Nigel Rowe is a newcomer to the DMV and is very excited to be making his Baltimore Musicales debut! Recent credits include: Shaina Taub and Laurie Woolery’s As You Like It (Keegan Theatre), The Lives Left Behind (Silver Finch Arts Collective), Flip Flop Cabaret (Monumental Theatre), Zarzuela a la Cubana (The InSeries), Infinite Future: Bernstein’s Lasting Impact (Monumental Theatre), and Duke Ellington’s Neighborhood (The InSeries). Nigel is also a teaching artist and music director for the Educational Theatre Company in Arlington, Virginia. He received his BFA from Carnegie Mellon University.
Dr. Min Jin, tenor, has delighted audiences with his concert and opera performances throughout Korea and the U.S. His virtuoso singing has taken him to many of the major concert halls throughout the Metropolitan area such as Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center as a recitalist, opera performer, as well as an oratorio soloist with choral societies. His opera performances include the leading tenor roles in La bohème, Rigoletto, Carmen, Otello, La Rondine, Lucia di Lammermoor, Roméo et Juliette, L’elisir d’amore, Manon, Werther, and several other roles with the New Jersey State Opera, Ann Arbor Opera, Aspen Opera, Rochester Mercury Opera, Dicapo Opera, NY Touring Opera, Academic Opera, Mannes Opera, Eastman Opera, PoHang Opera and Kwangju City Opera. As a soloist, he has performed with numerous regional orchestras on the East Coast and the Midwest. Concert credits include Britten’s Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings, Haydn’s Creation and The Seasons, Handel’s Messiah, Mozart’s Coronation Mass and Requiem, Dubois’s The Seven Last Words of Christ, Mendelssohn’s St. Paul and Elijah, Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis and Mass in C Major, and his Symphony No. 9, among others. Dr. Jin previously served as an Affiliate Professor at Grand Valley State University in Michigan. Currently, Dr. Jin is an Assistant Professor of Voice at Towson University in Maryland.
Described by the Washington Post as “imposing and promising,” tenor Patrick Cook is earning praise for his performances across the country in venues including The Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall. Cook recently debuted with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Marin Alsop in a production of Bernstein’s Candide. He has performed with opera companies throughout the Mid-Atlantic region including Annapolis Opera, Wolf Trap Opera, Washington Concert Opera, and Washington National Opera. Cook appears regularly as a concert soloist performing with the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, Metropolitan Philharmonic, The Washington Chorus and the DC Wagner Society. A 2011 and 2010 DC District Winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, he can be heard on the American Symphony Orchestra’s recording of Meyerbeer’s Les Huguenots as Bois-Rosé. Cook holds advanced degrees from the University of Maryland, Bard Conservatory, and The Juilliard School. Cook teaches voice at Towson University and Northern Virginia Community College.
Joseph Regan is a successful singer and voice teacher based in the Mid-Atlantic region making appearances throughout the east coast. A specialist in French Mélodie, Mr. Regan is a deft interpreter of this exquisite art form and is frequently engaged around the region to perform in this capacity. Joseph can be seen on the opera stage where he has performed the roles of Fenton from Verdi’s Falstaff, Tamino from Mozart’s Magic Flute, Jenik from Smetana’s Bartered Bride and many more. Mr. Regan is also an accomplished performer of musical theatre. He has performed Henrik in Sondheim’s A Little Night Music, Nicely-Nicely Johnson from Loesser’s Guys and Dolls, and has performed a number of cabaret and recital programs dedicated to the style. Additionally, Mr. Regan is well known for his work in the field of oratorio. He has sung Handel, Haydn, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Rossini, and is particularly notable for his expertise singing Bach. He has performed the St. John Passion solos on multiple occasions and has performed more than a dozen of Bach’s Cantatas. Mr. Regan is also a highly sought after ensemble singer and sings regularly with top choral groups in the region, with whom he has toured much of the Eastern seaboard.
Tenor George Wilkerson, Jr. hails from Wilmington, Delaware and was born into a large family of jazz musicians. While singing has always been an important part of his life, he was initially trained as a percussionist. It was during his undergraduate studies that he began concentrating on voice performance. He has extensive experience in opera and musical theater; most notably, performing the roles of Beppe in I Pagliacci, Alfred in Die Fledermaus, Tamino in Die Zauberflöte, Bill in A Hand of Bridge, Professor Bhaer in Little Women: The Musical, Chauvelin in The Scarlet Pimpernel, and Jake in Side Show. In addition to being a performer, Mr. Wilkerson thoroughly enjoys his careers as a voice teacher, conductor, and director and has taught band, choir, applied voice, and drama for over ten years. He holds the Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education from West Chester University of Pennsylvania and the Master of Arts degree in Music (Voice) from Morgan State University. He is currently pursuing the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Voice Performance from the Shenandoah Conservatory at Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia under the tutelage of Dr. Byron Jones.
Tenor Aaron Halevy began his study of opera in 2009 when he participated in the Laboratori di Ricerca e di Perfezionamento Musicale, in the Tuscan mountains of Italy, where he studied Bel Canto technique with renowned soprano, Antonella Banaudi. In spring of 2013 he left a career in politics to sing Pinkerton in his professional debut in Bel Cantanti's production of Madama Butterfly. This has been followed by the role of Eisenstein in Die Fledermaus; Tanzenmeister/Scaramuccio in Singer's Theater of Washington's production of Ariadne Auf Naxos; Beppe in Maryland Lyric Opera's production of Pagliacci; as well as the roles of Aegisth/Junger Deiner in Manhattan Opera Studio's production of Elektra. In 2014 Aaron joined the Opera Singer's Initiative, based out of New York City, which has brought him concert performances at Lincoln Center and other venues in the greater Manhattan area. Aaron's 2015 roles include Don Ottavio with DC's In Series in their production of Don Giovanni; and Benedict in Sterling Opera's Béatrice et Bénédict.
Mexican-American tenor Joshua Thomas Diaz is an up-and-coming talent from Texas praised for his lyrical, Italianate voice and sensitive musicality. Recently, Josh was seen in the roles of Don José in Bizet’s Carmen, Mayor Upford in Britten’s Albert Herring, the Schoolmaster in Janáčeck’s The Cunning Little Vixen, Beppe in I pagliacci, and the Witch in Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel. Past roles include the Chevalier in Poulenc’s Les Dialogues des Carmélites, Caliban in Ariel’s Tempest, and Judge Danforth in The Crucible. Josh was also tenor soloist for The Defiant Requiem: Verdi in Terézin with the Peabody Symphony Orchestra and the Peabody/Hopkins Chorus. Josh received his Master of Music in Voice at Peabody Conservatory in 2013 where he continues his post-graduate studies in the studio of Dr. Stanley Cornett as a candidate of the Graduate Performance Diploma in Opera. Josh graduated from the University of Notre Dame, earning his Bachelor of Arts in Vocal Performance, Music History and a Minor in Italian. With Opera ND, Josh played Francis Flute in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Bénédict in Berlioz’s Béatrice and Bénédict, the title role in Les Contes d’Hoffmann, and the roles of Don Basilio and Don Curzio in Le nozze di Figaro.
Andrew Etherington, tenor, originally hails from Overland Park, KS--a suburb of Kansas City. Andrew was very active in theatre and was introduced to singing via the multiple musicals performed at his high school. It was at this time that he was forced, against his will, to take voice lessons for the first time and would fall in love with the classical singing technique. Thanks, Mom! Andrew would go on to receive an undergraduate degree from Ole Miss, as well as a Master's degree from the Peabody Institute in Vocal Performance and Pedagogy. He currently studies with Dr. Steven Rainbolt and coaches with Dr. Robert Muckenfuss. As a performer, Andrew is active in professional choruses in multiple productions in opera houses in Baltimore and at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Andrew is actively pursuing his dream of being a professional opera singer and makes his home in Baltimore, MD. He enjoys tremendous support from his wife Elizabeth and his family in Kansas City.
Canadian tenor Frédéric Rey’s vocal and artistic diversity spans from opera and classical concert repertoire to musical theater and “pops.” His operatic performances include Tamino (Die Zauberflöte), Edgardo (Lucia di Lammermoor), Goffredo (Rinaldo), Captain Richard Warrington (Naughty Marietta), Ralph (HMS Pinafore) and Frederic (The Pirates of Penzance) among others. Orchestral performances include Messiah(Handel), Voices of Light (Einhorn), Mass in B Minor (Bach), Nelsonmesse and Paukenmesse (Haydn), and Requiem (Mozart). Musical theater and “pops” performances range from Symphonic Pops to Cabaret with a myriad of musical styles from productions such as Wicked, Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables, Company, Show Boat, My Fair Lady and West Side Story to name a few. Mr. Rey is also a member of the Washington National Opera Chorus. Companies Mr. Rey has performed with include Washington National Opera, Sarasota Opera, Live Arts Maryland: The Annapolis Chorale, Bay Atlantic Symphony, Columbia Orchestra, Hopkins Symphony, Southern Delaware Choral Society, Washington Savoyards, Baltimore Concert Opera, Lake George Opera, Opera Theatre of Northern Virginia, Opera Vivente, Baltimore Opera and The Peabody Opera Theatre.