Studio Artists Program

The Sarasota Opera Studio Artists are members of the more advanced level of Sarasota Opera’s two training programs. The Studio Artists receive the same intense training as the Apprentices, but they participate in main stage productions by performing supporting roles and covering principal roles. With many roles needing covers each season and our extended performance schedule, Studio Artists are often called on to substitute for an indisposed principal artist, sometimes with little notice. The Studio Artists occasionally augment the Apprentice Artists in choruses for larger productions.

The Studio Artists are often Sarasota Opera's musical representatives outside the Opera House. Serving Sarasota and Manatee counties, they perform in various locations. These outreach initiatives take place in schools, retirement homes, community centers, and at guild meetings as well as other locations.

Studio Artists Program participants have often returned to Sarasota Opera as principal artists, and many have gone on to perform with major companies in the United States and internationally.

Winter 2019 Studio Artists

Adelaide Bodecker

ADELAIDE BOEDECKER

soprano
Sarasota, Florida
Studio Artist
Pamina Die Zauberflöte
1997-2007 Sarasota Youth Opera
2006 Barbarina Le nozze di Figaro

Evan Bravos

EVAN BRAVOS

baritone
St. Charles, Illinois
Studio Artist
Sarasota Opera debut

Annie Chester

ANNIE CHESTER

mezzo-soprano
Cleveland, Ohio
Studio Artist
Third Lady Die Zauberflöte
2018 Winter Studio Artist
A Castrato Manon Lescaut
Antonia Tiefland
2017 Winter & Fall Apprentice Artist

Caitlin Crabill

CAITLIN CRABILL

soprano
Kettering, Ohio
Studio Artist
2018 Winter & Fall Apprentice Artist
2017 Winter & Fall Apprentice Artist
Pepa Tiefland
A Young Woman L’amore dei tre re
The Ron and Barbara Archbold Endowed Artist

James Eder

JAMES EDER

bass
Cleveland, Ohio
Studio Artist
First Priest/Second Man in Armor Die Zauberflöte
High Priest of Baal Nabucco
2018 Winter & Fall Studio Artist

Jared Guest

JARED A. GUEST

baritone
Lake Mary, Florida
Studio Artist
The Mandarin Turandot
2018 Winter Studio Artist
Moralès Carmen
2017 Winter & Fall Studio Artist
Baron Douphol La Traviata

Christopher Nazarian

CHRISTOPHER NAZARIAN

bass
Sydney, Australia
Studio Artist
Sarasota Opera debut

Daniel Noone

DANIEL NOONE

tenor
Howell, New Jersey
Studio Artist
2018 Winter Studio Artist

Garrett Obrycki

GARRETT OBRYCKI

baritone
Ham Lake, Minnesota
Studio Artist
The Speaker Die Zauberflöte
2018 Winter & Fall Apprentice Artist
An Official Il barbiere di Siviglia

John Kun Park

JOHN KUN PARK

tenor
Seoul, South Korea
Studio Artist
Monostatos Die Zauberflöte
2018 Winter & Fall Apprentice Artist

Ganson Salmon

GANSON SALMON

tenor
Indianapolis, Indiana
Studio Artist
Pong Turandot
Second Priest/First Man in Armor Die Zauberflöte
Sarasota Opera debut

Samuel Schlievert

SAMUEL SCHLIEVERT

tenor
Genoa, Ohio
Studio Artist
Pang Turandot
Abdallo Nabucco
2017 Fall Apprentice Artist
2018 Winter & Fall Apprentice Artist
Ambrogio Il barbiere di Siviglia
Clem The Little Sweep

Jeffrey Strand

JEFFREY STRAND

tenor
Scottsdale, Arizona
Studio Artist
Sarasota Opera debut

Catherine Swindle

CATHERINE SWINDLE

soprano
Lubbock, Texas
Studio Artist
First Lady Die Zauberflöte
Sarasota Opera debut

Yvonne Trobe

YVONNE TROBE

soprano
Rochester, New York
Studio Artist
Anna Nabucco
2018 Winter Apprentice Artist

Nicole Woodward

NICOLE WOODWARD

soprano
Quincy, Florida
Studio Artist
Second Lady Die Zauberflöte
2018 Winter & Fall Studio Artist
Mercédès Carmen
Clotilde Norma
Miss Baggott The Little Sweep
2017 Winter & Fall Apprentice Artist
Flora La traviata
Cio-Cio-San’s Aunt Madama Butterfly
The Gabriel and Valerie Schmergel Endowed Artist