ANGELIKI THEOHARIS (Artistic Director/Producer/Stage Director/Artist) The rich dramatic mezzo-soprano voice of Angeliki Theoharis has been heard as a soloist throughout the United States, New England and in major New York City venues, such as Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall and CAMI Hall, as well as Off-Broadway. Critics have proclaimed: “But none can match the sheer vocal prowess of Theoharis, whose voice can only be compared to a racing waterfall: at once stunning and incredibly, frighteningly powerful. And yet, her magnetic presence leant itself to many laughs, as well. From the moment her bright-clad form came onstage, all eyes were glued and lips helplessly caught in ongoing laughter”. Olga Privman, The Review Fix (NYC) “Mezzo Angeliki Theoharis boasts distinctive timbre, steadiness of tone, and considerable power”. Richard Dyer, The Boston Globe“As Azucena, the gifted mezzo, Angeliki Theoharis, ground out her hair-raising chest notes and nailed her top ones with courage and thrilling beauty”. Susan Larson, The Boston Globe“As Santuzza, the heroine of Cavalleria, Theoharis displayed a voice like a canon, capable of launching one big, solid note after another, and created a largely sympathetic character”. T.J. Medreck, The Boston Herald Ms. Theoharis has had the honor of singing Eboli in Don Carlo with the legendary bass, Jerome Hines. Other favorite performed roles include Amneris, Azucena, Santuzza, Frugola, La Principessa, Zita in Il Trittico, Fricka, Dame Quickly, Ulrica, Orlofsky, Laura in La Gioconda, Baba in The Medium, Mother/Witch in Hansel and Gretel, and the title role in Carmen. Ms. Theoharis has portrayed many of the standard Gilbert and Sullivan contralto roles; she has been a featured soloist in the Requiems of Verdi, Mozart and Durufle, Handel’s Messiah, Saint-Saëns’ Christmas Oratorio, Beethoven’s Ninth and Rossini’s Stabat Mater. Regional companies include Opera Manhattan, Lyric Opera of New York, Regina Opera (NYC), NYC Hellenic Music Foundation, Commonwealth Opera, New England Light Opera, Mass Theatrica, Boston Bel Canto Opera, Opera Boston, Masterworks Chorale, Paul Madore Chorale and Assabet Valley Mastersingers. She is the principal mezzo soloist for the award winning outreach company, Opera To Go. Ms Theoharis recently performed Erda, Flosshilde and First Norn in the US premier of Tales from Der Ring des Nibelungen. Upcoming engagements include The Mother in Amahl and the Night Visitors, Maggie in The Gift of the Magi, and Marcellina in Le Nozze di Figaro. Ms. Theoharis who is a well-respected interpreter and advocate of new music, looks forward to creating roles for several world premieres this year.
MEREDITH LAVINE (Executive Director/Producer/Artist) has sung Carmina Burana with The Paul Madore Chorale Summer Sing Series and Madame Goldentrill in The Impresario with Mass Theatrica. She made her international debut with Mozart arias and a portion of Exsultate, Jubilate at the Chelsea Festival in London, which was released on DVD in December, 2006. A founding member of Boston Bel Canto Opera, she has sung Suor Genovieffa in Suor Angelica and has appeared in BBCO productions of Lucia di Lammermoor, Cavalleria Rusticana, Norma, Aida, Roberto Devereux, Il Trovatore and Amahl and the Night Visitors. At home in concert repertoire, Ms. Lavine has also performed numerous recitals of Lieder and sacred works such as Handel’s Messiah, Mozart’s Regina Coeli and Exsultate, Jubilate. Her theater credits include Actress 3 in AR Gurney's The Dining Room and the hapless Sophie De Palma in Master Class, for which she received critical acclaim. Upcoming engagements include Madame Goldentrill in The Impresario.. Ms. Lavine holds two Master’s degrees in voice and music education from The Boston Conservatory.