2022 Festival Soloists

Soprano Anna Christofaro in a red top

Soprano Anna Christofaro

Soprano Anna Christofaro

Praised for her vocal agility and clear tone, Minneapolis-based soprano, Anna Christofaro,
is gaining recognition as an interpreter of a wide range of repertoire from early to
contemporary music.  Complete Bio.

Mary Beth Nelson – Mezzo Soprano

Mezzo-Soprano – Mary Beth Nelson

Mezzo-soprano Mary Beth Nelson is praised for singing with “virtuosic abandon…joyous flair and assured beauty of tone” (Opera Today) at The Glimmerglass Festival, where she sang the role of Ruth Bader Ginsburg in Derrick Wang’s comedic opera Scalia/GinsburgComplete Bio

Tenor Matthew Hill in navy sweater

Tenor Matthew Hill

Matt Hill – Tenor

Garnering numerous accolades for performances of opera, art song, and oratorio, Matthew Hill
has become one of the most sought-after tenors in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. Full Bio.

Bass Leslie Flanagan in pink button up shirt

Bass Les Flanagan

Leslie Flanagan – Bass

Australian baritone Leslie John Flanagan has performed throughout Australia, Europe, and
the USA, including performances at the Sydney Opera House, in London at ENO’s
Coliseum, the Royal Opera House at Covent Garden, the Royal Albert Hall and Wigmore
Hall, and the Janacek Theatre in Brno and at the Edinburgh Festival. Full bio.

Matthew Reynolds in blue suit jacket

Matthew Reynolds

Matthew Reynolds – Bach Baritone

Matthew Reynolds, baritone, is pursuing his Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance at the University of Oklahoma. Matthew made his professional debut in 2021 with Opera NexGen’s inaugural production of Così fan tutte, in which he played Guglielmo. Full bio.