Piedmont Piano Company is pleased to present

Musical Soiree
Adler Fellows Concert
SF Opera Guild, East Bay Chapter

The SF Opera Guild invites you to attend a concert featuring current and former Adler Fellows, the young resident artists of SF Opera Center. Light refreshments will be served after the performance.

Eugene Brancoveanu, Baritone (former Fellow)
Sarah Cambidge, Soprano (current Fellow)
Toni Marie Palmertree, Soprano (current Fellow)
Jennifer Szeto, Coach/Accompanist (current Fellow)

Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 5pm (4:30 check-in)
at Piedmont Piano Company
1728 San Pablo Ave. (at 18th), Oakland, CA

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Cost:  $50, of which $25 is tax-deductible.  The proceeds will benefit the opera education programs for students in kindergarten through 12th grades, as well as young singers in the Merola Opera and Adler Fellowship programs.
Info: Silvia Lin, 925-838-9255 or slininalamo@gmail.com

The Romanian born baritone is a Tony award winner for Baz Luhrmann's production of Puccinis La Bohème on Broadway. He participated at San Francisco Opera’s Merola Program where he sang the role of Tarquinius to great critical acclaim. He was an Adler fellow for San Francisco Opera and sang over 120 performances during that time. Among his many international operatic credits are, featured solo and leading roles at LA Opera, New York City Opera, Tel Aviv Opera, Matsumoto Japan, Macerata Italy, Romanian national opera of Transylvania,  Spoleto Charleston, Stuttgart opera, San Francisco Opera, San Jose Opera, to name a few.

His vast concert repertoire saw him as featured soloist with, among others, Los Angeles Symphony, New World Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony at Tanglewood, Chicago Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, Tel Aviv Symphony, Sun Valley Symphony, Freiburg Symphony Germany, symphony of Matsumoto Japan and Tokyo, Stuttgart Symphony, and many more.

Most recently Mr. Brancoveanu has been collaborating with Gordon Getty on several of his operas. His frequent appearances with Opera Parallèle in San Francisco, Young Cesar, Orpheus, Flight, Trouble in Tahiti, and Craig Suprenovicz' Machine, shows his penchant for modern works.

His portrayal of Vlad Tepes "the impaler" for Walnut Creek's Center Repertory Theater in the drama Dracula garnered him the Bay Area Theatre Critics Choice nomination for best actor in a drama.

Canadian Soprano, Sarah Cambidge, is currently a first-year Adler Fellow with the San Francisco Opera. She made her company debut in their fall production of Elektra as the 4th Maid, as well as covering the role of Chrysothemis. Sarah will be performing the roles of Ortlinde and the 3rd Norn in their 2018 Der Ring des Nibelungen and will be making her company debut with Livermore Valley Opera in their 2018 production of Un Ballo in Maschera as Amelia. 

Sarah earned her Bachelors and Masters in Vocal Performance at the University of Denver’s Lamont School of Music. Most recently, Sarah covered the role of Donna Anna in San Francisco Opera's 2017 production of Don Giovanni. As part of her participation in the 2016 Merola Program, Sarah performed Elsa from Wagner’s Lohengrin in the Schwabacher Concert Series. Previous roles include Mimì in Puccini's La Bohème, the title role in Floyd’s Susannah, the Countess in Le Nozze di Figaro, Marguerite in Gounod’s Faust, Micaela in Carmen, the Second Lady in Die Zauberflöte and the title role in Suor Angelica

In 2016, Sarah was the winner of the Denver Lyric Opera Guild competition, and in 2015 was a Semifinalist for the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. SarahCambidge.com

Toni Marie Palmertree is an American soprano and second year Adler Fellow. This season, she is delighted to present her role debut as Liù in Turandot with San Francisco Opera. Later in the season, Ms. Palmertree looks forward to company debuts singing the title role of Madama Butterfly with Syracuse Opera and Festival Opera of New Zealand.

This past fall she was called to step into the title role of Madama Butterfly for the November 18th 2016 performance at San Francisco Opera. Janos Gereben from San Francisco Classical Voice wrote: “The young soprano not only met the challenge, but she claimed her place among the finest vocal interpreters of the role heard here recently.”

Additional engagements at San Francisco Opera include covering Violetta in La Traviata and Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni. In February 2017 she debuted the roles of Giorgetta in Il Tabarro and the title role in Suor Angelica in West Bay Opera’s production of Il Trittico.

Ms. Palmertree received her Bachelor of Music degree from The Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore, Maryland. She is a student of renowned voice teachers Laura Brooks Rice, Mark Moliterno, and Phyllis Bryn Julson.

JENNIFER SZETO, Coach/Accompanist
Jennifer Szeto was most recently an Apprentice Coach in the 2016 Merola Opera Program, where she prepared productions of Mozart's Così fan Tutte and Conrad Susa's Transformations, as well as the Merola Grand Finale. From 2014–2016, she was a member of Canadian Opera Company Ensemble Studio, where she assisted in seven productions including La Traviata, Siegfried, Le Nozze di Figaro, and Carmen. She has been featured in recital numerous times alongside fellow Ensemble Studio members, as part of the COC Richard Bradshaw Free Concert Series. Szeto was also a Resident Young Artist with Opera de Montréal’s Atelier Lyrique, and has held staff positions with Tel Aviv's International Vocal Arts Institute, the Canadian Vocal Arts Institute in Montreal, Calgary Opera's Opera in the Village, Halifax Summer Opera Workshop, Cowtown Summer Opera Academy, and Toronto's MYOpera. Szeto holds a Masters of Music in Piano Accompaniment from McGill University, and she received additional training from University of Toronto (Bachelor of Music Performance), Green Mountain Opera Festival in Vermont, and the Franz Schubert Institut in Baden-bei-Wien, Austria.

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