Praised for his “hypnotically lyrical” voice (Parterre Box), tenor John Ramseyer is an emerging artist residing in New York City. Most recently, Mr. Ramseyer performed the titular role in Joel Mandelbaum’s opera The Dybbuk at Merkin Hall and Lefrak Concert Hall in New York City. In his 2016-2017 season, John performed leading roles with LoftOpera (Gondolier, Rossini’s Otello), The Bronx Opera Company (Fenton, Falstaff), and Apotheosis Opera (Monsieur Taupe, Capriccio). In August, 2017, the Illinois native returned to the Midwest to join Resonanz Opera’s inaugural season as “L’Aumonier” in Poulenc’s Dialogues of the Carmelites. John received his Master’s degree from Mannes College, where he studied with Metropolitan Opera tenor Dan Marek. With the Mannes Opera, and under the baton of Joseph Colaneri (Met Opera, New York City Opera), Mr. Ramseyer performed the role of “Bill” in the New York City premiere of Jonathan Dove’s opera Flight, as well as “Laurie” in Mark Adamo’s Little Women. Before relocating to New York City, he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Vocal Performance at Illinois State University. At ISU, he sang several roles including “Lysander” in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. In 2011, John began a multi-year relationship with the Midwest Institute of Opera. From 2011-2016, he performed many roles such as Tamino (Die Zauberflöte), Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni), and most recently, Fenton (Falstaff). John is very excited to be returning to Resonanz Opera this year to sing the role of Tamino in The Magic Flute.
Lindell O. Carter, has been noted as a “promising young tenor … who lacks nothing in power and carry” (Classical Voice of North Carolina), and praised for “his rich timbre and ringing, easy top” (London Herald). Singing a wide repertoire on the stage, operatic credits include the title characters in Massenet’s Werther , Offenbach’s Les Contes d’Hoffmann , and Debussy’s L’enfant Prodigue. Other notable appearances include Il Duca (Rigoletto), Cavaradossi (Tosca), Des Grieux (Manon), Jenìk (Smetana’s Prodaná nevesta), Erik (Der fliegende Holländer), Alfredo (La Traviata), Riccardo (Un Ballo in Maschera), Rodolfo (La Bohème) and several other leading tenor roles. Engagements this season include debuts as Enzo Grimaldo (Ponchielli’s La Gioconda), Vaudémont (Tchaickovsky’s Iolanta), Alfred (Die Fledermaus), Canio (Pagliacci), and Edgardo (Lucia di Lammermoor).
Just as at home on the concert stage, Lindell has appeared in recitals and concerts in New York City, across the United States, London, Italy, France, and Spain in a concert of singers selected by Montserrat Caballé. His concert credits include tenor solos in Beethoven’s Christus am Ölberge, Choral Fantasy, and Symphony No. 9; Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde; Verdi’s Messa di Requiem; Händel’s Messiah; Dubois’ Les Sept Paroles du Christ; and Mozart’s Requiem in D and Coronation Mass. A native of the Bronx, NY, Lindell holds a BM in Vocal Performance and BA in French Language from the University of North Carolina.
Paige Heidrich, soprano, is an Ohio native who will graduate from Baldwin Wallace University’s Conservatory of Music in December of 2018 with double undergraduate degree in Vocal Performance and Music Education. She is thrilled to be singing Pamina with Resonanz Opera this summer.
Hailed as “brilliant and funny” (www.news-herald.com) for her work on stage, Paige has been seen performing throughout the Northeast Ohio area in a variety of venues, including the Willoughby Fine Arts Association with Resonanz Opera, Rabbit Run Theater, with Mercury Theater Company at Notre Dame College, at “The 9” in Cleveland, and in the Baldwin Wallace University Opera mainstage productions. As a soloist, Paige had the privilege of debuting a chamber work by composer Lincoln Sandham titled “29 July, 1856” and has been a featured soloist for Baldwin Wallace’s Treble Choir as well as the Ashtabula Area Orchestra.
Paige studies privately with Dr. Marc Weagraff, coaches with Jason Aquila, and has performed in masterclass with master clinicians David Cangelosi, Kathleen Kelly, Sasha Cooke, and Rebecca Pitcher. At Baldwin Wallace, she is the recipient of the Dr. and Mrs. Lauria Opera Scholarship, based on her outstanding work ethic and performance. Paige is also a member of the Motet Choir under the direction of Dr. Dirk Garner, an elite group that sings yearly in the renowned Bach Festival.
An open-minded and innovative crossover performer, Paige believes in breaking the barriers between opera, music theater, and theater. Paige was most recently seen in the role of Carolina in the Baldwin Wallace Opera production of Il matrimonio segreto, and made her directorial debut working with Rabbit Run Theater in their 2018 summer youth production of Seussical. Her favorite roles include Sister Constance in Dialogues of the Carmelites, Molly in Peter and the Starcatcher, Frasquita in The Tragedy of Carmen, Carrie Pipperidge in Carousel, Fiona MacLaren in Brigadoon, and Little Sally in Urinetown the Musical.
In her free time, Paige enjoys teaching early childhood music classes, values spending quality time with family and friends, and enjoys traveling and trying something new!
Mezzo-soprano Heidi Skok performed in numerous productions at the Metropolitan Opera as a soprano from 1992 to 2003. Ms. Skok is renowned as a recitalist and concert presenter. Recent engagements have included her first Sesto with Upstate Chamber Opera, a concert for Gay Pride at the Spectrum premiering new mezzo and flute song cycle by American composer Gerald Busby in New York City, a St. Paul’s Cathedral appearance, concerts with the Octavo Singers including an appearance at Proctors Theater in Schenectady, NY, a concert in Princeton, NJ premiering songs of American composer Gerald Busby, her first Messiah, several Saint Rose Camerata Series concerts, a concert celebrating the music of American composer Gerald Busby at the Massry Center for the Arts in Albany, NY, and the premiering of one of American composer Martin Hennessy’s songs at The National Opera Center in New York City. Heidi also recently reprized her role as Coissy in the 2017 Resonanz Opera production of summer in Dialogues of the Carmelites.