Arizona Opera Announces the 2020 / 2021 Marion Roose Pullin Studio Artists

The Two Gay Geeks received this press release form our friend, Christopher Cano at Arizona Opera. Christopher is the Director of the Arizona Opera Marion Roose Pullin Studio Artists program.

Have a look at the artists and some fo the accomplishments to date. This looks like a very strong group of young people making their way in the opera world.

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Introducing the 2020/21 Marion Roose Pullin Studio Artists


 


 
Christopher Cano, writes:
I am thrilled to share with you the new incoming members of the Marion Roose Pullin Arizona Opera Studio for the 2020/21 Season along with the press release announcing next season’s line-up! As you will see from scrolling to the end of this email, we have quite a group heading to Arizona Opera.

This year, Arizona Opera received 522 applications for singers, 8 applications for pianists, and an exciting addition to the studio, 22 applications for our first ever Studio Assistant Stage Director position, bringing the total to 552 applicants for only 5 available positions.

The Marion Roose Pullin Arizona Opera Studio continues to be one of the most competitive and respected training programs in the country. For the first time in the history of the program, we welcome a 2019 Metropolitan Opera National Council Grand Finals Winner into the Studio!

We continue to grow and develop the Studio program in a way that provides each artist with the unique opportunity to grow as individual artists on our stage in leading and secondary roles. We repeatedly hear from industry leaders and insiders alike that these mainstage roles provide invaluable experience and are often the primary reason these gifted artists choose to come to Arizona Opera. These performance opportunities allow our alumni to distinguish themselves on some of the world’s greatest operatic and concert stages once they leave the Studio program.

I am incredibly humbled to be entrusted with their development and stewardship. It is always with the utmost enthusiasm that we bring these marvelous talents to Arizona Opera to have their first real professional experiences. On a very heartfelt personal note, I want to thank each of you, for your continued contributions and sponsorship. These young artists would not be able to have these experiences without your support and we are forever grateful for EVERYTHING you do to make the Marion Roose Pullin Arizona Opera Studio one of the most respected and competitive programs today.
 

Studio Artists 2020 / 2021


 


Cheyanne Coss, Soprano

Carmen – Frasquita (5 Performances)
A Streetcar Named Desire – Stella (2 Performances)
The Elixir of Love – Adina (2 Performances)
Scenes in the Wittcoff

Recent Engagements:

Two seasons as a Gerdine Young Artist at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis
Young Artist with Merola Opera Program of San Francisco Opera
Young Artist Apprentice with Santa Fe Opera for two seasons
Young Artist with Michigan Opera Theatre

 


Caitlin Gotimer, Soprano

Carmen – Micaela (2 Performances)
A Streetcar Named Desire – Stella – (3 Performances)
The Elixir of Love– Gianetta – (5 Performances)
Scenes in the Wittcoff

Recent Engagements:

Two seasons as a Pittsburgh Opera Resident Artist
Recent Graduate of the Cincinnati College Conservatory
Two seasons as a Crested Butte Opera Studio Artist
Glimmerglass Festival Young Artist

 


Michaela Wolz, Mezzo Soprano

The Copper Queen (World Premiere) – Addison (Cover)
Carmen – Mercedes (5 Performances)
A Streetcar Named Desire – Mexican Woman (5 Performances)
Scenes in the Wittcoff

Recent Engagements and Awards:

2019 Grand Finals Winner of the Metropolitan National Council Auditions
1st Prize Dorothy Lincoln Smith Classical Voice Competition, National Society of Arts and Letters
Two seasons as a Gerdine Young Artist at Opera of Theatre of Saint Louis
2019 Richard Gaddes Festival Artist at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis

 


Terrence Chin-Loy, Tenor

The Copper Queen – Theodore (2 Performances)
Carmen – Remendado (5 Performances)
A Streetcar Named Desire – Steve Hubbell (5 Performances)
The Elixir of Love – Nemorino (2 Performances)
Opera Scenes

Recent Engagements and Awards:

Resident Artist with Pittsburgh Opera
Young Artist Apprentice with Santa Fe Opera
Central City Opera Young Artist
Joined the rosters of Cincinnati Opera and the Metropolitan Opera in 2019
 


Haley Stamats, Assistant Stage Director

The Copper Queen, El Milagro, Carmen, A Streetcar Named Desire, The Elixir of Love
Stage Director for Studio Scenes in the Wittcoff


Recent Engagements:

Il Postino at Opera Southwest and Virginia Opera
Tosca, Aida at Virginia Opera

 

RETURNING STUDIO ARTISTS:

 


Rob McGinness, Baritone

The Copper Queen (World Premiere) – Peter Ackerman (5 Performances)
Carmen – Dancairo/Morales (5 Performances)
The Elixir of Love – Belcore (5 Performances)
Scenes in the Wittcoff


Recent Engagements:

Shining Brow, Fellow Travelers, La Boheme and Ariadne auf Naxos
 

Robert Bosworth, Pianist

Music Staff – The Copper Queen, El Milagro, Carmen, A Streetcar Named Desire,
The Elixir of Love, Scenes in the Wittcoff


Recent Engagements:

Music Staff of Wolf Trap Opera 2019
Music Staff of Santa Fe Opera 2020

 


About the Marion Roose Pullin Studio Artist Program
 
The 2020/21 season marks the 13th year of the Marion Roose Pullin Arizona Opera Studio. Pullin Studio Artists play a key part in Arizona Opera’s season, including portraying a number of leading roles on the main stage, in addition to serving as ambassadors for both the company and the art form throughout the community. The studio program is also one of the most competitive of its kind in the country. This year alone, Arizona Opera received 552 applications for five coveted spots.

 
About Arizona Opera
 
Arizona Opera, now in its 48th season, produces fully-staged operas, concerts, and collaborative programs throughout the state of Arizona each season, and is among only a handful of companies in the U.S. that regularly performs in more than one city. Arizona Opera elevates the transformative power of storytelling through music, cultivating community and strengthening a state and people as adventurous and diverse as the place they call home. Since its inaugural year in 1971, Arizona Opera has produced more than 175 fully-staged operas and concerts. The company’s artistic history is rich with a blend of operas traditional repertoire featuring baroque, bel canto, and verismo works, turn-of-the-century masterpieces, operettas, and American operas.


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