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2013-14 Visiting Master Artists

Baritone Michael Chioldi

Monday, October 14, 2014 2-4pm, Gillmor Rehearsal Studio

Michael ChioldiBaritone Michael Chioldi has performed at nearly every major American opera house including: The Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, Houston Grand Opera, New York City Opera, Washington National Opera and Los Angeles Opera. Internationally he has traveled extensively in Japan with Maestro Seiji Osawa, and has appeared in Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Macau and Spain.

Engagements in 2013 include La Traviata with Palm Beach Opera, Tosca with Hawaii Opera Theater, Falstaff with Chautauqua Opera, Giovanna D'Arco with Chicago Opera Theater, Salome with Utah Opera, and Don Carlo with Austin Lyric Opera. Early in 2014 Michael will appear as Macbeth with Palm Beach Opera, in La Boheme at Royal Albert Hall London, and with Lyric Opera Baltimore in the title role in Nabucco. 

 

Jerry Steichen, Utah Symphony Principal Pops Conductor

Saturday, November 11, 2014 2-4pm, Gillmor Rehearsal Studio

Maestro Gerald Steichen has established himself as one of America’s most versatile conductors. He currently holds the positions of Principal Pops Conductor of the Utah Symphony and Music Director of the Ridgefield Symphony (Connecticut). He also completed sixteen seasons as Principal Pops Conductor of the New Haven Symphony Orchestra.

Maestro Steichen spent ten seasons conducting at New York City Opera, and he has conducted operas for Utah Opera, and Glimmerglass Opera, among others. A gifted pianist, he performed on stage for the New York City Opera’s acclaimed
productions of Porgy and Bess and Carmina Burana.

Steichen toured nationally as the associate conductor of The Phantom of the Opera, The Secret Garden, and Peter Pan, and he conducted CATS in New York for two years. He has also
appeared on Broadway, portraying Manny the Accompanist in the Tony Award-winning Master Class.

Westminster vocal students will perform scenes from Adam Guettel’s The Light in the Piazza.
The class is free and open to the public for observation.