20/21 RESIDENT ARTIST SERIES

Portland Opera is thrilled to continue the resident artist program this year, including recitals featuring the 20/21 Portland Opera Resident Artists. Traditionally held at Portland Art Museum, the series this year will be broadcast live from the Hampton Opera Center. Each performance will feature two or more Portland Opera Resident Artists, sharing solo pieces, duets, and ensembles, along with new Resident Artist Coach and collaborative pianist Joseph Williams.

You can learn more about the 20/21 Portland Opera Resident Artist program here.


We are able to offer programming like this because of generous support from patrons like you. Please consider making a gift to Portland Opera today. You can donate online here. 


ACCESSING THE SERIES

This series will be available for free on our Portland Opera Vimeo and YouTube channels. It is only available online, and there is no need to RSVP or register.

Approximately 60 minutes, without an intermission.

Do you have any questions about your plans or how to access these events online? Contact us. We’ll do our best to help!

Concierge@portlandopera.org | 503-241-1407


ABOUT THE 20/21 RESIDENT ARTISTS

In recent seasons, Lynnesha Crump, soprano, was seen in numerous productions, including the Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess at the Metropolitan Opera, Frances Pollock’s Stinney: An American Execution with Prototype Festival, and she covered the role of Stella in Offenbach’s The Tales of Hoffman at Aspen Music Festival. Hailing from Washington, D.C., she is a graduate of the Mannes School of Music where she received her Master of Music and Oberlin Conservatory of Music where she received her Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance.

Jasmine Johnson, mezzo-soprano, made her professional debut with Opera Parallèle in the world premiere of their original opera, Amazing Grace, in 2015. Committed to new music, Johnson has also collaborated with Festival Opera on developing Wang Jie’s opera, Rated R for Rat (an eco-opera). Johnson received her Bachelor of Music, Master of Music, and postgraduate diploma from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

David Morgans Sanchez, tenor, made his Metropolitan Opera debut in their 2019/20 season production of Porgy and Bess. In recent seasons, he has also performed with New York City Opera, City Lyric Opera, Sarasota Opera, Music Theatre Heritage, Des Moines Metro Opera, and Inside Broadway. A native of Kansas City, Sanchez holds a Bachelor of Science in Music from William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri and a Master of Music from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance.

Prior to joining the Resident Artist program, baritone Michael Parham has performed with City Lyric Opera, Opera Las Vegas, Voccalis Repertory Company, and the South Florida Symphony. Parham was a 2019-20 New York district winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, a 2019 Semi-Finalist in the Premiere Opera Foundation Competition, and a 2017 Finalist in the Meistersinger Competition in Graz, Austria. He is also a member of the American Spiritual Ensemble. Originally from Chattanooga, Tennessee, Parham holds a master’s degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and completed his undergraduate work at Oakwood University.

Edwin Jhamal Davis, bass, made his professional debut with Mississippi Opera Company in the role of Simone in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi. Additional recent credits include performances with Pompano Beach Orchestra, Bronx Concert Singers, and Boston Paramount Theater. A native of Utica, Mississippi, Davis is an alumnus of Jackson State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree and he holds a master’s degree from the Manhattan School of Music


This series was made possible in part by support from Anthropologie, Burns Family Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation, Dennis and Jacqueline Isiguen, Drew and Sue Snyder, Drs. Dolores and Fernando Leon, Eleanor Lieber Auditions Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation, Elephants Delicatessen, George Rowbottom and Marilyn Crilley, Ponzi Vineyards, Portland Piano Co., Portland Opera Resident Artist Storage Fund, The Community Foundation of Southwest Washington, and Wildwood Company.

Cast

Soprano
Lynnesha Crump

Mezzo-soprano
Jasmine Johnson

Tenor
David Morgans Sanchez

Baritone
Michael Parham

Bass
Edwin Jhamal Davis

Pianist
Joseph William