STEVEN NANNI, Artistic Director, Voice Coach, Tenor
Professor of Voice at Hartwick College, Mr. Nanni earned a B.Mus. at the Conservatorio de Milano, and studied opera performance at the Accademia Santa Cecilia in Rome, Italy, under the direction of Renata Scotto. Private studies and performances with soprano Montserrat Caballe and under the baton of Placido Domingo at Washington National Opera. Other appearances include New York City Opera, Opera Company of Dublin, Ireland, La Lirica di Venezia, Carnegie Hall, Chautauqua, Newport Summer Music Festival and the International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival of the United Kingdom.
CAROL CASTEL, Creative Process Instructor and Stage Director
Ms. Castel created and facilitates the workshop “Creative Process for Singers” – an interactive course in performance skills and artistry for classical singers. Ms. Castel’s international career has taken her through the theater world from musical theater to opera; from actress and singer to singing actress; from arts administrator to stage director. A graduate of the University of Delaware and Temple University, Ms. Castel is currently Artistic Director of the Delaware Valley Opera Co. and on the faculty of OperaNUOVA in Edmonton, Canada, and is founder of the New York Opera Studio in New York City.
WAYNE LINE, General Manager, Stage Director, Baritone
International singer and Director, Verdi baritone Wayne Line has sung in China, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Germany, Austria, Canada and the United States. As a Canadian, he has sung with Burnaby Lyric Opera, Opera in the Ozarks, the Natchez Festival of Music, the Summer Opera Lyric Theater, Viva Musica in Canada, the Societa dei concerti di Santa Margherita in Italy, South Florida Opera, and Delaware Valley Opera. He has been the Stage Director at Delaware Valley Opera and Nickel City Opera. Wayne currently resides in New Jersey.
STEPHANIE A. SUROWKA-SANDERS, Movement/Dance Instructor and Choreographer
Ms. Surowka-Sanders is an Adjunct Professor of Dance at Binghamton University where she teaches technique of Ballet, Musical Theater and Jazz. She has taught for over 15 years and is owner/director of the Conklin Dance Academy in Conklin, NY – home to over 200 students. She is a board member and is certified by the Dance Masters of America. She holds a B.S in Psychology and Russian Studies and a MS in Education (Magna Cum Laude). She was the choreographer for the recent Binghamton University productions of Amahl and the Night Visitors and Mikado.
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