Monday, July 6, 2009

Broadway-by-the-Sea Singers

Great news! We have the rest of our singers lined up!

Baritone Igor Vieira was a world finalist of the 1995 Luciano Pavarotti Voice Competition in Philadelphia, a recipient of the Margareth Tudor Award (Princeton) for two consecutive years and the Kaplan Foundation Award (Kansas City) for outstanding artistry, as well as Second Place on the East Bay Opera League Voice Competition in 2006 and a semi-finalist of the Competizione d'Opera in Dresden - Germany in 2008.

Igor Vieira made his professional debut in his native Rio de Janeiro at age 17 singing the role of "Le Dancaïre" in Bizet's Carmen. Subsequent roles have included "Dulcamara" in Donizetti's L'elisir d'Amore, "Eisenstein" in Straus's Die Fledermaus, the title role in Mozart's Don Giovanni, Ford in Verdi's Falstaff, and Lescaut in Puccini's Manon Lescaut.

Mr. Vieira has sung 52 different operatic roles with such companies as the Teatro Municipal of Rio de Janeiro, the Amazonian Opera Festival, The Belém Opera Festival, Opera du Villecroze (France), Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Opera Theater of Philadelphia, Teatro Barakaldo (Spain), West Bay Opera, Berkeley Opera, San Francisco Lyric Opera, Fremont Opera, Rimrock Opera, Festival Opera/Walnut Creek, Oakland Opera Theater, Teatro Sao Pedro (Brazil), Belcantanti Opera, Pocket Opera and Opera Santa Barbara.

Jamie Chamberlin, soprano

Greek-American soprano Jamie Chamberlin has been recognized as one of the premiere singing actresses of her generation. Recently, she was granted the Special Encouragement Award at the 2007 MONC Western Regional Finals. Earlier in 2007, she received Third Place in the Inaugural Jose Iturbi International Music Competition in Los Angeles, and in November of 2007 she participated in the Seoul International Music Competition in South Korea as one of 46 young singers from around the world. As an artist in the prestigious Merola Opera Program in San Francisco, she received critical praise for her portrayal of Anne Sexton in Susa's Transformations, and for her sparkling Merola Grand Finale performance on the stage of the War Memorial Opera House in 2006. Ms. Chamberlin made her professional debut with the Los Angeles Philharmonic in 2004 singing the soprano solo in the world premiere of Esa- Pekka Salonen's monumental orchestral work Wing on Wing. The following season, she made her solo debut with Los Angeles Opera as the High Priestess in Aida and the Cretan Woman in Idomeneo, with Plácido Domingo.

Christopher Reames, baritone

Mr. Reames is a native of Kansas City, MO. He was recently selected as a top-ten finalist in the Franco-American Vocal Academy 2009 Grand Concours de Chant vocal competition. In February of this year, Mr. Reames appeared as Tom/John in the Opera Las Vegas production of Mollicone's The Face on the Barroom Floor and in the title role of P.D.Q. Bach's Oedipus Tex. Other recent performances include: Simon in Handel's Judas Maccabaeus, Schaunard in Puccini's La Bohème; Sid in Britten's Albert Herring; Papageno in Mozart's The Magic Flute; Richard in Barab's Fortune's Favorites; Perchik in Bock and Harnick's The Fiddler on the Roof; and Snoopy in Gesner's You're a Good Man Charlie Brown; Soloist in Vaughan Williams' Dona Nobis Pacem and Five Mystical Songs. Mr. Reames is a two-time winner in the Graduate division of the 2006 and 2007 N.A.T.S. Study Award competitions for the Southern Nevada N.A.T.S. chapter. He is a recent graduate of the Master of Music degree program at UNLV. In 2005, Mr. Reames completed a Bachelor of Science degree with an emphasis in vocal performance at William Jewell College in Liberty, MO.

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