CSJ’s Night of Italian Opera will be performed by Jennifer Moore, Tynan Davis, Jonathan Hare, Mathew Edwardsen and William Hicks. These talented professionals bring with them vast experience and many accolades in the field of opera.

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Richard Cordova (Pianist and Music Director)

Richard Cordova made his professional debut conducting the Scandinavian Premiere of Bernstein’s Candide in Bergen, Norway.

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Jennifer Moore (Soprano)

Soprano Jennifer Moore’s first entry into the Rossini repertory (Ninetta in La gazza ladra) won glowing reviews at the beginning of 2013.

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Tynan Davis (mezzo-soprano)

Tynan Davis, mezzo, is a versatile singer who has toured with Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, sung for The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon

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Mathew Edwardsen (Tenor)

Mathew Edwardsen has wowed audiences worldwide with his versatile performances of contemporary and traditional repertoire.

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William Hicks (Pianist and Music Director)

Pianist and musical director William Hicks recently completed his recording of 127 pieces by Victor Herbert, now available on six CDs in two albums from New World Records.

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Suzanne Kantorski-Merrill (Soprano)

Vermont native Suzanne Kantorski-Merrill is one of today’s most versatile performing artists and has appeared in leading Operatic roles as a Concert Soloist worldwide.

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Sara Louise Petrocelli (Mezzo-soprano)

Sara Louise Petrocelli, mezzo soprano from New Jersey, makes her debut this summer with the dell’Arte Opera Ensemble as Sesto in La clemenza di Tito. In 2012, she covered the title role of Ciro in Babilonia at the Caramoor Festival, and performed the roles of Suzuki in Madama Butterfly with New Rochelle Opera, and Teresa in La Sonnambulaat the Altamura Center for the Arts.

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Kevin Ginter (Tenor)

Kevin Ginter sang leading roles in Janacek’s The Cunning Little Vixen, Weill’s Down in the Valley, Offenbach’s Ba-ta-clan, Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi, Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin, and Bizet’s Carmen. In spring 2010, he finished a masters program at the Conservatory of Music at Brooklyn College.

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Jonathan Hare (Baritone)

New York City-based Baritone Jonathan Hare is known for his robust voice and comic flair. His singing has garnered praise from the New York Times, The Daily News and Classical Singer amongst others.

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