Breaking norms. Breaking vows. Breaking free.

Opera Tampa proudly announces the New Voices for the 2018.2019 season. These five exceptionally gifted artists will be making their debut in prominent roles in this season’s productions.

Cree Carrico, Soprano

Cree Carrico

Praised by Opera News for her “gleaming tone,” soprano Cree Carrico is an emerging singing actress quickly gaining recognition as an interpreter of 20th and 21st century works. She has performed with opera companies throughout the United States as well as in several productions of musical theater.

Raquel González, Soprano

Raquel González

Hailed as a “true artist” by Opera News, soprano Raquel González earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from The Juilliard School where she was a Toulmin Foundation Scholar. She recently completed three seasons as a Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist at Washington National Opera where she appeared in leading roles of several opera classics.

Todd Wilander, Tenor

Todd Wilander

Todd Wilander is one of America’s most sought-after young leading tenors. He was praised by Opera News for his “clear and sweet lyrical tone” and The New York Times for his “brave, vocally assured portrayals.” Since winning The Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, he has appeared with the company in several roles.

Lawson Anderson, Bass-baritone

Lawson Anderson

Hailed for his “powerful, darkly-hued voice and nobility of phrasing and carriage” by Cleveland Classical, Lawson Anderson is quickly establishing himself as one of the leading bass-baritones of his generation. He is the recipient of many prestigious awards and made his Carnegie Hall debut singing Wotan from Das Rheingold.

Timothy Renner, Baritone

Timothy Renner

Timothy Renner recently earned his doctorate in musical arts in vocal performance and literature at the University of Illinois. In addition to his opera and concert performances, he is an accomplished pianist, accompanist, vocal coach, stage director and conductor.

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