Young Artist Institute
Pictured here: Javier Arrey, Louis Salmeno, Raquel Gonzales, and the MDLO Orchestra
From the very beginning MDLO has been committed to training young artists at the dawn of their careers, by offering them exposure to experienced professionals. As part of our program young artists receive daily voice lessons and daily vocal coaching, as well as the opportunity for recital and concert projects. Young artists have a chance to join the artistic process of the company and to participate in MDLO performances – concerts and fully-staged productions alike.
We are incredibly fortunate to have an amazing music staff for the Institute. The young artists are personally coached by:
Many young artists who benefited from the Institute’s training are now pursuing international careers and are performing with major international and American opera houses, as well as with regional companies and music festivals. We are proud of the following artists who graduated from MDLO Young Artist Institute in the last three years:
Sarah Joyce Cooper
Youna Jang Hartgraves
Joseph Michael Brent
MDLO Young Artist Institute Timeline
August 4, 2017
The Italian Embassy. First Gala Concert.
Performers: Brad Clark and Christopher Koelzer (piano); Yulia Petrachuk (soprano), Simone Brown (soprano), Symone Harcum (soprano), Jonathan Tetelman (tenor), Javier Arrey (baritone)
December 15, 2017
The Mansion at Strathmore. Concert.
Performers: Brad Clark and Rafael Andrade (piano); Kelly Glyptis (soprano), Melissa Mino (soprano), Evelyn Tsen (soprano), CongCong Wang, (soprano), Chelsea Laggan (mezzo-soprano), Yi Li (tenor), Chaz’men Williams-Ali (tenor), Javier Arrey (baritone)
February 23, 2018
Imagination Stage. Concert.
Performers: Rafael Andrade (piano); Dashuai Chen (tenor), Hunter Enoch (baritone), Maria Natale (soprano), CongCong Wang (soprano), Chantel Woodard (mezzo-soprano)
April 20, 2018
Bethesda United Methodist Church. Concert.
Performers: Rafael Andrade (piano); Nayoung Ban (soprano), SeungHyeon Baek (baritone), Joseph Michael Brent (tenor), Yongxi Chen (tenor), Sarah Costa (soprano), Nina Duan (mezzo-soprano), ChunLai Shang (baritone)
October 19 & 20, 2018
Bethesda United Methodist Church.
First Concert with full MDLO Orchestra, conducted by Louis Salemno. “An Evening of Mozart, German Operatic Masterpieces” . Nick Olcott (Stage Director & Narrator), Joan Sullivan Genthe (Lighting Designer). Nayoung Ban (soprano), SeungHyeon Baek (baritone), Daryl Freedman (mezzo-soprano), Maeve Höglund (soprano), Yi Li (tenor), Yang Wang (tenor)
March 15 & 16, 2019
Bethesda United Methodist Church.
Concert with full MDLO Orchestra, conducted by Louis Salemno. “An Evening of Mozart – The Da Ponte Operas”. Joan Sullivan Genthe (Lighting Designer). Joseph Michael Brent (tenor), Adam Cioffari (bass), Youna Hartgraves (soprano), Mary Feminear (soprano), Caroline Hewitt (mezzo-soprano), Jose Sacin (baritone), Nanyoung Song (soprano)
November 1, 2019
The Music Center at Strathmore.
MDLO Institute Fall Gala.
MDLO Orchestra, conducted by Louis Salemno. “Excerpts from six operas in three different languages: Beethoven’s Fidelio, Gounod’sFaust, Verdi’s Falstaff, Donizetti’s Don Pasquale, Bizet’s Carmen, and Strauss’s Der Rosenkavlier. Alexandra Razskazoff (soprano), Sarah Joyce Cooper (soprano), Olga Syniakova (mezzo-soprano), Joseph Michael Brent (tenor), Yi Li (tenor), Mauricio Miranda (tenor), Christian Bowers (baritone), Michael Pitocchi (bass)