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.

Virtual Bravo Nights

on July 28

Click to view the online performance by Brittany Rumph, soprano and Joelle Lachance, mezzo-soprano. They entertained us with solo pieces by Donizetti, Gershwin, Mozart and Gounod in addition to some memorable musical theatre pieces from Kurt Weill and Rodgers and Hammerstein. View repertoire here.

 

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.

Where

See the July 28 performance on YouTube.
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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. 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.

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.

Future Bravo Nights

Additional Bravo Nights dates in 2020
Tuesday
April 21 - Cancelled
Tuesday, July 28 (Virtual)
Wednesday
September 29
Monday
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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