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Nicole London 

Mezzo Soprano - Pianist

Nicole London, mezzo soprano, is an up-and-coming artist from the Denver area. Recent roles include Dinah in Trouble in Tahiti (Denver Immersive Opera), Marcellina (Opera Express at the Clocktower) and Cherubino in Le Nozze Di Figaro (Lamont Opera Theater), Orlofsky cover in Die Fledermaus (Lamont Opera Theater), La Ciesca in Gianni Schicchi and Rosine in Signor Deluso (Denver Opera Collective). Nicole also recently appeared as the Alto Soloist in the Mozart Requiem with the Evergreen Chorale and Chamber Orchestra. Nicole holds a Bachelors Degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder, a Masters Degree and Performance Certificate from the University of Denver. In addition to her singing pursuits, Nicole is an in-demand collaborative pianist and coach and directs a choir in the Broomfield area. Nicole is pleased to be singing Carmen in her first production with Bel Canto Legacy Productions. 

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Ruslana April 

Prima Ballerina - Choreographer 

Former Soloist at the Kyev National Opera and Ballet and the Odessa National Opera & Ballet theater.

as Don Jose

With more than thirty leading opera roles in his singing repertoire and a very accomplished international career , tenor Jonathan Hodel has begun to delight audiences as conductor. In 2015, Mr. Hodel conducted The Mikado with Empire Lyric Players in Denver, Colorado. For 2007 and 2008, he was the Associate Music Director of Asheville Lyric Opera in Asheville, North Carolina. He has appeared with Asheville Lyric Opera, Opera San Jose and Indiana University School of Music, conducting such diverse repertoire as Rossini's Barber of Seville, Verdi's La Traviata, Mozart's Don Giovianni, Offenbach's Tales of Hoffmann, Strauss's Die Fledermaus, Carlisle Floyde's Susannah, Haydn's L'isola Disabitata and Menotti's Amahl and the Night Visitors. Mr. Hodel is curently on faculty at Frostburg State University and is director of the FSU Opera Workshop. Between 1999 and 2003, he was the assistant director of San Jose State University's Opera Workshop. Mr. Hodel studied conducting under Imre Pallo at Indiana University and William Hatcher at The University of Iowa.

Jonathan Hodel 

Tenor - Conductor

as Carmen

Born in Santiago, Chile, Álvaro Lorenzo MartínezGómez has dedicated his life to creating and sharing art. His early formation was based in differential education. Ever a dancer, Lorenzo developed himself in choreography, design, and art direction thereafter. This background has lead to his specialty of teaching dance, theater, and social skills to children through the disciplines of dance. Martínez carries an advanced degree in art direction from Universidad Mayor as well as several other certifications having to do with this field.

As Artistic Director of Parallel Artistic, Martínez designs culturally relevant performances that elevate all who take part – whether as a performer or as a audience member. He continues to live his personal mission of spreading contemporary art to people and places with limited access.

Priscilla Astudillo 

Soprano 

Priscilla came to Denver in after graduating from the acclaimed “Odessa National A.V Nezhdanova Academy of Music” as a Master in Music with honors in opera performance and music pedagogy. She is now a performer in Denver area having participated with the Lamont School of Music in the operetta “Die Fledermaus” at the Newman Center for the Performing Arts and in the Merry Widow with CU Boulder Eklund Opera Program. She has also participated in operas with local companies such as Denver Opera Collective, Boulder Opera and Empire Lyric players and has worked in production with local Opera companies. She produced the concerts “Ukrainian Folk & Academic Music”and "Slavic Folk & Academic Music". Priscilla  worked as a costume designer for Boulder Opera in the production of Massenet’s “Cendrillon”. She was recently awarded the Bliss Fest best performance award for excellency in performance and the labor she does to bring Opera to the community.

Liana is a graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, with Bachelors and Masters of Music Degrees in Voice. She apprenticed at Central City and Santa Fe Operas, and sang on many NYC concert and opera stages, including the New York City, New Jersey State, Queens, and Brooklyn Lyric Operas; Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, Carnegie and Town Halls.

Back in Denver she earned an MM degree in Conducting at CU, and has directed the Holy Ghost RC; 1 st Methodist (Castle Rock), Simpson UMC
(Arvada), Washington Park UMC, and Christ Congregational Church Choirs; the Colo. Welsh Society, Northland Chorales, and Shir Ami: Songs of our People.She currently teaches voice privately at LianaLansingStudios@comcast.net, and isMusical Director of the GALAXIES Women’s Chorale, and the NEW CHORDS Show CHOIR.

Liana Lansing 

Music & Stage Director Director