The Florida Grand Opera has announced the 2018-19 Season Studio Artists.
Known for being one of the most respected and highly competitive studio programs in the nation, the FGO Studio, led by Artistic Directors Diana Soviero and Bernard Uzan, announced that tenor Isaac Frishman, baritone Sean Galligan, mezzo-soprano Zaray Rodriguez would be first year studio artists, while tenor Dominick Corbacio, baritone Benjamin Dickerson, bass Simon Dyer, soprano Jessica E. Jones, mezzo-soprano Mariya Kaganskaya, soprano Evan Kardon, bass-baritone Rafael Porto would be returning studio artists.
The FGO chose three new students out of 500 applications received and 200 live auditions in Miami and New York.
Per a press release, Studio Manager Mitch Roe said, “We have a lot in store for the Studio next season! Not only will the artists will be spending a lot of time on the mainstage, but with seven returning artists, one new artist originally from Miami, and two newcomers to South Florida, we will really be able to collaborate and innovate to connect our audiences to opera. »
The FGO Studio is a specialized training program in voice, acting, movement, language, repertoire development, and style across the traditions of composers. Studio Artists get the opportunity to perform in major and supporting roles in mainstage productions allowing them to work with world-renowned singers, directors, and conductors.