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ON THE WAY TO THE MET

Sunday June 6, 2021 at 3pm

St. Margaret of Scotland Church, 6 Sussex Ave, Morristown

Join soprano Sylvia D'Eramo from the Lindemann Young Artist Program at the Metropolitan Opera, making her Met debut this fall, and bass-baritone Christopher Carbin, a rising star with a flair for new opera, at Opera at Florham's spring finale: A romantic journey through opera from LA to the Met. The singers are accompanied by Artistic Director, Mary Pinto. Narration is provided by Mariana Karpatova.

The program reflects the emerging romance of D'Eramo and Carbin, a couple both on and off-stage. Selections include arias and duets from Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro and Die Zauberflöte, and Puccini's La Bohème, and a few Broadway musical favorites.

 

Sylvia D'Eramo

Soprano

Sylvia D'Eramo will make her Metropolitan Opera debut on September 29, 2021 as Diane in Gluck's Iphigénie en Tauride. A second-year member of the Met's Lindemann Young Artist Development Program, she will return to the stage later in the season as Countess Ceprano in a new production of Verdi's Rigoletto, and cover Echo in Strauss' Ariadne auf Naxos. During the summer of 2021 she will make her European debut as Mimì in La bohème with the Verbier Festival Atelier Lyrique.

 

During the 2019-2020 COVID-affected season, Ms. D’Eramo trained with the Los Angeles Opera as a member of its Young Artist Program, where she covered Mimì in La bohème, and sang Fosforo and  Euretti in Landi’s La Morte d’Orfeo. She also made her company and role debut with Lyric Opera Kansas City as Musetta in La bohème. In the summer of 2020, she was to become an inaugural member of the Aspen Opera Theater and VocalARTS program, led by Renée Fleming and Patrick Summer, singing the role of Rosasharn in Ricky Ian Gordon’s The Grapes of Wrath (cancelled due to COVID-19). She was also slated to join the Britt Festival Orchestra as the soprano soloist in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, conducted by Teddy Abrams (cancelled).

In the 2018-2019 season, she joined the Benenson Young Artist Program at Palm Beach Opera, where she appeared in the Rising Stars Concert, and covered Zerlina in Don Giovanni and Adele in Die Fledermaus. In May of 2019 Ms. D’Eramo joined the Glenn Falls Symphony as the soprano soloist in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, then returned to Santa Fe Opera for her second year as an Apprentice, where she covered Mimi in La bohème, and sang Barena in Jenůfa.

In the 2017-2018 season, Sylvia joined Santa Fe Opera as an Apprentice Artist, singing Cugina in Madama Butterfly, and performed Gretel in Hänsel und Gretel and Pamina in Die Zauberflöte, both with Yale Opera. In concert, she joined the Marvin Concert Series in her home state of Texas for Verdi’s Requiem, and Yale Philharmonia for Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony under the baton of Maestro Marin Alsop.

Sylvia was a national semifinalist in the Metropolitan Opera’s National Council Auditions, the recipient of a Grant Award from the Santa Fe Opera, a winner in the Lois Alba Aria Competition, the winner of a career grant from the Giulio Gari Foundation, and a recipient of an encouragement award from the Jensen Foundation. Sylvia is a graduate of the Yale School of Music. 

Christopher Carbin

Bass-baritone

Christopher Carbin is a New York City based bass-baritone praised by Opera News for his “velvety purr” and by Opera Today for his “sheen and amplitude.”

 

In January of 2020, Christopher made his Los Angeles Opera debut singing the roles of Fate and Giove in Landi’s La Morte d’Orfeo. Christopher has been a young artist with the Glimmerglass Festival for two seasons, an apprentice artist with Palm Beach Opera, a Gerdine Young Artist with Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, and a studio artist at the Crested Butte Opera Studio.

 

Christopher is a frequent performer of new American works, having recently created the role of Marsyas in PermaDeath, a White Snake Projects production. Christopher holds a M.M. from the New England Conservatory of Music and a B.M. from the University of Missouri - Kansas City Conservatory of Music.

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MARY PINTO

Artistic Director & Piano Accompanist

Mary Pinto, an accompanist and vocal coach, has worked with international opera singers and major American opera companies for the past 25 years. 

Ms. Pinto's career began as a rehearsal pianist for noted opera companies:  Dallas Opera, Chicago's Lyric Opera, Omaha Opera, and others. In 2012, Ms. Pinto coached and was rehearsal pianist for Metropolitan Opera star and international soprano Deborah Voigt as she prepared for the three Brünhilde roles for the Met's production of Wagner's ​Ring Cycle​ which was featured in the documentary Wagner’s Dream: The Making of the Met's Ring Cycle ​and premiered at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival.

In 2014, she performed with Opera Noire's Ensemble in the American Embassy in Moscow and St. Petersburg; spent last three summers as coaching staff at Masterclass d' Ischia, Italy. 

Since 2007 Ms. Pinto has been on the faculty of Montclair State University as a private coach, accompanist, and to prepare students for opera productions. She serves as the Vice-President and Artistic Director for Opera at Florham while maintaining coaching studios in New Jersey and New York City.

Mary received her Bachelor’s degree in Music for piano performance from DePauw University and a Master’s in Music degree for piano and voice accompaniment from University of Illinois.