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Professional Diploma in Opera


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Current Diplomatists

Nicholas Davis Nicholas Davis, baritone
Professional Diploma in Opera 2016
Santa Fe Opera, Motor City Lyric Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera
Kira Dills DeSurra Kira Dills-DeSurra, mezzo-soprano
MM 2012, Professional Diploma in Opera 2017
Castleton Festival, Cedar Rapids Opera Theater
Andrew Simpson Andrew Simpson, bass
Professional Diploma in Opera 2016
Central City Opera
Jonathan Weyant
Jonathan Weyant, tenor
MM 2014, Professional Diploma in Opera 2017
Chicago Opera Initiative, Tuscia Opera Festival
Helen Wyatt
Helen Wyatt, soprano
MM 2013, Professional Diploma in Opera 2016
Tuscia Opera

Alumni

Matthan Black Matthan Ring Black, baritone
Professional Diploma in Opera 2013
Floating Opera Company, Chicago Fringe Opera, Opera Southwest
www.matthanringblack.com
Leila Bowie Leila Bowie, soprano
MM 2009, Professional Diploma in Opera 2011
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Vero Beach Opera, Sugar Creek Opera, Candid Concert Opera, Green Mountain Opera Festival
www.leilabowie.com
Andrew Harris Andrew Harris, bass
Professional Diploma in Opera 2012
Deutsche Opera Berlin, Opera North, Santa Fe Opera, Opera Theater of the Rockies
www.alpha-artists.com/andrew-harris.html
Megan Hendrickson Megan Rose Hendrickson, soprano
MM 2011, Professional Diploma in Opera 2013
Astoria Music Festival, Skylight Music Theatre
Darik Knutsen Darik Knutsen, baritone
Professional Diploma in Opera 2012
Phoenecia Festival, Shreveport Opera, Sarasota Opera, Omaha Opera, Santa Fe Opera
Drew Ladd Drew Ladd, tenor
MM 2011, Professional Diploma in Opera 2013
Sugar Creek Opera
Brittany Loewen Brittany Loewen, soprano
MM 2013, Professional Diploma in Opera 2015
Opera Works, Tuscia Opera Festival
Lucia Lucas Lucia Lucas, baritone
MM 2007, Professional Diploma in Opera 2009
Santa Fe Opera, Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Teatro Regio Torino, Heidelberg Oper
www.lucialucas.de
Matthew Newlin Matthew Newlin, tenor
MM 2010, Professional Diploma in Opera 2012
Deutsche Oper Berlin, Stadttheater Klagenfurt, San Francisco Symphony, Wexford Festival Opera, Florida Grand Opera, Santa Fe Opera
www.matthewnewlin.com
Christopher Remmel Christopher Remmel, bass-baritone
MM 2011, Professional Diploma in Opera 2015
Opera Santa Barbara, Santa Fe Opera, Wolf Trap Opera Studio, Pacific Opera Project
http://www.christopherremmel.com
Louise Rogan Louise Rogan, mezzo-soprano
Professional Diploma in Opera 2013
Opera Colorado, Chicago Opera Playhouse
www.louise-rogan.com
Joe Shadday Joe Shadday, tenor
Professional Diploma in Opera 2015
Cantus Vocal Ensemble, The Glimmerglass Festival, Santa Fe Opera
Catheryne Shuman Catheryne Shuman, soprano
Professional Diploma in Opera 2013
Chautauqua Opera, Sarasota Opera
www.catheryneshuman.com
Cassidy Smith Cassidy Smith, mezzo-soprano
Performance Diploma in Opera 2015
Opera Colorado
www.cassidysmithmezzo.com
Catherine Spitzer Catherine Spitzer, soprano
MM 2012, Professional Diploma in Opera 2014
Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre, Chautauqua Institution
www.catherinespitzersoprano.com
Edwin Vega Edwin Vega, tenor
Professional Diploma in Opera 2007
Toledo Opera, San Antonio Opera, Komische Oper Berlin, The Metropolitan Opera, Cincinnati Opera, Santa Fe Opera
www.edwinvega.net