- 2017 Summer Music Festival
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Timothy Maureen Cole has sung with opera companies in New York and New Jersey. With BONJ, she has sung The Countess in Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro and Damon in Handel's Acis and Galatea. She has also appeared as The Woman in Maestro Butts's setting of Edgar Allan Poe's The Tell-Tale Heart. Ms. Cole is also co-host of the popular podcast Not Just a Movie.
Tenor Kevin Peters has sung throughout the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area with chruch choruses and oratorio ensembles as well as with various opera companies including Atlantic Opera Festival, Princeton Opera Festival, Opera at Florham and Eastern Opera. He made his BONJ debut as Nerone in Monteverdi's L'Incoronazione di Poppea. With BONJ, he has sung Gaston in La Traviata, Don Basilio in Le Nozze di Figaro and the tenor solo in Beethoven's Symphony #9. He is also an acclaimed lieder singer, bringing his warm interpretations to the songs of Franz Schubert.
Soprano Miss Seunghee Cha, was born in Seoul Korea, immigrated with her parents to Baltimore, Maryland at the age of 9. At the age of 17, Miss Cha was the youngest singer to be accepted into The Julliard School of Music , NY in the Voice program.
Ms Cha has acquired many awards, incuding Regional Finalist /Metropolitan Opera Competition, Winner/Ibla All-Around Competition Foundation, Italy, First prize Winner/ MD Vocal Competition, Korean National Competition of Arts, MD
She has sung with Stuttgart Pegasus Ensemble, Hamburg Sinfonietta, Köln Kamerata, The Ulsan Philharmonic, Poland Copernicus Chamber Orchestra, Istropolitana Chamber Orchestra, Paris Festival Orchestra, and at the Puccini Festival at Torre del Lago.
Her roles have inlcuded Norina in Donizetti's Don Pasquale, Musetta in Puccini's La Boheme, Sophie in Strauss's Der Rosenkavalier, and Zerina in Mozart's Don Giovanni.
Baritone Aiden Kim thrilled audiences at the 2016 BONJ Summer Festival with his performance as The Count in Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro. Aiden has also recently sung with Eastern Opera and at The Bell & Barter Theater production of Pergolesi's La Serva Padrona. Aiden is an artist of The New York Classical Music Society.
Alan Smulen has sung many roles with opera companies throughout New York and New Jersey, including Amato Opera, Opera Theatre of Montclair, and The Little Opera Company. He recently sang the role of the Wizard Colas in the BONJ performance of Mozart's Bastien und Bastienne.
Don Kalbach has performed throughout New Jersey as a singer, conductor, arranger, and educator. For the festival performance of La Boheme, he will recreate his interpretations of Benoit and Alcindoro. He has sung frequently in productions of Eastern Opera Company of New Jersey. With BONJ, he has sung Fafner in the concert performances of Wagner's Siegfried and Das Rheingold as well as Dr. Bartolo in Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro.
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