Bravo Nights is a performance series we began in 2018 to introduce opera to newcomers in a friendly and accessible way. Held in the intimate setting of the Little Café, we invite emerging and seasoned local opera talent to perform beloved opera arias and musical theatre selections.

Shown in the photo is mezzo-soprano Maria Vasilevskaya performing Se Romeo...La tremenda at a Bravo Nights event. In the background are mezzo-soprano Shaya Greathouse and tenor Kurt Griffen who performed delightful duets, including the Romeo/Tebaldo duet.

Upcoming Bravo Nights -

Cancelled Until Further Notice

Join us for a performance by Brittany Rumph, soprano and Joelle Lachance, mezzo-soprano. In addition to planned solo pieces by Donizetti, Gershwin, Mozart and Gounod, the team has promised two duets: The Flower Duet from Lakmé, by Delibes and The Flower Duet from Madama Butterfly by Puccini!


Bravo Nights are appreciated by both seasoned opera fans and newcomers who enjoy the casual atmosphere and the chance to see top local talent, free of charge.


Little Theatre Café  |  240 East Ave, Rochester


 CURRENTLY CANCELLED: Watch for updates 

No admission fee

Meet Our Performers

Brittany Rumph, soprano

Known for her ability to sing it all, Brittany Rumph possesses a rich powerhouse soprano voice. A native of Rochester, NY, Ms. Rumph has studied with Constance Fee, and Laura Brooks Rice. She holds a Bachelor's in Music Performance from Roberts Wesleyan College and a Master of Music in Vocal Performance and Pedagogy from Westminster Choir College of Princeton, NJ. Debuting at Syracuse Opera in 2014, she sang the role of Clara in Gershwin's Porgy and Bess. In 2016, she sang the title role of Suor Angelica with WCC Opera Theater. In 2018, Ms. Rumph made her Carnegie Hall and Kimmel Center debuts singing the soprano solos in Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms with the Philadelphia Orchestra. She is also praised as an internationally acclaimed soprano, being featured in a concert tour spanning Italy, Hungary and Romania. Recently, Ms. Rumph was named the winner of the Encouragement Award at Metropolitan Opera National Council Competition for the Great Lakes Region. 

Joelle Lachance, mezzo-soprano

Mezzo-soprano Joelle Lachance has been heralded as a “thrilling, powerful voice with a melting pianissimo” (Boston Musical Intelligencer). She recently made her Carnegie Hall debut in New York Lyric Opera’s Night of Music in November 2019. Joelle was a semi-finalist in the 2019 Harold Haugh Light Opera Competition, a finalist in the 2018 Barn Opera Vocal Competition, and a winner of the 2012 Rising Stars Competition at Nazareth College. Her concert repertoire includes solos in Handel’s Messiah (Voices of Cooperstown), the Missa Luba (Rochester Oratorio Society with Sankofa Dance), and is a regularly featured soloist for the Guild of Glimmerglass’ concerts.

Upcoming performances include Tessa in Gondoliers, Trixie Flynn in Let ‘Em Eat Cake, and Prince Caprice (cover) in Voyage to the Moon (Ohio Light Opera, 2020). She is a student of Constance Fee and Wilson Southerland.

Join us at the Little Café, 240 East Ave. from 7-9 pm. As always, there is no admission fee for Bravo Nights. Refreshments are available for purchase at the café.

Future Bravo Nights

Additional Bravo Nights dates in 2020
April 21 - Cancelled
June 10
September 29
November 30

Many past Bravo Nights performances are available on our YouTube channel.
Hope to see you at our future Bravo Nights events!

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