2022 Festival Soloists
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.
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/Ginsburg… Complete Bio
Matt Hill – Tenor
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 – 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.