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Hailed as a “formidable talent" (San Francisco Classical Voice) and someone who “understands music’s power to transcend” (Beyond the Concert Hall), mezzo-soprano Olivia Cosio has been recognized for her diverse abilities in both concert and opera repertoire. She is currently earning her Master’s degree in Vocal Arts from The Juilliard School, where she studies with Sanford Sylvan. Recent engagements include her work as a Vocal Fellow with the Tanglewood Music Center, where she performed Susie in Bernstein’s A Quiet Place, sang in the world-premiere of Michael Gandolfi’s In America, and worked with world-renowned artists such as Dawn Upshaw, Stephanie Blythe, Margo Garrett, and John Harbison.
In May of 2018, Olivia completed her Bachelor of Music degree from the Oberlin Conservatory, where she performed three fully-staged operatic roles, went on tour with the Oberlin Sinfonietta to the Bang on a Can Festival in Brooklyn, and sang in masterclasses for esteemed artists such as Marilyn Horne. Olivia has been heard on NPR's "From the Top," featured twice in San Francisco Classical Voice Magazine, and is a recipient of several awards including the Avanti Award and Jack Kent Cooke Award. She holds prizes from competitions such as YoungArts and the Hal Leonard Vocal Competition.
She is a former Teaching Fellow at Breakthrough San Francisco, a national non-profit that provides educational resources and instruction to underserved students. She taught music, 7th-grade writing, and 6th-grade literature in 2015 and 2016. She believes in developing the right approach for each of her music students, with healthy singing being the focus of any genre.
Attending the Juilliard School for a Master's in Vocal Arts
Mezzo-soprano fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center
Performance/Interview on NPR's "From the Top"
Featured in "San Francisco Classical Voice Magazine
Teaching Fellow at Breakthrough San Francisco (Music, 6th grade literature, 7th grade writing).
Praised for her “distinct canvas of vocal colors” (operawire) and “attractive, luminous-voice” (Gay City News), Anneliese Klenetsky is quickly making a name for herself in the music world. Her versatile soprano voice and musical intelligence has allowed her to explore and perform a wide range of repertoire, spanning Baroque through 21st-century music. She is currently earning her Master’s degree at The Juilliard School under the tutelage of Sanford Sylvan. Season highlights include the Governess in Britten’s Turn of the Screw, Clori in Handel’s Clori, Tirsi e Fileno, and a featured soloist in NYFOS’s “Kurt Weill’s Berlin.”
Reflecting her interest in expanding musical frontiers, Anneliese has recently debuted a number of contemporary compositions, including the world premiere of Jonathan Dawe’s Oroborium at Alice Tully Hall. In 2018, she performed the New York premiere of James Primosch’s A Sibyl at the Museum of Modern Art and Let Them Eat Cake by Trey Makler at National Sawdust. Ms. Klenetsky also sang the world premiere of Theo Chandler's Songs for Brooches at Alice Tully Hall.
Equally at home with Baroque repertoire as she is with Contemporary compositions, Anneliese recently collaborated with renowned Belgian early music ensemble Vox Luminis as the soloist in Handel’s soprano cantata Laudate Pueri Dominum, HWV 237. She also performed with Juilliard415 in a performance of Handel’s Tra le Fiamme HWV 170, and Bach’s Mein Herze Schwimmt Im Blut, BWV 199.
Anneliese started her musical education at The Juilliard Pre-College division while attending high school. During her time there, she was a finalist in The National YoungArts Foundation, where she performed at the New World Center in Miami. There she was nominated as a Presidential Scholar of the Arts. She received her Bachelor’s degree from The Juilliard School in 2017.
She believes that artists are given a gift that demands to be shared as widely as possible. To that end, she has been a Gluck Fellow at Juilliard for four years, which has enabled her to bring performances and music education to audiences in hospitals, nursing homes, schools and other underserved communities. Above all, Anneliese believes that cultivating the voice in a healthy, fun and accessible way is the key to building a good foundation for all musical genres. Her technical and musical approaches are tailor-made to fit each student’s individual goals.
Matthew Payne is a 5th year at Oberlin Conservatory and College. This summer, Matthew was delighted to perform in three solo concerts at the Chautauqua Institution. Recently, Matthew performed in concerts with singers and pianists from institutions such as the Metropolitan Opera, Juilliard School of Music and the Curtis Institute of Music.
Matthew has performed in numerous operas and musical theater shows. Most recently, he was seen in Cleveland Opera’s production of Moniuszko’sStraszny dwór and as Mr. Gobineau in Oberlin Opera Theater’s production of Menotti’s The Medium. In the fall, Matthew will be singing in Oberlin Opera Theater’s Bernstein Review and in Oberlin Musical Theater Association’s production of Cabaret. Matthew has also performed as a solo recitalist with the Society for New Music and as a concert singer with the Oberlin Cantata Project and Oberlin Baroque.
Artist at the Chautauqua Institute of Voice
Experienced Teacher of the Bel Canto Method
Master Classes with Gerald Finley and Steven Osgood
Named “an outstanding aria and recitative soloist” from Cleveland classical
Featured on Broadway.com
Michaela recently completed her Bachelors degree in Music (vocal performance and music education) and in the fall will begin pursuing her Masters in voice and conducting at Bard College-Conservatory of Music. She has been recognized for her diverse performance abilities as a soloist, ensemble member, and conductor locally and abroad. Highlights include Alto Soloist in Mozart’s Reqiuem in Dimitrovgrad, Bulgaria, Bach’s Magnificat in D in Chicago, IL, the role of Polly Peachum in Britten’s The Beggar’s Opera and Ms. Nolan in Menotti’s The Medium; and a great variety of art song and chamber music. Recent performances have included SongFest's Celebration of Leonard Bernstein concert in Los Angeles, and Janacek's The Diary of One Who Disappeared with the Collaborative Arts Institute of Chicago, alto soloist in Rachmaninoff’s Vespers, as well as conducting choral works both in Chicago and abroad in Oxford. Michaela is currently the Alto Artist in Residence at Rockefeller Memorial Chapel at The University of Chicago, where she is a regularly-featured soloist. Upcoming performances include a recital of Spanish song and Alto Soloist in Vaughan Williams' Mass in G minor.