March 2nd & 3rd, 2020
A cast of great singers with piano accompanist, will delight your ears and heart with wonderful arias and duets from your favorite operas. FLKCA’s opera highlights evenings are among the most highly anticipated events of the season.
Randall Bills, tenor, has been praised by Opera News for his “consummate mastery of Rossini’s style, range and vocal bravura” and by Opernglas for his “vocally powerful, technically impressive, dominant heroic tenor”. The Wall Street Journal raved that he possesses a voice of “lyrical beauty and intensity”. Mr. Bills has sung throughout the United States as well as Europe and Asia at such venues as the Rosssini Opera Festival, Santa Fe Opera, Moscow Philharmonic Society, Seattle Opera, and the Walt Disney Concert Hall. New York City Opera, and Bayrische Staatsoper.
Juyeon Yoo, soprano, is a native of South Korea. She is currently based in NYC and pursuing her Professional Studies Diploma at the Mannes School of Music. She most recently participated in Aspen Music Festival covering the role of Susanna in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro. She has performed as Micaëla in Bizet’s Carmen, Sophie in Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier and Marzelline in Beethoven’s Fidelio. During the summer of 2018, Ms. Yoo was a Young Artist at Prague Summer Nights where she won the 1st place and the Audience Favorite Award at the Prague Summer Nights Vocal Competition. Ms. Yoo earned her Master of Music degree at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Seoul National University.
Xiaomeng Zhang, baritone, is from Wenzhow, China and recently completed his Artists Diploma at Juilliard. This past summer Mr. Zhang sang the role of Count Almaviva at the Aspen Music Festival’s production of La Nozze di Figaro to great acclaim. The 2019-2020 season will see him as Figaro in Opera Columbus’ new production of Il Barbiere di Siviglia and the title role in Don Giovanni at Juilliard Opera. Mr. Zhang was a 2018 national semifinalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Audidtions. He received his bachelor’s degree at Shanghai Conservatory of Music and his master’s degree from Manhattan School of Music.Purchase Ticket