JUNE 13, 2021
MEROË KHALIA ADEEB, SOPRANO
JANARA KELLERMAN, MEZZO-SOPRANO
JOHN VISCARDI, TENOR
BRIAN MAJOR, BARITONE
JUNE 20, 2021
ALEXANDRA BATSIOS, SOPRANO
KRYSTY SWANN, MEZZO-SOPRANO
MICHAEL KUHN, TENOR
STEPHEN GAERTNER, BARITONE
JULIA PEN YING HANNA, COLLABORATIVE PIANIST
The festival is excited to present two unique in-person and live stream presentations of beloved operatic selections performed by outstanding vocalists, several of whom are familiar to and beloved by our festival audiences. Enjoy an intimate evening at the opera, broadcast from Princeton’s elegant Morven Museum and Garden.
Steinway piano selected from Jacobs Music Company
NEW: General Admission tickets for our Opera concerts are now available! Get tickets for the June 13 and June 20 performances. Note that visibility is limited, and you must bring your own chair.
General Admission Seating: $25 per individual lawn seat
Live Stream Link: $30 per concert, per household
Soprano Meroë Khalia Adeeb is known for her silvery tones and soaring lyrical lines. She has enjoyed singing roles such as Violetta in La traviata and Mimì in La bohème. This season, she can be seen virtually as Galatea in Handel’s Acis and Galatea.
Janara Kellerman is a renowned mezzo-soprano who has debuted at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and NYCO. Upcoming: Rosina-Il Barbiere di Sivglia, Union Avenue Opera; Elle-La voix humaine, Cedar Rapids Opera. Princeton debut: Suzuki-Madama Butterfly.
John Viscardi has moved audiences around the world with his vocal beauty and dramatic intensity, having performed with Santa Fe Opera, Opera Philadelphia, New York City Opera, Michigan Opera Theatre, the Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Des Moines Metro Opera, and Opera Carolina.
Brian Major is a charismatic baritone who has been praised by critics for his “velvety voice’ and “commanding stage presence.” His operatic repertoire includes roles such as Germont, Scarpia, Amonasro, Ford, Escamillo and Marcello to name a few.
Alexandra Batsios is garnering attention as a promising operatic talent and has been hailed as a “coloratura tour de force” (Opera News). She has performed numerous roles, including her signature role Konstanze, Queen of the Night, and Leonora.
Acclaimed mezzo-soprano Krysty Swann has been hailed for her beautiful and rich voice, as well as her captivating presence on stage. The Washington Post declares, “Krysty Swann has a voice, and she knows how to use it…”
Michael Kuhn is a versatile singer-actor, praised for his “clear and robust” tenor (Opera News). He has been seen recently with Opera Omaha, New York City Opera, Florida Grand Opera, On Site Opera, and France’s Festival-lyrique-en-mer.
Stephen Gaertner, baritone, has appeared at the Metropolitan Opera as Enrico (Lucia di Lammermoor), Chorèbe (Les Troyens) and Paolo (Simon Boccanegra). He has also appeared as Macbeth in Savonlinna, Amonasro (Aida) in Naples, and Nabucco in Sarasota.
Pianist Julia Pen Ying Hanna has performed widely in the New York and Philadelphia metropolitan areas, building an extensive repertoire of solo and chamber music. Currently, she serves as a coach and accompanist at Westminster Choir College.