Please join us for two hours of Opera Arias and Broadway Songs performed by exquisite professional artists in the Mansion’s lovely Lenfell Hall, Madison, NJ campus of Fairleigh Dickinson University at 3 PM. Light refreshments will be served at intermission.
About the Artists:
Elizabeth Caballero, Soprano
Cuban American soprano Elizabeth Caballero has been heard in many theaters throughout North America including the Metropolitan Opera, Seattle Opera, Florida Grand Opera, New York City Opera and many others. Her performance as Musetta in La Bohème at the New York City Opera was praised by The New York Times as “the evening’s most show-stopping performance offering a thrilling balance of pearly tone, exacting technique and brazen physicality.” Ms. Caballero has impressed the competition circuit with winning titles such as National Grand Finalist in The Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, a Gerda Lissner Foundation Award Winner, winner of the New York City Opera Diva Award, finalist in the Licia Albanese Puccini Foundation, and one of Miami’s Most Influential People by the Miami New Times. Learn more about Elizabeth Caballero.
Carla Lopez Speziale, Mezzo-Soprano
Recognized for her “beautiful, warm voice with a secure and soft top and a powerful low register” (Basler Landschaftszeitung, Switzerland), Carla López-Speziale has appeared across the United States and Mexico with leading opera companies and orchestras. She has performed extensively with the Bellas Artes Opera in L’italiana in Algeri, Carmen, Candide, Orfeo ed Euridice, Il barbiere di Siviglia, Die Walküre, and Götterdämmerung among others. Ms. López-Speziale is a prize winner of competitions including the Licia Albanese–Puccini Foundation, the Vincenzo Bellini Competition in Italy, the New York District of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, the Carlo Morelli Competition and has been awarded as a beneficiary of the program “Creadores Escénicos” with an artistic career from the National Fund for Culture and the Arts (FONCA, México). Learn more about Carla López-Speziale.
Daniel Scofield, Baritone
Baritone Daniel Scofield has performed in many theaters throughout North America with Seattle Opera, Indianapolis Opera, Opera Cleveland, Brevard Music Center, Central City Opera, Wolf Trap Opera, Augusta Opera, and has recently made his Carnegie Hall debut in Feuersnot with the American Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Scofield’s Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro with Pacific Opera Project (Los Angeles) garnered rave reviews stating, “it is Scofield’s powerful baritone that drives the action.” In 2013-2014, he made several new house and role debuts including Danilo in The Merry Widow with Opera Columbus, Falstaff with Opera Santa Barbara, covering Falstaff, and singing Pistola, and his Opera San Jose debut as Masetto in Don Giovanni. Learn more about Daniel Scofield.
Michael Fennelly, Piano
Praised as a pianist with “flair and energy” (The New York Times), Michael Fennelly’s recordings include The Legend of Faust: Part One, Debut, and he is currently recording Grand Tour in New York City. He has performed in many of the world’s great concert halls, including Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, Munich’s Prinzregenten Theatre, and Berlin’s Komische Oper. This season he is the soloist with the Buffalo Philharmonic conducted by JoAnn Falletta in the Moross Symphony no. 1, and appears in concert with the Sanibel Music Festival, Palm Beach Theater Guild, and the Berkshire Theater Festival. He conducts Madama Butterfly with Amore Opera, and is the music director and pianist for Porgy and Bess with the Tillis Center for the Performing Arts. Michael Fennelly was a staff pianist and coach for several years with The Juilliard School and has performed recitals with members of the New York Philharmonic and soloists from the Metropolitan Opera. Learn more about Michael Fennelly.
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