Fall Residency
Aug
18
to Oct 18

Fall Residency

After spending the past two summers in the Adirondack Mountains of New York, Ms. Russell returns to Seagle Music Colony for this fall residency season. During her 8 week term, she tours the North Country to present Monkey and Francine in the City of Tigers, an education outreach opera, singing Francine. She will also workshop new opera works (pieces TBD) and sing multiple performances of a Cole Porter revue with other residents.

Performance dates at times of HOT! The Music of Cole Porter can be found at https://seaglecolony.org/2019-season/.

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Nov
3
3:00 PM15:00

Freedom Ride

Ms. Russell sings the leading soprano role of Sylvie in MassOpera’s workshop production of Freddom Ride by American composer, Dan Shore. This new opera explores the story of young students and citizens in 1961 New Orleans who face opposition and difficulty in their mobilization to participate in the Civil Rights Movement. Directed by Tazewell Thompson and conducted by Lidiya Yankovskaya, this workshop performance receives its debut in Chicago at Chicago Opera Theater in 2020.

Ticket information to come soon! Find more information about MassOpera at http://massopera.org/.

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La bohème
Feb
7
7:30 PM19:30

La bohème

Ms. Russell returns to Toledo Opera to debut her performance of Musetta in the company’s new production of La bohème. Under the direction of Jeffery Buchanan and the baton of Maestro James Meena, the production promises to wow audiences with Puccini’s classic work in Toledo, OH.

Performances downtown at The Valentine Theater and tickets avaiable for purchase at http://www.toledoopera.org/1819subscriptions

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La bohème
Feb
9
2:00 PM14:00

La bohème

Ms. Russell returns to Toledo Opera to debut her performance of Musetta in the company’s new production of La bohème. Under the direction of Jeffery Buchanan and the baton of Maestro James Meena, the production promises to wow audiences with Puccini’s classic work in Toledo, OH.

Performances downtown at The Valentine Theater and tickets avaiable for purchase at http://www.toledoopera.org/1819subscriptions

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Beethoven Symphony No. 9
May
17
3:00 PM15:00

Beethoven Symphony No. 9

Ms. Russell joins the Highland Park Strings and North Shore Choral Society in their co-performance of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in their celebration of the composer’s 250th birthday. Appearing as the soprano soloist, Ms. Russell makes her Highland Park Symphony debut under the baton of Dr. Julia Davids.

Tickets and information available at http://www.highlandparkstrings.org/pgs/may.html

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Blue
Jun
19
7:00 PM19:00

Blue

Ms. Russell makes her Lyric Opera debut as Girlfriend #2/Congregant #2 in the company debut of the riveting new American opera, Blue. Composed by Jeanine Tesori with libretto by Tazewell Thompson, Blue receives its third premiere performance with Lyric Opera Unlimited at Lyric Opera Chicago (co-commission companies include The Glimmerglass Festival and Washington National Opera). Director by Tazewell Thompson and conducted by Viswa Subbaraman, this production marks the Midwest premiere of Blue at Chicago Shakespeare.

Tickets, synposis, and more information can be found at https://www.lyricopera.org/productions/2019-20/blue/.

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Blue
Jun
21
1:30 PM13:30

Blue

Ms. Russell makes her Lyric Opera debut as Girlfriend #2/Congregant #2 in the company debut of the riveting new American opera, Blue. Composed by Jeanine Tesori with libretto by Tazewell Thompson, Blue receives its third premiere performance with Lyric Opera Unlimited at Lyric Opera Chicago (co-commission companies include The Glimmerglass Festival and Washington National Opera). Director by Tazewell Thompson and conducted by Viswa Subbaraman, this production marks the Midwest premiere of Blue at Chicago Shakespeare.

Tickets, synposis, and more information can be found at https://www.lyricopera.org/productions/2019-20/blue/.

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Blue
Jun
24
7:00 PM19:00

Blue

Ms. Russell makes her Lyric Opera debut in the company debut of the riveting new American opera, Blue. Composed by Jeanine Tesori with libretto by Tazewell Thompson, Blue receives its third premiere performance with Lyric Opera Unlimited at Lyric Opera Chicago (co-commission companies include The Glimmerglass Festival and Washington National Opera). Director by Tazewell Thompson and conducted by Viswa Subbaraman, this production marks the Midwest premiere of Blue at Chicago Shakespeare.

Tickets, synposis, and more information can be found at https://www.lyricopera.org/productions/2019-20/blue/.

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Blue
Jun
26
7:00 PM19:00

Blue

Ms. Russell makes her Lyric Opera debut as Girlfriend #2/Congregant #2 in the company debut of the riveting new American opera, Blue. Composed by Jeanine Tesori with libretto by Tazewell Thompson, Blue receives its third premiere performance with Lyric Opera Unlimited at Lyric Opera Chicago (co-commission companies include The Glimmerglass Festival and Washington National Opera). Director by Tazewell Thompson and conducted by Viswa Subbaraman, this production marks the Midwest premiere of Blue at Chicago Shakespeare.

Tickets, synposis, and more information can be found at https://www.lyricopera.org/productions/2019-20/blue/.

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Blue
Jun
27
7:00 PM19:00

Blue

Ms. Russell makes her Lyric Opera debut as Girlfriend #2/Congregant #2 in the company debut of the riveting new American opera, Blue. Composed by Jeanine Tesori with libretto by Tazewell Thompson, Blue receives its third premiere performance with Lyric Opera Unlimited at Lyric Opera Chicago (co-commission companies include The Glimmerglass Festival and Washington National Opera). Director by Tazewell Thompson and conducted by Viswa Subbaraman, this production marks the Midwest premiere of Blue at Chicago Shakespeare.

Tickets, synposis, and more information can be found at https://www.lyricopera.org/productions/2019-20/blue/.

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Blue
Jun
28
1:30 PM13:30

Blue

Ms. Russell makes her Lyric Opera debut as Girlfriend #2/Congregant #2 in the company debut of the riveting new American opera, Blue. Composed by Jeanine Tesori with libretto by Tazewell Thompson, Blue receives its third premiere performance with Lyric Opera Unlimited at Lyric Opera Chicago (co-commission companies include The Glimmerglass Festival and Washington National Opera). Director by Tazewell Thompson and conducted by Viswa Subbaraman, this production marks the Midwest premiere of Blue at Chicago Shakespeare.

Tickets, synposis, and more information can be found at https://www.lyricopera.org/productions/2019-20/blue/.

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Romeo and Juliet: A Tragedy?
Apr
22
to May 24

Romeo and Juliet: A Tragedy?

Singing the title role of Juliette, Ms. Russell travels throughout northwestern Ohio and southern Michigan to school-aged audiences to portray a reduction of Gounod's masterpiece. Set to a new English libretto by Joshua Borths, Ms. Russell sings excerpts of Juliette's arias and ensembles for young opera lovers throughout the spring semester. Directed by James M. Norman

More information at http://www.toledoopera.org/studentprograms/opera-on-wheels/

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The Ballad of Baby Doe
Apr
14
2:00 PM14:00

The Ballad of Baby Doe

Singing the role of Samantha and Silver Dollar in the classic American opera, The Ballad of Baby Doe, Ms. Russell joins Toledo Opera for their semi-staged production of Douglas Moore’s work. Performed in Valetine Theatre under the direction of Scott Skiba and conducted by Geoffrey McDonald.

Tickets available at https://itkt.choicecrm.net/ChoiceCRM.NET/templates/TOLO/?cts_legacy_app

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The Ballad of Baby Doe
Apr
12
7:30 PM19:30

The Ballad of Baby Doe

Singing the role of Samantha and Silver Dollar in the classic American opera, The Ballad of Baby Doe, Ms. Russell joins Toledo Opera for their semi-staged production of Douglas Moore’s work. Performed in Valetine Theatre under the direction of Scott Skiba and conducted by Geoffrey McDonald.

Tickets available at https://itkt.choicecrm.net/ChoiceCRM.NET/templates/TOLO/?cts_legacy_app

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Knoxville: Summer of 1915
Mar
14
7:30 PM19:30

Knoxville: Summer of 1915

Ms. Russell returns to her graduate school of study, Northwestern University in Evanston, IL to perform Samuel Barber’s American concert masterpiece, Knoxville: Summer of 1915. The winner of Northwestern University’s 2018 Concerto Competition, the soprano claims her competition prize of singing with NUCO in concert under the direction of Dr. Robert Hasty.

Tickets and event information available at https://musicnorthwestern.secure.force.com/ticket/#sections_a0F460000010IvQEAU

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Carmen
Feb
10
2:00 PM14:00

Carmen

Ms. Russell sings the fiery role of Frasquita  in Bizet's classic, Carmen, with Toledo Opera. Presented in French with English subtitle at the Valentine Theater in Toledo, OH and conducted by James Meena and directed by Jeffery Buchanan

Tickets at https://tolo-internet.choicecrm.net/templates/TOLO/?cts_legacy_app

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Carmen
Feb
8
7:30 PM19:30

Carmen

Ms. Russell sings the fiery role of Frasquita  in Bizet's classic, Carmen, with Toledo Opera. Presented in French with English subtitle at the Valentine Theater in Toledo, OH and conducted by James Meena and directed by Jeffery Buchanan

Tickets at https://tolo-internet.choicecrm.net/templates/TOLO/?cts_legacy_app

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Carmen
Jan
24
7:30 PM19:30

Carmen

Ms. Russell debuts the fiery role of Frasquita in Bizet's classic, Carmen, presented in French with English subtitle at the Belk Theater in the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center in vibrant Charlotte, NC. Conducted by James Meena, directed by Jeffrey Buckman, and choreographed by Rosa Buchman

Tickets at https://www.carolinatix.org/events/detail/opera-carolina-carmen

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Carmen
Jan
20
2:00 PM14:00

Carmen

Ms. Russell debuts the fiery role of Frasquita in Bizet's classic, Carmen, presented in French with English subtitle at the Belk Theater in the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center in vibrant Charlotte, NC. Conducted by James Meena, directed by Jeffrey Buckman, and choreographed by Rosa Buchman

Tickets at https://www.carolinatix.org/events/detail/opera-carolina-carmen

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Carmen
Jan
19
8:00 PM20:00

Carmen

Ms. Russell debuts the fiery role of Frasquita in Bizet's classic, Carmen, presented in French with English subtitles at the Belk Theater in the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center in vibrant Charlotte, NC. Conducted by James Meena, directed by Jeffrey Buckman, and choreographed by Rosa Buchman

Tickets at https://www.carolinatix.org/events/detail/opera-carolina-carmen

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Romeo and Juliette: A Tragedy?
Oct
15
to Nov 16

Romeo and Juliette: A Tragedy?

Singing the title role of Juliette, Ms. Russell travels throughout northwestern Ohio and southern Michigan to school-aged audiences to portray a reduction of Gounod's masterpiece. Set to a new English libretto by Joshua Borths, Ms. Russell sings excerpts of Juliette's arias and ensembles for young opera lovers throughout the fall semester. Directed by James M. Norman

More information at http://www.toledoopera.org/studentprograms/opera-on-wheels/

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