Upcoming Performances


upcoming performances
St. Hugh-Steinway Concert Series
2018-19 season
 

 

Friday, MAY 3RD, 2019, 8 pm
STEVEN labrie
, baritone
Megan Moore, Mezzo-soprano
roberto Berrocal, piano

steven labrie, baritone

Baritone Steven LaBrie is attracting attention for his beautiful timbre, expressive singing and dramatic presence. Mr. LaBrie’s 2017-2018 season features debuts with Sarasota Opera as Escamillo in Carmen and Florida Grand Opera as Riolobo in Florencia en el Amazonas as well as a return to San Antonio Symphony for performances of Elijah. Future projects include a return to Opera Omaha as Belcorein L’elisir d’amore, and debuts with San Diego Opera as Charlie Mitchell in Three Decembers and Tulsa Opera as Figaro in Il barbiere di Siviglia

Mr. LaBrie’s 2016-2017 season included performances of Figaro in Il Barbiere di Siviglia with Opera Hong Kong, Marcello in La Bohème with Opera Omaha, and the Count in Le Nozze di Figaro with North Carolina Opera. In concert, he was heard in Carmina Burana with the San Antonio Symphony and Brahms’s Requiem with the Tulsa Symphony.

Prior to that, Mr. LaBrie made his debut at Lyric Opera Baltimore as Figaro in their production of Il Barbiere di Siviglia. He also appeared with soprano Erin Wall in recital for the George London Foundation Recital Series, with the New York City Ballet singing the baritone solos of Estancia both in New York City and on tour in Paris, and made his Carnegie Hall debut as the soloist in Matthias Pintscher’s Songs from Solomon’s Garden with the American Composers Orchestra.

Mr. LaBrie has received numerous awards and honors including a 2016 Top Prize Award and a 2013 Encouragement Grant from the George London Music Foundation, Second Place from the Gerda Lissner International Vocal Competition as well as the Judges Award with the Opera Index Competition. In 2010, he was an encouragement award winner in Washington, DC for the Metropolitan Opera National Council. He was also awarded First Place in the Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition and Second Place in the Palm Beach Opera Competition in 2008, where he performed in the grand winner's concert accompanied by the Palm Beach Opera Orchestra. That same year, he was awarded Second Place at the Parkinson Competition and was a recipient of the Sergio Franchi Scholarship. In 2006, Mr. LaBrie was a Third Place winner of the Dallas Opera Vocal Competition, where he was also awarded The Mozart Award for best aria interpretation. Additionally, he has been awarded the Grand Prize at the Florida Grand Opera Young Patronesses of the Opera Competition, Fourth Prize at both the Licia Albanese Puccini Foundation Competition and the Giulio Gari Foundation Competition and recently the 2015 Gilda Morelli Prize for Best Vocal and Dramatic Interpretation of an Aria at the Concurso Nacional de Canto Carlo Morelli in Mexico City, which was especially chosen by Francisco Araiza. 

For more information visit www.stevenlabrie.com.
  

megan moore, mezzo-soprano

Mezzo-soprano Megan Moore is making waves as one of today's most “exciting young bel canto singers. Acclaimed for her Rossini interpretations, "elegant vocal gymanistics," and "rapid-fire coloratura", Megan recently performed Rosina for MidAtlantic Opera Company in her third Il Barbiere di Siviglia since her professional debut two years ago. This past June she made her role debut as Angelina in La Cenerentola with Opera Project Columbus.​

Megan's remarkable vocal agility also shines in baroque music. Her 2018 -2019 season began with singing the trouser role of Arsamene in Haymarket Opera Company's historically-staged production of Serse. Other season highlights include singing the leading role of Costanza in Haydn's L'isola disabitata with Opera Naples under the baton of Ramon Tebar, and a concert with baritone Steven LaBrie for the St. Hugh-Steinway Concert Series in Miami, FL. In 2019, Megan joins the ensemble of the Artist Diploma in Opera Studies at The Juilliard School.
 
Megan is recognized for her fiery stage presence and compelling acting ability. The Columbus Dispatch praised her 2016 professional debut as Rosina as "clever, honest, and charming".  Her 2017 appearance as Nicklausse in Jennifer Williams' new production of  Les Contes d'Hoffmann, conducted by Caren Levine at Miami Music Festival, earned her praise from South Florida Classical Review for her "theatrical spark and attractive mezzo timbre for a winning characterization." An audience favorite, “her arias were stylishly delivered… and drew laughter and applause.”

Mezzo-soprano Megan Moore is quickly establishing herself as a diverse performer and effective arts advocate. Known for her vocal agility, Megan is particularly at home in bel canto and baroque repertoire. Currently based in the NYC metro area, Megan is originally from Cincinnati, OH where she remains a leader in arts advocacy. Lynx Project, an art song initiative she co-founded in 2016, has received acclaim for commissioning works featuring texts by Cincinnati-area youth with non-verbal autism.