Mezzo-soprano Diana Cantrelle (MM ’12, Voice, Pedagogy) will sing the role of Maddelena in Verdi’s Rigoletto with the Capital Opera Harrisburg on Friday, Oct. 19, at 7:30 pm, and Saturday, Oct. 20, at 3:00 pm. She will also be a soloist/section leader with The Advent Project, Richard Allen Roe conducting on Nov. 11, at 3:00 pm. The concert will take place at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church, 8601 Wolftrap Rd, Vienna, Va. Bach’s Komm, Jesu, Komm, BWV 229; Howells’s Requiem; and Pizzetti’s Messa di Requiem is on the program.
Kangho Lee (GPD ’11, Voice) has been appointed a faculty member at the Ga Chun University of Music in Korea, Lee’s home country.
Faculty artist Garnett Bruce, who will direct Peabody’s Opera Potpourri on Nov. 27, will direct Aida at the Dallas Opera opening Oct. 26. He will also direct Pagliacci at Austin Lyric Opera opening on Nov. 10, Magic Flute at Opera Carolina in Charlotte opening Jan. 19, Magic Flute at Opera Omaha opening Feb. 22, Turandot at the Dallas Opera opening Apr. 5, and Gala Bel Canto Concert featuring Rossini & Donizetti at Lyric Opera Baltimore on Sat Apr 13 with Jim Harp and Ed Polochik, pianos.
America – Eric Beach (BM ’04, GPD ’05, Percussion); Zoe Band (BM ’12, Voice); Mia Barcia-Colombo (BM ’11, Cello); Gabriel Caballero (BM ’10, Computer Music); Ali Clendaniel (BM ’12, Voice); Julienne Gede (BM ’12, Voice); Master of Music candidate Rod Hamilton, percussion; senior Christian Hizon, bass trombone; Patrick McMinnand (BM ’12, Computer Music); Bijan Olia (BM ’11, MM ’12, Computer Music); senior Nicole Papadatos, clarinet; Rob Sirois (BM ’12, Bassoon, Music Education); senior Andrew Smith, French Horn; and Maureen Smith (BM ’12, Voice) perform on Dan Deacon’s new album, which has been reviewed in Rolling Stone, The New York Times, and National Public Radio and featured on WYPR’s The Signal and Peabody’s Behind the Scenes, among others. Griffin Cohen (BM ’11, Computer Music) was the assistant engineer.
Christopher Franklin (DMA ’99, Conducting) will be conducting the premiere of Douglas Cuomo’s opera Doubt, based on the play by John Patrick Shanley, at the Minnesota Opera in January and February, which stars faculty artist Denyce Graves as Mrs. Miller.
Franklin will also be conducting the Hamlet production at Minnesota Opera in March. In addition, Franklin’s upcoming season includes concerts with the Philharmonique de Monte Carlo and a European tour with tenor Juan Diego Florez.