- 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.
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.
George Spitzer is a versatile singer in the fields of opera, oratorio, musical theater, and art song literature and performs on a regular basis across the Northeast. He has performed the roles of Athamas in Semele, Mr. Bluff in The Impresario, Fiorello and Un ufficiale in Il Barbiere di Sivilgia, Don Alfonso in Cosi fan tutte, Thesus in A Midsummer Nights Dream, Sipos in She Loves Me, Prodoscimo in Il Turco in Italia, Custom’s Official in La Boheme, Private Augenti in Passion, and Melchoir in Amhal and the Night Visitors. Spitzer’s recital repertoire includes the music of Lazar Weiner, Arthur Farwell, Scott Joplin, George Gershwin, Charles Ives, Ernest Bacon, Kurt Weil, Hugo Wolf, Stephen Foster, Charles Griffes, John Alden Carpenter, George Chadwick, Robert Schumann, Gabriel Faure, J.S. Bach, and W. A. Mozart. Spitzer holds a BM from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, a MM from Eastman School of Music, and Post Graduate studies through Oberlin College and Centro Studi Italiani. Spitzer is an Adjunct Professor of Voice, Musical Theater, and the Preparatory Center for the Arts at Montclair State University. He is also a member of the New York Singing Teachers Association (NYSTA), and is on the Board of Directors of the New York City National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS – NYC).
Jason Adamo has brought roles to life in opera, operetta, and musical theater performing locally with BONJ and Eastern Opera. He last appeared with the orchestra at the 2016 Summer Music Festival as Figaro in Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro. Other recent works have included Don Giovanni, Die Fledermaus, and I Pagliacci.
Originally from New Jersey, Miss Mion recently relocated to the greater New York from Atlanta, where she completed her Master’s degree in 2015. Miss Mion also holds a Bachelor's Degree from Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania.
Allison found great success during her time in Atlanta, most notably her debut with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in 2015. Recent roles include Mary Warren in Robert Ward's The Crucible, Rosina in Rossini's Il Barbiere di Siviglia, and Despina in Mozart's Cosi fan tutte. Her other roles include Papagena (in Mozart's Die Zauberflote, Zerlina in Mozart's Don Giovanni, Miss Wordsworth in Britten's Albert Herring, and Adele in Strauss's Die Fledermaus. Allison also enjoyed many opportunities in the Atlanta choral scene.
Recently, Allison has appeared in outreach productions with Opera Montclair, and just finished a production of Don Giovanni (Zerlina) with Opera MODO in Detroit, Michigan. Miss Mion holds private studios in Millburn and Summit, and is also on staff at The Wharton Institute for Performing Arts, where she teaches elementary music through their outreach programs in Paterson, NJ.
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