Counter-tenor Andrey Nemzer has won critical acclaim for the power, range and flexibility of his voice. A native of Russia, Nemzer graduated from the Moscow Choir College and was a touring soloist with the Moscow Choir. He subsequently earned an Artist Diploma at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh and was a winner of the 2012 Metropolitan Opera National Council Grand Finals. Last season he sang the title role of Giulio Cesare in a new production for the Metropolitan Opera, and he returned to their stage this season performing the role of the Guardian in Die Frau ohne Schatten. and Orlofsky in their new production of Die Fledermaus. Nemzer has performed with many different vocal and instrumental ensembles in Russia and the United States, and will be performing with the San Francisco Opera later this year.
Basso Profundo Michail Svetlov was described by the Washington Post as a “titanic, all-encompassing bass.” Svetlov studied piano, choral conducting and graduated as a singer from the Moscow Conservatory. After winning the prestigious Viotti International Competition, and praised for his rare technique in the bel canto style, Mr. Svetlov became a principal soloist in the permanent troupe of the Bolshoi Theater. Svetlov performed with the Bolshoi on their tour at New York’s Metropolitan Opera and critically acclaimed debuts at Teatro Alla Scala (La Scala) and Royal Albert Hall in London. Svetlov has made a number of recordings, including two that were honored by the French Telerame Awards, and one (Stravinsky’s Histoire du Soldat) that was nominated for a Grammy in 2003. Svetlov is well-known for his performances of Verdi’s Requiem throughout the world, including Paris, Moscow, Tokyo, and Montreal.
Bass Baritone and Vocal Coach Alexander Prokhorov graduated from the Music Academy of the Peter Tchaikovsky Conservatory of Moscow in 1989 (piano performance diploma) and from the Longy School of Music in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 2002 with a Master of Music degree in Opera Performance. After winning several vocal competitions in Russia and the United States, Prokhorov went on to perform as a soloist with a number of different operas, vocal and instrumental groups in the United States. Prokhorov currently resides in Boston, where he teaches voice and is Artistic Director of the Commonwealth Lyric Theater and Vocal Arts Studio.