Soprano Brooklyn Snow is a rising international artist with multiple performances to her credit in both Europe and the United States in her young career. This season, Ms. Snow debuted at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall as the Soprano Soloist for the premiere of Dan Forrest’s choral piece, “Jubilate Deo.” She sang Musetta with Eugene Opera and Clara in “The Light In the Piazza'' with Opera Santa Barbara. This summer she is excited to debut the role of Bastienne alongside her husband, tenor Matthew Greenblatt as Bastien with the Midsummer Mozart Festival in San Francisco. She and Mr. Greenblatt live in Newberg, Oregon with their seven month old daughter.
Last fall she debuted at Carnegie Hall as the soprano soloist for Choirs of America’s Emerging Artists Series, covered the role of Semele with Opera Santa Barbara, debuted at Arizona Opera in A Little Night Music, returned to Union Avenue Opera to sing Nannetta in Falstaff and Anne Egerman in A Little Night Music, and also sang her first Maria in West Side Story, with Mr. Greenblatt as Tony, with the New Philharmonic Orchestra outside of Chicago.
In 2020, she sang all three heroine roles in Les Contes d’Hoffmann in a well-reviewed return to Union Avenue Opera. “Snow was especially adept in distinguishing her three very different characters, displaying that stunning combination of vocal athleticism and theatrical smarts that impressed me so much in UAOs “Candide” in 2019.”Chuck Lavazzi, KDHX. Ms. Snow had previously received an Outstanding Achievement in Opera award nomination for her 2019 performance as Cunegonde in Candide with the company. “As Cunegonde, Brooklyn Snow was a delight, tiny, cute, and tossing off her big number, ‘Glitter and Be Gay,’ with clean coloratura, seeming effortlessness and an interpolated high note that was surely in Queen of the Night territory.” Sarah Bryan Miller, St. Louis Today 2019
She debuted with Opera Santa Barbara as Woglinde in Das Rheingold, following up with a performance in At The Statue of Venus, a monodrama by Jake Heggie and covering the role of Norina in Don Paquale. Ms. Snow was a featured soprano in the Eugene Opera’s virtual New Year's Eve Gala Concert. She sang her first Adina in L’elisir d’amore with Opera Bend in 2019 and will reprise the role with The Southern Illinois Music Festival in 2023. Ms. Snow's exceptional promise has been recognized by the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions on several occasions, including as an Encouragement Award Winner (Oregon District) in 2017, a Finalist (Central Region) in 2015, and as the 2014 Midwest Region District Winner. She also earned the top honors prize in the Mozarteum's concluding Preisträgerkonzert.
Originally from Beaverton, Oregon, Ms. Snow holds music performance degrees from the University of Oregon and Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.
A native of Port Washington, New York, Tenor Matthew Greenblatt is excited to be joining the Midsummer Mozart Festival in the role of Bastien. Most recently, Mr. Greenblatt made his debut as Fabrizio Naccarelli in the Light in the Piazza with Opera Santa Barbara. During the 2022-23 season, Mr. Greenblatt sang the role of Tony in West Side Story with both the Northwest Indiana Symphony and New Philharmonic Orchestra in Chicago. Additionally, he covered the role of Fenton in Falstaff with Union Avenue Opera in St. Louis, covered the role of Jupiter in Opera Santa Barbara’s production of Semele, and made his Carnegie Hall debut as a featured soloist alongside his wife, soprano Brooklyn Snow, in the Choirs of America Emerging Artist Series.
During the 2020-21 season, Mr. Greenblatt was in residence with Opera Santa Barbara as a Chrisman Studio Artist. He was also a featured Tenor Soloist for Eugene Opera’s Virtual New Year’s Eve Gala Concert. Prior to his training with Opera Santa Barbara, Mr. Greenblatt spent two seasons as an Apprentice Artist with Palm Beach Opera where he covered the roles of Frederic in Pirates of Penzance, and Candide in Leonard Bernstein’s Candide. Mr. Greenblatt has been a finalist in the New York International Vocal Competition, The Saltworks Opera Competition, and a Semi-finalist in the Opera Index Competition. He received his BM in Voice Performance from the University of Michigan, and his MM from Mannes in New York.
Bay Area Operatic Bass Kirk Eichelberger has captivated audiences around the world with his rich vocal tone and commanding stage presence. He has performed Alidoro in La Cenerentola with Opera de Montreal and Manitoba Opera, Ferrando in Il Trovatore with Kansas City Lyric Opera and Manitoba Opera, Mephistopheles in Faust with Opera Birmingham and Dayton Opera, The Four Villains in Les Contes d’Hoffman with Opera Theater of Saint Louis, Sparafucile in Rigoletto with Vancouver Opera, and The Emperor in Tan Dun’s Tea with Opera Philadelphia and Vancouver Opera. In Wagner repertoire, he has performed Fafner in Das Rheingold and Hunding in Die Walküre with Wagner in Vermont and Daland in Der Fliegende Holländer with Opera San Jose. He has also performed at the Metropolitan Opera and The Royal Opera House in London. On the concert stage, Mr. Eichelberger has performed the title role in Mendelssohn’s Elijah and has performed as a principal soloist in presentations of Verdi’s Requiem, Mozart’s Requiem, Beethoven's 9th Symphony, Handel’s Messiah and Bach’s B-minor Mass.
Named as one of Musical America’s Top 30 Innovators in Classical Music, Josh Shaw is the Founding Artistic Director and CEO of Pacific Opera Project (POP), which has been described as "L.A.'s most exciting new opera company." Over the past twelve seasons, Shaw has directed over 50 productions at POP, including The Rake’s Progress, Ariadne auf Naxos, La Calisto, Tosca: A Moving Production; and La Boheme: AKA “The Hipsters”. A frequent librettist for English updates, his Star Trek inspired Abduction from the Seraglio and Nintendo inspired Magic Flute AKA #SuperFlute have gained national attention and have been produced at multiple companies, shattering attendance records.