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Programs: Voice & Opera

Penelope Bitzas

Mezzo-soprano, Penelope Bitzas is an Associate Professor of Music in Voice at Boston University and in 2007 she received the prestigious Metcalf Award, which is Boston University’s highest honor for excellence in teaching.  She received her Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance and Music Education from Ithaca College, magna cum laude and the Masters of […]

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Sharon Daniels

BM, Chapman College, and Advanced Studies at the Goldovsky Institute and San Francisco Merola Programs. Martha Baird Rockefeller, National Institute of Music Theater, National Opera Institute and Sullivan grants for studies in movement, acting, languages, and coaching for the opera stage. Jacopo Peri Award for contributions to Opera in New England, 2003. Miss Daniels made […]

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James Demler

Baritone James Demler is known for his versatile range of repertory, spanning the operatic, oratorio, concert, and popular music genres. 2015-16 season engagements include the role of Dikoj in Katya Kabaonova by Janacek with Boston Lyric Opera, Pistol in Ralph-Vaughn Williams Sir John in Love with Odyssey Opera, and Le Bailli in Massenet’s Werther, also […]

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Gary Durham

BM, University of Delaware cum laude; MM, Boston University. Additional studies: Baroque Performance Institute at Oberlin College, New England Conservatory Summer Opera Studio. For the past 10 summers, instructor of voice, opera and lyric diction at the Boston University Tanglewood Institute. Voice instructor, Emerson College. Former faculty position at the University of Connecticut. Appears regularly […]

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Lynn Eustis

Lynn Eustis, soprano, is currently Director of Graduate Studies in Music and Associate Professor of Voice at Boston University, where she joined the faculty in fall 2012. From 1999-2012 she served on the voice faculty at the University of North Texas, where she was also Director of Graduate Studies in Music. She holds the Doctor […]

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David Guzman

Hailed by the Tampa Bay Times as the “one to watch,” Colombian tenor David Guzman is known for his exquisite tone and impeccable musicianship.  He has been praised for his “impressive tenor, singing with force and ease throughout his range, with ringing tone at full voice, thoughtful in quieter moments.” (Houston Chronicle). Dr. Guzman most […]

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Matthew Larson

Matthew Larson received his Doctorate in Collaborative Piano from Arizona State University in 2001 under the tutelage of Eckart Sellheim. An accomplished collaborative artist, Dr. Larson has played over 700 recitals in the United States and Europe. He has worked with such varied artists as Metropolitan Opera stars Carol Vaness, Lawrence Brownlee, Jennifer Larmore and […]

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William Lumpkin

William Lumpkin is the Music Director and principal conductor for the Boston University Opera Institute, prepares and conducts the main stage operas as well as operas for the Fringe Festival, and is a guest conductor for the Chamber Orchestra. Mr. Lumpkin’s professional credits include conducting productions of Hansel and Gretel with Opera Theatre of St. […]

Douglas Sumi

American pianist, Douglas Sumi, is a frequent collaborator with many of today’s artists and opera theaters. He is a versatile artist, comfortable in the capacities of pianist, coach, and conductor and has a recognized commitment to song and opera. He has assisted conductors such as James Conlon, Plácido Domingo, Patrick Summers, William Lacy, Michele Mariotti, […]

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