Featured Artists

SCVO is proud to showcase these fabulous artists.

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Liv Redpath

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

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

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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Ian Snyder

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

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

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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Jennifer Feinstein

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

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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Gary Briggle

Stage Director / Tenor

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

Jul 31, 2022

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Susan Janda

Viola

Violist Susan Janda thrives on interpreting a wide variety of musical styles on her otherwise typically ‘classical’ instrument. Vocal influences are important...

Lowell Park, Stillwater, MN

12:00 AM

Jul 31, 2022

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Barbara Leibundguth

Flute

Barbara Leibundguth was a member of the Minnesota Orchestra for twenty years, including fourteen as co-principal, and she has also performed as acting...

Lowell Park, Stillwater, MN

12:00 AM

Jul 31, 2022

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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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David Blalock

Tenor

American tenor David Blalock is becoming widely known for his beautiful lyric voice and varied repertoire. After making his Metropolitan Opera...

Lowell Park, Stillwater, MN

12:00 AM

Jul 31, 2022

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Clark Weyrauch

Co-Emcee

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

Lowell Park, Stillwater, MN

12:00 AM

Jul 31, 2022

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Allison Ostrander

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

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

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

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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