Sharin Apostolou Named Artist-in-Residence at Charlottesville Opera

By Francisco Salazar

Charlottesville Opera has announced Soprano Sharin Apostolou as CO’s first Ader Artist-in-Residence.

Apostolou has performed with the Charlottesville Opera in leading roles for the past five seasons and is well known for her Baroque and early music interpretations. She is also an advocate of the Bel Canto repertoire. She has performed with the New York City Opera, Portland Opera, Baltimore Concert Opera, Utah Opera, Little Opera Theater of New York, Glimmerglass, Central City Opera, and Operafestival di Roma.

“Sharin has been a highlight of CO’s summer performances and we look forward to benefitting from her artistic perspective beyond the stage,” General Director Christina DeMarea said in a press release. “As a successful international performer, Sharin brings invaluable talent and experience to our Young Artist and educational programs, as well as our mainstage productions.”

This Artist-in-Residence position is named in honor of the generous support of Mrs. Tessa G. Ader, widow of the late Richard M. Ader. Mrs. Ader’s commitment to enabling CO to engage high-caliber singers and musicians is integral to sustaining the artistic integrity of the company.