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Daniel BatesDaniel Bates
Tenor

Tenor Daniel Bates debuts at Florida Grand Opera this season. Previously he has been a member of young artist programs at Santa Fe Opera, Shreveport Opera (Pong in Turandot, Nanki-Poo in The Mikado), Opera Saratoga, and Utah Festival Opera. A graduate of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and Ithaca College, he has also appeared as Laurie in Little Women, Basilio in Le nozze di Figaro, Rinuccio in Gianni Schicchi and Orfeo in Monteverdis Lorfeo. He is a 2014 Regional Finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council auditions and will sing the roles of Goro in Madama Butterfly, Ferrando in Cos fan tutte, Nadir in The Pearl Fishers, and will study Nika Magadoff in The Consul this season at FGO.

Issac Bray

Isaac Bray
Baritone

Isaac Bray joins Florida Grand Opera this season after a second summer as an Apprentice Artist at Central City Opera where he has performed the roles of Sam in Rorems Our Town, and Sam in Bernsteins Trouble in Tahiti. He has also appeared with Martina Arroyos Prelude to a Performance program and was an Apprentice Artist with the Natchez Festival of Music. Isaac graduated from the Boston University Opera Institute and the Boston Conservatory where he sang the roles of Don Giovanni, Riolobo in Florencia en el Amazonas, the title character in Brittens Owen Wingrave, Des Grieux in Manon, Ramiro in LHeure espagnole, and Ravenal in LEnfant et les Sortilges. This season at FGO he will sing The Official Registrar in Madama Butterfly, Guglielmo in Cos fan tutte, and Assan in The Consul while studying the roles of Sharpless in Madama Butterfly and Zurga in The Pearl Fishers.

Raehann Raehann Bryce-Davis
Mezzo-soprano

Raehann Bruce-Davis returns to Florida Grand Opera this season. The mezzo-soprano debuted as Albine in the 2013-14 season production of Massenets Thas. This summer she debuted as Mama McCourt in The Ballad of Baby Doe as an Apprentice Artist at Chautauqua Opera. Credits also include the Owl in Chins Alice in Wonderland at Opera Theatre of St. Louis, and Zita in Gianni Schicchi at Aspen Opera Theater Center. A graduate of the Manhattan School of Music and the University of Texas at Arlington, Raehann has also performed Begbick in Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny and Candelas in de Fallas El Amor Brujo. This season at FGO she will sing Vera Boronel in The Consul, and Various Roles in the Unexpected Opera in Unexpected Places presentation of Loose, Wet, Perforated, and studies Suzuki in Madama Butterfly, and both The Mother and The Secretary in The Consul.

Hailey ClarkHailey Clark
Soprano
Soprano Hailey Clark makes her Florida Grand Opera debut this season. Prior to joining FGO, she performed with Ft. Worth Opera as Leila in The Pearl Fishers, North Carolina Opera as Despina in Cosi fan tutte, Opera on the James as Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi, as well as Santa Fe Opera, Opera Saratoga, Arbor Opera Theater, and the Hendersonville Symphony, Santa Fe Concert Association, and Handel Choir of Baltimore. A graduate of the University of Michigan and the University of Maryland, she is a two-time Regional Finalist in the Metropolitan National Council Auditions, a Shreveport Opera Singer of the Year award-winner, and the first place winner of the Heafner-Williams Vocal Competition. This season at FGO, Hailey will perform the roles of Kate Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly, Fiordiligi in Cos fan tutte, and Voice on the Record in The Consul while studying the role of Leila in The Pearl Fishers.

Betsey DiazBetsy Diaz
Soprano
Betsy Diaz returns to Florida Grand Opera this season after making her debut as Anna in the 2013-14 season production of Nabucco. Previously the soprano has performed with the Symphony of the Americas, the Miami Symphony Orchestra, the Concert Association of Florida, and has appeared as a guest artist with the Mainly Mozart Festival in Miami. The Miami native is a Regional Finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, and a prize winner in the Palm Beach Opera competition and Florida Suncoast Opera Guild competition. This season with FGO she sings the role of The Foreign Woman in The Consul and will study the roles of Fiordiligi in Cos fan tutte, and Magda in The Consul.

Chance EakinChance Eakin
Bass-baritone
Bass-baritone Chance Eakin makes his debut with Florida Grand Opera this season. He has appeared with Austin Lyric Opera, Opera Saratoga, and the Aspen Opera Theater Center in roles such as Dulcamara in Lelisir damore, Tonio in Pagliacci, Amantio in Gianni Schicchi, and Marullo in Rigoletto. A graduate of Baylor University, Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and the University of Texas at Austin, Chance has also performed the title role in Sweeny Todd, and Leoporello in Don Giovanni. The Central Texas native will sing the Imperial Commissioner Madama Butterfly, and Mr. Kofner The Consul with FGO this season and will study the roles of Don Alfonso in Cos fan tutte, and The Secret Police Chief in The Consul.

Martin NusspaumerRebecca Henriques
Soprano

Soprano Rebecca Henriques returns to Florida Grand Opera for her second season. Previously, she has been seen as Despina in Cos fan tutte, Musetta in La bohme, and Clorinda in La Cenerentola with the Aspen Opera T heater Center, and as the Countess in Le nozze di Figaro with the Miami Summer Music Festival. Rebecca is a first prize winner of the Concorso di Escuzione Musicale in Matera, Italy and an Encouragement Award winner in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. She is a graduate of the University of Illinois and the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami where she performed the roles Pamina in Die Zauberflte and the Countess. This season at FGO she reprises the role of Despina, sings Anna Gomez in The Consul, and the Narrator in the Unexpected Opera in Unexpected Places presentation of Loose,Wet, Perforated, and studies Leila in The Pearl Fishers.

Will HughesWill Hughes
Baritone

Baritone Will Hughes debuts with Florida Grand Opera this season. His previous credits include Marco in Gianni Schicchi, Sclemil/Crespel in Les contes dHoffman, and Demetrius in A Midsummer Nights Dream with Westminster Opera at Westminster Choir College. On the concert stage he has performed as soloist in Faures Requiem, and the Brahms Requiem. A native of Dallas, Texas and graduate of Westminster Choir College and Wheaton College, Will is also the recipient of the Ben Hepner Prize. This season at FGO, he will perform the roles of Prince Yamadori in Madama Butterfly and Zurga in The Pearl Fishers, and Wet in the Unexpected Opera in Unexpected Places presentation of Loose, Wet, Perforated, and will study the roles of Guglielmo in Cos fan tutte, and John Sorel in The Consul.

Vanessa IsiguenVanessa Isiguen
Soprano

Soprano Vanessa Isigue makes her Florida Grand Opera debut this season. She has appeared with Glimmerglass Opera as Roberta Alden in American Tragedy, Opera Tampa as the High Priestess in Aida, and Jou-Jou in The Merry Widow, Boston Opera Collaborative as Mimi in La bohme, and New York Lyric Opera as Adina in Lelisir damore, and Pamina in Die Zauberflte. Vanessa has also won prizes in the Gerda Lissner Foundation competition, the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, the Jenny Lind Competition, the Bel Canto Competition, and from the Connecticut Opera Guild. She is an alumna of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the Boston Conservatory, and Mannes College. This season at FGO she will sing the role of Cio-Cio-San in Madama Butterfly and Loose in the Unexpected Opera in Unexpected Places presentation of Loose, Wet, Perforated, and will study the role of Magda in The Consul.

Carla JablonskiCarla Jablonski
Mezzo-soprano

Carla Jablonski returns to Florida Grand Opera for a second season this year. The mezzo-soprano has performed with Opera Santa Barbara as Vera Boronel in The Consul, Central City Opera as La Ciesca in Gianni Schicchi, as well as the Wolf Trap Opera Company, Chautauqua Opera, and Manhattan Opera Studio. At FGO she has been seen as Annina in La traviata and the Third Lady in Die Zauberflte. On the concert stage she has performed at Alice Tully Hall and Carnegie Hall singing Ives Five Songs, and Handels Clori, Tirsi, e Fileno and Messiah, as well as appearances with the New York Festival of Song and the Caramoor Center for Music and Arts. This season at FGO she will sing the roles of Dorabella in Cos fan tutte and The Secretary in The Consul.

Caitlin McKechneyCaitlin McKechney
Mezzo-soprano

Mezzo-soprano Caitlin McKechney returns for her second season at Florida Grand Opera. At FGO she has performed the roles of Myrtale in Thas and Inez in Vores No Exit. She has also been seen as Flora in La traviata with Opera North, the Third Lady in Die Zauberflte and Tisbe in La Cenerentola with Nashville Opera, Maddalena in Rigoletto with Opera Memphis, and the title role in Carmen, and Lola in Cavalleria Rusticana with New York Lyric Opera. Caitlin is also a member of the New York-based new music ensemble Hotel Elefant, and is one of the founding members of The Opera Cowgirls, a touring group that brings opera to the masses in fun ways. This season at FGO she will be seen as Suzuki in Madama Butterfly.

 
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