PFO Provides Three CoOPERAtive Scholarships In 2014


  Soprano, CoOPERAtive Fellow completed her undergraduate degree in 2013 at Sunderman Conservatory of Music of Gettysburg College. While there, she appeared in Die
(Rosalinde), Dido and Aeneas (First Witch) and Die Zauberflöte (Queen of the Night), which led to her European debut in the same role in the Varna Opera House in
  Bulgaria. She has also studied in Vienna with Donna Robin, and has performed scenes of Don Pasquale (Norina), Little Women (Beth) and The Old Maid and the Thief (Miss Pinkerton). In 2013 she performed in One World Symphony’s (OWS) annual Halloween Concert in New York City. She rejoined OWS later in the season for the premiere of Sung Jin Hong’s Breaking Bad-Ozymandias (Skyler White).


  Mezzo-soprano, CoOPERAtive Fellow just completed her first year of graduate school at Westminster Choir College, where she studies with Laura Brooks Rice. Her complete roles
  include L’heure espagnole (Concepción), A Wedding (Candace), The Turn of the Screw (Mrs. Grose) and L’Elisir d’Amore (Giannetta). She has also performed opera scenes from
  Carmen (Carmen), Werther (Charlotte), Falstaff (Meg), Gallantry (Announcer), Dialogues des carmélites (Mère Marie) and Hänsel und Gretel (Hänsel). She holds a Bachelor of Music from Oberlin Conservatory of Music. Ms. Perry participated as a Young Artist in the CoOPERAtive Program last summer and is very excited to be back as a CoOPERAtive Fellow.


  Baritone, CoOPERAtive Fellow, a New Jersey native, was recently featured as the baritone soloist in Brahms' Requiem with the Westminster Community Orchestra and Elgar’s Great
  is the Lord
at St. Paul’s Cathedral, London, with the choirs of Trinity Church, Princeton. As a young artist with PalmBeach Opera, Mr. Purcell performed in La Cenerentola (Dandini), La Traviata (Marquis d’Obigny) and Salome (first soldier). He has participated in the Bel Canto at Caramoor program, where he studied under the tutelage of Will Crutchfield and Rachelle Jonck. Locally, he sings with the Princeton Singers and the Harmony Choir of Trinity Church. Mr. Purcell is a student of Laura Brooks Rice, and will attend Westminster Choir College in the fall of 2014 to pursue a master’s degree in Voice Pedagogy.