The Third Annual Opera Night 


December 6 2019

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Meet the Musicians




Sarah Callinan, Soprano


Sarah Gallninan



Sarah Callinan return to us again this year after her wonderful performace int the First Annual Opera Night. Praised for her ‘pure, lustrous voice’ and ‘Lucille Ball-like energy,’ soprano Sarah Callinan has performed a wide variety of roles throughout the US and Europe. Some favorites include Despina (Cosi Fan Tutte) with Opera Carolina, Blondchen (Die Entführung aus dem Serail) with Arizona Opera, Rosina (Il Barbiere di Siviglia) and the title role in La Fille du Régiment with Connecticut Concert Opera, Gilda (Rigoletto) and Amina (La Sonnambula) with Salt Marsh Opera and Valencienne (The Merry Widow) with Cape Cod Opera. Most recently she portrayed Blonde the Orion Slave Girl in a Star Trek parody of Mozart’s The Abduction from the Seraglio with Salt Marsh Opera, she appeared in the Texas premiere of The Hotel Casablanca as Veronique with Abilene Opera, and sang the role of Marianne in The New Moon and Helen de Vazquez in Victor Herbert’s Orange Blossoms with Light Opera of New York, which was recently released on the Albany Records label


Read more and hear audio of Sarah's past perfomances here.


 


 

Christopher Brayne, Accompanist

 


Chris Brayne

 

 Chris received a Master of Arts degree from the University of Cambridge in 1978, and was awarded the prestigious Organ Performance Diploma as an Assoiciate of the Royal College of Music. Previously, he served for seven years as the Assistant Organist at Wells Cathedral, and later was the Organist and Master of the Choristers at Bristol Cathedral for eight years. St. John's of Lattingtown is his second American church as he previously spent eleven years as the Director of Music and Organist at Christ Church (Episcopal) in Charlotte, North Carolina. 

 

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