Mezzo Soprano, Belgium
Angelique NoldusAngelique studied at the Conservatoire Royal de Liège and at the Royal Conservatory in Brussels. After her graduation in opera and in concert, she became a member of the Opera Studio Nederland in Amsterdam. She made her professional debut with Dritte Dame in Mozart’s Zauberflöte at La Monnaie, followed by Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro at the Vlaamse Opera in Antwerpen.
She has performed in numerous concerts in Paris, Brussels, Liege, Dijon, Shanghai, Valencia, and Amsterdam. Her extensive repertoire includes the world première of Benoît Mernier's Frühlings Erwachen and Cavalli’s La Calisto; and roles such as Blumenmädchen and Zweite Knappe in Parsifal, Dorothée in Massenet's Cendrillon, Stephano in Gounod's Roméo et Juliette and recently a very successful Bradamante in Händel's Alcina. She was invited to sing with several companies in the USA, where she performed Dritte Dame at Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York and covered Annio in La Clemenza di Tito for the Metropolitan Opera, New York.
Anna Dinna Migallos
Anna Dinna MigallosAnna obtained her Bachelor of Music in Voice from the University of the Philippines College of Music, graduating with a cum laude, and earned her Master of Performance in Vocal Performance from the Royal College of Music in London. In 2014, she was offered a contract to be represented by ELS Artist Management in London, UK. Currently, she is a visiting faculty member at the Philippine High School for the Arts.
She has performed in various concerts in the UK, the Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, and India. Most recently, she sang the soprano solos for Handel’s Messiah with the Manila Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Artuto Molina at the Theater at Solaire. Her operatic repertoire includes roles such as Adina (L’elisir d’amore, Donizetti); Fiordiligi (Cosi fan tutte, Mozart); Countess (Le nozze di Figaro, Mozart); Rosalinde (Die Fledermaus, Strauss); Mimi (La Bohème, Puccini); Micaëla (Carmen, Bizet); Jo (Little Women, Adamo); Fire & Nightingale (L’enfant et les sortilèges, Ravel); Marzelline (Fidelio, Beethoven); and Mrs. Grose (Turn of the Screw, Britten).
Evelyn MerrelitaEvelyn fell in love with classical singing in university, and took vocal lessons with Joyce D. Thungrialu B.C.M., Aris Sudibyo B.C.M., and Richard S. Awuy. Since then, she has blossomed into one of Indonesia’s leading sopranos. She took various masterclasses under Avip Priatna, Marcus LaPratt, Bernadetta Astari and Joseph Kristanto Pantioso; also summer courses in Mozarteum, Salburg, Austria, with Ildiko Raimondi, Renate Faltin and Rudolf Piernay.
In 2012 and 2014, she was chosen to take part in "Preisträger auswahl”. In 2011, she competed in the 1st Tembang Puitik Ananda Sukarlan, where she won first prize and Best Interpretation, performing Ananda Sukarlan's song Setelah Penjara (After Prison). She was then chosen to be one of the leading characters in Ananda Sukarlan's short opera Laki-Laki Sejati (True Man). She can now be seen performing both as a soloist and chorister in various concerts thoughout Indonesia.
Harland HutabaratHarland is one of the leading bass-baritone singers in Indonesia. Having taken vocal training practice under the tutelage of Aida Swenson and Avip Priyatna, he went on to join Twilite Chorus, Batavia Madrigal Singers, and Impromptu Singers. With his rich vocal sound and wide vocal range, Harland has performed as a soloist with many orchestras in a number of events, and appeared in collaborations with famous artists such as Ruth Sahanaya, Vina Panduwinata, Trie Utami, as well as many prominent classical singers.
As a soloist, he performed Beethoven’s Symphony No.9, Handel’s Messiah Complete with Jakarta Chamber Orchestra, Leonard Bernstein’s Chichester Psalm, and in Francis Poulenc’s Gloria-Mass with the Nusantara Symphony Orchestra, where he was also the music director of the Nusantara Choir. His other performances as a soloist include in TELEPHONE, an opera buffa by Gian Carlo Menotti with Avip Priyatna as the conductor; Giuseppe Verdi’s Requiem, under the baton of Maestro Hikotaro Yazaki; and as Raphael and Adam in Haydn’s The Creation. He has participated in various national and international music festivals, including the Florilege de Tours Competition in Tours, France. He is now a member of Batavia Madrigal Singers, and trains various choirs such as PPIA Choir, Ancol Choir, and Nusantara Choir.
Massimo Di Stefano
Massimo Di StefanoMassimo began his musical studies with Lucia Pasquale and Antonio Di Pofi (composition). His vocal studies were with Sherman Lowe. Under the guidance of Roberto Abbondanza, he attained mastery of the baroque and contemporary repertoire. Recently, he sung the role of Papageno in Magic Flute of Mozart at the theater Rossetti of Trieste; Requiem of Fauret and Messe solennelle of Rossini in S. Louis France Basilic in Rome. His future engagements include Figaro in Il barbiere di Siviglia of Rossini in Jakarta, Indonesia, and Padre Cicogna of Nicola Piovani at S. Carlo theater of Napoli.
His previous opera experiences include Don Carissimo in La Dirindina of D. Scarlatti; basso buffo role of Serpollo in Il pastor di Corinto of A. Scarlatti, in the first modern performance directed by T. Schipa Jr; Tiempo in the baroque opera Los elementos of A. de Lliteres, among others. His contemporary opera roles include Don Quijote in Retablo del Maese Pedro of M. De Falla; Decio Morra in Il Castello of A. Samale (world premiere); Carmina Burana of C. Orff; Don Giovanni in Don Giovanni e il Marzimino of Luis Bacalov (world premiere), among others. His sacred music experiences include Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda of C. Monteverdi; Cantate BWV 4 e BWV 131 of J.S. Bach; Missa in Do M of G. Carissimi, among others.
Fransico CorujoSince his debut in 2006 with Die Fledermaus for Amigos Canarios de la Ópera in Las Palmas, Francisco has performed in the most important halls and theaters of Spain and Italy. He has studied with María Orán, Manuel Cid and Tom Krause in the Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía, and Carlo Bergonzi in the Academia Verdiana de Busseto.
His repertoire includes operas such as La Traviata, Rigoletto, Macbeth, Cosi fan tutte and Romeo et Juliette. He is also an accomplished performer of oratorio and symphony, of works such as Requiem by Mozart, Messa di Gloria by Puccini and Beethoven's 9th Symphony. He has worked with conductors such as Plácido Domingo, Jesús López Cobos, Phillipe Entremont, Joseph Pons, Giancarlo Del Monaco, Emilio Sagi, Liu Jä, Nicola Luisotti, Luc Bondi, Giuliano Carella, Robert Carsen and Vasily Petrenko. In 2013, he released his first record for the label Playclassics, with the pianist Ángel Cabrera.
Tim KuypersTim did his Master of Opera at the conservatoire of Amsterdam and was a member of the Studio of the Bayerische Staatsoper in München. Under chief conductor Kirill Petrenko, he sang Hjalmar Johansen in the world premiere of Srnka’s South Pole and Haudy in die Soldaten, which was awarded production of the year.
His operatic repertoire also includes roles like Silvio (Pagliacci), il conte d’Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro), Wolfram (Tannhäuser), Vater (Hänsel und Gretel), Sid (Albert Herring), Belcore (Elisir d’amore) and Pantalon (L’Amour des trois oranges). Future engagements at the Bayerische Staatsoper include Johansen in Srnka’s South Pole and the Einäugige in Die Frau ohne Schatten with GMD Kirill Petrenko, Mathieu in Andrea Chenier with Omer Meir Wellber (München and Paris), Marquis d’Obigny in la Traviata with Andrea Battistoni, Carmina Burana in Augsburg and Von Wierhoff in Prokofjiev’s Semyon Kotko under Vladimir Jurowski in the Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.
Amelie FleetwoodAfter studying in Stockholm and London, Amelie made her debut at the Royal Swedish Opera House in 1991. She has appeared in several opera houses in Europe, performing as a soloist together with many orchestras, under conductors such as Esa-Pekka Salonen, Myung-whun Chung, and Franz Welser-Möst.
She has worked with the famous choir conductor Eric Ericsson, who inspired many singers and conductors around the world. At the prestigious Nobel Prize Ceremony in Stockholm, Amelie appeared together with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Throughout her career, Amelie has enjoyed working in various constellations and places of performances – such as performing with a tuba in a play, or a digeridoo in a Swedish lighthouse.
Gayane VardanyanGifted with a strong yet sophisticated voice – with an enormous repertoire range, combining many genres, from folk to opera, spiritual music to jazz – Gayane has been working in Armenian National Opera Theater for decades, having toured extensively throughout the world with appearances in prime opera stages in the USA, Spain, Russia, and Egypt. pore.
Currently, she resides and teaches in Singapore, and performs extensively in Asia (Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Myanmar). She is also a co-founder of the "Armenian Heritage Ensemble Singapore", a group of Armenian artists living and performing in Singa
Mezzo Soprano, Georgia
Tamta TarieliTamta studied at Osimo's International Academy, the Conservatory of Goachino Rossini in Pesaro, and Royal Scottish Academy in Glasgow. She won numerous international competitions, including first place at the concorso internazionale "Vincenzo Bellini" Catania (Italy, 2010) and concorso internazionale "Martinelli Pertile" Montagnana (Italy, 2012).
In 2013-2014, she made her debut in Teatro Comunale di Piacenza, Teatro Comunale di Ferrara, and Teatro Comunale di Ravenna, followed by a tour in the Netherlands, performing in Aida. In 2015-2016, she debuted in the theater "Verona", where Verona Lirica awarded her as the best young singer. Recently, she played Emilia in Otello at the festival "Sferisterio Macerata".
Anando MukerjeeAnando Mukerjee is known as India's finest tenor. A true Italianate lirico-spinto tenor, his operatic roles include Rodolfo, Alfredo, the Duke of Mantua, Cavaradossi, Don Jose, Macduff, Pinkerton, Edgardo, and Nemorino. He is also an accomplished recitalist with a large and varied oratorio repertoire. He moved to the UK in 1999 from India. After receiving a Tripos in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University – where he was an Inlaks scholar – he received vocal training privately from Kenneth Woollam & Richard Nunn. Further studies were with the legendary tenor Nicolai Gedda. Currently, he studies with Ian Comboy and Glyn Paul.
From 2002 onwards, he has appeared in operas, concerts, recitals, and oratorios throughout the UK, Europe, Asia, and the US with several opera companies, including Scottish Opera, Welsh National Opera, Belgrade National Opera, Dorset Opera & Devon Opera. He has also made important appearances at leading international venues, including the Crush Room ROH Covent Garden, Cadogan Hall, Wigmore Hall, the Kennedy Center, Westminster Central Hall, and the Bombay Opera House. He was a finalist in the Wagner Society’s Beyereuth Bursary Competition in 2012. He has appeared in national and international broadcasts by the BBC and All India Radio on numerous occasions. Future plans include the release of his debut solo album on a major international record label.
Hikotaro YazakiMr. Yazaki graduated as conductor from the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music. He went on to continue his conducting studies in Europe with Hans Swarowsky, Franco Ferrara, Sergiu Celibidache, Zdenek Kosler, Pierre Dervaux. His titles include Conductor at the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra (1979-1988), Principal Guest Conductor at Norwegian Radio Orchestra (1986-1988), Principal Guest Conductor at Hofer Symphoniker Germany (1986-1989), and Music Director and Principal Conductor at Hofer Symphoniker (1989-1996). Since 1994, he has been the Principal Guest Conductor at the Orchestre de Chambre National de Toulouse. From 2000, he became the Honorary Conductor at the Bangkok Symphony Orchestra, and, from 2002, the Guest Conductor at the Tokyo City Philharmonic Orchestra.
He has received numerous awards such as laureate at the John Player International Conductors Award (1974), at the Concours International de Besancon (1975), and at the Rassegna Internazionale “Gino Marinuzzi” (1976). For his continuous contributions to the French music and culture, he was awarded the ‘Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres’ from the French Government in 2001. In 2008, he was awarded the “Officer dans l’order des Art et des Lettre“ by the French Government, and a special medal was given to him for the performance of “Requiem” concert in memory of Her Royal Highness Princess Galyani.
In 2007, he was appointed as Special Guest Professor by the Nihon University College of Art in Tokyo. Since 2005, Maestro Yazaki has been the Music Director and Guest Principal Conductor of the Nusantara Symphony Orchestra, with five scheduled performances, performing an array of symphonies, operas, and concertos of increasing refined difficulties.
Ananda SukarlanAnanda started his music lessons at the age of 5, and studied in The Jakarta Music School. After graduating high school, he continued to study in Walter Hautzig Conservatory in Harford, Connecticut, under a scholarship from Petrof Piano. When he returned to Indonesia, he secured a scholarship from the Dutch government to study in The Hague Conservatory. In 1998, after graduating from the conservatory, he moved to Cantabria, Spain, and married Raquel Gomez. They have a daughter, Alicia Pirena Sukarlan. He is a founding member of Musica Presente and Jakarta Conservatory of Music.
Ananda has received numerous honors and awards, including First Prize “Nadia Boulanger” – Concours International d’Orleans (Orleans, France, 1993); First Prize “Xavier Montsalvatge” – Concurso de Musica del Siglo XX Xavier Montsalvatge, (Ginora, Spain, 1993); First Prize “Blanquefort Piano Competition” (Bordeaux, France, 1994); and First Prize and Special Prize for The Best Interpreter of Spanish Music “City of Ferrol Piano Competition” (Galicia, Spain, 1995). He was also a nominee for the UNESCO Prize in 2001, and the first Indonesian pianist featured in the book The International Who's Who in Music.