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The Artists - At A Glance

Johanna Fincher

Johanna has appeared in Germany, Austria, Hungary, Scotland, Bulgaria, Slovakia and the Czech Republic. Her concert work includes performances of Dubois' The Seven Last Words of Christ, Vivaldi's Gloria, Faure Requiem, Mozart Requiem, Orff's Carmina Burana, Haydn's Creation and Lord Nelson Mass,  and recitals for the National Trust for Scotland. Her roles include Cinderella (The True Story of Cinderella), Clorinda (La Cenerentola), Annina (La Traviata), Zerlina (Don Giovanni), Bastienne (Bastien und Bastienne) Minnie (West Side Story), Anglina "Plaintiff" (Trial by Jury), and Celie (Signor Deluso).


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Robyn Rocklein

Robyn has appeared in England, Austria, Germany, and throughout the US. Her roles include Federico Garcia Lorca (Ainadamar), 

Carmen (Carmen), Elizabeth (The Crucible), Adalgisa (Norma), Lucretia (The Rape of Lucretia), and Périchole (La Périchole).

In concert Robyn has sung the Verdi Requiem, Mozart Mass in C Minor, and Rossini Stabat Mater. Robyn has performed with Arizona Opera, St. Petersburg Opera, Tuscon Symphony Orchestra, the Kronos Quartet, Barry Manilow, John William's Star Wars in Concert, and in Columbia Artists Lord of the Rings Symphony as the mezzo-soprano soloist at the Tuscon Convention Center Music Hall. She holds a D.M.A. in vocal performance (2012) from Arizona State University.


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Russell C. Andrade

Portuguese-American Jugendlicher Heldentenor, Russell has performed the title role in Les Contesd’Hoffmann at the world-renowned Teatro Simon Bolivar in Sao Paolo, Brazil; the role of Don Jose in Carmen at the historic Hubbard Hall in upstate New York; and covered the role of Romeo in Romeo et Juliette with the St. Petersburg Opera in St. Petersburg, Florida where he was recently called back to cover Canio in I Pagliacci. As a recitalist, Mr. Andrade has performed all over the southeastern United States, in Firenze, Italy, in Dubai, U.A.E., and in Goa, India He has performed with numerous orchestras and concert bands around the world, including the Northwinds Symphonic Band and the Vermont Philharmonic.

He has participated in recitals and concerts as a leading operatic tenor with orchestras throughout the United States of America and, more recently, Brazil and India.

In addition to his singing, Mr. Andrade is also a musical composer, having written and produced three operas to rave reviews, and several chamber pieces that have been performed around the United States.

Joseph Ryan

Most recently he sang Papageno in August 2018 with Lyric Opera Studio of Weimar’s production of Die Zauberflöte in Weimar Germany; Basilio in Natchez Festival of Music’s May 2017 production of Il barbiere di Siviglia; and Dandini in Winter Opera St. Louis’ January 2017 production of La Cenerentola. In 2016, Mr. Ryan covered the role of Pizarro in Fidelio with Sarasota Opera, sang Doctor Engel in Orlando Light Opera’s The Student Prince, and performed Guglielmo in Le Villi with South Florida Lyric Opera. Other recent credits include the Mandarin in Turandot (St. Petersburg Opera, 2015); Antonio in Le nozze di Figaro, King Dodon (cover) in The Golden Cockerel, and Rodrigue (cover) in Don Carlos (Sarasota Opera, 2015); German Soldier #3 in Silent Night (Cincinnati Opera, 2014); Morales in Carmen (Opera Tampa, 2014); and the Sacristan in Tosca (Natchez Festival of Music, 2014). 

He was a semi-finalist in the 2017 Opera Connecticut American Opera Idol Competition and the 2012 Opera Birmingham Competition, and he won 2nd place in the 2014 American Prize Competition Opera Division. In his hometown of Cincinnati he performed for eight seasons with the Cincinnati Opera, and in Florida has also been seen as the Father in Hansel und Gretel (Opera Naples, 2011), Monterone in Rigoletto (St. Petersburg Opera, 2011), and the baritone soloist in Orff’s Carmina Burana and Mozart’s Requiem (Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, FL 2010 and 2011). 

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