Noted for her effortlessly produced, rich voice (Opera News), American soprano Jill Gardner is swiftly establishing herself among today’s leading operatic heroines. Recognized as a lyrico spinto, Puccini girl through and through, Ms. Gardner has sung over 50 performances of her signature role of Tosca in recent seasons with such notable American companies as Opera Carolina, Arizona Opera, Boston Lyric Opera, Hawaii Opera Theater, Toledo Opera, Lyric Opera of Baltimore, and Piedmont Opera and sang in a new production with Mill City Summer Opera.
Boasting a career of performances with major opera companies and orchestras worldwide, bass-baritone Jake Gardner remains one of the opera world’s most sought-after singing actors. Having sung a decade as principal baritone with Oper der Stadt Köln under the baton of James Conlon, his long and distinguished career has included performances with such notable companies as Wiener Volksopera, Dresdens Semper Oper, Glyndebourne Festival, De Nederlandse Opera, and Edinburgh Festival as well as Lyric Opera of Chicago, San Francisco Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Washington National Opera, New York City Opera, Florida Grand Opera, and a host of excellent American regional companies.
A versatile musician acknowledged for his passionate and commanding leadership from the podium, the exciting American conductor Andrew Bisantz is building an impressive roster of credits at leading national orchestras and opera companies throughout the country.