Opera Orlando Announces Studio Artists for 2022
Opera Orlando has announced four artists who will join its Studio Artist program.
Performers include soprano Sara Lucille Law, mezzo-soprano Raphaella Medina, tenor Robert Hartfield and baritone Geoffrey Peterson. They will appear on both MainStage and On the Town productions while engaging with the Central Florida community with school programs, retreat center concerts and other outreach showcases. They will also receive masterclasses and artistic training with special guest artists.
“Opera Orlando’s Studio Artist Program offers talented young singers the opportunity to hone their craft and learn skills that will serve them well throughout their professional careers. Singers accepted into this residency are truly an extension of the Opera Orlando family,” said Sarah Purser, Program Director and Director of Education, in an official press release. They will not only perform roles on stage, but will spread the joy of opera in our Central Florida community.
Law has appeared with companies such as the Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre, Charleston Symphony Orchestra, MSC Cruises, Victor Herbert Renaissance Project, and Peach State Opera, among others. During this time, Medina appeared with Opera Santa Barbara, Opera Columbus and the New Albany Symphony Orchestra.
Hartfield’s resume includes appearances with Opera in the Ozarks, Cimarron Opera and the Collegium Musicum. Finally, Peterson has performed with the Houston Ebony Opera Guild, the Dorothy Cotton Jubilee Singers, and the Vitamin L Chorus, among others.