Monthly Archives: December 2014


Kuo leads Vivaldi and Bach by candlelight

Kelly Kuo, 2009 Solti Foundation Career Assistance Award winner, led the Oregon Mozart Players in their annual ‘Candlelight Baroque’ event at the First Christian Church in Eugene, Ore. Described as an opportunity to “bask in golden candlelight and let the mental knots of the season relax,” the event featured work by Antonio Vivaldi, Johann Sebastian […]


Macelaru’s ‘Messiah’ called ‘vivid and exciting’

“A musically vivid and exciting version of the world’s most famous oratorio.” That’s what Melinda Bargreen of The Seattle Times has called Cristian Macelaru’s interpretation of Handel’s Messiah. Macelaru took time away from his post at the Philadelphia Orchestra to guest conducted for the Seattle Symphony’s holiday performance of the work, December 20 and 21. […]


Tappan takes on title role in ‘The Merry Widow’

Stacey Tappan plays the role of Hana Glawari, the leading lady in the Light Opera Work’s production of “The Merry Widow” in Evanston, Ill. this holiday season. The Franz Lehár operetta runs through December 31, and features Tappan. Playing opposite her is Larry Adams as Count Danilo Danilovitsch. Tappan received the Solti Foundation’s career assistance […]


Kelsey steps into fatherly role for the Met

Quinn Kelsey, 2003 Solti Foundation career assistance award winner, is gracing the New York Metropolitan Opera House’s stage for the third time in his career. This time will be in the role of Giorgio Germont, the father figure in Verdi’s “La Traviata.” This will be Kelsey’s third time filling the paternal role, and he anticipates […]