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Monday, October 12, 2015

Adler Fellows 2016

San Francisco Opera has announced the 2016 Adler Fellows:
The ten singers selected as 2016 Adler Fellows are sopranos Julie Adams (Burbank, California), Amina Edris (Christchurch, New Zealand) and Toni Marie Palmertree (Fleetwood, Pennsylvania); mezzo-sopranos Zanda Švēde (Valmiera, Latvia) and Nian Wang (Nanjing, China); tenor Pene Pati (Auckland, New Zealand); baritone Edward Nelson (Santa Clarita, California); bass-baritones Matthew Stump (Goshen, Indiana) and Brad Walker (Lake Zurich, Illinois); and bass Anthony Reed (Alexandria, Minnesota). 
The two pianists selected for Apprentice Coach Fellowships are Ron Michael-Greenberg (Montreal, Canada) and Noah Lindquist (Brooklyn, New York). The Adler Fellow apprentice coaches work closely with Mark Morash, Director of Musical Studies of the Opera Center, and John Churchwell, Head of Music Staff at San Francisco Opera. The coaches participate in the musical activities of both San Francisco Opera and the Opera Center, and they are involved in all aspects of the Adler Fellows’ training by acting as pianists for master classes, working with master coaches and preparing the Adler Fellows for concerts and mainstage roles.

4 comments:

CruzSF said...

I'm surprised that Efraín Solís isn't on the Adler list. He seems to have enough success with performances in and out of the program to have been renewed for a third year.

Lisa Hirsch said...

He's a very talented guy and seems ready to launch. There haven't been many three-year Adlers; one was Elza van den Heever, and I think that was because she entered a mezzo and left a soprano, and got a lot of help with the transition.

CruzSF said...

Oooooh. I thought 3 year Adlers were the norm (not based on actual data, obviously, but on memory).

In other news, I'm not surprised to see Philippe Sly has moved on. Did he leave on bad terms?

Lisa Hirsch said...

He's had two years as an Adler. :) I don't know anything about his relationship with SFO or why he withdrew from Luisa Miller - he's such a good singer, I hope he's on the roster next year.

Here's the Adler Alumni list.