Former Seagle Festival Artists are now performing in opera houses throughout the United States and across the world including The Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera, Houston Grand Opera, San Francisco Opera, Washington National Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Fort Worth Opera, Glimmerglass Opera and many others. Other former artists have had leading Broadway roles and many are teaching vocal arts and theatre related subjects at the college level.
Many former artists keep in touch via subscription to our online newsletter, the Seagle Chronicle.
Spotlight on Michaela Wolz, mezzo-soprano
Michaela Wolz was one of the five 2019 winners of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, held on the stage of the Met in March 2019. This prestigious win is a far cry from their time spent here in Schroon Lake. While an artist at Seagle in the summer of 2016, Michaela appeared as the Giant’s Wife in Jack in the Beanstalk and Mrs. Squires in The Music Man.
During the intervening years, Michaela completed her BM and MM at Boston Conservatory at Berklee where they sang a wide variety of roles including Dorabella in Cosi fan tutte, Cherubino in The Marriage of Figaro, Presendia in Dark Sisters, Mother Marie in Dialogues of the Carmelites, and Sister Helen Prejean in Dead Man Walking. Michaela has also been a member of both the Gerdine Young Artist and Gaddes Festival Artist programs at Opera Theater of Saint Louis. They covered Annio in Titus and Private Stanton in An American Soldier, and during the 2019 season sang the role of Amore in The Coronation of Poppea.
Michaela recently relocated to New York after completing their studies in Boston. They were featured in the “Sound Bites” section of the December 2019 issue of Opera News. Upcoming engagements include a return to Opera Theatre of St. Louis for their Opera on the Go performances of La Cenerentola, participation the annual Sullivan Awards. You can follow Michaela and their exciting career at www.michaelawolzmezzo.com.
Here are some other former Seagle Festival aritsts to watch for:
Javier Abreu, tenor (2000, 01) – website
Michael Adams, baritone (2012-13) – website
Alissa Anderson, mezzo-soprano (2002-04) – website
Vanessa Becerra, soprano (2011-2012) – website
David Blalock, tenor (2008, 2009) – website
Ryan Bowie, tenor (2004-2007) – website
Seth Mease Carico, bass-baritone (2002, 03, 04) – website
Andrea Carroll, soprano (2009, 10) – website
Terrence Chin-Loy, tenor (2013) – website
Hailey Clark, soprano (2009, 10) – website
Eric Ferring, tenor (2011-13) – website
Jonas Hacker, tenor (2011-12) – website
Anna Mandina (Bridgeman), soprano (2013-14) – website
David Margulis, tenor (2010) – website
Wes Mason, baritone (2005-08) – website
Ian McEuen, tenor (2011) – website
Matt Morgan, tenor (1999) – website
Alicia Olatuja (Myles) (2001-02) – website
Sean Panikkar, tenor (2002) – website
Michael Porter, tenor (2010, 11) – website
Anthony Reed, bass (2010-11) – website
Megan Samarin, mezzo-soprano (2013) – website
Reginald Smith, Jr. (2010) – website
Jack Swanson, tenor (2012-2013) – website
Christopher Temporelli, bass-baritone (2001, 02) – website
Wm. Clay Thompson, bass (2013-14) – website