Rossini - Cinderella Performers
Sophie Delphis (Cinderella/Cenerentola)
Franco-American mezzo-soprano Sophie Delphis’ operatic roles include: Félicie/Adélaïde (La Belle et la Bête, Glass), Cherubino (Le nozze di Figaro), Giunone (La Calisto), Carmen and Mercédès (Carmen), Flora (La Traviata), Rosina (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Cenerentola and Tisbe (La Cenerentola), Concepción (L’heure espagnole), Hansel, (Hansel and Gretel) and Elle (La voix humaine). An avid recitalist, Sophie regularly produces programs for musical and cultural organizations in the United States and China. Recent and upcoming works include: Ravel's Chansons madécasses and Trois poèmes de Stéphane Mallarmé, Bolcom's Cabaret Songs, Schoenberg's Pierrot Lunaire and Das Buch der Hängenden Gärten and Messiaen's Harawi. Along with classical repertoire, she enjoys collaborating with composers, improvisers and theater artists on new works. She is a soloist on the Grammy Award-nominated Naxos recording of Milhaud’s Oresteia trilogy. She currently resides in New York City, where she is pursuing a doctoral degree in voice performance at the Graduate Center CUNY.
Ai Ra (Prince Ramiro)
A Florida native, Ai Ra made his NYC Debut as Gastone in Lighthouse Opera's production of La Traviata, and has been active throughout the New England area with such companies as MassOpera. Prior to the pandemic, they performed Il Conte d’Almaviva in Il barbiere di Siviglia at Opera in the Ozarks, Monostatos in Landlocked Opera’s Die Zauberflöte, and Don Ottavio in a virtual production of Mozart’s Don Giovanni with Spotlight on Opera. Ai is a graduate of the Florida State University, where he received both a B.A. and B.S. He completed their Master of Music at the UMKC in 2020 then a Master of Science in Bioinformatics at Northeastern University this past May. Ai recently relocated to New York City to work for the Translational Immunology Center at NYU’s Grossman Medical School.
Yuxin Zhou (Clorinda)
Chinese-American Soprano Yuxin Zhou currently resides in New York City where she studies with Italian-American soprano Diana Soviero and coaches with Neal Goren and Carmine Aufiero. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Music from the University of Oregon in 2017, studying under Dr. Esquivel. She received her Master of Music degree in Opera Performance from the Butler School of Music at the University of Texas at Austin in 2019, studying under Professor Darlene Wiley. Recent appearances include performing as Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro at Trentino Music Festival. As a member of the Butler Opera Center, she performed Adina in L’elisir d’Amore(canceled due to COVID-19), Nannetta in Falstaff, Servillia in La Clemenza di Tito, Zerlina in Don Giovanni, Flora in Turn of the Screw and served as a cover as Lucy in The Telephone. She participated in the Chicago Summer Opera in 2019 and performed as Lisette in La Rondine. Yuxin Zhou has been a finalist in the Mitch & Robin Piper Young Artist Competition, finalist in the American Virtuoso International Competition, and a Semi-finalist in Camerata Bardi International Vocal Competition. She also received the Sarah and Ernest Family Fund Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Opera from the Butler Opera Center for three years.
Monica Camafreita (Tisbe)
Monica Camafreita (soprano) has performed in numerous operas, musicals, and concerts with such companies as Regina Opera, Opera for Earth, MORE Opera, Brooklyn Opera Works, New York Opera Forum, New York Lyric Opera Theatre, Eurasia Festival and, also, performed the role of Sophie de Palma in the Latin American tour of Terrence McNally’s Master Class with Venevision International. Some of her favorite operatic roles include Elisabetta (Maria Stuarda), Wellgunde (Das Rheingold), La Ciesca (Gianni Schicchi), and Tatyana (Yevgény Onégin). Most recently, she recorded the role of Rachel in David and Bathsheba, a chamber opera, by Mark Geiger and was a finalist in the 2022 Lucine Amara Art Song Competition. Ms. Camafreita currently lives in Brooklyn, NY where she studies and coaches privately. In addition to performing, she plays the violin, is a member of the Nathan Felix Opera Collective and is on the Board of Directors of Opera for Earth; a nonprofit that uses performance of opera and art song to raise awareness of the value in preserving and caring for our natural resources
Andrew Wannigman (Dandini)
Lauded for his “fine dramatic skill” and “engaging baritone” (Broadway World), Andrew Wannigman recently dazzled in his role debut as Marcello in La Boheme with Union Avenue Opera. “Andrew Wannigman as Marcello is delightful as the painter whose eyes are just as expressive as his voice (St. Louis Limelight).” Mr. Wannigman followed up that performance with another Puccini favorite, Madama Butterfly, where he made his role debut as Sharpless with Long Island Lyric Opera. With over thirty opera and musical theatre roles in his young career, Mr. Wannigman is quickly garnering attention as a versatile singer-actor who is adept both vocally and dramatically in the wide-ranging baritone roles of opera, operetta, musical theatre and a champion of new works. Mr. Wannigman’s recent performances include the title role of Don Giovanni with Long IslandLyric Opera, Danilo in The Merry Widow directed by the esteemed Dottie Danner in her original English adaptation as a guest artist with Queens College, baritone soloist for R. Nathaniel Dett’s Ordering of Moses with Queens College Choral Society, Ed Wall in Southeastern Premiere of Frances Pollock’s Stinney, All is Calm with Opera North, Marcello in La Boheme with KOR Productions and a concert of new works with Fresh Squeezed Opera in New York City. Albert in Werther with Barn Opera in Vermont.
Alex Adams-Leytes (Don Magnifico)
Buffo Alexander Adams-Leytes, made his professional debut in 2013 with Pacific Opera Project, and was described as “transcendental…never missing a syllable or pitch…always creating a plausible motive for his insane acrobatics” in his specialty of comic patter singing as (Rossini’s) Dr. Bartolo. For several summers, he trained in Lyric Opera Studio of Weimar, Germany with European buffo Damon Nestor Ploumis, specializing in Mozartian roles. In 2014, he helped inaugurate Gulfshore Opera in Naples, FL, singing dual roles of Father and Witch in “Hansel and Gretel.” In March of 2015, he made his German house debut with Theater Rudolstadt, as Dr. Cajus and Herr Reich in Nicolai’s “Die Lustigen Weiber von Windsor” and later debuted Don Alfonso in “Cosi fan Tutte” with Passion Artists of Vienna. In 2016, he debuted with Miami Lyric Opera, performing Dulcamara and the Sacristan, in 2017 adding Don Magnifico in “Cenerentola” at Theater Rudolstadt and Gianni Schicchi with the Narnia Festival in Italy. He reprised his Mozart Bartolo at Theater Arnstadt in Germany in 2018, sang Benoit/Alcindoro in Arkansas and New Rochelle, NY, and appeared in the Nahant Music Festival. He later added Falke in “Fledermaus” at KurTheater in Bad Liebenstein, Germany and switched roles to sing Frank in Arnstadt and in the inaugural Opera on the Lake festival in Minnesota in 2019. Following re-opening of opera, he covered Dulcamara with Opera Maine, sang his first Major General in “Pirates of Penzance” in Cedar Rapids before appearing in the Chicago Opera Festival in the Chicago premiere of Rossini’s “L’Inganno Felice.” He debuts with SAS this fall in its “Le Nozze di Figaro” and “Cenerentola” performances.
Muir Ingliss (Alidoro)
Muir Ingliss, is a graduate of Bard college and a NYC native. His recent engagements include Musikleher/Truffaldino in Ariadne Auf Naxos, Figaro in Mozart's Nozze di Figaro, and soloist in Handel's Messiah and Brahms' Ein Deutches Requiem. He can be regularly heard in a number of parishes in the New York metro area as both a soloist and chorister.
Storyteller (Paul Fraccalvieri)
Paul Fraccalvieri, best known for his quick-witted sense of humor and leading man voice, has appeared with SAS Performing Arts in many of their virtual productions including Dracula (Van Helsing), A Christmas Carol (Scrooge), Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass (Caterpillar, Red King, White Knight), A Midsummer Nights Dream (Egeus/Peter Quince). Dracula 2020, A Christmas Carol, Alice in Wonderland, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Concert in Remembrance, SAS Christmas Party