Bach B Minor Mass Soloists

Lindsay Espinosa, soprano, has been praised for “[handling] difficult coloratura passages with the ease of a true professional, and all the high notes too.” (Opera Pronto).  This talented performer is a recent graduate of Colorado State University, where she earned a Master’s Degree in Vocal Performance and was inducted into Pi Kappa Lambda, a national music honor society. During her studies in Colorado, she was an apprentice artist with Opera Fort Collins and performed Adina, Young Heidi and Laurie in their abridged productions of Elixir of Love, Follies, and The Tender Land. She also competed in the Denver Lyric Opera Guild’s voice competition where she was awarded an honorable mention.  In 2016, she was advanced to the second round of the Classical Singer Competition in Boston. She also performed the role of Lily in Colonial Player’s production of The Secret Garden.  Ms. Espinosa traveled to Florida to participate in the Miami Music Festival, where she performed in their Broadway and Opera Aria Night performances as well as singing the role of Le Feu in its production of L’enfant et les sortilèges. After this festival, Ms. Espinosa traveled to Mezzano, Italy, where sang the role of Adele in the Music Academy International’s production of Die Fledermaus.  In winter 2017, Ms. Espinosa performed in the ensemble and covered the role of First Lady in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte with Opera AACC in Maryland.  Immediately following this production, she revived her role of Musetta in Puccini’s La Bohème for the annual Opera Night at the Osteria 510 in Front Royal, Virginia.  Ms. Espinosa has also had the pleasure of singing in the Annapolis Chorale for their 2016-2017 season and was a featured performer in their performance of Oklahoma! as well as a soloist for their concert “Music for a New World II.  In addition to performing, Ms. Espinosa is also a voice and beginning-piano teacher.  After receiving her Bachelor’s Degree from Baldwin-Wallace College, she taught for a year at Ohio’s Royalton Music Center. She also received her teaching certificate in working with children aged 0-5 from Music Together, an early childhood music education program. As a teacher, she offers in-home lessons on reading music, matching pitch, singing in foreign languages, and performance techniques to her students in the Annapolis area.

 

DavidMurray for webDavid Murray’s rich baritone voice, dramatic presence, and versatility as a performer has brought him acclaim from critics and audiences throughout the US, Canada, Europe and Japan. David began his professional operatic career in 1986 singing the role of Fiorello in Rossini’s Il Barbieri di Sivilia with Boston Lyric Opera. He has since gone on to sing the title role of Figaro (in the same opera) more than 30 times in the US, Canada and Europe. Other notable and often performed roles include Germont in Verdi’s La Traviata, Count Almaviva in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro, and Eisenstein and Dr. Falke in J. Strauss’ Die Fledermaus. Equally at home on the concert stage, Mr. Murray has performed with the Boston Pops, Keith Lockhart and John Williams conducting, The Handel & Haydn Society, The Tokyo Philharmonic, The Telemann Orchestra of Japan, The New Japan Philharmonic, The Boston Academy of Music (Opera Boston), Theatre Lyrique d’Europe, Chorus proMusica, Boston Lyric Opera, Back Bay Chorale, Annapolis Chorale as well as leading roles with Lake George Opera, Central City Opera, Eugene Opera, and Connecticut Concert Opera. His recent engagements include: Baritone soloist in Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with the Annapolis Chorale, the role of Germont in Verdi’s La Traviata with Baltimore Concert Opera, Scarpia in Puccini’s Tosca with the Cambridge Symphony Orchestra, Michele in Puccini’s Il Tabarro, Gianni in Gianni Schicchi with Baltimore Concert Opera and Don Pasquale in Donizetti’s Don Pasquale with Light Opera of NJ. Upcoming engagements include as a soloist Beethoven 9th Symphony with the Fairfax Symphony (VA), and Dr. Bartolo in Il Barbieri di Sevilia with Light Opera of NJ. In addition to his singing and teaching career, Mr. Murray has become one of the foremost editors of concert music in the music publishing industry and has won numerous Paul Revere Awards for Graphic Excellence from the Music Publisher’s Association. He is currently the Editor and Publishing Manager for Subito Music Corporation.

 

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Born in Boston, MA, Joseph Regan is a successful singer and voice teacher based in the Mid-Atlantic region making appearances throughout the east coast. A regular performer at the Strathmore, Meyerhoff, and Kennedy Center Concert Halls, Mr. Regan has been privileged to sing under the batons of Marin Alsop, Christian Eschenbach, Masaaki Suzuki, Emil de Cou, Martin Issep, and many others. A specialist in French Mélodie, Mr. Regan is a deft interpreter of the unique poetic and musical characteristics that define this exquisite art form and is frequently engaged around the region to perform in this capacity. Joseph can be seen on the opera stage where he has performed the roles of Fenton from Verdi’s Falstaff, Tamino from Mozart’s Magic Flute, Jenik from Smetana’s Bartered Bride and many more. Mr. Regan is also an accomplished performer of musical theatre. His credits include: Henrik in Sondheim’s A Little Night Music, Nicely-Nicely Johnson from Loesser’s Guys and Dolls, and has performed a number of cabaret and recital programs dedicated to the style. In addition to his work in opera and musical theatre, Mr. Regan is well known for his work in the field of oratorio. He has sung Handel, Haydn, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Rossini, and is particularly notable for his expertise singing Bach. He has performed the St. John Passion solos on multiple occasions and has performed more than a dozen of Bach’s Cantatas. Mr. Regan is also a highly sought after ensemble singer and sings regularly with top choral groups in the region, with whom he has toured much of the Eastern seaboard. Mr. Regan received his Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University and his DMA in Voice Performance at the University of Maryland. Joseph is currently Assistant Professor of Music at Bowie State University.

 

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Mezzo-Soprano, Melanie Zayas Regan, is a well known teacher and singer based in Maryland. Ms. Regan earned her Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees in Voice Performance from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University. She maintains a robust studio and directs the Opera Workshop at Shepherd University. A number of her students have gone on the great success at nationally recognized graduate programs and can be found performing all along the East Coast. In addition, Ms. Regan maintains a full voice studio at Saint James School in Hagerstown, Maryland. There, she is stage director for the school’s annual Spring Musical, runs the Saint James Girl’s A Capella group, and provides assistance for a wide range of activities within the department. In addition to her teaching, Ms. Regan has been privileged to have an active performance presence in the area. Highly regarded as a soloist in recital and with orchestra, she has had particular success with the Oratorio repertoire. She has performed as the mezzo-soprano soloist in the Rossini Stabat Mater, the Mozart Mass in C, the Bach Magnificat, the Vivaldi Gloria, and Mozart’s Requiem among others. Ms. Regan has studied and sung with such prestigious teachers as Frederica Von Stade, Steven Rainbolt, Ruth Drucker, and John Shirley-Quirk.

 

 

“Soprano JesJessica Satava Headshot resizedsica Satava lent great beauty and intensity of feeling to her performance.” (The Baltimore Sun, 2015) In concert, Ms. Satava has appeared as soprano soloist in Bach’s Meine Seel erhebt den Herren, BWV 10, as part of Annapolis’ Bach + Series at St. Anne’s, Mozart’s Requiem with both the Annapolis Chorale and Bach in Baltimore, selections from Górecki’s Symphony No. 3 and Rutter’s Requiem with LiveArts MD, Vaughan Williams’ Dona nobis pacem with the American University Symphony and Chorus, in Brahms’ Ein Deutches Requiem with Bach in Baltimore, Schubert’s Mass in G, in Bruckner’s Te Deum, Bach’s St. John Passion, and Handel’s Messiah with the Annapolis Chorale and Chamber Orchestra for two consecutive seasons, SaintSaëns’ Oratorio de Noël in South Bend, Indiana, in Dvo?ák’s Stabat Mater with the Lancaster Symphony and Chorus and the Franklin and Marshall College combined choirs, in Britten’s Ceremony of Carols at St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Harrisburg, PA, and with The Bach Concert Series as soprano soloist in Bach’s Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern, BWV 1. Ms. Satava has appeared as Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi with Opera Lancaster, Julie in Carousel, La Contessa in Le nozze di Figaro with Zeiders American Dream Theater, Musetta in La bohème, Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni and Inez in Il Trovatore with Center Stage Opera, Voce dal Cielo in Don Carlo with Repertory Opera Theater of Washington, and as Mimí and Micaëla in concert performances of La bohème and Carmen. While at Peabody Conservatory, she performed the roles of Nella in Gianni Schicchi, and Polly in The Threepenny Opera. Ms. Satava has appeared with The Figaro Project in the premiere of a new opera, Strong like Bull, by Joshua Bornfield, and as Donna Elvira in Who Killed Don Giovanni? both to critical acclaim. Her New York recital debut took place in Merkin Hall, featuring the premiere of a song cycle written for her. For more information, including upcoming performances, please visit www.jessicasatava.com