Jul 23, 2021
On this special “Young Artist Spotlight” episode, we meet three singers from Central City Opera’s Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Artists Training Program: baritone Bernardo Medeiros, mezzo-soprano Michelle Monroe, and soprano Marin Tack. The two women have small but significant roles in all three shows, and Bernardo is covering the two title roles, Rigoletto and Aeneas. We talk about what this summer has been like so far and what they see as priorities to keep opera going into the future. All three auditioned for the program back in 2019 – and when the pandemic hit, CCO had to postpone the 2020 festival. Like so many others in the performing arts industry, Bernardo, Michelle and Marin had to find ways to keep going. The first line of the song “You’ll Never Walk Alone” from CAROUSEL is, “When you walk through a storm, keep your chin up high.” These artists, along with the rest of their colleagues, did just that.
Read the show notes from this episode here.
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