UNBRIDLED- PARMA Recordings, on their Navona Records label, will release a new CD of chamber music by Sergio Cervetti (BM ’67, Composition). Release date is June 11.
Hyejin Kwon (MM ’11, Vocal Accompanying) will serve as repetiteur for Opera on the Avalon’s productions of Giacomo Puccini’s La Bohème and Benjamin Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, then will serve as Intern Coach for the St. Andrew’s Arts Council 2014 Opera Workshop for Advanced Singers with Wendy Nielsen. Kwon has been active in Toronto as a masterclass pianist for Stephanie Blythe, Stephen Lord, Stuart Hamilton, and Tracey Dahl.
Nadezda Mijatovic-Sekicki (MM’13, Vocal Accompanying) will be the music director for D.C. Public Opera’s staged production of Schubert’s Goethe-Lieder, which will be hosted by the Austrian Cultural Forum at the Embassy of Austria on May 23 at 8 pm. She is looking forward to collaborating with the Embassy in creating this unusual production with stage director Jennifer Williams.
Mary Trotter (MM’13, Vocal Accompanying) accompanied Metropolitan Opera baritone Aaron St. Claire Nicholson, the new artistic director of Opera Coeur d’Alene, for a series of fundraising concerts in November and January, and will serve as Opera Coeur d’Alene’s pianist for their summer cruise series and for their September production of Puccini’s La Fanciulla del West. Trotter is the recipient of a full tuition scholarship for the SongFest summer vocal program at the Colburn School in California this summer, where she will be working with the legendary vocal accompanist and scholar Graham Johnson, Craig Rutenberg, the Head of Music Administration at the Metropolitan Opera, and Alan Smith, Director of Keyboard Collaborative Arts at the USC Thornton School of Music.