Andrea Gregori (soprano), began her career as a dancer/choreographer, but moved into opera, concert and musical theater including performances with the Casals Festival in Puerto Rico, Tri-Cities Opera, Ash Lawn Opera, Four Corners Opera, Central Florida Lyric Opera, Orpheus Theatre, and Summer Savoyards in a wide variety of roles, including Marsinah in KISMET, Josephine in HMS PINAFORE, Phyllis in IOLANTHE, Rose Maybud in RUDDIGORE and Mabel in PIRATES OF PENZANCE. Other roles include Adele in DIE FLEDERMAUS, Zerlina in DON GIOVANNI, Pamina in DIE ZAUBERFLŐTE, Micaëla in CARMEN, and Marie in DAUGHTER OF THE REGIMENT. With "a beautiful voice springing from a haunting beauty with a knack for balancing pathos and humor," she has appeared in concert in many historic venues including Ventfort Hall and the Mount in Lenox, MA, Lyndhurst in Tarrytown, NY, the Jane Pickens Theatre, Astors' Beechwood Mansion, Casino Theatre and Redwood Library in Newport, RI and the Titanic Historical Society. In 2011, she made her debut with the Ti-Ahwaga Performing Arts center in upstate New York as Maria Callas in Terrence McNally's MASTER CLASS, for which she was praised as being "magical...a force to be reckoned with." In 2012, she reprised the role of the iconic diva at the Casino Theatre in Newport, RI, in addition to the Roberson Museum and Waverly Opera House in upstate New York. She has appeared with the Cider Mill Playhouse as Anna Held in TINTYPES, Daisy in RHINOCEROS, Phillipa in A MURDER IS ANNOUNCED, and Irene Adler in the regional premiere of SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE FINAL ADVENTURE. Ms. Gregori has twice been featured at the annual NY State Sports & Entertainment Celebrity Gala, singing for dignitaries and Olympic Gold Medalists and has appeared in concert with Metropolitan Opera artists, the late Enrico Di Giuseppe and Dominic Cossa. She was a three-time recipient of the E.S. Kardon Grant, two-time winner in the NATS Eastern Regional voice competition, and a finalist in the Schorr International Voice Competition and the Connecticut Opera Guild Voice Competition. Andrea has coached with legendary artists including soprano Licia Albanese and organist Searle Wright, and is a graduate of Temple University, where she was a recipient of the Boyer Voice & Opera Award. She is also pursuing an MA from the University of Denver, to be completed in 2014. She is the founder and Artistic Director of Theatre Street Productions and served as Vice-Chair of the Binghamton Summer Savoyards for nearly ten years. She currently serves on the Advisory Board of the International Gilbert & Sullivan Association of North America. Other recent and upcoming engagements include Desiree in A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC with the Ti-Ahwaga Performing Arts Center, Mother Abbess in SOUND OF MUSIC for Millbrook Playhouse's 50th anniversary season, and concerts at the International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival in Harrogate, England. 2014 will mark her debut with the internationally renowned Newport Music Festival.
Timothy LeFebvre, nationally acclaimed baritone, has wide-ranging experience from the operatic stage to the concert hall. Recent performances include solo recitals at Carnegie Mellon University and the Townsend School of Music at Mercer University, Mahler’s LIED EINES FAHRENDEN GESELLEN with Pensacola Symphony and Oberlin Conservatory, and Mendelssohn’s ELIJAH with Westminster Choir College. 2011-2012 appearances included MESSIAH with the Handel Choir of Baltimore, MESSIAH with the Downtown Singers in Binghamton, NY, ELIJAH with the Berkshire Choral Festival, Opera Arias and Copland's Old American Songs with the Cleveland Pops Orchestra at Severance Hall, and Beethoven's NINTH SYMPHONY with Williamsport Symphony. Mr. LeFebvre has appeared in concert with the Jacksonville Symphony, Pensacola Symphony, West Virginia Symphony Orchestra, Vermont Symphony, Minnesota Symphony, Syracuse Symphony, American Symphony Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony, Spokane Symphony, Binghamton Philharmonic, Rochester Bach Festival, Berkshire Choral Festival, New Dominion Chorale, Williamsport Symphony, Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes, Syracuse Chamber Music Society, the Skaneateles Festival, and the Marlboro Music Festival. He has also appeared in concert at New York's Carnegie Hall and Alice Tully Hall. His frequently performed operatic roles include Rigoletto, Sharpless, Germont, Count, Falke, and Marcello. He has appeared with Central City Opera, Tri-Cities Opera, Sarasota Opera, Chattanooga Symphony and Opera, Syracuse Opera, Indianapolis Opera, Opera Delaware, and Opera Theater of Pittsburgh. Other recent and future performances include Mozart's REQUIEM with the Susquehanna Valley Chorale and West Virginia Symphony, Mendelssohn's ELIJAH with the New Dominion Chorale in Washington, DC, Beethoven's NINTH SYMPHOMY with Firelands Symphony, Britten's WAR REQUIEM with Jacksonville Symphony, and a concert at the world-renowned Newport Music Festival in 2014. Mr. LeFebvre is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University and Binghamton University and is currently Associate Professor of Singing at Oberlin Conservatory of Music. Prior to Oberlin, he was Assistant Professor of Voice at Binghamton University.
Steven Nanni (tenor) is currently Artist in Residence at Hartwick College in Oneonta, NY and on the voice faculty of the Narnia Festival in Umbria, Italy. He is a fast-rising world class bel canto tenor who displays an extraordinary voice in opera, oratorio and song literature. With Theatre Street, he has appeared in concerts and recitals in theaters and historic venues throughout the New England States including Newport, RI, and Lenox, MA. Recent engagements include performances at the International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival, the Jane Pickens Theatre, Ventfort Hall, The Mount Estate & Gardens, the Titanic Historical Society and Tony in Terrence McNally’s MASTER CLASS at the historic Casino Theatre in Newport, RI. Other engagements include over 25 leading roles in opera and oratorio such as Alfredo in LA TRAVIATA; Tito in LA CLEMENZA DI TITO; Count Almaviva in IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA; Ernesto in DON PASQUALE, and Tamino in DIE ZAUBERFLOTE. Oratorios include Bach's MAGNIFICAT, MASS IN B MINOR, and ST. MATTHEW PASSION; Haydn's CREATION; Handel's MESSIAH; Mozart's REQUIEM; Mendelssohn's ELIJAH, and Orff's CARMINA BURANA. He has made appearances at Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and with the Florida Philharmonic, La Lirica di Venezia, Opera Company of Dublin, Ireland, Liederkranz Hall, the Juilliard School, Delaware Valley Opera, Binghamton Philharmonic, Tri-Cities Opera, and Catskill Choral Society. Steven attended the Conservatorio di Musica "Giuseppe Verdi" di Milano Internazionale under the direction of Guido Salvetti. Steven also attended the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia and the Music Conservatory of Westchester in White Plains, where he studied with Prima Donna Renata Scotto. Steven has also been a student and colleague of the celebrated diva Montserrat Caballe and under the baton of Placido Domingo at the Washington National Opera. "He is a singer from the old school of bel canto and expressive line; a complete musical instrument and artist" (Nico Castel). Steven will be making his debut at the world-renowned Newport Music Festival in 2014.
John Rozzoni (baritone), a native of Dryden, NY, was a Resident Artist at Tri-Cities Opera and received his BM in Vocal Performance from Ithaca College. With TCO, he appeared as Hermann/Crespel in The Tales of Hoffmann, Baron Douphol in La Traviata, Dandini in Billy Goats Gruff, Betto di Signa in Gianni Schicchi, Jailer in Tosca and The Wolf in Little Red Riding Hood. Other appearances include Northern Lights Playhouse as Emile de Becque in South Pacific, The Mikado in The Mikado, Wilson in Harvey, Magistrate in Fools; CRS Barn Studio: Samuel in The Pirates of Penzance, Arundel Barn Playhouse: The Mikado in The Mikado, Judas in Godspell; Ithaca College Opera: Pritschitsch in The Merry Widow, John Sorrell in The Consul. Awards include the Roselyn Welton Best Award (2010) and TCO Guild Award (2009 & 2010) from Tri-Cities Opera. Upcoming and recent engagements include a performance at the International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival in Gettysburg, PA, Ventfort Hall and The Mount Estate & Gardens in Lenox, MA and The Last Romance at the Cider Mill Playhouse. Upcoming engagements include Count Carl-Magnus in A Little Night Music with the Ti-Ahwaga Performing Arts Center in Owego, NY.
Kasey Stewart (mezzo-soprano), a native of Plattsburgh, NY, received her BA and MM in Vocal Performance from Binghamton University. She serves on the voice faculties of Elmira College and Corning's 171 Cedar Arts Center in New York. Kasey is a founding member of The Singing Actor's Studio with Jake and Jill Gardner, in Binghamton, NY. With The Singing Actor's Studio, Kasey performed the role of Zita in GIANNI SCHICCHI, Third Lady in DIE ZAUBERFLOTE, and Sally in A HAND OF BRIDGE. As a Resident Artist with Tri-Cities Opera, Kasey performed leading roles in SUOR ANGELICA (La Zia Principessa, La Badessa), AMAHL AND THE NIGHT VISITORS (Mother), and BARBER OF SEVILLE (Bertha). Musical theatre credits include CHICAGO, A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, and MOST HAPPY FELLA at the Cider Mill Playhouse. Ms. Stewart has been featured with the Binghamton Summer Savoyards in IOLANTHE, UTOPIA LIMITED, THE MIKADO, THE GRAND DUKE, PRINCESS IDA, YEOMEN OF THE GUARD, and THE SORCERER. As an oratorio soloist, Kasey has performed in Haydn's THE CREATION, Mendelssohn's ELIJAH, Bach's MAGNIFICAT, Mozart's MASS IN C MINOR, Vivaldi's GLORIA, and Handel’s MESSIAH. She was as a Finalist for the Merola program of the San Francisco Opera and originated the role of Female Redwood in the world premiere of Randall Eng's opera, FLORIDA, with Opera Cleveland. She also appeared in their production of PIRATES OF PENZANCE. Kasey has sung with the Binghamton Philharmonic in Osvaldo Golijov's NIGHT OF THE FLYING HORSES and Manuel DeFalla's EL AMOR BRUJO. Other performances include concerts at the historic Lyndhurst in Tarrytown, NY, the Jane Pickens Theatre, Astor's Beechwood Mansion, and Casino Theatre in Newport, RI, Ventfort Hall in Lenox, MA and the Titanic Historical Society. Her current passion involves presenting anti-stress workshops from her Singer is Spirit Voice Studio in Binghamton, which include music, play, and the use of the right side of the brain to relieve stress. She recently debuted her newest workshop at Corning Incorporated in Corning, NY. Upcoming performances include a debut at the world-renowned Newport Music Festival in 2014.
Margaret “Pej” Reitz (pianist)received her BM and MM in Piano Performance with Accompanying Emphasis from the New England Conservatory and Binghamton University. She has studied with Jean Casadesus, Victor Rosenbaum, Seymour Fink and Walter Ponce and accompanying with Allen Rogers. She recently played the Bach Double Harpsichord Concertos with the Catskill Symphony. She has accompanied throughout the US, England, South America, Spain, and at AIMS in Graz, Austria. She was a winner of the Artistic Ambassadors Program by the United States Information Agency in partnership with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. She was an official accompanist for the MTNA State and Eastern Division Competition held at Ithaca College in 2000, 2006, and 2010. She has been a guest chamber music artist in Morges, Switzerland and was selected to attend the Accompanying Workshop for Singers and Pianists at Northwestern University with Chicago Lyric Opera faculty and coaches. She was recently invited to the International Clarinet Conference to play a recital in Tokyo. She has been a guest artist on the Cornell Summer Series and was an official pianist at the International Double Reed Competition and Convention in 2007 at Ithaca College. She was invited to play the 2009 Convention in Birmingham, England with the Glickman Ensemble. She was also selected to accompany at the Interpretation of Spanish Music in conjunction with University of Madrid in Granada, Spain coached by Teresa Berganza and at Mannes School of Music. She accompanied the Barcelona Song Festival and played two concerts as a Guest Artist in Granada, Spain. She has been on the faculty at Binghamton University since 1991 and Ithaca College School of Music since 1999. She is on the Executive Board of the New York District MTNA organization, President of the local District VII Music Teachers Association, and an active adjudicator for the National Piano Guild Organization. She recently recorded a CD with the Glickman Ensemble and appeared as the Accompanist in Terrence McNally's MASTER CLASS at the Casino Theatre in Newport, RI. She is the official pianist for Theatre Street and will make her debut at the world-renowned Newport Music Festival in 2014.
Patrick Grimes (actor) is the Artistic Director of the Marley Bridges Theatre Company, a nomadic troupe in Newport, RI which produces murder mysteries at the Newport Art Museum, outdoor summer theatre, one act operas, and original works. A graduate with a degree in Acting from the University of Northern Colorado, Patrick moved to the East Coast in 1996 and fell in love with most things New England (not a huge fan of the accents). Recent roles include Bottom in A Midsummer Nights Dream, Antipholus of Ephesus in A Comedy of Errors, Dr. Chester Menace in The Early Pre-dusk of Dr. Menace's Reanimated Undead Zombies, John Worthing in The Importance of Being Earnest and Oedipus "Ed" Tex in PDQ Bach's Oedipus Tex: an Opera in One Cathartic Act.