Julie Adams

Julie Adams

Julie Adams, soprano

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A winner of the 2014 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, 2015 George London Award, 2015 Elizabeth Connell prize for aspiring dramatic sopranos, and recipient of a 2015 Sara Tucker Study Grant, soprano Julie Adams has been praised by the New York Times for possessing a voice that is “rich, full and slightly earthy in an expressive way.” The 2018 – 2019 season sees Ms. Adams’ house debut with Arizona Opera as Anna Sorensen in Silent Night by Kevin Puts, her house debut with Des Moines Metro Opera as Mimì in La bohème, and in recital under the auspices of the George London Foundation. Orchestral engagements include Beethoven’s Symphony Number 9 with the Phoenix Symphony conducted by Tito Muñoz, and a concert version of West Side Story with the Oakland Symphony.

The 2017 – 2018 season saw Ms. Adams return to San Francisco Opera as a guest artist in Francesca Zambello’s production of Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen, singing Freia in Das Rheingold and Gerhilde in Die Walküre. Additional engagements included her house and role debut as Countess in Le nozze di Figaro at Michigan Opera Theatre, conducted by Stephen Lord and her house debut at Opera Idaho as Blanche in Previn’s A Streetcar Named Desire.

Highlights at San Francisco Opera include Mimì conducted by Carlo Montanaro, First Lady in the Jun Kanako production of Die Zauberflöte, Kate Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly, Kristina in Makropulos Case, Cesira in the world premiere of Marco Tutino’s La Ciociara, and covering both Eva in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg and the title role in Jenůfa.

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Additional operatic highlights include appearances as Mimì in La Bohème and Anna Sørensen in Silent Night with Opera San Jose, her role debut as Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire as part of the 2014 Merola Opera Program, Lia in Debussy’s L’Enfant Prodigue at the International Vocal Arts Institute in Tel Aviv, Pamina in Die Zauberflöte at the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, and Magnolia Hawks in Show Boat and Rose in Street Scene with the Oakland East Bay Symphony. Additional roles include Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte, Blanche in Les Dialogues des Carmélites, and Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

On the recital stage Ms. Adams was featured as part of the Schwabacher Debut Recital series with John Churchwell, which the San Francisco Chronicle praised her “combination of plush tone and seeming effortless vocal power.”

Orchestral performances include Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915 with Contra Costa Wind Symphony, and a chamber concert with San Francisco Opera musicians as part of SF Opera Lab’s Chamberworks Concerts, with repertoire including Morgen! by Strauss, Previn’s Vocalise, Eternamente by Ponchielli, and Chausson’s Chanson Perpetuelle. Haydn’s Mass in C Major with Oakland East Bay Symphony, Brahms’ Requiem, and Vivaldi’s Gloria with Ventura College Orchestra, and a set of five Joseph Marx Lieder with the San Francisco Conservatory of Music Orchestra.

A native of Burbank, California, Ms. Adams holds both Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music where she was awarded the Phyllis C Wattis Memorial Scholarship.

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Monica Dewey

Monica Dewey

Monica Dewey, soprano

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Praised by the American Prize for having “a superb, rich instrument that is capable of such a range of colors” and “a flexible voice that has great professional potential”, Monica Dewey is a young soprano entering the professional operatic and voice scene.

Monica began the 2017/18 season with her debut at San Francisco Opera singing Pousette in Manon. Monica continued the season with a debut at Michigan Opera Theatre where she sang Alice B. Toklas in Ricky Ian Gordon’s 27. As the soprano studio artist at Michigan Opera Theatre, Monica worked alongside Ricky Ian Gordon to prepare the production.

In the summer of 2017, Monica made her professional debut as Servilia in La clemenza di tito with Opera Theatre of Saint Louis. She was also featured in a scenes concert as Marie in La fille du regiment and Cunegonde in Candide. Monica returns to Opera Theatre of Saint Louis this summer to sing Alexandra Giddens in Marc Blitzstein’s Regina and again in 2019 as Susanna in The Marriage of Figaro. Ms. Dewey began the 2018-19 season as a quarter-finalist at Placido Domingo’s Operalia in Lisbon, Portugal. She also makes her European debut as First Niece in Peter Grimes for Oper Köln and returns to Michigan Opera Theatre as Cunegonde.

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In September of 2016, Monica gave her final performance as a student at Indiana University in the title role of La fille du regiment. Under the baton of Marzio Conti, Monica was deemed “quite perfect as Marie” by Indiana Public Media and “electric” by Peter Jacobi at the Herald Times.

As a student at Indiana University, she performed Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia and Morgana in Alcina. She also appeared as Dalinda in Ariodante with the Chautauqua Voice Institute and Pamina in Die Zauberfloete with Lyric Opera Studio Weimar.

Monica was most recently awarded first place at the Gulf Coast region of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, advancing to the Semi-Finals in New York City. In addition, Monica has received awards from The Sullivan Foundation, The American Prize, and the Arleen Auger Memorial Scholarship. In 2017, she was awarded first prize in the 10th International Hilde Zadek Voice Competition at the Musikverein in Vienna. In addition to the first prize award, Monica received the Special Prize of Sponsors and Donors, Special Prize of the Media Jury, and a future engagement in a leading role with Oper Köln in Cologne, Germany.

Monica received her Master of Music degree from Indiana University’s acclaimed Jacobs School of Music. Prior to her studies at IU, Monica obtained a dual bachelors degree in Music and Arts Administration from the University of Kentucky.​

Monica has been a young artist with Opera Theatre of Saint Louis (2016, 2017), Chautauqua Voice Institute (2014, 2015), Lyric Opera Studio Weimar (2013), and Harrower Opera Workshop (2012, 2013). Monica has studied voice with Patricia Stiles, Carol Vaness, Everett McCorvey, Marlena Malas, and Elizabeth Colson. She has coached with Gary Arvin, Arthur Fagen, Kevin Murphy, Heidi Grant Murphy, and Eiddwen Harrhy, in addition to the many wonderful faculty members listed in the programs above.

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Yelena Dyachek

Yelena Dyachek

Yelena Dyachek, soprano

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Ukrainian-born soprano Yelena Dyachek was a winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions in 2016, receiving praise from The New York Times saying “…memorable as the soprano Yelena Dyachek from California, who demonstrated impressive range, depth and power in ‘Come scoglio’, before delivering an emotionally captivating Letter Scene…”.  She is a graduate from Houston Grand Opera’s prestigious studio program and during her time in the HGO Studio, Ms. Dyachek appeared in several productions including as Musetta in La bohème, Flora in La traviata, and Berta in Il barbiere di Siviglia. Further productions included Norma, Some Light Emerges, and Nixon in China. Upcoming debuts include her Glimmerglass Festival debut as Marie Antoinette in Ghosts of Versailles and her professional role debut as Tatiana in Eugene Onegin with Palm Beach Opera under the direction of Tomer Zvulun.

Recent performances for Ms. Dyachek include Elettra in Idomeneo and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 as a Filene Young Artist at Wolf Trap Opera and Fiordiligi for San Francisco Opera’s Merola Opera Program. A multi-year member of the Aspen Opera Theatre Center, Ms. Dyachek appeared as Fiordiligi in 2015 and as Tatiana in 2014. She will return to the Aspen Music Festival in the Summer of 2020 as part of their Beethoven Celebration.

Further recognition includes the Ana Maria Martinez Encouragement Award at the 2016 Eleanor McCollum Competition, and singing as a finalist at the Palm Springs Opera Guild of the Desert’s vocal competition. She holds a bachelor’s degree from University of the Pacific Conservatory of Music, and a master’s degree from the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music. Further roles performed while at USC include Frau Von Daubek in the concert premiere of Thomas Morse’s Frau Schindler, the Composer in Ariadne auf Naxos, Vitellia in La clemenza di Tito, the title role in Iphigénie en Tauride, and Madama Cortese in Il viaggio a Reims.

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Jacqueline Echols

Jacqueline Echols

Jacqueline Echols, soprano

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Lyric soprano Jacqueline Echols has been praised for her “dynamic range and vocal acrobatics” (Classical Voice) in theaters across the United States. Ms. Echols’ 2018/19 season begins with her return to the Kennedy Center in the title role of Verdi’s La Traviata for a new production by Washington National Opera, directed by Francesca Zambello. She reprises the role later in the season in her debut with Palm Beach Opera. Following her debut with the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra for their 2017 season opening gala concert, she returns to the orchestra for her first performances of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in April. Also on the concert stage, she makes her debut in December with the Memphis Symphony for performances of Messiah. A frequent performer of both standard and contemporary repertoire, Echols debuted the role of Helen in the world premiere performances of The Summer King at the Pittsburgh Opera in 2017, and reprised the role in her hometown of Detroit with Michigan Opera Theater in 2018. She has performed the role of Pip in Heggie’s Moby Dick with the Los Angeles, Dallas, and Pittsburgh Operas, as well as the role of Sister Helen in the composer’s Dead Man Walking with Washington National Opera.

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Recent seasons have seen Ms. Echols with North Carolina Opera as Gilda in Rigoletto, the title role in La Traviata, and Musetta in La bohème, as well as with the Glimmerglass Festival as Pamina in Die Zauberflöte, Giulietta in King for a Day, and Echo in Ariadne auf Naxos. She reprised the role of Musetta in 2017 in concert with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Music Director Ward Stare. A graduate of Washington National Opera’s Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program, she was seen in previous seasons at the Kennedy Center as Micaëla in Carmen, the Unicorn in the world premiere of Jeanine Tesori’s The Lion, the Unicorn, and Me, Clorinda in La Cenerentola, and Woglinde and Forest Bird in Wagner’s full Ring Cycle conducted by Music Director Philippe Auguin. She made her debut with the Tanglewood Festival reprising the role of Woglinde in Das Rheingold, conducted by Andris Nelsons.

Additional appearances include Cincinnati Opera as Countess Ceprano in Rigoletto, First Lady in The Magic Flute, and Clara in Porgy and Bess; Micaela in Carmen with Eugene Opera; and New York Harlem Productions as both Clara and Bess in Porgy and Bess, for which she was featured in the documentary Porgy and Me which premiered in Germany in January 2010.

Ms. Echols is a 2012 second prize winner at the Gerda Lissner International Vocal Competition. She completed her master’s degree and artist diploma at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM), where she appeared as the Female Chorus in The Rape of Lucretia, the Countess in The Marriage of Figaro, Anne Truelove in The Rake’s Progress, and Pamina in The Magic Flute.

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Pureum Jo

Pureum Jo

Pureum Jo, soprano

Pureum Jo
Pureum Jo

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Her tone and presence described as “riveting,” “mesmerizing,” and “ravishing” by Opera News, the New York Times, and Time Out New York, soprano Pureum Jo is an alumna of Houston Grand Opera’s Studio Program, where she captivated audiences as Pamina and Papagena in Die Zauberflote, and Barbarina in Le nozze di Figaro. Equally at home in contemporary music, Ms. Jo appeared with the company as the Rose in Rachel Portman and Nicholas Wright’s The Little Prince, Becca in the world premiere of Gregory Spears and Royce Vavrek’s O Columbia, and as Miss Frayne in the latest world premiere by the legendary Carlisle Floyd, Prince of Players. In the current season, Ms. Jo returns to Houston Grand Opera as Musetta in La bohéme and will be heard in the world premiere of Beauty and Sadness, an opera by Elena Langer based on the final novel of Nobel Prize winner Yasunari Kawabata.

Recent engagements include her first season with The Glyndebourne Festival for the their production of Giulio Cesare; joining the roster of Lyric Opera of Chicago for Orphée & Eurydice; and her San Francisco Opera debut as Dai Yu in the world premiere of Bright Sheng’s Dream of the Red Chamber.  Additionally, she returned to the Sarasota Orchestra for an evening of Mozart concert arias with Music Director Anu Tali, sang Micaëla in Carmen with Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra, and made her role debut as Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro with Opera Naples and Music Director Ramon Tebar.

In the 2016-2017 season, Ms. Jo made her San Francisco Opera debut in the company’s latest commission as Dai Yu in the world premiere of Bright Sheng’s Dream of the Red Chamber, which also traveled to the Hong Kong Music Festival in the Spring. Additional performances included her fourth appearance with New York City’s Voices of Ascension in performance of Mozart’s Esultate Jubilate and Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass, her debut with Sarasota Orchesta in performances of Mozart’s Requiem, and as Pamina with Opera Naples under the baton of Music Director Ramon Tebar.

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In the 2017-2018 season, Ms. Jo joins Lyric Opera of Chicago for the first time in their production of Orphée & Eurydice. She also returns to the Sarasota Orchestra for an evening of Mozart concert arias with Music Director Anu Tali, returns to Opera Naples for her role debut as Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro, and sings Micaëla in Carmen with Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra. Additionally, she will be heard in recital in San Antonio, TX with baritone Michael Sumuel.

Ms. Jo appeared in the title role in Toshio Hosokawa’s Matsukaze with the Lincoln Center Festival and the Spoleto Festival U.S.A., a performance for which Opera News wrote, “You could take neither your eyes nor your ears off her.” She recently sang with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra as Zerlina in Don Giovanni, and made her San Francisco Symphony debut in their 16th annual Chinese New Year Concert. She has performed regularly at the Aspen Music Festival as Juliette in Roméo et Juliette, Micaëla in Carmen, the High Priestess in Aida, and most recently as Musetta in La bohème. Other roles include Blanche in Dialogues des Carmélites, Fraarte in Radamisto, and Sandrina in La finta giardiniera.

An accomplished concert soloist and recitalist, Ms. Jo has appeared in recital with Houston Grand Opera, Alice Tully Hall, and the Aspen Music Festival. She sang in “A Concert of Comic Operas,” co-presented by The Metropolitan Opera and the Juilliard School and conducted by James Levine, and was the soprano soloist in Mozart’s Requiem Mass and Coronation Mass, Haydn’s Mass in Time of War, and in a concert of Mozart and Mendelssohn oratorio arias with New York City’s Voices of Ascension. Additionally, she has performed at Carnegie Hall in Marilyn Horne’s The Song Continues. Originally from South Korea, Ms. Jo holds two degrees from the Juilliard School.

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