2018 Merola Artists

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Voice Type Merola Roles Teachers and Schools Major Roles or Experience
Addison Marlor
Salt Lake City, Utah
Tenor Sellem (The Rake's Progress) Robert Breault, Tyler Nelson

Schools: Merola Opera Program; University of Utah; Utah Valley University; Castleton Artist Training Seminar
Satyavān (Sāvitri); Ruggero (La rondine); Tybalt (Roméo et Juliette); Ferrando (Così fan tutte); Beast (Beauty and the Beast) Curly (Oklahoma!)
James Maverick
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Apprentice Coach not applicable Kevin Murphy, Emile Naoumoff , Walter Huff , Michael Mizrahi

Schools: Merola Opera Program; Lyric Opera of Kansas City; Tanglewood Music Center; Miami Music Festival; Indiana University; Lawrence University
Il barbiere di Siviglia; Rigoletto; As One; Everest; Peter Grimes; La fille du régiment; Die Fledermaus; Hänsel und Gretel; Die Zauberflöte; The Last Savage; Die sieben Todsünden; L’italiana in Algeri; Dido and Aeneas
Simone McIntosh
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Mezzo-Soprano Tamiri (Il re pastore) Dominique Labelle , Nathalie Paulin, Heather Thomson-Price

Schools: Canadian Opera Company Young Artist Program; McGill University Schulich School of Music; University of British Columbia
Judith (Bluebeard's Castle); Prince Orlofsky (Die Fledermaus); Ruggiero (Alcina); Meg (Little Women); Donna (Crush); Béatrice (Béatrice et Bénédict)
Andrew Moore
Point Pleasant, NJ
Bass-Baritone Keeper (The Rake's Progress); Schwabacher Summer Concerts Eduardo Chama, Mignon Dunn

Schools: Rutgers University; International Vocal Arts Institute NYC
St.Peter (Der Mond); Figaro (Le nozze di Figaro); Rocco (Fidelio); Adonis (Venus and Adonis); Guglielmo (Così fan tutte); L’arbre (L'enfant et les sortilèges)
Brian Michael Moore
Cincinnati, Ohio
Tenor Schwabacher Summer Concerts Stephen King , Mark Oswald, Karl Resnik

Schools: Merola Opera Program; Los Angeles Opera Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program; Aspen Music Festival and School; Brevard Music Festival; Manhattan School of Music
Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni); Spoletta (Tosca); Nathanaël (Les contes d'Hoffmann); Remendado (Carmen); Macduff (Macbeth); Pedrillo(Die Entführung aus dem Serail)
Thomas Morris
Atlanta, Georgia
Apprentice Coach not applicable Warren Jones, Ken Merrill, Gary Arvin

Schools: Manhattan School of Music; Indiana University; Aspen Music Festival and School; Castleton Festival
La traviata, Falstaff; Les contes d’Hoffmann; L’incoronazione di Poppea
Marlen Nahhas
Houston, Texas
Soprano Schwabacher Summer Concerts Vinson Cole, Carol Vaness

Schools: Oklahoma City University; Indiana University; Lyric Opera of Kansas City Resident Artist; Central City Opera Apprentice Artist; Utah Festival Opera Festival Artist
Cio-Cio San (Madama Butterfly); Rosalinde (Die Fledermaus); Violetta (La traviata); Antonia (Les contes d’Hoffmann)
Brittany Nickell
Coral Springs, Florida
Soprano Schwabacher Summer Concerts Nikki Li Hartliep

Schools: Jacksonville University; Manhattan School of Music; Music Academy of the West
Elizabeth (Second Nature); Madame de Volanges (The Dangerous Liaisons); Lady Macduff (Macbeth by Bloch); Anna Maurrant (Street Scene)
Christopher Oglesby
Woodstock, Georgia
Tenor Tom (The Rake's Progress) Darrell Babidge, Dr. Stephen Austin, Tony Deaton

Schools: University of North Texas; Lee University; Utah Opera Resident Artist; Dallas Opera Education Outreach Artist; Amalfi Coast Festival
Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni); Tamino (Die Zauberflöte); Danilo (Die lustige Witwe); Parpignol (La bohème); Jo the Loiterer (The Mother of Us All); Lucano (L’incoronazione di Poppea); King Kaspar (Amahl and the Night Visitors); Box (Cox and Box)
Ted Allen Pickell
El Dorado Hills, CA
Bass-Baritone Father Trulove (The Rake's Progress) W. Stephen Smith, Burr Phillips

Schools: Northwestern University; University of the Pacific; Des Moines Metro Opera; Music Academy of the West; Opera Academy of California
Figaro (Le nozze di Figaro); Leporello (Don Giovanni); Olin Blitch (Susannah); Der Vater (Hänsel und Gretel); Sir John Falstaff (Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor); Samuel (The Pirates of Penzance); Sam (Trouble in Tahiti); Frank (Der Schauspieldirektor); The Warden (Dead Man Walking)

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