Bravo Nights is a performance series we began in 2018 to introduce opera to newcomers in a friendly and accessible way. Now virtual, we invite emerging and seasoned local opera talent to perform beloved opera arias and musical theatre selections.

Virtual Bravo Nights

Our virtual Bravo Nights are accessible on YouTube starting at a specific day and time that will be announced prior to the event, along with the link to view the performance.

Just announced: a holiday edition of Bravo Nights, featuring Mark Daniels, tenor, accompanied by Rob Goodling. The event will be December 15 at 7pm on YouTube. The link to the event will be made available prior to the event.

 

Bravo Nights are appreciated by both seasoned opera fans and newcomers who enjoy the casual atmosphere and the chance to see top local talent. You can show your appreciation of our performers by contributing to our virtual tip jar.

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Meet Our July 28, 2020 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. Praised as an internationally acclaimed soprano, she was 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. 

Brittany was accompanied by Bravo Nights veteran Brock Tjosvold.

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While we can't be at our cozy Bravo Nights venue, the Little Café, grab your coffee and dessert and join us at the Virtual Little Café.

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. Wilson accompanied Joelle in her Bravo Nights performance.

A special shout-out of thanks to Blaine Cox, Video Editor, BC Productions for his work in producing Joelle's video.

JOIN US!
While we can't be at our cozy Bravo Nights venue, the Little Café, grab your coffee and dessert and join us at the Virtual Little Café.
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Future Bravo Nights

Fall 2020 (Virtual) to be announced
Holiday Bravo Nights
December 15, 7pm (Virtual)
2021 dates to be announced

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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