Guest Artists - UNCSA

Guest Artists

Fletcher Opera Institute

Guest Artists

In addition to in-depth study with A.J. Fletcher Opera Institute faculty, guest artists visit each year, bringing with them their knowledge, experience and talent to share with Fletcher fellows. Guest artists include distinguished singers, conductors, collaborative pianists and professionals working in opera houses and theatres across the country and across the globe.

2016-17 Guest Artists
Christopher Allen
Christopher Allen, Conductor (Florencia en el Amazonas)

Christopher Allen is rapidly gaining attention as a talented conductor on the operatic and symphonic stages. Placido Domingo and James Conlon brought him to Los Angeles Opera where he is currently Associate Conductor.

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David Effron
David Effron, Conductor (Ariadne auf Naxos)

Distinguished symphony and opera conductor David Effron has, over a 40 year career, conducted major symphony and opera companies throughout the world. He is Professor of Conducting at the Indiana University School of Music.

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Warren Jones
Warren Jones, Masterclasses for Opera Soiree

Collaborative pianist Warren Jones performs with many of today's best-known artists and is Principal Pianist for the exciting California-based chamber music group Camerata Pacifica.

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Gayletha Nichols
Gayletha Nichols, Masterclasses

Gayletha Nichols is the Executive Director of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. She joined the artistic staff of the Metropolitan Opera in the fall of 2000 and has brought to the Met two decades of experience as a singer, teacher and career advisor.

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Carol Vanness
Carol Vaness, Masterclasses

Soprano Carol Vaness launched her professional singing career at the New York City Opera, where she appeared regularly from 1979 to 1983. Since then, she has sung in the world's greatest theaters and collaborated with today's foremost conductors.

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Bradley Williard
Bradley Williard, Breath Specialist

American bass and breath specialist Bradley Williard is an emerging artist of exceptional vocal ability and promise. He is attracting attention for his musicianship, broad vocal range, dramatic presence, comic timing and rich, shimmering bass voice.

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2016-17 UNCSA Guest Faculty

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