Così Fan Tutte
Oh! 2018 - 2019 Season
Fiordiligi | Katy Lindhart, soprano
Lauded for her "large, robust, and flexible voice" (Bachtrack) and "sparkling stage presence” (St. Louis Dispatch), Katy Lindhart is thrilled to make her debut with Opera in the Heights. A lauded Mozartian, Katy has also appeared as Giunia in Lucio Silla for Odyssey Opera, Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni and Pamina in Die Zauberflote for Salt Marsh Opera, Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro with Opera Columbus and Winter Opera St. Louis, and Zerlina in Don Giovanni for Kentucky Opera. Other recent engagements include Marguerite in Faust for Summer Garden Opera, Daria Garbinati in Viva la Mamma! for Florida Lyric Opera, Female Chorus in The Rape of Lucretia for LoftOpera, and 1st Niña in Ainadamar for the Lexington Philharmonic. Born and raised in Iowa, Katy now lives in New York City.
Dorabella | Anne Maguire, mezzo-soprano
Mezzo-soprano and Pacific Northwest native, Anne Maguire, is distinguishing herself on stages across the country. Her voice easily recognizable for its “dark” and “opulent” timbre, she has been awarded several competition prizes from Opera Birmingham, Jensen Foundation, the Metropolitan National Council Auditions, and others. Ms. Maguire was a 2018 Merola Artist where she sang the role of Baba the Turk in The Rake’s Progress. In May of 2018 she sang Die Hexe in Hänsel und Gretel as a guest artist at Yale University. In 2016 as a Glimmerglass Festival Young Artist she covered the role of Elizabeth Proctor in The Crucible. Ms. Maguire will return to Yale University again in 2019 for Eugene Onegin.
Ferrando | Andrew Surrena, tenor
Tenor, Andrew Surrena regularly performs across the country. His recent performances include Don José (La tragédie de Carmen — Tri-Cities Opera), Alfredo (La traviata — Sarasota Opera), Nando (Tiefland — Sarasota Opera), all tenor roles (Voir Dire World Premiere — Fort Worth Opera), Tonio (La fille du régiment – Opera North), and Sam Kaplan (Street Scene – Seagle Music Colony). In the 2017 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, he was a district winner in Houston and placed third in the Gulf Coast Regional finals of the competition. Mr. Surrena’s upcoming engagements include his return to Sarasota Opera as Tamino in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte. Mr. Surrena received his master’s and bachelor’s degree from Northern Arizona University.
Guglielmo | Adam Richardson, baritone
Mr. Richardson will begin his 2018/2019 season with a debut at Opera in the Heights in their production of Cosi Fan Tutte as Guglielmo and a National Tour of a recent Broadway revival scheduled to start in January of 2019. In 2017/2018, Mr. Richardson made his house debut with Opera Philadelphia in Daniel Bernard Roumain's world premiere opera We Shall Not Be Moved directed by Tony Award winner Bill T. Jones. This opera was reprised at The Apollo in New York and the Dutch National Opera in Amsterdam. He made his debut with Amarillo Opera in the title role of the opera Joshua's Boots, and workshopped Fire Shut Up in My Bones, the new Terence Blanchard opera that will premiere in 2019 at Opera Theatre of St. Louis.
Despina | Ariana Wehr, soprano
Brazilian-born soprano Ariana Wehr in a recent graduate of the Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program at Washington National Opera where her assignments included Susanna in the Emerging Artist's Performance of Le Nozze Di Figaro, Gretel in Hansel and Gretel, and Frasquita in Carmen. Other recent engagements have included Abigail Williams in The CRUCIBLE at The Glimmerglass Festival, Amy March in Little Women with Annapolis Opera and Konstanze in The Abduction From the Seragli with Brava! Opera Theater. She was a 2018 Metropolitan Opera National Council Audition Semi-Finalist, top prize winner of The Sullivan Award in 2015, received an Honorable Mention from The George London Foundation in 2016 and a contestant in the 8th Mt. Fuji International Opera Competition in Japan.
Don Alfonso | Benjamin Sieverding, bass
Bass Benjamin Sieverding of Saint Paul, MN has performed several roles with Minnesota Opera including Prison Warden George Benton in Dead Man Walking, Colline in La bohème, Frère Laurent in Roméo et Juliette, and Sarastro in Die Zauberflöte. In 2018, he made debut appearances with South Bend Chamber Singers for Rossini's Petite messe solennelle, MidAmerica Productions at Carnegie Hall for Haydn’s Mariazellermesse, Madison Symphony Orchestra in Janáček's Glagolitic Mass, and Mill City Summer Opera as Zuniga in Carmen. Additional credits include performances with Madison Opera, Minnesota Orchestra, Opera Colorado, Opera Philadelphia, and The Santa Fe Opera. Upcoming engagements include two world premieres: a return to Minnesota Opera as Alfred Austrian in The Fix, and a debut with Fort Worth Opera as The Dough’s Mate in Companionship.