Christina Pier, Soprano
American soprano Christina Pier has been hailed by Opera News for her “big, gleaming soprano and impressive coloratura”, and has received great critical and audience acclaim for her work on opera and concert stages. In the 2013-14 season Ms. Pier made her highly-anticipated role debut in the title role of Ariadne auf Naxos with Virginia Opera.
Elizabeth Bishop, mezzo-soprano
American mezzo-soprano Elizabeth Bishop has been praised by Opera News for her “gorgeous voice” and is in equal demand for both opera and concert performances across the country. With a “burgundy mezzo-soprano” the Washington Post describes as “a rich well of color and emotion,” audiences and critics alike recognize her as one of this country’s predominant singing actresses.
Eric Barry, Tenor
Spanish-American tenor Eric Barry is “making an impressive mark” on opera and concert stages “with a clear timbre, evenness of projection and exceptional sensitivity”. (Opera News) His recent performances of Tom Rakewell in The Rake’s Progress at Wolf Trap Opera brought him remarkable critical and public acclaim.
Philip Cutlip, Bass-baritone
Philip Cutlip has garnered consistent critical acclaim for his performances across North America and Europe. Established on both concert and opera stages, he has performed with a distinguished list of conductors that includes Nicholas McGegan, Yves Abel, Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Gerard Schwarz, and Donald Runnicles. His appearance as Joseph De Rocher in Heggie’s Dead Man Walking, with Joyce DiDonato and Frederica von Stade for Houston Grand Opera, has been released on Virgin Records.