CANCELED: Hänsel und Gretel (Die Hexe)

The Music Academy of the West Vocal Institute introduces you to several characters in Humperdinck’s classic fairytale opera utilizing the creative direction of James Darrah and illustrations and animations by Yuki Izumihara and Yee Eun Nam. Click to watch it here.


CANCELED: L'enfant et les sortilèges (Maman/La libelulle)


CANCELED: Beethoven's Symphony no. 9 (Alto Soloist)

Philadelphia Youth Orchestra


CANCELED: Elektra (Die Schleppträgerin)

May 15, 17, and 19, 2020

Philadelphia Orchestra


CANCELED: Un ballo in maschera (Ulrica)

April 25 - May 2: Academy of Vocal Arts, Helen Corning Warden Theater

May 5: Haverford Centennial Hall

May 9: Central Bucks South High School


CANCELED: Jubilate! A Concert of Sacred Music (Alto soloist)

Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 7:30 PM & Sunday, March 15, 2020 at 7:00 PM 

March 14 - Bryn Mawr, Church of the Redeemer

March 15 - Center City, Church of the Holy Trinity


Beethoven Mass in C Major (Alto soloist)

Bucks County Symphony Orchestra, 3pm 

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Central Bucks High School West


Schwabacher Debut Recital

With baritone Laureano Quant and pianist Nicholas Roehler

Presented by the Merola Opera Program and San Francisco Opera

Featuring music by Santoliquido, Berlioz, Mahler, and Bolcom

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Dianne and Tad Taube Atrium Theater

Diane B. Wilsey Center for Opera

War Memorial Veterans Building

Click here to read the review from The Berkeley Daily Planet


Carmen (Mercédès)

Georges Bizet’s captivating opera Carmen tells the story of a fiery, independent woman who drives a Spanish soldier to choose between duty and freedom.  Conductor Roberto Kalb and director Harry Silverstein return after collaborating on The Barber of Seville in 2018.  

Tulsa Performing Arts Center - Chapman Music Hall


Merola Grand Finale

The Merola Opera Program concludes the summer with the Merola Grand Finale with Maestro George Manahan at the helm and Merolini stage director Greg Eldrige.  Performing on the set of Billy Budd on the San Francisco Opera stage in the War Memorial Opera House with the San Francisco Opera Orchestra.  Featuring in Poulenc's Dialogues des Carmelites (Mere Marie) and Thomas's Hamlet (Gertrude).

"Then came what may well have been the vocal and dramatic highlight of the concert —mezzo-soprano Alice Chung as Hamlet’s mother, Gertrude, and baritone Tim Murray as Hamlet in a gut-wrenching scene from Ambroise Thomas’s Hamlet." - The Berkeley Daily Planet

"One of the best performances of the evening came from mezzo-soprano Alice Chung as Gertrude in Thomas' Hamlet. Her voice is simply vivid ..." - The Opera Tattler

"Ms. Chung’s presence was powerful even as Mr Murray castigated her for the death of her husband, Hamlet’s father. Their voices gave the Mother-Son relationship a new dimension beyond the usual lascivious Queen and up-tight Prince." - LivelyFoundation.org

"A special note, however, had to be made for hair-raising production of a duet from seldom-seen Ambroise Thomas’ Hamlet,...found the regal-sounding Chung as Gertrude (Hamlet’s mother) moving from emotion to emotion – concern, confusion, denial and guilt – all within a single scene; it was truly a formidable experience! She had great rapport with her “sparring partner”, baritone Tim Murray..." - Parterre.com


If I Were You (World Premiere)

Commissioned by the Merola Opera Program, Jake Heggie's new opera "If I Were You" runs in Herbst Theater in the Veterans Building.  Nicole Paiement conducts and Keturah Stickann directs this world premiere.


Schwabacher Summer Concert (Azucena)

The Merola Opera Program opens this summer with the Schwabacher Summer Concert, featuring extended scenes with orchestra from La Rondine (Suzy), Lucia di Lammermoor (Alisa), Die schweigsame Frau (Carlotta), Faust (Siebel), Il trovatore (Azucena).  Maestro Craig Kier conducts and Jose Maria Condemi directs.

"...the singer that really had me on edge and paying attention was mezzo-soprano Alice Chung, whose Azucena is strong and otherworldly." - The Opera Tattler

"In the role of Azucena, mezzo-soprano Alice Chung was stupendous! Her husky voice is admirably suited to the role of this tormented Gypsy woman; and Alice Chung sang with great gusto and enormous vocal range." - The Berkeley Daily Planet


Romeo et Juliette (Gertrude)

The Academy of Vocal Arts presents Gounod's Romeo et Juliette for the first time under the baton of Maestro Steven Mosteller and stage director Jeffrey Marc Buchman


Jubilate! A Concert of Sacred Music

The Academy of Vocal Arts presents Jubilate! under the baton of Maestro David Antony Lofton


Così fan tutte (Despina)

The Academy of Vocal Arts presents Mozart's Così fan tutte under the baton of Maestro Macatsoris and staged by Dorothy Danner.

"Top vocal honors went to mezzo Alice Chung, whose scene-stealing turn as the chambermaid Despina verged on grand larceny." - BroadStreetReview.com

"...best diction in the company and real comic flair." - Parterre.com


Rusalka (Jezibaba)

The Academy of Vocal Arts presents Dvorak's Rusalka for the first time.  Music director Luke Housner and stage director K. James McDowell.

"Her rich, well-supported instrument thunders through Jezibaba’s warnings to Rusalka..." - Broadstreetreview.com


Russian Romances

The Academy of Vocal Arts presents a recital of Russian Romances with Ghenady Meirson at the piano and featuring Vivian Barton Dozer at the cello.

Helen Corning Warden Theater


Suor Angelica/Le villi (La zia Principessa; La Badessa)

The Academy of Vocal Arts presents Suor Angelica and Le villi under the baton of Maestro Macatsoris and Maestro Richard Raub, directed by David Gately.

"...a columnar mezzo with power and sheen." - Parterre.com


New Student Recital

Helen Corning Warden Theater

The Academy of Vocal Arts


Il trovatore (Azucena cover)

Central City Opera House


Beethoven Fantasia in C minor (Alto soloist)

Helzberg Hall

Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts


Rigoletto (Giovanna)

Muriel Kauffman Theater

Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts


Hänsel und Gretel (Die Hexe)

White Recital Hall

James C. Olson Performing Arts Center


Eugene Onegin (Madame Larina)

Muriel Kauffman Theater

Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts


Merola Grand Finale

Featured in a scene of Leoncavallo's La Boheme as Musetta


Schwabacher Summer Concert

Thursday: San Francisco Conservatory of Music

Sunday: Bing Concert Hall (Stanford University)

Featured in scenes of The Ballad of Baby Doe (Augusta), Cavalleria Rusticana (Santuzza), and Street Scene (Mrs. Olsen)


"a force of nature — with a sound both powerful and appealing" - San Francisco Classical Voice

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