- Resident Artists
(Portland, OR) –Portland Opera General Director Christopher Mattaliano has announced the company’s Resident Artists for the 2014/15 season. They are:
Soprano KATRINA GALKA, whose solo roles with Portland Opera this season will include Frasquita in Carmen and Ida in Die Fledermaus. On Tuesday, March 31, 2015 she will give her Resident Artist recital at the Portland Art Museum’s Whitsell Auditorium. Katrina received her master’s degree in vocal performance from Boston University earlier this year and has appeared with Opera Theatre of Saint Louis for the past two seasons. Roles she has performed include Pamina in The Magic Flute, Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi, Marie in The Daughter of the Regiment, and Eurydice in Orpheus in the Underworld.
Tenor IAN JOSÉ RAMIREZ, who returns to Portland for his second year in the program and will sing Dr. Blind in Die Fledermaus, Le Remendado in Carmen, Pete in Show Boat, and Sellem in The Rake’s Progress. Ian’s Resident Artist recital takes place on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at Whitsell Auditorium. Earlier this summer Ian performed with the Caramoor Center’s Bel Canto Opera program, preceded by appearances with the Oregon Symphony and Opera Theater Oregon.
Baritone ALEXANDER ELLIOTT,who also returns for his second year as a Resident Artist, during which he will perform Frank in Die Fledermaus, Le Dancaïre in Carmen, Steve Baker in Show Boat and Belcore in The Elixir of Love. His Resident Artist recital takes place at Whitsell Auditorium on Tuesday, May 12, 2015. Alexander spent the summer as a participant in the San Francisco Opera’s prestigious Merola Program and will be a featured vocalist in the Oregon Symphony’s Waterfront Concert on Thursday, August 28.