Featured Artists

SCVO is proud to showcase these fabulous artists.

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Vanessa Becerra

Soprano

Peruvian & Mexican American Soprano Vanessa Becerra has been praised for her “bold and bright” singing (Opera News) and...

Lowell Park, Stillwater, MN

12:00 AM

Aug 8, 2021

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Luis Alejandro Orozco

Baritone

An El Paso Texas native, Mexican-American Baritone Luis Alejandro Orozco has been praised for his “voluminous baritone and...

Lowell Park, Stillwater, MN

12:00 AM

Aug 8, 2021

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John De Haan

Vocal Coach/SVI Faculty

John David De Haan is a native of Kansas and a graduate of Union College and of the U of Nebraska. John is currently on the voice and...

Bethel Lutheran Church, Hud., WI

2:00 PM

Jul 26, 2021

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Stephen Swanson

Pianist/Coach/SVI Faculty

Steve Swanson is a pianist based in St. Paul. He is an active freelancer, frequently collaborating with choirs, vocalists, and instrumentalists...

Bethel Lutheran Church, Hud., WI

2:00 PM

Jul 26, 2021

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Gretchen Perkins

Pianist

Gretchen Perkins is thrilled to be back playing with St. Croix Valley Opera! She loved being part of their inaugural concert on the river, and...

Trinity Lutheran Church

12:00 AM

Jun 25, 2021

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Brian Wallin

Tenor

Praised for his “finely focused and well-mannered” voice (Dallas Morning News), tenor Brian Wallin has “proved [to be] another gifted tenor…

Online Livestream

12:00 AM

Apr 16, 2021

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Skip James

Pianist/Composer

Layton James was the principal keyboardist with The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra for 42 years. Layton studied musicology at Cornell University...

Online Livestream

7:00 PM

Mar 28, 2021

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Will Esch

Bass

William Esch is a bass from Stillwater, MN, with a degree in Music Education from St. Olaf College. Esch made his international debut in Berlin playing...

Online Livestream

7:00 PM

Mar 28, 2021

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Nathan Cicero

Pianist

Nathan Cicero is a Twin-Cities based pianist specializing in art song, opera, and musical theatre. He has collaborated with several local arts...

Online Livestream

1:00 AM

Jan 15, 2021

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Anna Hashizume

Mezzo-Soprano

Anna Hashizume is a Japanese-American singer-actor based in the Twin Cities. She has performed with Artistry Theater, Theatre Elision...

Online Livestream

1:00 AM

Jan 1, 2021

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Sarah Larsen

Mezzo-Soprano

Praised as “sizzling,” “riveting and passionate” and possessing a voice of “warm, organic liquidity,” mezzo-soprano Sarah Larsen...

Lowell Park, Stillwater, MN

12:00 AM

Aug 8, 2021

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Dimitri Artemyev

Singer/Coach/SVI Faculty

Dimitri is an actor, director, and educator who has been working professionally since 2012. Originally from St. Petersburg, Russia...

Bethel Lutheran Church, Hud., WI

2:00 PM

Jul 26, 2021

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Jennifer Eckes

Singer/SVI Faculty

Jennifer Eckes has a B.A. in vocal performance from Luther College, was twice a fellow of the Cabaret Conference at Yale...

Bethel Lutheran Church, Hud., WI

2:00 PM

Jul 26, 2021

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Ryan Townsend

Singer/Vocal Coach/SVI Faculty

Originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Ryan Townsend has performed with theatre and opera companies across...

Bethel Lutheran Church, Hud., WI

2:00 PM

Jul 26, 2021

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Avery Felton

Lyric Soprano

Avery Felton is a lyric soprano from Del Rio, Texas. Having spent her childhood acting and singing in over 20 plays and musicals, she went on...

Online Livestream

12:00 AM

May 21, 2021

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Nathan Cicero

Pianist

Nathan Cicero is a Twin-Cities based pianist and conductor specializing in Opera, Art Song, and Musical Theatre. He has collaborated with...

Online Livestream

12:00 AM

Apr 16, 2021

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Amy Sheffer Western

Mezzo-Soprano

Amy Sheffer Western is a mezzo-soprano, originally from Delray Beach, Florida. She holds a Bachelor of Music Degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison,...

Online Livestream

7:00 PM

Mar 28, 2021

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Sammy Brown

Singer-Songwriter

Sammy Brown is a Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter originally from Stillwater, Minnesota. Previous projects include A Firm Handshake,...

Online Livestream

1:00 AM

Feb 19, 2021

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Colleen Raye

Alto

Colleen Raye is an accomplished singer, actress and entertainer. A native of Wisconsin, Colleen began singing at age 15 with her brother’s band...

Online Livestream

1:00 AM

Jan 1, 2021

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Mark Billy

Baritone

Native (Choctaw tribe) baritone Mark Billy is known for his big, rich-sounding voice and ringing high notes. In 2020, Mark was awarded a...

Online Livestream

1:00 AM

Jan 1, 2021

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Andrew Stenson

Tenor

American tenor Andrew Stenson, praised by The Wall Street Journal for his "vivid tenor that is both beautiful and full of raw feeling"...

Lowell Park, Stillwater, MN

12:00 AM

Aug 8, 2021

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Nathan Cicero

Coach/Pianist/SVI Faculty

Nathan Cicero is a Twin-Cities based pianist and conductor specializing in Opera, Art Song, and Musical Theatre. He has collaborated with...

Bethel Lutheran Church, Hud., WI

2:00 PM

Jul 26, 2021

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Andrew Sun

Pianist/Coach/SVI Faculty

Andrew Sun is currently Executive Assistant to the President of Minnesota Opera after serving as a Resident Artist coach...

Bethel Lutheran Church, Hud., WI

2:00 PM

Jul 26, 2021

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Clark Weyrauch

Tenor

Stillwater native, Clark Weyrauch is a runner, cheese enthusiast, and local singer and performer. He currently as Music Director at...

Trinity Lutheran Church

12:00 AM

Jun 25, 2021

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Élider DiPaula

Pianist

Praised by the Chicago Tribune as a “exceptionally talented pianist,” Élider DiPaula is a Brazilian classical musician, composer, and teacher...

Online Livestream

12:00 AM

May 21, 2021

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John De Hann

Guest Vocal Clinician

John David De Haan is a native of Kansas and a graduate of Union College and of the U of Nebraska. John is currently on the voice and opera faculty...

Online Livestream

7:00 PM

Mar 28, 2021

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Jake Olson

Baritone/Tenor

As a sophomore at St. Olaf College, Jacob (Jake) Olson has already assembled an impressive list of credits with his advanced...

Online Livestream

7:00 PM

Mar 28, 2021

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Tessa Larson

Soprano

Tessa Larson is a soprano currently seeking her MM in vocal performance at the University of North Carolina (Greensboro) after receiving a BM from...

Online Livestream

1:00 AM

Jan 15, 2021

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Jennifer Eckes

Mezzo-Soprano

Jennifer Eckes has sung professionally for over two decades, in stage productions large and small, and as a soloist in concerts and cabaret shows...

Online Livestream

1:00 AM

Jan 1, 2021

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Allen Michael Jones

Bass

Allen Michael Jones, a native of Atlanta, Georgia, is currently a Resident Studio Artist with Minnesota Opera. Last season, Allen Michael finished...

Online Livestream

1:00 AM

Jan 1, 2021

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