2015-16 Season Performances

2015-2016 Season

Juilliard Member Season Preview

September 10, 2015, Juilliard's Paul Hall

An exclusive introduction to Juilliard's upcoming season with student performances and discussion by the school's division leaders. Miles will open the evening with William Kelley at the piano and a performance of Lensky's aria from Eugene Onegin by Tchaikovsky.

James S. Marcus Memorial

October 8, 2015, Juilliard's Peter J. Sharp Theater

Longtime Juilliard trustee and benefactor James S. Marcus died on July 5 in Manhattan at age 85. Marcus, a lifelong opera lover, joined the Juilliard board with his wife in 1995, and they were incredibly loyal to the school over the years. In 2010, they donated $10 million to Juilliard to create the Ellen and James S. Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts. A true patron of the arts, Marcus was a longtime member and former chairman of the board of the Metropolitan Opera, and he and his wife supported many other organizations.The Juilliard community comes together to celebrate his life with performances by current students and alumni.

Bach Magnificat with Juilliard415

December 13, 2015, Corpus Christi Church (529 West 121st Street, NYC)

Juilliard415, the school's premiere period instrument ensemble, and singers from Juilliard’s Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts are joined by the Choir of Corpus Christi Church in a holiday-themed program featuring Bach’s Magnificat, Orchestral Suite No. 3, and motet Lobet den Herrn, and Corelli’s jubilant “Christmas” Concerto.


Richard Egarr, conductor

Christine Price, soprano

Nicolette Mavrolean, soprano

Jakub Orlinski, countertenor

Miles Mykkanen, tenor

Cody Quattlebaum, bass-baritone

NYFOS After Hours: A Goyische Christmas

Monday, December 14, 2015, HENRY's Restaurant, 2745 Broadway at 105th Street

An instant classic, this popular NYFOS program has become an annual tradition.
It features holiday favorites—and some lesser-known gems—written by Jewish songwriters. Performers include host Steven Blier on piano with Drama Desk Award-winner Lauren Worsham, clarinetist Alan Kay, cantor Joshua Breitzer, many others.

Spotlight Recital

January 21, 2016, Carnegie Hall (Weill Recital Hall)

Miles joins soprano Clarissa Lyons and collaborative pianist Ken Noda in a featured recital as part of Marilyn Horne's The Song Continues celebration. Program to include songs by Barber, Britten, Grieg, Marx, Poulenc, Rachmaninoff, and Schumann.

Juilliard Honors Recital

March 21, 2016, Alice Tully Hall

Countertenor Jakub Józef Orliński and tenor Miles Mykkanen, winners of the 2015-16 Vocal Arts Honors, perform in duo recital. Every year, singers from the Ellen and James S. Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts are nominated by their teachers to audition and are selected through a competitive audition judged by a distinguished panel.

Fabio Luisi Master Class

March 18, 2016, International Live Stream on Juilliard.edu

Grammy Award-winning artist Fabio Luisi, who has "won resounding bravos for his fleet, lithe leadership" (New York Times) in his role as principal conductor of the Metropolitan Opera returns to Juilliard to coach singers from the Ellen and James S. Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts in a live streamed master class, followed by a Q&A session as time allows. Repertoire includes scenes from Cosí fan tutte, Die Zauberflöte, Falstaff and Rigoletto.

Die Zauberflöte

April 19-23, 2016, Juilliard's Peter J. Sharp Theater

Mary Birnbaum directs Juilliard Opera’s production of W.A. Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte. Juilliard alumnus David Stern, founder and director of the Paris-based opera studio and period-instrument ensemble, Opera Fuoco, conducts.


Featuring Miles Mykkanen (Tamino), Christine Price (Pamina), Önay Köse (Sarastro), Liz Redpath (Queen of the Night), Theo Hoffman (Papageno), Alexandra Razkazoff (First Lady), Caitlin Redding (Second Lady), Avery Amereau (Third Lady), Alexander McKissick (Monostatos), and Kara Sainz (Papagena).



Philadelphia Chamber Music Society

May 17, 2016, Kimmel Center

Hear the vocal stars of tomorrow as PCMS presents members of the Met Opera Lindemann and Juilliard Opera Programs in a wonderful evening of rarely-performed vocal chamber music by Brahms and Schumann, along with two of our favorite pianists in Cecile Licad and Ken Noda. While the names of these singers may not yet be well known the world over, keep in mind that the esteemed young artist development programs have graduated some of the today’s premier vocal superstars, including Renée FlemingStephanie Blythe, Dawn Upshaw, Isabel Leonard, Anthony Dean Griffey, Paul Groves and Nathan Gunn, to name a few.


Hyesang Park, soprano; Sara Couden, contralto; Miles Mykkanen, tenor; Yunpeng Wang, baritone; Cecile Licad, piano; Ken Noda, piano


Brahms: Liebeslieder Walzer, Op. 52, Book I
Schumann: Spanische Liebeslieder, Op. 138
Individual sets of songs by each singer

Ariadne auf Naxos

June 5-24, 2016, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis

Strauss’s brilliant Ariadne on Naxos, directed by Seán Curran (whose 2013 The Pirates of Penzance was named “Operetta of the Year” by Opera Now magazine) with debut conductor Rory Macdonald. The powerhouse cast features principal role debuts by Marjorie Owens as Ariadne, A. J. Glueckert as Bacchus, So Young Park as Zerbinetta, and Cecilia Hall as The Composer. The full cast features Levi Hernandez (The Music Master), Matthew DiBattista (The Dancing Master), John Brancy (Harlequin), Ken Page (The Major Domo), Elizabeth Sutphen (Naiad), Stephanie Sanchez (Dryad), Liv Redpath (Echo), Benjamin Lee (Brighella), Miles Mykkanen (Scaramuccio), Erik Van Heyningen (Truffaldino), Benjamin Dickerson (A Wig Maker), Michael Day (An Officer)

Center Stage

June 21, 2016, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis

Hear the next generation of opera stars in this second annual recital celebrating the talents of Opera Theatre of Saint Louis' 2016 Gaddes Festival Artists and Gerdine Young Artists. Out of over 1,000 applicants, only 38 singers were chosen to be part of this season’s young artist programs. Usually seen in ensemble roles during mainstage productions, these exceptionally talented artists take center stage in a one-night-only concert, accompanied on stage by the members of the St. Louis Symphony conducted by OTSL Music Director Stephen Lord and directed by OTSL Artistic Director James Robinson. Featuring performances of opera’s greatest hits and cherished rarities, this night is the perfect operatic sampler.


Opera luminary Stephanie Blythe and former Gerdine Young Artist Aubrey Allicock emcee this showcase concert.

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