Gideon Dabi

Gideon Dabi

Gideon Dabi, baritone

Gideon Dabi

Baritone Gideon Dabi continues to receive great acclaim delivering “powerfully felt, beautifully performed and articulated” performances across a wide array of genres and styles. His “earnest interpretations” have thrilled audiences from his home State Theater in New Brunswick, NJ, through the Music Festival of the Hamptons working with Norman Dello Joio, to Israel, Italy, and back again. This season, Gideon joined Sarasota Opera as Schaunard in La Bohème and Ash Lawn Opera for Amahl and the Night Visitors. In 2016, he returned to Sarasota Opera for a role debut of Dr. Malatesta in Don Pasquale and to Ash Lawn Opera for Amahl and the Night Visitors and to sing the role of Sir James in the east coast premiere of Middlemarch in Spring. He was also recently invited to perform on American Lyric Theater’s Alumni Celebration Concert, in which he was heard singing the music of Gerald Cohen and Clint Borzoni. In the 2017-18 season, he makes his debut with Opera Colorado in the world premiere of Gerald Cohen’s Steal a Pencil For Me.

Last season, Gideon returned to Ash Lawn Opera for Candide and Amahl and the Night Visitors, but not before joining the prestigious Merola Opera Company for Don Giovanni and the Schwabacher Summer Concerts. Recent engagements include Carousel and La bohème with Ash Lawn Opera, as well as singing Valentin in Faust and Dreieinigkeitsmoses (Trinity Moses) in Dona Vaughn’s production of Aufstieg und der Fall der Stadt Mahagonny. Previously, Gideon appeared in the New York Times-voted “Best of the Year” production of John Corigliano’s The Ghosts of Versailles (directed by Jay Lesenger) for which Gideon was hailed by the New York Times as a “standout among a winning cast.” Feast of Music said, “Beaumarchais was brilliantly played by Gideon Dabi, whose rich baritone traversed both the comedy and sadness of the character’s journey.” Also performed last season were the roles of Don Alfonso in Così fan tutte with Manhattan School of Music Opera (directed by Dona Vaughn, conducted by Israel Gursky), Valentin in Gounod’s Faust (directed by Carol Castel), as well as several recitals. In 2011, Gideon was an Apprentice Artist with Chautauqua Opera, singing Verdi’s Luisa Miller, Mozart’s Magic Flute, and concerts with the Chautauqua Symphony under the direction of Stephen Osgood and Stuart Chafetz. His work with the company garnered him the prestigious Chautauqua Opera Guild Apprentice Artist Award. Singing with New York Lyric Opera, Gideon sang several leading roles such as Marcello (La bohème), the Count (Le nozze di Figaro), as well as Peter (Hansel and Gretel) under the baton of Stephen Crawford, Keith Chambers, and Tony Bellomy.

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At the Boston University Opera Institute, Gideon had the honor of working with such fine directors as Sharon Daniels, Beth Greenberg, and Jim Petosa to sing the title role of Il barbiere di Siviglia, the baritone in Postcard from Morocco, and the unique honor of premiering Act II of Jorge Martin’s Before Night Falls. While in Boston, Gideon graced the stage of Symphony Hall as soloist for Maestro Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops Symphony Orchestra. A first-generation American fluent in Hebrew, Gideon was a soloist for Naxos’ Grammy Award-winning Anthology of Jewish- American Composers recordings. Gideon received his degree in Voice Performance from Rutgers University where he performed such roles as Figaro (Le nozze di Figaro), Zuniga (Carmen), and Mr. Gobineau (The Medium). He received a Masters in Music from Manhattan School of Music where he was heard as the Marquis de la Force (Dialogues des Carmélites) as well as the Earl of Dunmow in Lennox Berkeley’s A Dinner Engagement for which the New York Times found him “very appealing.”

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Joseph Lattanzi

Joseph Lattanzi

Joseph Lattanzi, baritone

Joseph Lattanzi
Joseph Lattanzi

A 2017 recipient of a top prize from the Sullivan Foundation, Joseph Lattanzi established himself as a singer to watch with his portrayal of Hawkins Fuller in the world premiere of Greg Spears’ Fellow Travelers with Cincinnati Opera, followed by further performances for his debut with Lyric Opera of Chicago. Praise for his performances included The New York Times saying “Jospeh Lattanzi was splendid as Hawk, his buttery baritone luxuriant and robust.” and Opera News described him as a “confident, handsome presence, and a resonant baritone suggesting wells of feeling that the character might prefer to leave untapped.” In the 2018-2019 season, Mr. Lattanzi joins the roster of The Metropolitan Opera for the first time for their production of Nico Muhly’s Marnie and returns to Arizona Opera for the central role of Lt. Auderbert in Kevin Puts’ Silent Night. He makes his Jacksonville Symphony debut in the title role of Mozart’s Don Giovanni, sings a concert celebrating the music of Bernstein with Atlanta Symphony, and returns to Cincinnati Opera as Count Almaviva in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro.  Recent performances include his New York debut as Hawkins Fuller at PROTOTYPE Festival; his debut with Virginia Opera as Sonora in La fanciulla dl West followed by performances of Demetrius in A Midsummer Night’s Dream; performances with Atlanta Opera as Le Dancaïre in Carmen and Anthony in Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd; and West Side Story at Grand Tetons Music Festival with Donald Runnicles.

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From 2015 – 2017, Mr. Lattanzi was a member of the Marion Roose Pullin Arizona Opera Studio. During his time with the company, he was heard in the title role of Don Giovanni, as Dandini in La Cenerentola, Riolobo in Florencia en el Amazonas, and was featured in the company’s Sapphire Celebration with Frederica von Stade. Additional performances included Moralès and Dancaïre in Carmen, Yamadori in Madama Butterfly, and as the Gamekeeper in Rusalka. During this period, he also returned to Seattle Opera as Kuligin in Katya Kabanová and joins San Francisco Opera for their production of Don Giovanni.

Previoulsy, Mr. Lattanzi appeared with Jake Heggie in OPERA America’s Creators in Concert series, previewing Fellow Travelers at Brooklyn’s National Sawdust, and in Carmina Burana with the Reno Philharmonic and at the Christ (Crystal) Cathedral. Mr. Lattanzi’s 2014-2015 season began with a return home to debut with The Atlanta Opera as Yamadori and included workshopping Jake Heggie’s new opera Great Scott, revisiting Fellow Travelers at The National Opera Center, Carmina Burana with the Chicago Sinfonietta, and performing Guglielmo in Così fan tutte. The 2013-2014 season included his return to Seattle Opera in The Consul, a debut season with Cincinnati Opera in three roles, and an exciting international debut in Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem with the Orchestra e Coro Sinfonica di Milano “Giuseppe Verdi”. Mr. Lattanzi also garnered acclaim for his performances of Il Conte in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro led by Xian Zhang at San Francisco Opera’s Merola Opera Program.

Equally at home in standard and new repertoire, Lattanzi has created roles in workshops of operas by Gregory Spears (Fellow Travelers), Jake Heggie (Great Scott), Daniel Catán (Meet John Doe), and Clint Borzoni (The Copper Queen). In the 2011-2012 season, Mr. Lattanzi was recognized by Opera News Magazine for his “fresh, bright baritone voice” as Moralès with Seattle Opera. As a member of Seattle Opera’s Young Artist Program, he also performed the roles of Dr. Malatesta in Donizetti’s Don Pasquale and Albert in Massenet’s Werther. The Mableton, GA native has studied at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM). In addition to two summers at the Merola Opera Program, he has participated in programs at the Brevard Music Center and the Chautauqua Institute Voice Program.

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Trevor Scheunemann

Trevor Scheunemann

Trevor Scheunemann, baritone

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Beth Lytwynec

Praised by Opera News for his “lovely timbre”, and “dramatic timing”, and by the Washington Post for his “rich and gleaming” voice, Trevor Scheunemann quickly established himself as one of opera’s leading baritones. This season, Scheunemann returns to The Metropolitan Opera for productions of La bohème and Falstaff and performs as Marcello in Florida Grand Opera’s production of La bohème and as a soloist in Handel’s Messiah with the National Philharmonic and Faure’s Requiem with The Choral Arts Society of Washington, both at the Kennedy Center. Scheunemann is in demand at revered houses around the world for his thoughtful, original portrayals. Highlights of his career include performances as Sharpless in Madama Butterfly with Théâtre du Capitol de Toulouse, Washington National Opera, and Teatro Municipal Santiago; Count Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro with San Francisco Opera, The Metropolitan Opera, Washington National Opera, and Opéra National de Bordeaux; Guglielmo in Cosí fan tutte with Oper Frankfurt and Washington National Opera; the title role in Don Giovanni with Washington National Opera and  L’Opéra de Monte Carlo; Escamillo in Carmen with Ópera de Puerto Rico; and Marcello in La bohème at Atlanta Opera and Washington National Opera.

After joining the roster of The Metropolitan Opera as Curio in Giulio Cesare, Scheunemann enjoyed several return engagements including a new production of Un ballo in maschera under Fabio Luisi, which was also broadcast as part of the Metropolitan Live in HD series; Morales in the new production of Carmen conducted by Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin; Schaunard in La bohème; a new production of Guillaume Tell;  and Sid in La fanciulla del West. Additionally, he headlined The Met’s Rising Stars Tour in concert across the United States.

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In recent seasons, he made his San Francisco Opera début as Jake Wallace in La fanciulla del West conducted by Nicola Luisotti; appeared at L’Opéra de Monte Carlo as Donner in Das Rheingold;  performed Rameau’s Dardanus with Emmanuelle Haïm at Opéra de Lille; and joined the Glyndebourne Festival as Mercurio in L’incoronazione di Poppea conducted by Emmanuelle Haïm, in Graham Vick’s Eugene Onegin under the baton of Vladimir Jurowski, and as Melot in Tristan und Isolde, which was commercially released on CD.

Mr. Scheunemann has also been actively involved in the emergence of new, American opera. He originated roles in several productions including: Joe in Christopher Theofanidis’s Heart of a Soldier, inspired by the events of 9/11 and under the direction of Francesca Zambello at San Francisco Opera; der Graf F in René Koering’s adaptation of Heinrich von Kleist’s novella Der Marquise von O with L’Opéra de Monte Carlo; as well as Sgt. Marcum in Huang Ruo and David Henry Hwang’s An American Soldier and Gary Tate in Douglas Pew and Dara Weinberg’s Penny, both as part of the American Opera Initiative at Washington National Opera.

A seasoned concert artist, Scheunemann possesses a diverse repertoire of oratorio and recital work. Favorite engagements include Carmina Burana under the baton of Kent Nagano with the Montreal Symphony; Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem, Dvořák’s Stabat Mater, Vaughan Williams’ Dona nobis pacem, Britten’s Cantata misericordium, and Purcell’s Come, Ye Sons of Art with The National Symphony; and Copland’s Old American Songs with Kansas City Symphony and Fairbanks Symphony Orchestra. Other concert highlights include performances of Händel’s Messiah and the Requiems of Faure and Mozart. Last season he performed Messiah and Guglielmo in a concert performance of Cosi fan Tutte with the National Philharmonic; Count Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro with Norwalk Symphony Orchestra; and Britten’s War Requiem at Leigh University.

Mr. Scheunemann is a distinguished alumnus of the world-renowned Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program at Washington National Opera. He was featured in a variety of roles including Schaunard in La bohème, Masetto in Don Giovanni under the baton of Plácido Domingo, Marco in Gianni Schicchi, Larry Landau in Sophie’s Choice, and a commissioned work by Marvin Hamlisch with Plácido Domingo and Kristin Chenoweth at the Washington National Opera Golden Gala.

Awards to Mr. Scheunemann’s credit include the Washington National Opera Artist of the Year, the third-place winner in Plácido Domingo’s Operalia, and Sara Tucker Study Grant from the Richard Tucker Foundation.

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Craig Verm

Craig Verm

Craig Verm, baritone

Craig Verm
Craig Verm

Praised for his “arrestingly vibrant” and “robust” baritone, Craig Verm has brought his riveting dramatic portrayals to stages around the world. Most recently, he received high praise for his performances of the title role in Billy Budd for Des Moines Metro Opera. John van Rhein of the Chicago Tribune said, “The strong baritone voice, strapping physique and winning stage presence of Craig Verm created a sympathetic Billy” and Opera Today said Verm “was every moment the star vocal and theatrical presence that galvanized the performance.” In the 2017-2018 season, Verm made an impressive debut as a last-minute substitute in the title role of Mozart’s Don Giovanni for The Dallas Opera. His performances received critical acclaim for “succeeding in the daunting assignment…with his own credible realization of the iconic character.” Additionall that season he joined Opera Philadelphia for their inaugural festival, O17  in War Stories, a double-bill of Monteverdi’s Il combattimento di Tancredi and Lembit Beecher’s I Have No Stories To Tell You, a production he premiered in New York City with Gotham Chamber Opera. He also returned to Seattle Opera as Guglielmo in Così fan tutte and Claudio in Beatrice et Benedict and revisited the role of Doug Hansen in Everest for his company debut with Lyric Opera of Kansas City. In the summer of 2018, he returned to The Santa Fe Opera as Haly in Italian Girl in Algiers. In the 2018-2019 season, he returns to Pittsburgh Opera as Peter in Hansel and Gretel and Marcello in La bohème and returns to Austin Opera as Lt. Gordon in Silent Night.

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Recent performances include The Santa Fe Opera as Sonora in Fanciulla del West along with Der Graf in Capriccio, performances for which he was praised for his “deep, velvet baritone {whose} featured moments leapt out from the crowd.” Additionally, he joined Arizona Opera for their 45th Anniversary Celebration alongside famed mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade. He returned to Pittsburgh Opera as Ping in Turandot, made his debut with Seattle Opera as Papageno in The Magic Flute, and sang Marcello with Knoxville Opera. In the most recent season, Mr. Verm was heard at Opera Philadelphia as Belcore in L’elisir d’amore, as Friedrich Bhaer in Little Women at Madison Opera, and sang Messiah with Rhode Island Philharmonic.

Mr. Verm has made international debuts on stages including Lyric Opera of Chicago as Albert in Massenet’s Werther; Escamillo in Carmen at Teatro Municipal de Santiago, where he later returned as Billy Budd; at Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse as Sid in Albert Herring; as Ramiro in L’heure espagnole with the Nationale Reisopera in the Netherlands; and as Count Almaviva in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro at Seiji Ozawa’s Ongaku-juku Festival. Frequently sought after for new works, Mr. Verm created the role of Doug Hansen in Judy Talbot’s Everest at Dallas Opera, sang the title role of Elmer Gantry with Florentine Opera, and was heard as George in Of Mice and Men at Tulsa Opera. In the fall of 2017, he returns to Opera Philadelphia for War Stories, a production which pairs Monteverdi’s Il combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda with Lembit Beecher’s I have no stories to tell you. He returns to the double-bill as Tancredi and Daniel, roles he performed when the production premiered with Gotham Chamber Opera.

Equally adept within the realm of oratorio, his other concert appearances encompass performances of Glass’ the CIVIL warS with the Los Angeles Philharmonic; Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on Christmas Carols with the Pittsburgh Symphony; Vaughan Williams’ Five Mystical Songs with the Asheville Symphony Orchestra; Gounod’s Messe Solennelle de Sainte Cécile with Les Escales Musicales d’Evian; Orff’s Carmina Burana with the Alexandria Symphony; he sang William Schuman’s cantata, Casey at the Bat with the Reno Philharmonic; Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass with the Boston Youth Symphony; Handel’s Messiah with the Rhode Island Philharmonic; Bach’s Mass in B minor at Portugal’s Aviero Music Festival; Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 as a guest artist at Brown University; as well as Faure’s Requiem with the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony, and Schubert’s Mass in G and Rutter’s Mass of the Children with the Pittsburgh Concert Chorale. He has also sung Haydn’s Creation with the Robert Page Festival Singers at the Virginia Arts Festival as well as on tour in Vienna and Budapest, Mahler’s Songs of a Wayfarer with the Aspen Contemporary Ensemble, as well as performances of Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem. He has also presented solo recitals under the auspices of The Dallas Opera, the Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse and at West Liberty University.

He enjoys a strong relationship with Pittsburgh Opera, where he has sung the lead baritone role of Tom Joad in Gordon’s The Grapes of Wrath, Zurga in Les pêcheur de perles, Papageno, Mercutio in Roméo et Juliette, Ping, Junius in The Rape of Lucretia, the Novice’s Friend in Billy Budd, Angelotti in Tosca as well as Guglielmo in student performances of Così fan tutte. Other recent performances include Marcello, Minskman in Dove’s Flight, and Ping with Austin Lyric Opera; Papageno, Aeneas in Dido and Aeneas, and Adonis in Venus and Adonis with Florentine Opera; Ned Keene in Peter Grimes and Mercutio with Des Moines Metro Opera; Marcello and Zurga with Nashville Opera; Schaunard in La bohème with Opera Philadelphia; Sharpless in Madama Butterfly at Lyrique-en-Mer/Festival de Belle-Île; Joseph Pitt in Peter Eötvös’ Angels in America with Fort Worth Opera; Astolfo in the world premiere of Lewis Spratlan’s Life is a Dream and Hermann in Les contes d’Hofmann with Santa Fe Opera; Count Almaviva and Falke in Die Fledermaus with the Opera Theatre of Pittsburgh; and the title role of Eugene Onegin, Guglielmo, and the Forester in The Cunning Little Vixen with Aspen Opera Theater. He has also joined symphony orchestras including the Los Angeles Philharmonic for Angelotti, Marullo in Rigoletto, and the Mandarin in Turandot, and the San Francisco Symphony for Fidelio with Michael Tilson Thomas conducting.

He received his Master of Music from the University of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music where his performances included title role in Carlisle Floyd’s Markheim. He was graduated cum laude from Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music. He was also a 2006 national semifinalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and is also a former member of the young artist programs of Santa Fe Opera and Cincinnati Opera.

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