Cast

Amanda Li, Soprano | 女高音 李蕙妍 (Ma’am)

Amanda Li

Soprano Amanda Li, from Hong Kong, made her debut as Bao chai in Bright Sheng’s Dream of the Red Chamber at the Hong Kong Arts Festival in 2017. She sang with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Clark Rundell and was seen in the group art show Il Tempo del Postino at Manchester Opera House and Art Basel Festival in Switzerland. Amanda is pursuing her doctoral degree at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University and studied at Royal Holloway, the University of London as well as the Royal Northern College of Music.

香港女高音李蕙妍於2017年香港藝術節的歌劇《紅樓夢》中飾演寶釵一角。李氏曾在Clark Rundell的指揮下與皇家利物浦愛樂樂團演出,並於曼徹斯特國際音樂節上獻藝,甚獲好評。此項目後於瑞士巴塞爾藝術節中載譽重演。她曾在倫敦大學、皇家哈洛威學院以及皇家北方音樂學院學習,並現於美國印第安納大學修讀聲樂博士。


Stefanie Quintin, Soprano女高音 (Mila)

Stefanie Quintin

Stefanie Quintin graduated with a degree in Vocal Pedagogy and Vocal Performance from the University of the Philippines College of Music under the tutelage of Professor Emerita Fides Cuyugan-Asensio and Rica Nepomuceno. Quintin’s repertoire ranges from Renaissance music to premiere performances of new music. She is a member of the Ripieno Ensemble — a group of musicians dedicated to the promotion and performance of New Music in the Philippines and in Southeast Asia. She is a recipient of the PGMA Presidential award for culture and the arts and is a Delphic Lyra awardee at the 3rd International Junior Delphic Games. Her opera credits included: Cimarosa's Il Matrimonio Segreto, Mozart’s Die Zauberflote, Donizetti's L’Elisir D'amore,v. Bellini's La Sonnambula, Purcell’s Fairy Queen, and Menotti’s A Hand of Bridge.

Stefanie Quintin在Emerita Fides Cuyugan-Asensio教授和Rica Nepomuceno教授的指導下,畢業於菲律賓大學音樂學院,主修聲樂教育和表演。Quintin的作品涵蓋文藝復興音樂到新音樂,也是Ripieno樂團的成員 — 一群致力在菲律賓推廣和表演新音樂的音樂家。她是PGMA Presidential Award中文化與藝術的獲獎者,並且是第三屆國際德爾斐藝術大賽上的Delphic Lyra獲獎者。她參演的歌劇作品包括:多米尼科·奇馬羅薩的《秘密婚禮》、莫札特的《魔笛》、葛塔諾·董尼采第的《愛情靈藥》、文琴佐·貝里尼的《夢遊女》,普賽爾的《仙后》、及梅諾蒂的《A Hand of Bridge》。


Joanne Shao, Soprano | 女高音 邵樂敏 (Boy | Rosa)

Joanne Shao

Making her debut as the title role of Massenet’s Cendrillon in New York Lyric Opera Theatre, Joanne Shao is a Hong Kong-born soprano graduated from The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. She is the recipient of the Ms. Barbara Fei Vocal Scholarship, The Hong Kong Welsh Male Voice Choir Scholarship and the Michael Rippon Memorial Scholarship. She has won the First Prize of Barry Alexander International Vocal Competition and made her debut at Carnegie Hall. Other major roles in opera she has performed include Juliette in Gounod’s Romeo et Juliette, Sophie in Massenet’s Werther, Gianetta in Donizetti’s L’elisir d’Amore,Papagena in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, Despina in Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte, Susanna in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro, and Blonde in Mozart’s Die Entführung aus dem Serail.

邵樂敏畢業於香港演藝學院聲樂系,師隨資深歌唱家江樺女士、阮妙芬女士及梁頌儀女士。亦先後隨名歌唱家龔冬健先生、黃日珩先生、郭婉玲女士學習聲樂,並於留美期間獲大都會歌劇院歌唱家Harolynn Blackwell指導。邵氏曾獲費明儀女士聲樂獎學金、香港威爾斯男聲合唱團獎學金及聶明康紀念獎學金的贊助,並於年前獲得亞歷山大國際聲樂比賽一等獎,贏得了在紐約卡內基大廳的演出機會。邵氏曾演唱的歌劇角色包括剛在紐約歌劇院的夏季演出擔任《灰姑娘》一角,其他角色包括《維特》中的蘇菲、《愛情靈藥》中的珍內塔、《魔笛》中的帕帕基娜、《女人皆如此》中的黛絲賓娜、《費加洛的婚禮》中的蘇姍娜以及《後宮誘逃》中的布朗德。


Joseph Beutel, Bass-baritone | 男中低音(Sir)

Joseph Beutel

"An imposing bass-baritone," as reviewed by Opera News, Joseph Beutel, is often praised for his "deep well-rounded tone," and overall richness of voice and versatility on stage. He portrayed the roles of the Duke and Judge in Powder Her Face by Thomas Adès at Skylight Music Theatre in Milwaukee, where he "burned up the stage... singing with gorgeous tone in a huge vocal range and with an actor's command of language." Other recent engagements have included singing with Loft Opera’s production of Tosca where he played Angelotti, Bedron and the portrait Alexandre in Martinu's Comedy on the Bridge and Alexandre Bis with Gotham Chamber Opera; Lamoral in Santa Fe Opera's production of Arabella, Sulpice in La fille du regiment with Fargo-Moorhead Opera; Sam in Un ballo in maschera with Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras; der Tod in Der Kaiser von Atlantis with Opera Moderne in Vienna; Nourabad in Les pêcheurs de perles with Baltimore Concert Opera and Opera Delaware; and the high priest of Baal in Nabucco with Opera Naples. He originated the role of the British Major in the Pulitzer Prize-winning opera Silent Night by Kevin Puts premiered at Minnesota Opera. Beutel was the winner of a Sullivan Foundation Career Development Award in 2011.

Joseph Beutel被《Opera News》稱為「雄壯的男中低音」,也經常被譽為「深沉而全面的音調」,他豐富的聲音和變化亦極受讚揚。他在密爾沃基的Skylight Music Theatre演繹了湯瑪斯·亞迪《 Powder Her Face》中的公爵和法官,他以廣闊音域和語言控制而風靡舞台。最近活動還包括與Loft Opera製作的《托斯卡》中飾演Angelotti;博胡斯拉夫·馬爾蒂努的《Comedy on the Bridge》 中飾演Bedron和Alexandre;Gotham Chamber Opera的《Alexandre Bis》中飾演Alexandre;聖達菲聖菲歌劇院的《Arabella》中飾演Lamoral;Fargo-Moorhead Opera的《軍中女郎》中飾演Sulpice;與波士頓青少年交響樂團的《假面舞會》中飾演Sam;在維也納Opera Moderne的《Der Kaiser von Atlantis》中飾演der Tod;Baltimore Concert Opera和Opera Delaware的《采珠人》中飾演Nourabad;與Opera Naples的The high priest of Baal中飾演Nabucco。他於榮獲普立茲獎的歌劇Silent Night 中出演英國少校,Beutel亦於2011年獲得Sullivan Foundation Career Development Award。

 

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