OPERA PHILADELPHIA EMERGING ARTISTS
RACHEL STERRENBERG, SOPRANO, AND JARRETT OTT, BARITONE
Thursday, December 3, 2015
Soprano Rachel Sterrenberg, a recent master’s degree graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, made her professional debut this season as Chan Parker in Opera Philadelphia’s world premiere of Charlie Parker’s YARDBIRD by Daniel Schnyder and Bridgette A. Wimberly. Her past roles include Adina in L’elisir d’amore, Blanche de la Force in Dialogues des Carmélites and Pamina in Die Zauberflöte.
Baritone Jarrett Ott has recently appeared with Gotham Chamber Opera, the American Symphony Orchestra and Annapolis Opera, and in summer 2015, he participated in the Apprentice Program for Singers at The Santa Fe Opera, singing the role of Marullo in Rigoletto. He will be heard this season as Marchese d'Obigny in La traviata at Opera Philadelphia.
Founded in 2014, Opera Philadelphia's Emerging Artist program seeks to support Opera Philadelphia's ongoing commitment to emerging talent. Participants in the program appear onstage in at least one program while also singing in community recitals and special events throughout the season.