Music in CSJ’s Night of Opera will be performed by Suzanne Kantorski-Merrill, Sara Louise Petrocelli, Kevin Ginter, and Jonathan Hare and William Hicks. These talented professionals bring with them vast experience and many accolades in the field of opera.
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.More About William Hicks (Pianist and Music Director)
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.More About Suzanne Kantorski-Merrill (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.More About Sara Louise Petrocelli (Mezzo-soprano)
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.More About Kevin Ginter (Tenor)