OPERA PERFORMANCE

David Gately

David Gately

Stage Director

Stage director David Gately is known for his vivid story-telling and his lively and clever productions.

Tim Ribchester

Tim Ribchester

Vocal Coach/Conductor

Berlin based conductor, Tim Ribchester is acclaimed for his “passionate commitment to the composer and score".

Neal Goren

Neal Goren

Conductor

Conductor Neal Goren was the founder and Artistic Director of Gotham Chamber Opera.

Dawn Kotoski-Shicoff

Dawn Kotoski-Shicoff

Master Teacher/Voice

Dawn Kotoski-Shicoff has performed in many of the world's great opera houses and is currently lecturer at Rutgers University.

Peter Nilsson

Peter Nilsson

Vocal Coach

Peter began as repetiteur with the Illinois Opera Center and Bowen Park Opera, and later worked at the Lyric Opera Center for Young American Artists.

Jeanne Michèle Charbonnet

Jeanne-Michèle Charbonnet

Master Teacher/Voice

Dramatic soprano Jeanne-Michèle Charbonnet has established herself as a leading force in the German and contemporary repertoires.

Lochlan Brown

Lochlan Brown

Vocal Coach

Lochlan Brown is an Australian pianist, composer and conductor. Currently based in Amsterdam, his recent conducting appearances include Candide at...

Detlef Sölter

Detlef Sölter

Stage Director

Detlef Sölter studied Theatre History, Musicology and Voice. He started his directing career as assistant stage director at the Vienna...

Luba Podgayskaya

Luba Podgayskaya

Vocal Coach

Luba Podgayskaya is a Russian/Dutch pianist and harpsichordist. She is currently a repetiteur in Dutch National Opera Studio.

Chelsea Bonagura

Chelsea Bonagura

Master Teacher/Voice

Chelsea Bonagura is a member of the voice staff at the prestigious Mannes School of Music in New York City

Patrizia di Paolo

Patrizia di Paolo

Stage Director

Stage director Patrizia di Paolo began her musical career as a pianist and violist.

Arthur Fagen

Arthur Fagen

Conductor

Mr. Fagen is in great demand as a conductor of symphony and opera in Europe, Asia, South America, and the United States. His is a regular guest of the most prestigious opera, concert halls, and music festivals at home and abroad.

Hans Nieuwenhuis

Hans Nieuwenhuis

Stage Director

Hans Nieuwenhuis studied law at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam, before devoting his professional life to the theater as an...

Robin Guarino

Robin Guarino

Stage Director

Robin Guarino is a theatre, opera, and film director based in New York City. Guarino has directed over 90 original productions and her work has been presented by opera companies, festivals, theaters and symphonies

Jane Robinson

Jane Robinson

Vocal Coach

Jane Robinson is Head of Vocal Coaching and Development at English National Opera, London.

J. David Jackson

J. David Jackson

Music Director/Conductor

Maestro Jackson recently conducted Massenet’s Werther, and Gershwin’s Porgy & Bess at the Metropolitan Opera.

Robin Blauers Piper

Robin Blauers Piper

Artistic/Stage Director

Robin Blauers’ directed the European Premiere of Mark Adamo’s Little Women at the Stadsschouwburg in Bruges, Belgium.

Mitchell Piper

Mitchell Piper

Founding Executive Director

Mitchell Piper's far-reaching accomplishments have positively influenced the careers of young performers for over two decades.