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poPera 2016
Castleton Hill Moravian Church
Staten Island, NY
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poPera 2016
Riverside Opera Company Presents:
Youth performers to perform alongside full professional orchestra
Audience to join in drum circle

Date: Saturday, November 19, 2016
Time: 7:30pm
Location: Castleton Hill Moravian Church
1657 Victory Blvd Staten Island NY
Tickets: $20 general admission (at the door); $15. advance tickets; Children and students free

STATEN ISLAND, NY: The Riverside Opera Company s(ROC) PoPera returns featuring award winning singers from recent ROC auditions with the Richmond County Orchestra, plus special guests from the Curtis High School Chorus and Brighton Heights Youth Ensemble. Audience will be invited and encouraged to join in our drum circle. This event is made possible in part by an Encore Grant from Staten Island Arts with public funding from the New York State Council on the Arts.
ROC Turned 20 this year.  It is under the direction of its founder Maestro Alan Aurelia For information visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/1669554476689685/ or call Riverside Opera Company at 718.876.7945
Joining a full orchestra are featured vocalists:
Lisa Bryce, baritone Robert Mobsby and  soprano Teresa Castillo
Performer Bios:
Lisa Bryce  is a graduate of the Manhattan School of Music and Binghamton University.  She has performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Symphony Space, National Opera Center, New Jersey Performing Arts Center, St.Patrick's Cathedral and Berlin Dome. Amongst the roles she has performed are: Mimi(La Boheme),Countess(Le Nozze di Figaro), Fiordiligi (Cosi fan Tutti),Micaela(Carmen), Giulliette(Les Contes dHoffmann), Gianetta(LElisir dAmore),Suor Angelica(Suor Angelica),Annina(La Traviata),Dido(Dido&Aeneas), Mother(Amahl&the Night Visitors) and Mother(Hansel&Gretel). She is Prize winner of the Internationale Mediterraneo
Opera Competition,First Prize winner of the Five Towns Music and Art Foundation Voice Competition and Encouragement Award Winner of the Oratorio Society of New York.She has received Honorable Mention in the Second G.Gershwin International Music Competition and Acknowledgment of Recognition from the Art Song Preservation Society of New York.
Baritone ROBERT MOBSBY has appeared as an oratorio, concert, and opera soloist throughout the Eastern United States.  He was a semi-finalist in the Chester Ludgin American Verdi Baritone Competition.   Some representative performances  include Vaughan Williams Five Mystical Songs, Schuberts Mass in G, Mozarts Requiem and Haydns Lord Nelson Mass with the Cornerstone Chorale; Rossinis Petite Messe Solennelle, Faur├ęs Requiem and Beethovens Mass in C with the Oratorio Society of New Jersey and Handels Messiah and Brahms Liebeslieder Walzer on the Grace Music Concert Series in Nyack, New York.

Teresa Castillo, soprano, spent the summer at the Merola Opera Program and sang the role of #1 in Conrad Susas opera Transformations, where she was acclaimed for her "sweet and pure soprano". She recently won the Elaine Malbin Competition and a career grant from Career Bridges, both in New York City. In 2014, she won first place in the Classical Singer Competition at the Young Artist level, second place in the Denver Lyric Opera Guild Competition, and was featured in the Who Inspires You? article series in Classical Singer Magazine. Click here to read the article. She has participated in the Bel Canto at Caramoor program as an Apprentice Artist in Katonah, NY and sang in the U.S. Premiere of Terra Cotta Warriors in 3D.


Castleton Hill Moravian Church (View)
1657 Victory Boulevard
Staten Island, NY 10301
United States


Arts > Opera
Arts > Performance
Music > All Ages
Music > Choral
Music > Classical
Music > Symphony

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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