Diana Cantrelle is at home in opera, oratorio, TV & film.  Critical reviews say, “ Cantrelle is Carmen…sounds & looks great in the role…superb acting & singing”, “her deep rich voice gives new meaning to the words, with vibrant color & style”, “Cantrelle’s interpretation of French repertoire, Verdi & Oratorio provides, high points to performances where she shows delicate vocal warmth as well as her acting talent.” “Cantrelle is a smart choice with her ability to give emotional depth to the opera’s score.” 

Diana Cantrelle has performed at the Hippodrome Theatre, Vocalypse Productions - Nova Scotia; Baltimore’s Lyric, Wolf Trap, Peabody Opera Theatre, Kennedy Center, Washington Savoyards, L’Alliance Française, Divertimento Orchestra - Canada; Silesian State Theatre -Czech Rep., Cincinnati Opera, Capitol Operas NY & PA;  Townsend Opera Players, Pittsburgh Undercroft Opera, Opera Santa Barbara. 

lori 5Turkish mezzo-soprano Lori Şen is known for her versatility in many vocal genres, including opera, art song, musical theatre and jazz, as well as for her teaching and research interests in vocal literature, voice pedagogy and voice science.  

Lori was born into and raised in a scientific household in Izmir, Turkey, which led her onto her unique path towards a career in music that began with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics. Throughout her physics studies at the Middle East Technical University (METU) in Ankara, Turkey, she took advantage of every musical opportunity available to her and performed in numerous concerts and shows as a member of “The Company” METU Musical Society and a student of the well-known Bulgarian jazz singer Yıldız Ibrahimova.

Melissa Kornacki smMelissa Kornacki, American Mezzo-Soprano, is a “remarkably talented,” (DC Theater Scene) in demand artist performing widely across the United States and abroad. 

Most recently she won First Prize in the Oratorio division for the Lyra International Singing Competition in New York. Voce di meche said this about her performance, “First Prize in the Oratorio Division was won by mezzo-soprano Melissa Kornacki who wisely selected the "Agnus Dei" from Rossini's Messe Solennelle, to show off her highly operatic sound and gorgeous vocal line. Her deep resonant voice made the most of it and we would love to hear her as one of Rossini's mezzo heroines.” 

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Elizabeth Mondragon is a New York City and Washington, D.C.-based mezzo-soprano.

JaniceWilson2Jan Wilson, Mezzo-Soprano/Alto

People are often surprised when I say I'm a professional singer.  I usually respond by saying, "I LOVE singing Verdi, Mozart, and Duruflé Requiems, Beethoven's Ninth, Mahler's Symphony No. 2 (and 3!), Handel's MessiahDas Lied von der Erde, and everything else in-between."  I have established a solo career performing with orchestras, love doing recital work, plus ensemble performances of new and old works, and much more.  My experiences in London, at the Royal College of Music and Bach Choir of London, and in New York, as a regular member of the New York Choral Artists with the New York Philharmonic, have given me a broad range of experience both as a solo singer, and professional choral singer.