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La Bohème

Wonder where the story of “Rent” or “Love Story” came from? Puccini’s classic opera has inspired generations with its true-to-life story of Rodolfo and Mimi — star-crossed lovers. With the romantic score and soaring melodies of Puccini, La bohéme is the perfect opera for opera fans 
and newcomers alike. Spoiler alert: bring tissues.


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Production Team

Marcelo Lehninger | Conductor

Brazilian-born Marcelo Lehninger is Music Director of the Grand Rapids Symphony and was recently appointed Artistic Director of the Bellingham Festival of Music.

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In 2018, he brought the Grand Rapids Symphony to Carnegie Hall, its first performance at the famed venue in thirteen years. He previously served as Music Director of the New West Symphony in Los Angeles, for which the League of American Orchestras awarded him the Helen H. Thompson Award for Emerging Music Directors. For five years, Lehninger served as Assistant and then Associate Conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, a tenure that included many concerts in Boston, Tanglewood and a highly praised debut at Carnegie Hall in 2011.

As a guest conductor, Lehninger has led some of the leading orchestras in the United States, including the Chicago, Boston, Pittsburgh, St. Louis, Houston, Detroit, Baltimore, Seattle, National, Milwaukee, North Carolina, Indianapolis, Colorado, Charlotte, New Jersey, Jacksonville, Omaha, Chautauqua, Portland, Princeton, Hartford, Hawaii, Tulsa, Vancouver, Tucson, Toledo, and Fairfax Symphonies; the Florida, Louisville and Sarasota Orchestras; and the Rochester, Buffalo, Orlando, New Mexico, and Colorado Springs Philharmonics.

In Canada, Lehninger has appeared with the Toronto, Winnipeg, and Kitchener-Waterloo Symphonies, the Calgary and Hamilton Philharmonics, and the Symphony Nova Scotia.

European highlights include engagements with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Orchestre National de France, Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, Lucerne Symphony, Prague Philharmonia, Slovak State Philharmonic, regular visits to the Slovenian Philharmonic, including on tour to Vienna’s Konzerthaus, Lausanne Chamber Orchestra, and a tour with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra assisting Mariss Jansons.

He made his Australian debut with the Sydney and Melbourne Symphonies with his friend and mentor Nelson Freire as soloist. In Japan, he conducted the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony in Tokyo and the Kyushu Symphony Orchestra in Fukuoka.

Lehninger was Music Advisor of The Orchestra of the Americas for the 2007-08 season. In summer of 2008, he toured with the orchestra in South America, conducting concerts in Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay. He has led all of the top orchestras in Brazil, and served as Associate Conductor of the Minas Gerais Philharmonic Orchestra, where he returns regularly as guest conductor.

Chosen by Kurt Masur in 2008, Lehninger was awarded the First Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy Scholarship sponsored by the American Friends of the Mendelssohn Foundation. He was Maestro Masur’s assistant with the Orchestre National de France (during their residency at the Musikverein in Vienna), Gewandhaus Orchestra in Leipzig, and the New York Philharmonic. In 2011, he participated in the Bruno Walter National Conductor Preview, organized by the League of American Orchestras, conducting the Louisiana Philharmonic, and debuted with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center as part of the National Conducting Institute in 2007.

Before dedicating his career to conducting, Lehninger studied violin and piano. He holds a Master’s degree from the Conductors Institute at New York’s Bard College, where he studied conducting under Harold Farberman and composition with Laurence Wallach. His mentors also include Kurt Masur, Mariss Jansons, Leonard Slatkin, and Roberto Tibiriçá. A dual citizen of Brazil and Germany, Marcelo Lehninger is the son of Brazilian pianist Sônia Goulart and German violinist Erich Lehninger.

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Cara Consilvio | Director

Cara Consilvio is a director and producer of opera, theater, and film whose inventive, kinetic, and evocative productions are in great demand.

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Cara returns to Opera Grand Rapids after directing previous productions including The Last American Hammer, Second Nature, Penny and Scalia/Ginsburg. Recent productions include directing Rigoletto for HALO, Glory Denied for Opera Naples, the world premiere of I Give You my Home for Guerilla Opera and The Sound of Music for Charlottesville Opera. Other favorite engagements include Scalia/Ginsburg and Hydrogen Jukebox for Chautauqua Opera, Bernadette’s Cozy Book Nook for Fort Worth Opera, An American Dream at Anchorage Opera, Il Trovatore for Opera in the Heights, The Threepenny Opera for Syracuse Opera, Suor Angelica and Glory Denied at Tri-Cities Opera, and The Elixir of Love for Piedmont Opera. Additional professional credits include engagements with Houston Grand Opera, Boston Lyric Opera, The Atlanta Opera, Portland Opera, Tulsa Opera, American Opera Projects, and Opera Saratoga.

Cara is a co-founder of Hup! Productions. Her feature film directing debut, a documentary called For the Love of Friends, is currently streaming on PBS Passport. Her other film directing projects include narrative short films C.I.T., and Dry. Cara is a producer and co-story writer of the horror comedy feature film Camp Wedding, which is distributed by Gravitas Pictures. She has also produced and directed many tribute videos, promotional videos, and behind the scenes mini-docs for the NEA Opera Honors, the NEA Jazz Masters videos, OPERA America, and the American Composers Orchestra.

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Don Darnutzer | Lighting & Projection Designer

Don returns to design for OGR where he has designed lights and projections for over 30 productions.

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His most recent lighting and projection designs were for Streetcar Named Desire at Florida Grand Opera, Dead Man Walking at the Israel Opera in Tel Aviv, Cosi Fan Tutte for Palm Beach Opera and Barber of Seville at New Orleans Opera.

He designed the lighting for Broadway’s production, of It Ain’t Nothin’ But The Blues and Off-Broadway productions of Hank Williams: Lost Highway, The Immigrant, Almost Heaven: John Denver’s America.He has designed for Atlanta Opera, Portland Opera, New Orleans Opera, Florentine Opera, Chautauqua Opera, Central City Opera, Minnesota Opera, Opera Omaha, Guthrie Theatre, The Denver Center Theater Company, Arizona Theatre Company, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, South Coast Repertory, American Conservatory Theatre, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, The Old Globe Theater, Mark Taper Forum, Alley Theatre, Dallas Theatre Center.

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John A C Despres | Scenic Designer

John has been working with Opera Grand Rapids for over 25 years as Set Designer and Technical Director.

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He attended The Banff Center, School of Fine Arts studying set, lighting and costume design. In 1982 he hung out his professional shingle as Scene It All Productions and has been working in the entertainment industry ever since. Past design projects include companies such as Heritage Theatre Group, The Robeson Players, Actors’ Theatre, Aquinas College, Grand Rapids Community College Players, Jewish Theatre Grand Rapids. Corporate events and projects include Steelcase, Haworth, Stow & Davis, The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum, Gordon Food Service, KBO Group, and, the coolest of them all, designing the unveiling of the daVinci horse ”Il Cavallo” at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. There have been feature films, indy films, television shows and a Michigan EMMY for Art Direction on the TV show “Come On Over!”

John is married to Lea Sevigny and they have one son, Nicolas. John roasts his own coffee at home and spends much time racing one of many bicycles around the country in 100 mile endurance gravel road races and in winter ultra races where temperatures can drop as low as -35°. John also owns a custom bag company building bags for bicycles adventures and bike packing.

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Adeo Breaux | Properties Master

Adeo Breaux has loved working with Opera Grand Rapid’s production of La Bohème, his third with the company.

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He was previously seen touring with The Grand Ol’ Production Company, in Oakland for West Edge Opera’s summer festival, as well as productions in Baton Rouge, Florida, and his home, Albuquerque New Mexico. When not backstage he works with adults with special needs, and he loves spending time with his best friend and Brother, Ricky, and their 5 dogs. He would like to thank his mom, Janie, his niece and nephew, Katie and Javin, as well as everyone else who supported him in achieving his dreams.

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Crystal Howell | Wig & Make-up Designer

Crystal Howell, a traveling freelance wig and makeup artist hailing from Toledo, Ohio, has devoted over a decade to the art of hairstyling, coloring, cutting, wig design, and makeup artistry.

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Her expertise spans diverse platforms, including opera, film, traveling Broadway productions and an independent contractor at Renaissance Hair Studio. Her meticulous attention to detail ensures that performers exude their best under the spotlight. Crystal’s ability to seamlessly adapt to different styles and eras sets her apart. From timeless classics to avant-garde performances, her work harmonizes with the artistic vision, elevating each production. Crystal is proudly in the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE), embodying unwavering professional ethics and contributing to the vibrant theater community. Off-duty, she immerses herself in music festivals, savoring the rhythm and energy, while cherishing precious moments with loved ones.

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Keith Oberfeld | Technical Director

Keith Oberfeld has worked in theatre, film, television and corporate event production since 1978.

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He has been the technical director for Opera Grand Rapids for over thirty years, and has designed lighting for opera and musical theatre both regionally and nationally, including over 300 designs in West Michigan.  Keith also has designed lighting for television specials and series, winning an Emmy in 2007 for his work on the children’s television show “Come on Over.”  Most recently he has produced or directed events for Porsche, Hilton Hotels, Fiserv, Wolverine World Wide, Steelcase, Gordon Food Service, Tedx and Crowdstrike.

He lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and loves his wife, baseball, his dogs, and flyfishing, not necessarily in that order.

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Erica Monroe | Costume Coordinator

Erica Monroe attended Kootenay School of the Arts in British Columbia for coursework in pattern drafting, tailoring, and advanced garment detailing.

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She received her undergraduate degree in Literature from Calvin University and her masters degree in Speech Language Pathology from Grand Valley State University. She has worked for The House Theater Company and The Albany Park Theatre Project in Chicago, Illinois and Calvin University’s theater department as the costume shop manager. She has assisted as costume coordinator and head of wardrobe at OGR during productions of Aida, Cosi fan Tutti, Don Giovanni, Turandot, The Pirates of Penzance, and costume designer for Stinney: An American Execution, The Last American Hammer and The Tibetan Book of the Dead. Additionally, she has served as the costume designer for Grand Valley State University’s productions of A Minister’s Wife and The Importance of Being Earnest as well as the Grand Rapids Civic Theatre’s musical, Once on This Island.

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Caleb Wenzel | Pianist

Winner of the 2019 Respighi Prize in Conducting, conductor and pianist Caleb Wenzel leads with a vibrant and collaborative energy that is equally at home with orchestra, vocal ensemble, historical instruments, opera, and musical theatre.

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He has presented solo recitals in every region of the USA and has recently led performances with the Chamber Orchestra of New York, American Bach Society, Chicago Latino Music Festival, University of British Columbia Chamber Orchestra Festival, and Ensemble CONCEPT/21. He served as Director of Choral Activities at Grand Rapids Community College from 2020-2024 and previously served on the musical threatre staff at University of Notre Dame and as Conducting Area Coordinator for the Oregon Bach Festival Composers Symposium. He holds a doctorate in conducting from University of Notre Dame under the mentorship of acclaimed Venezuelan maestra Carmen-Helena Téllez.

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William Bokhout | Chorus Master

Operatic baritone William Bokhout’s performance career has taken him coast to coast in as many as 35 different operatic roles, countless solo appearances and directing of over 40 different stage productions.

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He has been featured with Opera Grand Rapids, the Grand Rapids Symphony, Durufle’ Requiem in Carnegie Hall, the Pine Mountain Music Festival, and the Blue Lake Festival Orchestra. His operatic roles include Barone Douphol in Verdi’s LaTraviata, Count Ceprano and Marullo in Verdi’s Rigoletto, the Sacristan in Puccini’s Tosca,Dr. Bartolo in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro, El don Cairo in Bizet’s Carmen, Gregario in Gounod’s Romeo and Juliette, Slim in Carlisle Floyd’s Of Mice and Men, and Father in Humperdink’s Hansel and Gretel. He also appeared as the title role in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi with the Blue Lake International Repertory Opera. In concert Mr. Bokhout has been featured with the Blue Lake Festival Orchestra for Beethoven’s 9th Symphony,the Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra as soloist in Mozart’s Requiem, Handel’s Messiah, Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, and The Music of Final Fantasy. In 2003, Mr. Bokhout founded The 2nd Act opera company, a professional touring group dedicated to promoting Opera as an art form to young people, performing in many of the schools in the area as well as touring with his wife Hollis presenting Children’s Opera Workshops in elementary schools across the country. Mr Bokhout is the composer of 6 original children’s operas and is also known as The Opera Farmer, the tile role of a feature length independent family film.

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Carrie Ledet | Children’s Chorus Master

Carrie Ledet has been a proud member of the Opera Grand Rapids Chorus for over twenty years.

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Highlights with the company include the 2001 arena production of Carmen and the 2013 Michigan Premiere of Andre Previn’s A Streetcar Named Desire, in which Ms. Ledet sang the role of Eunice Hubble. Carrie served as the Children’s Chorus director for OGR’s production of Turandot in 2022 and has expanded the program to encompass community outreach and engagement events across West Michigan.

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Alejandra Sandoval | Mimi

Mexican soprano Alejandra Sandoval is building an international career, primarily in the leading roles of the Classical and Bel Canto repertoire in venues from Guanajuato to Beijing.

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Recent engagements include Gulnara Il Corsaro for the Opera Festival of Chicago, Frasquita Carmen for Atlanta Opera, Norina Don Pasquale at the Camerata de Coahuila, Violetta La Traviata with the Orquesta Sinaloa de las Artes and the Teatro Del Bicentenario in Leon, Mimi La Boheme with the State of Mexico Symphony Orchestra, Donna Anna Don Giovanni with the Symphony Orchestra Ciudad Juarez, the title role in Mario Lavista’s Aura in Mexico City and Donna Elvira Don Giovanni and Madame Cortese Il Viaggio a Reims with the Opera de Bellas Artes in Mexico City.

Recent concert engagements include Rossini Petite messe solennelle in New York, Mahler Fourth Symphony with the Xalapa Symphony Orchestra, Beethoven Ninth Symphony with the State of Mexico Symphony Orchestra, Verdi Requiem with the Mexico City Philharmonic Orchestra, Orff Carmina Burana at the International Festival Cervantino in Guanajuato. Ms. Sandoval toured Belorussia´s major cities on a recital series with the Russian pianist Alexandr Pashkov and has also toured China´s major cities including Beijing, Guangzou and Macao as a soloist with the Symphony Orchestra of the State Mexico under conductor Enrique Batiz, where she sang Villa-Lobos Bachianas Brasileiras No.5.

Ms Sandoval completed her Bachelor of Music in Voice at the School of Music of the University of Guanajuato She has studied and attended master classes with renowned singers and national and international opera teachers, such as Isir Almaguer, Francisco Araiza, Graciela Araya, Hugo Barreiro, Ramón Calzadilla, Edith Contreras, Abbie Furmansky, Conchita Julián, Kamal Khan, Barba Lorey, Stefano Lovato, Laurel Miller, Eugenia Sutti, Andrés Sarré, Dunja Vejzovic and Silvano Zabeo.

She was the winner of the National Singing Contest ‘Carlo Morelli’, held in Mexico City at the Palace of Fine Arts, Mexico´s most prestigious singing competition, won the third prize in the National Singing Contest Opera de San Miguel and was a semi-finalist and finalist in several other major European competitions.  She has recently covered the role of Catrina in the world premiere of El Último Sueño de Frida y Diego for San Diego Opera.  Upcoming engagements include a concert performance of Nicolas Benavides Tres Minutos and excerpts from Hector Armienta La Muerte with Opera Cultura  at the School of Arts and Culture in San Jose.

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Corie Auger | Musetta

Praised for her vibrant and expressive voice, Corie Auger makes her role debut with Opera Grand Rapids this season as Musetta in their production of La Bohéme.

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Corie has previously appeared as a soloist for the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra and Kalamazoo Philharmonic, as well as Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theater, Portland Summer Opera Workshop, Toledo Opera, Opera Grand Rapids, Cedar Rapids Opera, Minneapolis Opera Workshop, and New Moon Opera. She enjoys exploring art song as well, and has enjoyed performing several recitals in recent years highlighting female composers, songs based on texts by Shakespeare, and William Bolcom’s Cabaret Songs. Favorite roles include Despina (Così fan tutte) and Nicklausse/Muse (Les Contes d’Hoffmann).

In addition to her work as a performer, Corie is also the owner of the Grand Rapids Voice Collective, a collaborative teaching space for young artists intent on developing their own unique sounds and perspectives. She lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan with her husband, daughter, and dog.

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Jonathan Kaufman | Rodolfo

Tenor Jonathan Kaufman possesses a voice of entrancing power, beauty, and finesse, which he employs with considerable technique and musicianship.

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Hailed for his portrayal of Pinkerton in Winter Opera St. Louis’ production of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, “Tenor Jonathan Kaufman, as Pinkerton, has a voice so grand–even heroic–that there are many times when, lost in the glory of that voice, we quite forget what a cad the Lieutenant is. Superb!” Steve Callahan of Broadway World makes it clear why Kaufman is quickly ascending the ranks as one of the greatest tenors of his generation.

This season, Kaufman rejoins Opera Carolina for their productions of Cavalleria rusticana and Madama Butterfly as Turiddu and Pinkerton, respectively. Further lead roles include Don Jose in Opera Western Reserve’s Carmen and Rodolfo in La bohème with Opera Grand Rapids.

Last season, Kaufman made house débuts at New Orleans Opera as Pinkertson in Madama Butterfly and Opera Western Reserveas Rodolfo in La bohème and returned to Opera Carolina for their production of Tosca, covering Cavaradossi, and Winter Opera St. Louis as Macduff in Macbeth, and Rodolfo in La bohème with Northern Lights Music Festival. Other débuts included Western Piedmont Symphony in their Foothills Pops! holiday concert, and Aiken Symphony Orchestra for their Home for the Holidays concert.

More recently, Kaufman returned to Opera Wilmington as part of their summer concert series Under the Stars in Viva Italia!, joined the company of I Dream (Tappin), a new co-production between Opera Carolina and Charlottesville Opera, and also returned to Opera Carolina for their Bella Notte and Opera Hits concerts. He made débuts with Winter Opera St. Louis in both their Fall Gala and as Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly, with the Aiken Symphony Orchestra in their romantic concert Amore! Famous Love Songs from the World of Opera, in concert with River City Opera, and with Charlotte Symphony Orchestra as part of their Opera Masterpieces concert.

Previous engagements included débuts with Opera Delaware in their Fall Jukebox concert and with Toledo Opera and Opera Carolina as Malcolm in Macbeth. Additionally, Kaufman made appearances and performed with Opera Experience Southeast as Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly, as Rodolfo in La bohème with Opera Wilmington, Central Piedmont Opera Theater, and Little Opera Company of Charlotte, Alfred in Die Fledermaus with Little Opera Company of Charlotte, Turiddu in Cavalleria rusticanawith Repertory Opera Theater of Washington D.C., Tamino in Die Zauberflöte with State Opera Varna, marking his international début, and as Rinuccio in Gianni Schicchi with Opera Lancaster.

Kaufman was a finalist in both the Giulio Gari and The Jensen Foundation competitions, named the Winner of the Jennifer White Memorial Award in Shreveport Opera’s Mary Jacobs Smith Singer of the Year competition, Winner of the 2nd Place prize in the SAS Performing Arts Company Vocal competition, winner in NYIOP’s first-ever Anonymous Audition Project, and a finalist in the NOA Carolyn Bailey & Dominick Argento Vocal Competition.

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Zachary Hugo | Marcello

Acclaimed for his “vibrant and ringing” sound, Baritone Zachary Hugo’s second year in Opera Carolina’s Resident Company as a Spotlight Artist marks his mainstage debut as Sharpless in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly.

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The 2023/2024 season will also see Mr. Hugo make his company debut with Opera Grand Rapids as Marcello in their production of La Bohème as well as covering the roles of Alfio and Tonio for Opera Carolina’s double feature of Cavalleria Rusticana and I Pagliacci. Most recently, he has been seen as Il Conte in Le Nozze di Figaro with International Lyric Academy/Opera Carolina and as Pluto in the preview performance of Nmon Ford’s highly anticipated new opera House of Orfeus (a 2024 co-production of Opera Carolina and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts). Mr. Hugo reprised the role of Pluto for an October concert performance with Detroit Opera and will originate the role in the Summer 2024 premier with Opera Carolina. Other notable engagements include: Germont (Cover) and Scarpia (Cover) with Opera Carolina, Schaunard with Central Piedmont Opera Theater, and Silvio and Sharpless with Opera Experience Southeast. Mr. Hugo’s training also includes graduate studies in conducting, leading to productions of Gluck’s Orpheé et Eurydice, Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, and Mozart’s Così fan tutte under his baton.

A native of South Carolina, Mr Hugo holds a B.M. in Vocal Performance and a M.M. in Conducting from Winthrop University. Additionally, he is an active teacher of voice and piano in the Charlotte area.

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Kohl Weisman | Schaunard

Kohl Weisman is bass-baritone, composer, and game designer living in Jenison, MI.

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He is excited to be performing his third role with Opera Grand Rapids after Le Podestat in Bizet’s Dr. Miracle last fall and Bill Martin in OGR’s premiere of Francis Pollock’s Stinney: An American Execution in 2022. Kohl graduated from Yale College in 2019, where he studied Classical Chinese and took voice lessons at Yale School of Music. He got his start in opera with Yale Baroque Opera Project’s restorations of works by Cavalli with credits including the title role in L’Egisto, the role of Arsamene in Xerse and Plutone in Orfeo. Since then, Kohl has sung with many groups between Connecticut and West Michigan including Yale Opera, Opera Theatre of Yale College, Elm City Consort, New Music New Haven, Vox GR, West Michigan Opera Project, Fountain Street Oratorio Choir, Opera Grand Rapids, and the Grand Rapids Symphony. He has a penchant for singing goofy villains, including Mamma Agata in Donizetti’s Viva la Mamma, Harašta in Janáček’s Cunning Little Vixen, and Hérisson in Chabrier’s L’étoile. In video games, Kohl is currently a narrative designer for World of Kogaea, staff composer for City of Heroes: Homecoming, and is building an adventure game with his brother. He also gives private lessons in voice, guitar, piano, jazz, and composition.

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Joseph Park | Colline

Bass-baritone Joseph (Yoseph) Park is quickly gaining national attention as a rising new talent and versatile singer.

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In the 2022-2023 season, he joined the Lyric Opera of Kansas City as a Resident Artist. During the season at KC Opera, he sang a Marchese in Verdi’s opera La Traviata, Dancairo in Bizet’s opera Carmen, Dad in the opera Sketchbook for Ollie, Balthazar in the opera Amahl and the Night Visitors and Ranger Nat in the opera Listen, Wilhelmina.

After his successful season at the Lyric Opera of Kansas City, he joined the acclaimed Gerdine Young Artist in the Opera Theater of Saint Louis, where he impressed audiences with the roles of Angelotti in Tosca and Elder Ott in Susannah. Especially during this season, Mr. Park was applauded as “This bright newcomer uses his rich voice and charisma to deliver a captivating debut performance.”

Summer of 2023, he was highlighted as part of the Aspen Music Festival, most notably performing in concert alongside General Benjamin in Jimmy López’s first opera Bel Canto and the Bass Soloist in Haydn’s oratorio The Creation.

Moreover, he already made a role debut as Friar Lawrence in Romeo & Juliet, Simone in Gianni Schicchi, Don Alfonso in Cosi fan Tutte, Fiorello in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Samuel in Un Ballo in Maschera, Figaro in Le Nozze di Figaro and Prince Yamadori in Madama Butterfly.

Even at the opera performance, He was featured as a baritone soloist in Mozart’s Coronation Mass. Other notable credits include baritone soloist in Faure’s Requiem and the world premiere of Leo Sowerby’s Psalm Symphony.

Joseph (Yoseph) Park also received top accolades from various prestigious organizations, including the Annapolis Opera, Birmingham Opera, Metropolitan Opera Laffont Competition, Gerda Lissner Foundation International Vocal Competition, and SIYAO competition.

Mr. Park is now pursuing an Artist Diploma at the Rice University Shepherd School of Music as a recipient of the Renee Fleming Endowed Scholarship. And He will make role debuts in 2024 as Colline in La bohème and Geronte in Manon Lescaut.

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Cody Colvin | Alcindoro / Benoit

Cody Colvin (Bass-Baritone) is excited to join La Boheme after singing with the Opera Grand Rapids Chorus for Turandot, Aida and Pirates of Penzance. 

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Colvin has performed as a featured soloist throughout West Michigan, both in opera and musical theatre. Colvin is a proud Kalamazoo College graduate, where he studied Business and Acting. Colvin is also the founder of Colvin Theatrical, one of the world’s leading production companies of filmed theatre and opera performances.

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