San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
About Darren Stokes
Mr. Stokes has had the pleasure of performing with prominent companies throughout the US. He has sung with Grant Park Music Festival, Nashville Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati May Festival, Boston Lyric Opera, Chicago Opera Theater, Washington National Opera, Opera Theater of St. Louis, San Francisco Opera, the Ravinia Festival, Opera Memphis, San Antonio Opera, Indianapolis Opera, Glimmerglass Opera, San Francisco Opera, Opera Saratoga (Lake George Opera), Eugene Opera, and the Lyric Opera of Chicago. Mr. Stokes makes mainstage debuts with The Dallas Opera, Seattle Opera and the Cleveland Orchestra both in Cleveland and NYC at Carnegie Hall and Buffalo Symphony Orchestra in upcoming seasons. On the operatic mainstage, he has performed Figaro (Le Nozze di Figaro), Calkas(Troilus and Cressida), Ferrando (Il Trovatore), Zuniga (Carmen), Commendatore (Don Giovanni), Imperial Commissioner (Madame Butterfly), General Groves (Dr. Atomic), Mèphistophélès ( Faust), Escamillo (Carmen and Le Tragedie de Carmen), Jake/The Undertaker (Porgy and Bess), Theseus (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Neptune (The Return of Ulysses), and Parson Alltalk, (Treemonisha) among many others. Important additions by way of principal role covers include Queequeg in the World Premiere of Jake Heggie’s Moby Dick for Dallas Opera and Crown (Porgy and Bess) for Seattle Opera.
About Deborah Selig
Soprano Deborah Selig has earned critical acclaim for her rich shimmering voice, her excellent artistic instincts, and her fine execution of the lyric soprano repertoire. Ms. Selig has performed leading operatic roles with a number of US companies including Boston Lyric Opera, Central City Opera, Chautauqua Opera, Dayton Opera, Kentucky Opera, Pittsburgh Opera, Opera Roanoke, Mobile Opera, and Connecticut Lyric Opera. In concert, she has soloed with Albany Symphony, Asheville Symphony, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Cincinnati Baroque, Cincinnati Symphony, Dayton Philharmonic, Erie Philharmonic, Fairbanks Symphony, Greater Bridgeport Symphony, Handel and Haydn Society, Kentucky Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, Rhode Island Philharmonic and the Tanglewood Festival Orchestra. Chamber music appearances have included song recitals with Cotuit Center for the Arts, Collaborative Arts Institute of Chicago, Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series, Five Boroughs Music Festival in New York, Goethe Institut in Boston, Goshen College Music Series, the Ravinia Steans Institute chamber music tour and the University of Wyoming Cultural Programs Series.
This class is part of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra's Masterclass Series.
This event is FREE and open to the public.