. She made her outstanding North American debut as Chrysothemis in Vancouver Opera's landmark production of Elektra. Her performance was highly acclaimed "for the sumptuous beauty of her singing and her poignant, vicseral characterization of the role." Primrose has also sung the role of Chrysothemis under Sir Richard Armstrong in Australia's premiere performance of Elektra. She made her international role debut singing Turandot in Athens under Maestro Donato Renzetti. Primrose has performed in Europe, Israel and with the Australian Opera in many major roles which include Senta, Leonore (Fidelio), Santuzza, Sieglinde, Alceste, Tosca and Lady MacBeth. Her concert appearances include Wigmore Hall, The Barbican and the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London and the Salle Pleyel in Paris. She is making her debut with One World Symphony performing the title role of Elektra.

Marjorie LeakeSoprano Marjorie Leake is making her debut with One World Symphony as Chrysothemis. She has performed in a wide variety of musical mediums throughout the United States and abroad. Among the opera companies with which she has performed are the Central City Opera, Boston Lyric Opera, The New Orleans Opera Association, Ash Lawn-Highland Summer Festival, Cincinnati Opera and the Zürich Opera. While a member of the International Opera Center in Zürich, she appeared in concert throughout Switzerland and Germany and sang the roles of Fidalma in Il Matrimonio Segreto and The Owl in The Cunning Little Vixen. In addition to her duties with the Opera Center, she performed as a soloist with the Zürich Bach Chor. As a resident artist with the Cincinnati Opera, Marjorie sang the roles of The Mother in Amahl and the Night Visitors and Mercedes in Carmen. With New York's Henry Street Opera, Marjorie sang the role of Nedda in I Pagliacci. More recently, she performed the title role in Suor Angelica with New Jersey's Garden State Opera. As a concert soloist, Marjorie has appeared with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra in performances of Mozart's Great Mass in C Minor as well as Bernstein's Songfest. Leake has been presented in recital in lower Manhattan at St. Paul's Chapel as part of the Trinity Noonday Concerts. Roles in the genre of musical theatre include Kate/Lilli Vanessi in Kiss Me Kate and Charlotte in A Little Night Music. A native of New Orleans, she is a graduate of Tulane University and received her Masters degree from The New England Conservatory of Music. Marjorie's current operatic repertoire includes Strauss: Ariadne and Kaiserin, Wagner: Sieglinde, Elisabeth, Elsa and Senta, and Puccini: Tosca and Minnie.

Mechelle TippetsSoprano Mechelle Tippets (Chrysothemis) has been hailed as a "bright-voice soprano" with a "powerful voice," and returns to One World Symphony as Chrysothemis. She previously performed Echo in One World's Ariadne auf Naxos. Operatic credits include Gertrude Stein (Mother of Us All), Ellen Orford (cover) (Peter Grimes), Aunt Julia (Claudia Legare, NYC premiere), Second Lady (Magic Flute), Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni), Miss Havisham (Miss Havisham's Wedding Night), Mother (Hansel and Gretel), and the Witch (Dido and Aeneas). As a concert soloist Ms. Tippets has performed as the soprano soloist for Handel's Messiah, Barber's Andromache's Farewell, Haydn's Creation Mass, and Pergolesi's Stabat Mater. She was a Resident Artist at Dicapo Opera Theratre in 2003–04 and 2004–05. Ms. Tippets received an Encouragement Award from Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, and holds a master's degree in Opera Performance from Longy School of Music.

Nina LorciniCanadian-British mezzosoprano Nina Lorcini returns to One World Symphony as Clytemnestra, after making her company debut as the soloist in Brahms' Alto Rhapsody in March 2008. Lorcini, a native of Montréal and a fourth-generation professional musician, made her New York debut at Carnegie Hall as the Alto and Soprano II soloist in Vivaldi's Gloria. Her debut with Opera at Florham, performing her first Adalgisa, soon followed, and was met with public and critical acclaim. She returned to Opera at Florham for a gala concert entitled "Verdi's Women," in which she sang scenes and arias from Il Trovatore, Aïda and Un Ballo in Maschera. Lorcini's triumphant Opera of the Hamptons debut was also her role debut as Verdi's Egyptian princess, Amneris. She later made her Boheme Opera New Jersey debut in their Gala Concert, performing arias and ensembles from Carmen, Rigoletto and Il Trovatore. In 2010, Nina will have the honour of creating the role of Eleanor of Aquitaine, the title role of Canadian composer Ian McAndrew's Mother of Kings, a role written specifically for her, in the work's world premiere for Amphion Opera in Toronto. Other career highlights include performances with Opera Hamilton, and her triumphs as featured soloist in both an all-opera program with Symphony Hamilton and as award recipient and soloist with the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra, singing Dalila opposite teacher and mentor late Metropolitan Opera baritone Louis Quilico.

Steven FredericksBass Steven Fredericks (Orestes) has appeared with The Dallas Opera as Antonio in Lee Hoiby's The Tempest, The Chuvash State Theatre (Cheboksare, Russia) as Sparafucile in Rigoletto, Cinncinati Opera as Timur in Turandot and The Baltimore Opera as Reinmar in Tannhäuser. In past seasons, he sang the King in Aida with Mobile Opera, Simone in Gianni Schicchi with Sarasota Opera, and Philip in Pala Opera's Don Carlo at the 1997 Opera America Convention in Philadelphia. He made his New York Grand Opera debut in 1993 as Briano in the first New York staging of Verdi's Aroldo and has since been heard with the Company as Lodovico in Otello and the King in Aida. Mr. Fredericks has performed Wotan in both Das Rheingold and Die Walküre with the Wagner Festival Orchestra of New York, the Herald in Lohengrin (Paris/Saone-et-Loire, France), Don Pizzaro in Fidelio with The Long Island Symphony, the Dutchman in Der Fliegende Holländer with OMTI and Orest in Elektra with Deutsche Oper NY.

Elizabeth EielSoprano Elizabeth Eiel (Maid 5) is thrilled to be back singing with One World Symphony this will be her sixth production with One World she was seen last season in Peter Grimes as Niece 2 and made her Town Hall debut with maestro Hong to a full house singing Maria in West Side Storey Suite #1. An Iowa native Ms. Eiel received her Masters in vocal performance at Manhattan School of Music. She has performed extensively through out the New York Metropolitan area with American Singers Opera Project, Opera Company of Brooklyn, Garden State Opera, Chelsea Opera, Bronx Opera, Brooklyn Repertory Opera, & St. Jean Players singing both opera & musical theater. She has enjoyed performing such roles as Anna Gomez (The Consul), Nannetta (Falstaff) Lady Billows (Albert Herring). Last summer she sang Gretel in Brooklyn Repertory Opera's production of Hansel & Gretel to great reviews. Ms. Eiel currently lives in Manhattan with her husband where she studies with Hilda Harris.

Sara PaarSara Paar (Maid 5) is happy to be making her solo debut with One World Symphony. A versatile singing actress, Sara's work includes performance in opera, musical theatre, contemporary concert work, and vocal dance, the last for which she has received critical acclaim. A member of the Experience Vocal Dance Company, Ms. Paar recently performed their production "Opera and the Undoing of Women," featuring scenes from Die Zauberflöte, Lucia di Lammermoor, and Gianni Schicchi, amongst others. Other recent appearances include a reading of the new musical Computerella by 21st C. Playwrights (Computerella) and performances of Portrait #3 by upcoming composer Dan Blake. Ms. Paar is also familiar with classical theatre repertoire, having performed roles such as Juliet (Romeo and Juliet), Katherine (Love's Labours Lost) and Gluttony (Marlowe's Dr. Faustus) with various local companies. Additionally, Sara is a proud Wisconsin native.

Ainsley RyanMezzo soprano Ainsley Ryan (Maid 1) is thrilled to perform again with One World Symphony. Ms. Ryan most recently performed the role of Auntie in One World Symphony's production of Britten's Peter Grimes. Other recent appearances include: the Page in Strauss' Salomé with One World Symphony, Sextus in Handel's Giulio Cesare with One World Symphony; the world premiere of Stan Grill's In Flight; Prince Orlofsky in Johann Strauss' Die Fledermaus with the Natchez Festival of Music; the Sandman in Liederkranz Opera Theater's production of Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel and Orfeo in One World Symphony's production of Gluck's Orfeo ed Euridice. Recent solo oratorio engagements include two performances of Dvorak's Stabat Mater and the Duruflé Requiem. In June 2009 Ms. Ryan will return to One World Symphony by performing the role of Erika in Vanessa. Ms. Ryan currently resides in Brooklyn with her husband, Chris, and their children, Tatum and Perkin.

Jennifer DiamondJennifer Diamond (Maid 1) returns to One World Symphony as Erste Magdelein. Her previous appearance with One World Symphony was Page in Strauss' Salomé. Later in the season, she will sing Matilde in Mascagni's rare opera Silvano in Pennslyvania and is scheduled to make her debut as Cio-cio-san in Madame Butterfly. Ms. Diamond is also the founder of the Williamsburg Opera Workshop a.k.a. WOW! which has recently sponsored an opera aria contest.

Éva LátrányiHungarian mezzo-soprano Éva Látrányi (Maid 3) "made a promising debut" (The New York Times) singing the role of the Shepherd (Tosca) with New York Grand Opera at Central Park in 2002. Since then, also with NYGO, she has performed the roles of Annina (La Traviata) at Flushing Town Hall, Sister Zelatrice (Suor Angelica), Kate Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly), Countess Ceprano (Rigoletto), and Second Voice (Turandot) at Central Park. Éva has also appeared in the title role of Handel's The Choice of Hercules with Opera Harmonia in White Plains, as Olga (Eugene Onegin) with the New York Opera Studio, and covered the role of Prince Orlofsky (Die Fledermaus) with Opera New York on off-Broadway. She made her Carnegie Hall concert debut with New York Grand Opera singing excerpts as Maddalena from Rigoletto and Suzuki from Madama Butterfly. Éva received her B.A. in Music Education at the prestigious ELTE in Budapest and attended The Juilliard School's Opera Workshop.

Allison WaggenerAllison Waggener (Maid 3), mezzo soprano, has performed in opera, dance, theater, and musicals, and has also worked on the offstage creative team as director, choreographer, and writer. She attended Yale College, where she graduated Cum Laude with majors in American Studies and Theater Studies, and spent a semester abroad at the Moscow Art Theater School studying acting, movement, acrobatics, and voice. She has performed three recitals in the Boston area, several scenes concerts, and concerts with Longwood Opera and New England Light Opera. Recent performances include Opera Providence's Treemonisha, Cherubino with LeNozzeNY, and Dorabella (cover) in Cosi Fan Tutte for Osh Opera. From 2005-2006 she lived for a year in the woods of northern Wisconsin through the Wilderness Guide Program of Teaching Drum Outdoor School.


Rebekah BeaverRebekah Beaver (Maid 4) made her debut with One World Symphony last year, performing the roles of Niece 1, Peter Grimes, and Najade, Ariadne auf Naxos. She is thrilled to perform with OWS again tonight. Other recent NYC performances include Gilda, Rigoletto, Zerlina/Barbarina cover with Opera Company of Brooklyn, Frasquita, Carmen, read through performance with Opera Company of Astoria, scenes in Dicapo Opera Theatre's summer program, a joint recital of American Art Songs, "I Being Born A Woman," and cabaret shows in the city. Described as possessing "a sparkling voice capable of astounding range and versatility, silvery coloratura, and a vibrant stage personality," she also performed the role of Lucia, The Rape of Lucretia, in Connecticut and recitals in Germany and Italy. A native of Louisiana, Ms. Beaver holds a Masters in Opera Performance from Boston Conservatory and a B.M. with a minor in Italian from Louisiana State University.

Anastasiya Roytman (Maid 4) comes from Moscow, Russia. Her international opera debut took place in 2004, in France, where she was invited to cover the title role of Carmen. The most recent roles include the title role in Sour Angelica, and Violetta in La Traviata. Among her other roles performed there are such roles as Micaela in Carmen, title role in Susanna by Handel, Dejanira in Hercules, Mother Marie in the Dialogues of the Carmelites, Carmen in Carmen, Dorabella in Cosi fan Tutte, Second Lady in The Magic Flute, Mercedes in Carmen, The Third Lady in The Magic Flute, Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, Musetta and Amneris. Anastasiya was also hired by Universal Studios for a soprano part in a premiere of a new Japanese musical in Osaka. Other than her many operatic roles, Anastasiya has performed numerous recitals in Denmark, Sweden, Germany, Japan, Finland, Russia, and the United States.

Nina CampNina Camp (Overseer) is a coloratura soprano from Baltimore, Maryland. She works and lives in New York City as a freelance copywriter and singer. Recent roles include Blonde (Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail) at the Bay Area Summer Opera Theater Institute in San Francisco, Morgana (Alcina), and Gretel (Hansel and Gretel) with Operamici, New York. In the spring of 2009 she will sing the role of the Queen of the Night (Die Zauberflöte) with the New York Opera Forum. Nina has a degree in classical composition from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, and currently studies voice with Christopher Fecteau and Giovanni Reggioli.

Anne Marie SchubertAnne Marie Schubert (Overseer) received her degree in vocal performance from the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music at The Catholic University of America. Some of her opera roles include Tatyana, in Eugene Onegin, the Countess in Le Nozze di Figaro, Atalanta in Xerxes and the Dew Fairy in Hansel and Gretel. Anne Marie made her Carnegie Hall debut in 2006 with the Pacific Opera Company and returned there in 2007. Most recently, she has appeared with OperaOggiNY as La Zelatrice and the Maestra delle Novizie in Suor Angelica and as Jean Gaussin in Sapho.

Lauren PorschMezzo-soprano Lauren Porsch (Maid 2) completed a double major in Music and Women's and Gender Studies at Barnard College, presenting a senior thesis and recital program entitled "Wearing the Pants: Gender subversion and erotic possibility in the operatic trouser roles." She has performed with several companies throughout New York City, including the Bronx Opera and dell'Arte Opera Ensemble. She counts among her favorite roles Dryade in Ariadne auf Naxos, Hansel in Hansel und Gretel, and Suzuki in Madama Butterfly. She is pleased to be making her second appearance with One World Symphony as the second maid in Elektra, having appeared in the company's production of Peter Grimes in 2008 as an ensemble member.

Laura Smith (Maid 2) is thrilled to be making her professional debut with One World Symphony. Laura is an experienced ensemble singer, having sung with the Stony Brook Chorale and the Oratorio Society of Queens, participating in their debut recording, "Holiday Voices." She continues her vocal studies with Michael Paul and coaching with Erik Nelson Werner. Ms. Smith lives in Patchogue, NY with her husband Charlie.

Adrienne MetzingerAdrienne Metzinger (Clytemnestra's Trainbearer) returns as a vocal soloist with One World Symphony after having sung the roles of Dryade in Ariadne auf naxos in June of 2008, Cornelia in Giulio Cesare in June 2007, selections from Les nuits d'été in August of 2007, and most recently as Lola in Cavalleria Rusticana. She is is a founding member, Graphic Designer and Managing Director of One World Symphony. Ms. Metzinger had the honor of singing our National Anthem to begin New York City's televised 2003 Veteran's Day Parade as well as at a ceremony honoring Senator Hillary Clinton held by the United Spinal Association. In June of 2003, she made her Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall debut singing the music of Kurt Weill. Some of her opera credits include Emilia (Otello), Mercedes (Carmen), Prince Orlofsky (Die Fledermaus), Flora and Annina (La Traviata), Peep-Bo (The Mikado), Countess Ceprano (Rigoletto), Kate (Madama Butterfly), The Sandman/Dew Fairy (Hansel and Gretel), and Kate (Ballad of Baby Doe) as well as Barbarina (Le Nozze di Figaro). She has also made numerous appearances with One World Symphony as a featured soloist in Britten's Ceremony of Carols, Bach's Magnificat, Mendelssohn's A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel as well many chamber and opera concerts singing selections by Barber, Verdi, Offenbach, and Weill to name a few. Ms. Metzinger has also performed world premiere works by Kyle Gann (orchestrated by Sung Jin Hong), Joan Dawidziak and Stan Grill.

Michelle AdessaSoprano Michelle Adessa's (Clytemnestra's Confidante) recent roles include Niece 2 in Peter Grimes and Slave in Salome with One World Symphony. Solo appearances include Mahler's Symphony No. 4 with the Yale Symphony and Charpentier's Messe de Minuit with the Highgate Choral Society in London. In New York area, Ms. Adessa founded the Elizabethan Duo, a voice and guitar duo, and has sung with the Village Light Opera, in recital at Steinway Hall, as well as at Bard SummerScape in Zemlinsky's Der Zwerg, conducted by Leon Botstein. She as worked with the Metropolitan Opera Guild, presenting a workshop on Puccini's La Bohème. Ms. Adessa received her Bachelor of Music degree from Mannes College of Music, where she performed Lucy in Menotti's The Telephone and continued her studies at the Royal Academy of Music, London.

Hansu KimTenor Hansu Kim (Aegisthus) received his master's degree with scholarship from Indiana University where he studied with renowned heldentenor James King. He returns to One World Symphony as Aegisth. With One World Symphony, he has performed as Radamès in Aïda, Manrico in Il Trovatore, the title role of Faust and most recently as Turiddu in Cavalleria Rusticana. Other roles include Werther in Werther, Andres in Wozzeck (with Franz Grundheber as Wozzeck), Count Elemer in Arabella and Moor in Man of La Mancha. He has worked with Utah Festival Opera, Cedar Rapids Opera, New Rochelle Opera, National Lyric Opera, Dicapo Opera, Indiana University Opera Theater, New England Symphonic Ensemble, Eugene Concert Choir, Oregon Mozart Players, One World Symphony, Washington Broadcasting System, etc. He has performed three times at Isaac Stern Auditorium in Carnegie Hall with MidAmerica Productions and the New Jersey Philharmonic Orchestra. Mr. Kim will return to One World Symphony as Lensky in Eugene Onegin in March 2009.

Aram TchobanianAram Tchobanian (Aegisthus) has performed in 21 languages throughout the United States and in Europe. A proponent of new music, has premiered numerous operas, songs, and works for voice and orchestra or chamber ensemble including the Gregorian/Komitas Divine Liturgy at Boston's Symphony Hall; Salvatore Sciarrino's Lohengrin with the Alliance Players (US premiere); Jakov Jakoulov's Narek Strophes with the Bachanalia Festival Orchestra; several operas by Martin Halpern, including Odysseus and Ajax at La MaMa ETC; Yoav Gal's operas The Dwarf and Venus in Furs (released on the CD Baby label); and Marga Richter's opera Riders to the Sea (soon to be released on the Leonarda label), to name only a few. Other operatic and orchestral performances include appearances with Opera/Columbus, Whitewater Opera, the Columbus Symphony, the Armenian Festival Orchestra, the Hamazkayin Armenian Chorus, the Lancaster Music Festival, and many New York-based ensembles.

Gene HowardA native New Yorker from Harlem, Gene Howard (Orestes' Guardian) attended The Manhattan School of Music, The Hartt School of Music and Die Frankfurt Hochschule fur Musik, in Germany. He has performed with the Bronx Opera, Harlem Opera Theatre and the Utah Festival Opera. He has sung with The Lawton Philharmonic Orchestra, The Colorado Springs Symphony Orchestra and The Mormon Taberncle Choir Orchestra. He has been heard on WNYC FM Radio in New York City, WFMT FM Radio in Chicago and has performed on the "Good Morning Montreal" television show in Canada. Amoung Mr. Howard's roles are Amantio from Gianni Schicchi, Bob from The Old Maid and The Thief, Fleville from Andrea Chenier, The Imperial Commissioner from Madama Butterfly, Lawyer Fraizer from Porgy and Bess, The Postman from The Scarf and Zaretsky from Eugene Onegin. His lied repertoire includes works by Rachmaninoff, Sibelius, Schubert, Strauss, Ives and Bonds. Mr. Howard will be singing the role of Zaretsky in Eugene Onegin with One World Symphony in March 2009.

Darren WalkerBass-baritone Darren Walker's (Orestes' Guardian) has performed as Ramfis in Aida, the title role in One World Symphony's Saul (Händel), First Soldier in Salomé, Truffaldino in Ariadne auf naxos, and Swallow in Peter Grimes with One World Symphony. Other credits include Doctor Grenvil in New Jersey Verismo Opera's La Traviata, Simone in Chelsea Opera's Gianni Schicci, the Speaker in Dicapo Opera's The Magic Flute, Masetto in Don Giovanni, Melchior in Amahl and the Night Visitors, the Sacristan in Cantiamo Opera's Tosca, The Commissioner in Dicapo's Madame Butterfly, and Count Ceprano in Connecticut Grand Opera's Rigoletto.

Cameron RauTenor Cameron Rau (Young Servant) made his company debut with One World Symphony in June 2008 as Tanzmeister in Richard Strauss' Ariadne auf Naxos, after returning from Sarasota, Florida where he was an apprentice artist at Sarasota Opera Company during their 2008 winter season. Before moving to New York in 2006, he attended the Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University where he received a bachelor's degree in vocal performance while studying voice with Dr. Jonathan Retzlaff. While at Vanderbilt he performed in numerous productions with the Vanderbilt Opera Theater. Mr. Rau coaches with Kelly Horsted and studies voice with Mark Oswald.


John Wahl (Old Servant) will be in his fourth production with One World Symphony. Previous roles with One World include 5th Jew in Salome, Achillas in Julius Caesar, and Hobson in Peter Grimes. Past roles include Basillo in Barber of Seville, Alidoro in La Cenerentola, The Speaker in The Magic Flute, Don Alfonso in Cosi Fan Tutte, Publio in La Clemenzo di Tito, Figaro in Le Nozze Di Figaro, and Colline in La Boheme.

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