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Video Published: 19 Apr 2018

Emerging Artist Recital: Michigan Opera Theatre Studio

Discover up-and-coming talent in this recital featuring artists from the Michigan Opera Theatre Studio: soprano Monica Dewey, mezzo-soprano Briana Elyse Hunter, tenor Michael Day, baritone Harry Greenleaf, bass Erik Van Heyningen, and principal coach/accompanist, Tessa Hartle.

Originally recorded on April 19, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. at OPERA America's National Opera Center in New York City as part of OPERA America Onstage.


Monica Dewey, soprano
Briana Elyse Hunter, mezzo-soprano
Michael Day, tenor
Harry Greenleaf, baritone
Erik Van Heyningen, bass
Tessa Hartle, principal coach/accompanist


“Sibilar gli angui d’Aletto” from Rinaldo by George Frideric Handel
Erik Van Heyningen

“De’ miei bollenti spiriti” from La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi
Michael Day

"One Star" from The Grapes of Wrath by Ricky Ian Gordon
Monica Dewey and Harry Greenleaf

“Amour, viens rendre à mon âme” from Orphée et Eurydice by Christoph Willibald Gluck
Briana Elyse Hunter

“Look! Through the port comes the moonshine astray!” from Billy Budd by Benjamin Britten
Harry Greenleaf

“Voglio dire ... Obbligato!” from L'elisir d'amore by Gaetano Donizetti
Michael Day and Erik Van Heyningen

“Par le rang et par l’opulence...Salut à la France!” from La fille du régiment by Gaetano Donizetti
Monica Dewey

“Ni sna ni otdycha izmucennoj duse!” from Prince Igor by Alexander Borodin
Erik Van Heyningen

“The bells ring” from 27 by Ricky Ian Gordon
Monica Dewey and Briana Elyse Hunter

“Roxane, adieu ... Je vais mourir!” from Cyrano by David DiChiera
Harry Greenleaf

"Maria" from West Side Story by Leonard Bernstein
Michael Day

“Am I in your light?” from Doctor Atomic by John Adams
Briana Elyse Hunter

"Make Our Garden Grow" from Candide by Leonard Bernstein

This video may have been edited due to copyright constraints on the musical content and therefore may not match the program as originally performed.

OPERA America Onstage is supported in part by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and by grants from the Amphion Foundation and the Aaron Copland Fund for Music.