Resident Artist Program

2019-2020 ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE

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Caroline Miller, soprano

Caroline Miller is an innovative and theatrical singer with a particular interest in contemporary opera, operetta, and film. She appeared with Ohio Light Opera as Phyllis (Iolanthe), Mascha (The Chocolate Soldier), and the dramatic diva Bellabruna (Blossom Time). Ms. Miller appears on the only contemporary professional recording of Blossom Time, produced by Albany Records. Opera News lauded her portrayal of Bellabruna, writing “Miller projects all the confident insouciance of a pampered prima donna.” She is a co-founder of The Pleiades Project, which tells women’s stories and brings opera to new audiences through film. Ms. Miller starred in the short-film Così, which was named an official selection in the NY Indie Theatre Film Festival. She holds a Masters of Music in Vocal Performance from the Eastman School of Music and a Bachelor of Arts from Washington University in St. Louis.

Mary Cloud, mezzo soprano

Mary Cloud is a mezzo-soprano from Atlanta, Georgia, and is thrilled to join the Toledo Opera as their mezzo-soprano Resident Artist for the 2019-2020 season. Ms. Cloud performed the role of Despina (Così fan tutte) at the Hawai’i Performing Arts Festival and the Metro Detroit Opera Workshop. She also sang the role of the Second Lady (Die Zauberflöte) at the Hawai’i Performing Arts Festival. Also at home in the world of musical theater, Ms. Cloud performed the role of Ladybug in Pasek and Paul’s James and the Giant Peach at Tulane Summer Lyric Theater in New Orleans. Ms. Cloud was recently a member of the New Orleans Opera Chorus and performed with the company’s Opera on Tap chapter. She holds degrees from Loyola University, New Orleans (MM) and Indiana University, Bloomington (BM).

Jaewook Lee, tenor

Jeawook Lee, tenor and native South Korean, received a BM from Seoul National University and a Diploma and a Master’s degree from Southern Methodist University. His operatic roles while at SMU included Don Basilio (Le nozze di Figaro), The Mayor (Albert Herring), Count Belfiore (La finta giardiniera) and Sam Polk (Susannah). He sang the role of Tamino (The Magic Flute) at the Amalfi Coast Music Festival in Naples, Italy, Nemorino in the Dallas Opera’s outreach production of The Elixir of Love and Alfredo (La traviata) at Opera in the Ozarks. Mr. Lee was a finalist in 2012 and 2014 at the Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition and 2014 at the McCammon Voice Competition and won fourth place at NATS. He just finished his Artist Diploma program at Texas Christian University where he performed the roles of Don José (La tragédie de Carmen), Fenton (Falstaff), Lysander (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) and Rinuccio (Gianni Schicchi).

 

Rahim Mandal, baritone

American baritone Rahim Mandal who is known for his vocal power and charismatic presence, is thrilled to be one of Toledo Opera’s Resident Artists for the 2019-2020 season. Recently, Mr. Mandal was seen singing Usciere (​Rigoletto) with New Orleans Opera. Other professional engagements include the Big Bad Wolf in Samuel Barber’s Little Red Riding Hood with New Orleans’ MetroPelican Opera Company’s outreach program, Wagner (​Faust)  with Natchez Music Festival, and Aeneas (Dido and Aeneas) with Teatro Lírico in Havana, Cuba. Mr. Mandal has also been a soloist for many concerts including a benefit concert of Faure’s Requiem. Mr. Mandal holds two degrees in vocal performance, a Bachelor’s from Loyola University New Orleans and a Masters from Florida State University.

 

 

Emily Morin, pianist

Pianist Emily Morin explores her interest in a wide range of repertoire through performances in the United States and abroad. Currently based in the Toledo, OH area, she collaborates frequently with vocalists, instrumentalists, and composers. Her most recent projects include instrumental chamber music recitals in Ohio and Massachusetts. She and Nicholas Kottman, baritone, were awarded first prize in the 2019 Dr. Marjorie Conrad Art Song Competition at Bowling Green State University. During the past several summers, she has participated in the soundSCAPE Composition and Performance Exchange (Cesena, Italy), the Corfu Summer Piano Institute (Corfu, Greece), the Amalfi Coast Music and Arts Festival (Maiori, Italy), and the Atlantic Music Festival (Waterville, Maine). Ms. Morin holds Master of Music degrees in Piano Performance and Collaborative Piano from Bowling Green State University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from Providence College (Providence, RI). 

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