Mexican American tenor TIM GONZALES has been lauded for his “bright, sweet, tenor voice” and for having an “emotionally and musically engaging” presence on stage. Most recently he was seen singing the tenor solos in Orff’s Carmina Burana with the Angeles Chorale which he has also performed to great acclaim with the Los Angeles Master Chorale in Disney Hall. Mr. Gonzales made his debut with the Los Angeles Philharmonic in 2014 in its production of I Pagliacci, singing the role of Another Villager under the baton of Gustavo Dudamel at the Hollywood Bowl.
Filipino-American baritone David Castillo is a Los Angeles-based singer, actor, and model. His versatility as an artist opens himself to a vast repertoire ranging from baroque to experimental with new and upcoming collaborative projects focusing on and exploring cultural identity, technology, and fashion.
Bass/baritone Scott Graff has appeared as a soloist with numerous ensembles, including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Los Angeles Master Chorale, Musica Angelica, Catacoustic Consort, the Carmel Bach Festival, California Bach Society, and Synchromy. His operatic work includes originating Josef Stalin in the world premiere of Lisa Scola Prosek’s Daughter of the Red Tsar, Dolores in the world premiere of Caliban Dreams, and Lewis and Father Tree in Michael Webster and Eileen Myles’ opera Hell.
Dutch alto INGEBORG BRÖCHELER graduated from the Free University of Amsterdam in Public Administration and Criminology, before she moved into the world of opera. She studied at the Amsterdam School of Arts, theater department, and got her classical music education at the Schumann Academy, studying with Jaap Smit. She has sung in masterclasses with Dale Duesing, Claron McFadden, Andrea Marcon, and Sarah Connolly. Currently she is studying with Paula de Wit and Rosemary Joshua.
SOPHIE FETOKAKI completed a Bachelor’s in Music at City University London, during which she studied Brazilian, West African, and Cuban music, ethnomusicology and electroacoustic composition, alongside singing lessons at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. After completing this eclectic degree she decided to bring these various ways of making and thinking about music into one instrument, and moved to Amsterdam to pursue her singing studies with Pierre Mak. She completed her Bachelor’s in vocal performance at the Conservatorium of Amsterdam in 2014.
Charlotte Houberg received her bachelor’s degree with distinction from the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague where she is now pursuing a master’s. Charlotte takes part in Studio 32, an opera studio of her teacher Henny Diemer. In 2011 she was prize winner of the Foundation for Young Music Talent of the Netherlands.
The Dutch lighting designer WIJNAND VAN DER HORST graduated in 1996 in Theatre Electronics and Technology. He first started working as a lighting technician in the world of theater and entertainment and worked on all different kind of productions. In 2004 he specialized in creating light designs for opera, ballet and theater productions. But also events, exhibitions and architectural lighting is part of his field of work.
FRANS WILLEM DE HAAS studied drama at the University of Amsterdam and Musiktheatre at the Maximilian University of Munich and works since 1996 mainly as an assistant director and director in opera.