Our select roster of seasoned professionals bring a wealth of talent and experience to the agency. We represent artists who have the highest professional standards for thorough preparation and stunning results. We are certain to have the perfect artist for you.
Whether it is oratorio, opera or musical theater, Betsy Archer not only hits all of the notes with grace and finesse; she also effortlessly embodies the spirit of the character. Perhaps she could be called “the Nightingale of the Midwest” after her lovely portrayal of Jenny Lind. This is an artist on the rise bringing to each performance dynamic control, warmth and emotion that connects to the audience.
As a sensitive and spirited conductor, Maestro Philip Bauman is equally at home whether conducting opera, classical, pops, ballet or musical theater. He has earned a reputation as a Music Director with a talent to drive artists and musicians to meet their full potential, creating emotionally-filled and unforgettable performances.
Internationally acclaimed tenor Thomas Booth has performed widely in opera and concert around the United States and throughout Europe. Mr. Booth sang with the Metropolitan Opera in Principal and Leading Roles for nine seasons and sang for five seasons with the Lyric Opera of Chicago with the New York City Opera.Mr. Booth has been heard numerous times on National Public Radio via performances from the Met, Lyric Opera and broadcasts of his recordings of John Socman and Boris Godunov.
Carla Connors made her Carnegie Hall debut in 2001 with the Mid-America Chorale and Orchestra as soloist in the masses of Mozart and Schubert. Her many operatic appearances include New York City Opera touring Company as Susanna in Marriage of Figaro as well as Glimmerglass, Atlanta, Orlando, Chautauqua, Florida, and Michigan Opera companies.
Raymond Feener has performed throughout the United States, Holland, Austria, and Italy. In the U.S. he has worked with the opera companies of Columbus, Wichita Grand, Sarasota, Lake George, Florida State and Opera Theater of Lucca in Italy. He also appears regularly as soloist with symphonies, choral groups, and as a recitalist. Dr. Feener is Associate Professor of Voice at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music.
Jerry Lackey's music has been performed and recorded by major orchestras and bands including 4 CDs by Houston Symphony, Utah Symphony and Rochester Philharmonic. Whether he is making a full orchestrated symphony or a jazzy ensemble piece, his experience as a low brass musician comes through with a confidence in his work and a range of colors in the tapestry of his compositions.
Barbara Landis enjoys perfecting her craft and performing both in the Chicago area, throughout the Midwest, California and Europe. She studied at the Britten-Peers School in England and found acclaim in performances in Germany and Italy. She is the General/Artistic Director of Chamber Opera Chicago.
American basso, Andrew W. Potter has an engaging and powerful stage presence. He is an opera performer that exemplifies the qualities of boldness, authority and brilliance. As an emerging artist who captivates his audiences, he has been recognized for both his character development and beautifully rich and sonorous voice.
Carl Ratner, baritone soloist has performed in oratorio, opera and with symphony orchestras as a recitalist. Since his return in 2011 from his Fulbright residency in Saint Petersburg he has made appearances in Russian opera, concerts and recitals, as well as more standard repertory, throughout the United States, and in Italy, Germany, and the Czech Republic.
Chicago area composer James Stephenson’s works have been performed by leading American orchestras and hailed by critics as having “straightforward, unabashedly beautiful sounds” and "Stephenson deserves to be heard again and again!" (Boston Herald). His music incorporates a fresh and energizing sound scape that delights the audience while maintaining integrity and worthwhile challenges for performing musicians.
David Troiano is a Lyric tenor with a range of roles performing for Opera, Operetta, Concert Orchestra and Zarsuela. As an gifted concert organist with a vast repertoire, he specializes in Spanish Baroque and has performed world-wide. You may also appreciate his work as a Conductor/Music Director for church ensembles and musical theater productions.