We recently asked readers to submit names of singers who they think belong on barihunks. We received about thirty submissions and we're going to post a number of them, but not all of them. The submissions ranged from "How did we miss that guy?" to "WTF!!!" Two submissions belonged on an adult site and not an opera site. [BTW, we don't post nudes unless it's part of a production]. A number of submissions have already appeared on this site. Submissions came from five continents, with the United States, Germany, England, the Netherlands, Australia and Canada leading the way.
This site is dedicated to promoting singers and singing, so we hope that you enjoy learning about the emerging talent and the singers working on smaller stages, as well the established singers in the major opera houses.
Here are three newcomers to the site to start us off.
40-year-old Thomas Meglioranza was born to an Italian-Polish father and a Thai mother.. He began taking voice lessons at Grinnell College, and earned a MM from the Eastman School of Music. He is an alum of the training programs at the Aspen, Tanglewood, Bowdoin, Pacific Music Festivals and the Ravinia Festival's Steans Institute, and has been a participant at the Marlboro Music Festival.
He was a winner of the 2002 Joy in Singing Competition, the 2002 Concert Artists Guild Competition, the 2003 Franz Schubert/Music of Modernity Competition in Graz, and the 2005 Walter Naumburg Competition. In 2009 he was appointed Visiting Artist in Voice at the Longy School of Music in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
He sings a great deal of contemporary music and is particularly associated with the music of Milton Babbitt, Aaron Jay Kernis, Charles Wuorinen, Derek Bermel, Jorge Martín, and John Adams.
His operatic repertoire includes Mozart's Count Almaviva and Don Giovanni, as well as many roles in modern work. You can check out his blog HERE.
Baritone Gary Moss works as a voice instructor for the Music Theatre program at Viterbo University in Wisconsin. Gary has performed throughout the United States and Italy with companies such as Santa Fe Opera, Michigan Opera Theater, Toledo Opera, Glimmerglass Opera, Washington East Opera, La Musica Lirica, Ohio Light Opera, and has toured with San Francisco Opera.
Equally at home in Opera, Oratorio, Operetta and Musical Theater, Gary has performed over 100 roles including Count Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro, Ford in Falstaff, Prince Edwin in The Gipsy Princess, Pirate King in The Pirates of Penzance (as well as 6 other Gilbert & Sullivan roles), and Jud Fry in Oklahoma!. Gary can be heard on various recordings on the Albany, Newport, and Naxos labels, in The Gondoliers, Bluebeard, Gimpel the Fool, Mother and Son, and La Verbena de la Paloma.
Gary has taught numerous courses including Studio Voice, Vocal Pedagogy, Sight Singing/Ear Training, English, French, Italian, and German Diction, and has directed many Opera Workshop productions. He holds a Bachelors of Music degree from the University of Utah, and a Masters of Music and DMA from The University of Michigan.
Siqueiros is also a chamber vocalist, performing with the San Diego-based chamber choir SACRA/PROFANA where he has been featured as a soloist. He also currently performs with Live It Up! Song and Dance Company in Palm Springs, CA, where he performs fully-choreographed popular music and musical theater numbers.
Formerly, he was assistant to the director of the choral program at Chula Vista High School, School for the Creative and Performing Arts where the choirs received numerous awards in Southern California as well as their first National Championship. You can check out his audio clips on his website.
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