Bravo at Pittsford Community Library
Saturday, August 19th, 2023 at 1:00pm
This is a free event.
Jessica Moss brings her incredible talent and stage presence to another OGR Special Bravo Event
with selections from La Boheme, Faust, Rusalka, and Romeo et Juliette
that are sure to dazzle all in attendance!
Jessica Moss, soprano
Lyric soprano Jessica Moss is an emerging artist to watch. Jessica has had a busy summer reprising the role of Countess in Le Nozze di Figaro with Sunny Side Opera, Inc. in Tampa Florida, and singing as soloist with Buffalo Opera Unlimited and the Genesee Valley Orchestra.
Notable roles from previous performances include Micaëla in Bizet’s Carmen with Opera Theatre of Connecticut, Monica in Menotti’s The Medium with Northern Lights Opera, Zina in Nico Muhly’s Dark Sisters and Dido in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas with Miami Music Festival, Cendrillon from Pauline Viardot’s Cendrillon with Houston Operativo, Fiordiligi in Mozart’s Così fan Tutte and Gretel from Hänsel und Gretel by Humperdinck with The Peabody Opera, the Countess in Le Nozze di Figaro with the Amalfi Coast Opera Festival. In scenes programs she has sung leading prima donnas Musetta in Puccini’s La Bohème, Antonia in Offenbach’s Les contes d’Hoffmann, Nedda in Pagliacci, and in the title role of Carlisle Floyd’s Susannah. In Competition, Jessica was Grand Prize winner in the Charleston Symphony Young Artists Competition, First Place winner in the NATS Regional Competition, and a finalist in the Hal Leonard Art Song Competition and Civic Morning Musical Competition. An avid recitalist, Jessica has appeared on the concert stage as soloist in the Vivaldi Gloria, Handel’s Messiah, Schubert’s Mass in G, the Pergolesi Stabat Mater, Berg’s Sieben Frühe Lieder, Debussy’s
Proses Lyriques and Wolf’s complete Italienisches Liederbuch.
Jessica has participated in masterclasses led by Metropolitan Opera singers Ben Heppner, Eric Owens, Sherril Milnes, Michael Sylvester, Erie Mills, and Jonathan Beyer, and Eastman School of Music professors, Jan Opalach and Wilson Southerland. She holds a M.M. In Vocal Performance from Peabody Conservatory where she studied with Phyllis Bryn-Julson and a B.S. in Music Performance from Roberts Wesleyan College in Voice as a student of Constance Fee.
You can find her on FaceBook and Instagram @JEMSoprano or her website www.jemsoprano.com
Dr. Kevin Nitsch, pianist
Kevin Nitsch is a pianist, collaborator and teacher in the Rochester area. Kevin is a member of the piano faculty at Nazareth College and is a vocal coach at SUNY Geneseo. Kevin performs regularly with Rochester Oratorio Society, Finger Lakes Opera, and Madrigalia.
Kevin holds a BM in Piano Performance from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music, and a MM and a DMA in Performance and Literature in Piano Performance from the Eastman School of Music.
Kevin has completed Yoga Teacher Training at Open Sky Yoga in Rochester. His favorite pose is pianobenchasana:) Kevin lives in Penfield with his wife, Brenda and enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking and biohacking.