Featured Artists

SCVO is proud to showcase these fabulous artists.

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Megan Wagner

Soprano

Megan Wagner, Doctor of Musical Arts (ABD) and one of SCVO’s founders as well as its current general manager, is an experienced operatic soprano and...

Trinity Lutheran Church

1:30 AM

Nov 29, 2021

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Nathan Cicero

Pianist

Pianist Nathan Cicero is an energetic, engaging performer, who thrives on working collaboratively with other musicians. As a conductor,...

Trinity Lutheran Church

1:30 AM

Nov 29, 2021

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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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Jennifer Eckes

Emcee

Jennifer has been singing professionally in the Twin Cities area for over two decades, on stage in theatrical productions and as a...

Lowell Park, Stillwater, MN

12:00 AM

Aug 8, 2021

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Matthew Frischman

String Bass

A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, Matthew Frischman joined the Minnesota Orchestra in 1998. He served as...

Lowell Park, Stillwater, MN

12:00 AM

Aug 8, 2021

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Dimitri Artemyev (SVI)

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 (SVI)

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 (SVI)

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 (AH 2)

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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Nathan Cicero (NYEE)

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 1, 2021

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David Schmalenberger

Percussion/Drumset

Dr. David Schmalenberger is currently an adjunct faculty member at Augsburg University and Anoka Ramsey Community College...

Online Livestream

1:00 AM

Jan 1, 2021

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Jake Baldwin

Trupmet

Jake is one of the busiest freelance trumpeters in the Twin Cities and has performed with a wide variety of groups, ranging from his own jazz quartet...

Online Livestream

1:00 AM

Jan 1, 2021

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Layton "Skip" James (FC 2019)

Pianist/Composer

Layton James studied musicology at Cornell University under Dr. Donald Grout, taught at The University of Hawaii and Stanford University...

Online Livestream

1:00 AM

Nov 20, 2020

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Solveig Neseth

Soprano

Solveig Neseth is a Stillwater, Minnesota native. She received her Master of Music in Opera Performance and BM in Vocal Performance from...

Trinity Lutheran Church

1:30 AM

Nov 29, 2021

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Debra Gilroy

Soprano

Soprano Debra Gilroy brings a vibrant, powerful presence to her performances with her colorful, warm voice. Recently Debra...

Lake of the Isles Lutheran Church

12:00 AM

Sep 17, 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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Andrew Sun

Conductor

Minneapolis-based pianist Andrew Sun enjoys a varied career as a performing artist and arts administrator. Currently the Executive Assistant to the President...

Lowell Park, Stillwater, MN

12:00 AM

Aug 8, 2021

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Gary Briggle

Stage Director

Gary Briggle, stage director, brings over 45 years of professional experience in the full range of Music-Theatre genres to our endeavor...

Lowell Park, Stillwater, MN

12:00 AM

Aug 8, 2021

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Catherine Ramirez

Flute

Catherine Ramirez has captivated listeners from her roots along the U.S. Southern border to audiences around the world. In addition to...

Lowell Park, Stillwater, MN

12:00 AM

Aug 8, 2021

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Nathan Cicero (SVI)

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 (SVI)

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 Haan (MC 2021)

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 (NYEE)

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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Larry Neumann

Saxophone

Larry retired as a band director from the Stillwater Area School District after 37 years of teaching. He still directs and plays in the Century Jazz Ensemble...

Online Livestream

1:00 AM

Jan 1, 2021

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Christopher Olson

Guitar

Christopher Olson has been an active performer and educator in Minnesota and Wisconsin for more than a quarter century...

Online Livestream

1:00 AM

Jan 1, 2021

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Megan Wagner (FC 2019)

Soprano

Ms. Wagner obtained her Master of Music degree from the University of Minnesota where she performed the role of Kostelnicka in Jenůfa...

Online Livestream

1:00 AM

Nov 20, 2020

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Obed Floan

Tenor

Obed Floan, Master of Music and one of SCVO’s founders as well as its current executive director, is an accomplished Heldentenor and vocal instructor...

Trinity Lutheran Church

1:30 AM

Nov 29, 2021

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Eric McEnaney

Pianist and Vocal Coach

Dr. Eric McEnaney enjoys a multifaceted career as one of America's foremost opera pianists and vocal coaches. Eric has assisted in the creative process of...

Lake of the Isles Lutheran Church

12:00 AM

Sep 17, 2021

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Andres Acosta

Tenor

Praised for his lyric voice, Cuban-American tenor Andres Acosta continues to stand out through his strong vocal presence and...

Lowell Park, Stillwater, MN

12:00 AM

Aug 8, 2021

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Nathan Cicero (OOTR 2021)

Assistant Conductor

Pianist Nathan Cicero is an energetic and engaging performer, who thrives on working collaboratively with other musicians. As a conductor, coach, and...

Lowell Park, Stillwater, MN

12:00 AM

Aug 8, 2021

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Four Voices String Quartet

String Quartet

Allison Ostrander & Laurie Petruconis, violins - Susan Janda, viola - Rebecca Arons, cello
The Four Voices String Quartet...

Lowell Park, Stillwater, MN

12:00 AM

Aug 8, 2021

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Karrin Meffert-Nelson

Clarinet

Karrin Meffert-Nelson teaches clarinet, conducts the Gustavus Chamber Winds, and teaches courses in music education at Gustavus Adolphus College...

Lowell Park, Stillwater, MN

12:00 AM

Aug 8, 2021

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John De Haan (SVI)

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 (SVI)

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 (AH 1)

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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Reed Grimm

Baritone

Reed Grimm, a native of Ellsworth, Wisconsin, started his life on stage. At the age of 2 he joined his musical family’s nationally touring act...

Online Livestream

1:00 AM

Jan 1, 2021

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Gregory Hippen

Double Bass/Electric Bass

Jazz, opera, classical, R&B, bluegrass, and good ol’ rock’n’roll . . . you name it, bassist Greg Hippen has probably played it...

Online Livestream

1:00 AM

Jan 1, 2021

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Riley Helgeson

Trumpet

Riley Helgeson is a freelance trumpet player and composer based in the Twin Cities. Riley has toured North America and Europe with Sonny Knight and...

Online Livestream

1:00 AM

Jan 1, 2021

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Obed Floan (FC 2019)

Tenor

It is rare for someone in the 21st century to possess the natural qualities of the Heldentenor voice that is reminiscent of the golden age of opera...

Online Livestream

1:00 AM

Nov 20, 2020

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