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CCM Voice Alum Joelle Harvey Stars in NYCO Production of “Orpheus”

Joelle Harvey as Eurydice

CCM alumna Joelle Harvey recently starred in New York City Opera’s production of Telemann’s “Orpheus,” singing the role of Eurydice. Harvey, who holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in vocal performance from CCM, was also mentioned in a New York Times review of the production and was praised by Times writer Anthony Tommasini for her “bright, agile soprano” and “winsome presence.”


Meet David Walker – CCM Opera GA and International Recording Artist

David Walker - Countertenor

David had an international, professional opera career for 17 years singing at such venues as The Met (opposite Renée Fleming), NYCO, Washington National Opera, LA Opera, Santa Fe Opera, ENO (London, UK), Bayerische Staatsoper (Munich, Germany), and the Salle Pleyel (Paris, France).  For more information about David, visit his website at http://www.davidwalkercountertenor.com/.

He’s in his 2nd year of the MA/MBA Arts Administration degree program at CCM, and he hopes to become a General Director of an opera company.

David recently recorded a new CD with Australian mezzo-soprano Fiona Campbell in Sydney, Australia. The CD, Baroque Duets is available on iTunes Amazon.com.  To check out recent reviews for the CD, and learn more about Vexations Recording Company, click on this link – Vexations/CD Reviews.

Baroque Duets - David Walker & Fiona Campbell


CCM Opera AD student Xi Wang featured in NYCO VOX Contemporary American Opera Lab

New York City Opera’s VOX is an exciting opera lab of new works that offers American composers and librettists the opportunity to workshop their works, hearing them performed by a full orchestra and excellent roster of soloists. CCM Opera’s Xi Wang will perform the the NYCO’s VOX production of Dr. Sun Yat-sen by Chinese composer Huang Ruo.

Production Information:

The opera Dr. Sun Yat-sen, commissioned by Opera Hong Kong (OHK), co-presented with China‟s National Centre for the Performing Arts and Hong Kong‟s Leisure and Cultural Services Department in association with Opera Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra. New York audiences will enjoy a rare opportunity to preview 25 minutes from the first act of Dr. Sun Yat-sen in New York City Opera’s VOX: Contemporary American Opera Lab on May 14th.

Dr. Sun Yat-sen
by Huang Ruo
Saturday, May 14 at 2:30 pm
NYU Skirball Center
566 LaGuardia Place


CCM Opera Student Updates

• Our Congratulations goes to Xi Wang (AD) who had her New York City Opera main stage audition (at General and Artistic Director, George Steel’s invitation – after hearingher here at CCM) and was offered a role in NYCO’s VOX FESTIVAL!

• Twelve exceptionally talented young singer-actors from the United States, United Kingdom and China have been selected to compete for top prizes of $15,000, $10,000 and $7,500 in the finals of the 2011 Lotte Lenya Competition, to be held on April 16, 2011, at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. Two of the twelve finalists are CCM’s Catilin Mathes (AD) and Alisa Jordheim (DMA). Caitlin and Alisa will perform their entire programs for the judges in the finals.
Congratulations ladies!

• A reminder, this weekend (April 1st & 2nd) CCM Opera students will perform in the Opera d’Arte production of Leoš Janáček’s The Cunning Little Vixen. Information about the show can be found at the CCM Opera website.