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Congratulations to ESM studio member Ori Marcu, mezzo-soprano, who joins the Palm Beach Opera Apprentice Program for the 2023-2024 season.
The Cornelia T. Bailey Apprentice Artist Program offers recent music school graduates valuable performance experience alongside Palm Beach Opera’s intensive training curriculum. The Bailey Apprentice Artists act as Palm Beach Opera’s community ambassadors, singing throughout the region in education and community engagement concerts, while also covering supporting roles, studying leading roles, and adding strength to all mainstage production choruses.
P E R F O R M A N C E S / T E A C H I N G
ESM / ECMS
ESM / ECMS
BEL CANTO INSTITUTE
P R E S S
“Her taste is flawless, her repertory limitless.”
“. . . a superb mezzo with a luxurious voice and gripping dramatic instincts! ”
The New York Times
“Katherine Ciesinski, the Geshwitz, was a sensitive interpreter, catching more of the troubled quality of the Countess that most mezzos who have sung the role.”
- Harold C. Schonberg, The New York Times
"The supporting cast is strong, though Nathan Berg (the Doctor) and Katherine Ciesinski (luxury casting in the tiny role of Margret) stand out as vividly drawn, uncaricatured vocal actors."
Peter Quantrill, Gramophone