Featured Artists

SCVO is proud to showcase these fabulous artists.

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Obed Floan

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...

Trinity Lutheran Church

1:30 AM

Nov 13, 2022

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Clark Weyrauch

Tenor

Stillwater native, Clark Weyrauch is a singer, conductor, and performer. He currently serves as Director of Worship at Trinity...

Trinity Lutheran Church

1:30 AM

Nov 13, 2022

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Tony Potts

Figaro

Minnesota based baritone Tony Potts is a two-time finalist at the international Lotte Lenya Competition. His recent portrayal of Marcello in...

The Phipps Center for the Arts

4:00 PM

Oct 1, 2022

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Riley McNutt

Narrator/Bartolo

Riley McNutt: Off-Broadway and Theater Latte Da: All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914. Theater Latte Da: All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914,12 Angy...

The Phipps Center for the Arts

4:00 PM

Oct 1, 2022

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Liv Redpath (OOTR 2022)

Soprano

Liv Redpath is quickly becoming a leading soprano leggero on the opera and concert stage today. During the 2021-22 season, Ms. Redpath returns to...

Lowell Park, Stillwater, MN

12:00 AM

Jul 31, 2022

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Thomas Glass (OOTR 2022)

Baritone

Baritone Thomas Glass is a Grand Prize winner of the 2019 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and arecent alum of the Houston Grand Opera...

Lowell Park, Stillwater, MN

12:00 AM

Jul 31, 2022

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Jennifer Eckes (OOTR 2022)

Co-Emcee

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

Lowell Park, Stillwater, MN

12:00 AM

Jul 31, 2022

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Allison Ostrander (OOTR 2022)

Violin

Violinist Allison Ostrander enjoys a multifaceted career as orchestral leader, versatile chamber musician, teacher, studio musician and freelance violinist...

Lowell Park, Stillwater, MN

12:00 AM

Jul 31, 2022

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Rebecca Arons (OOTR 2022)

Cello

Cellist Rebecca Arons is a dynamic performer and in-demand recording artist, arranger and producer that has worked with top orchestras, Broadway...

Lowell Park, Stillwater, MN

12:00 AM

Jul 31, 2022

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Jennifer Gerth (OOTR 2022)

Clarinet

Jennifer Gerth is in her 25th season as principal clarinet of the Duluth-Superior Symphony Orchestra. A substitute with the Minnesota Orchestra...

Lowell Park, Stillwater, MN

12:00 AM

Jul 31, 2022

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Obed Floan (BSR 2021)

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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Jennifer Eckes

Mezzo-Soprano

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

Trinity Lutheran Church

1:30 AM

Nov 13, 2022

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Thomas Glass

Baritone

Baritone Thomas Glass is a Grand Prize winner of the 2019 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and arecent alum of the Houston...

Trinity Lutheran Church

1:30 AM

Nov 13, 2022

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Maggie Burr

Rosina

Soprano Maggie Burr is very active in Minneapolis with Opera Reading Project, singing the roles of Miss Jessel (The Turn of the Screw),...

The Phipps Center for the Arts

4:00 PM

Oct 1, 2022

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Gary Briggle

Stage Director

Gary Briggle, stage director/singer-actor, has had a distinguished career in opera and music-theatre for over 45 years. His first professional directing...

The Phipps Center for the Arts

4:00 PM

Oct 1, 2022

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Jennifer Feinstein (OOTR 2022)

Mezzo-Soprano

Mezzo-soprano Jennifer Feinstein has been likened by the Los Angeles Times to "a young Horne, so rich is her mezzo and so full of spark was she on...

Lowell Park, Stillwater, MN

12:00 AM

Jul 31, 2022

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Joseph Li (OOTR 2022)

Conductor

Seattle native Joseph Li joined Minnesota Opera as Vice President, Artistic in 2021. An alumnus of the Houston Grand Opera Studio, Mr. Li made...

Lowell Park, Stillwater, MN

12:00 AM

Jul 31, 2022

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Mark Billy (OOTR 2022)

Baritone

Native (Choctaw) baritone Mark Billy has a multi-faceted career in opera, recital, and concert work. Mark recently won first place the St. Croix Valley Opera...

Lowell Park, Stillwater, MN

12:00 AM

Jul 31, 2022

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Ian Snyder (OOTR 2022)

Violin

Minneapolis native Ian Snyder recently completed his master's degree in violin performance at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague and...

Lowell Park, Stillwater, MN

12:00 AM

Jul 31, 2022

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Charles Block (OOTR 2022)

String Bass

Charles Block is an active freelance musician around the Twin Cities and can be seen performing with the Minnesota Sinfonia, Broadway shows on...

Lowell Park, Stillwater, MN

12:00 AM

Jul 31, 2022

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Megan Wagner (BSR 2021)

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 (BSR 2021)

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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