Portland Opera Announces 2022-2023 Resident Artists

Portland Opera announced its Resident artists 2022-2023: Judy Chirino Yannini (soprano), Cloe SanAntonio (mezzo-soprano), Matthew Cerillo (tenor) and Keanon Kyles (bass-baritone).

“This program is close to my heart,” artistic director Priti Gandhi said in a press release. “I know firsthand that having the right mentorship and support at the right time can make all the difference in developing a career. I am thrilled to be restarting the program after this brief hiatus and to continue to see impactful residencies for these incredible artists. We can’t wait to welcome Judy, Cloe, Matthew and Keanon to Portland!”

The new resident artists will follow an 11-week study program with guest teachers and company members focusing on voice lessons, musical coaching, language lessons, theater and role study and l teaching of movement. They will also perform in the Portland Opera’s upcoming production of Carmen and take part in masterclasses, season previews and more.

On November 16, the residencies will conclude with a free community performance featuring all artists at 7:30 p.m. at the Old Church. Tickets are available at theoldchurch.org.

“Due to Portland Opera’s dedication to diverse cast, I am thrilled to have recently received my artist visa in order to join the company this season,” Yannini said in the press release. “I’m excited to dive deeper into my artistry through coaching and lessons as I represent the country of Mexico and create quality opera alongside other amazing artists.”

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