Global Musical Bridges and the City of West Hollywood present the first outdoor
Opera Concert in the park.
Join us for two hours of favorite arias from famous operas, such as: Turandot, Rusalka, Rigoletto, Lakme, Romeo and Juliet. Songs from Broadway musicals: Phantom of the Opera, Westside and others...
The Concert will start at 3 PM.
PARK ACTIVITIES: You can enjoy a variety of food, desserts and drinks offered by food trucks (parked on Vista Street, adjacent to the lawn), such as: Italian, American, Mexican, Ice cream and lemonade, soda.
Local vendors will bring their goods for your unique shopping experience from 1 PM to 6 PM.
SEATING: Bring your chairs or blankets. first come, first served.
AGE LIMITATION: All ages are welcome! No age limitations! Please bring your family members, friends and neighbors.
ALCOHOL: Prohibited in the park
SARAH SALAZAR - soprano
“Song to the moon” from the opera Rusalka by A. Dvorjak
2. LINDA JACKSON - soprano
“Bell Song” from the opera Lakme by L. Delibes
3. PHIL PRITCHARD – tenor
“E lucevan le stelle” from the opera Tosca by G. Puccini
4. ANA COLESNICOV - soprano
“Je veux vivre” from the opera Romeo and Juliet by C. Gounod
5. CHRISTA MARIE STEVENS - soprano
“O Mio Babbino Caro” from the opera Gianni Schicchi by G. Puccini
6. ARTURO DOMINDIN - baritone
“Pourquoi me reveiller” from the opera Werter by J. Massenet
7. SIUZANNA IGLIDAN - mezzo-soprano
“Acerba voluta” from the opera Adriana Lecouvreur by F. Cilea
8. MARCO ANTONIO LOZANO - tenor
La Donna è mobile” from the opera Rigoletto by G. Verdi
9. PHIL PRITCHARD - tenor
“Core ngrato” Neapolitan song by S. Cardillo
10. ARTURO DUMINDIN and HAINING REN (duet)
“La ci darem la mano" from the opera Don Giovanni by W.A. Mozart
Intermission – 15 min
MARCO ANTONIO LORANO - tenor
“Nessun Dorma” from the opera Turandot by G. Puccini
2. ANA COLESNICOV – soprano
“Quando m`en`vo” from the opera La Boheme by G. Puccini
3. SIUZANNA IGLIDAN – mezzo-soprano
“Non ti scordar di me” Neapolitan song by Ernesto De Curtis
4. CHRISTA MARIE STEVENS – soprano
“Love Never Dies” by A. Webber
5. HAINING REN - soprano
"And this is my beloved" by A. Borodin from the musical Kismet
6. ARTURO DUMINDIN – baritone
“Maria, Maria” from the musical Westside Story by E. Bernstein
7. SARAH SALAZAR – soprano
“Gimme gimme” from the musical Thoroughly modern millie by J. Tesori
8. PHIL PRITCHARD – tenor
“Music of the night” from the Phantom of the opera by A. Webber
9. LINDA JACKSON (SOPRANO)
“I will always love you” from W. Hiuston
10. CHRISTA MARIE STEVENS and MARCO ANTONIO LORANO (duet)
“The Prayer” from A. Bocelli and C. Dion
Founder & CEO of Global Musical Bridges.
Siuzanna Iglidan is a Ukrainian-American performing, and award-winning artist. Siuzanna was born in Odessa, Ukraine in 1986, into a family of professional teachers who encouraged her studies in music and composition, as well as orchestra conducting. Ms. Iglidan received a master degree in performing arts as a bandura player and orchestra conducting. She has molded herself into an accomplished composer and brilliant piano and bandura player. During her time at a music academy, Siuzanna discovered her love and talent in opera which she chose to pursue.
In April of 2022 she gave the biggest performance of her career. Siuzanna performed alongside John Legend at the 64th annual Grammy Awards in Las Vegas.
Siuzanna debuted her operatic career as Fidalma in the opera “The secret Marriage” by Chimarosa, conducted by maestro Mauro Trombetta, who is the artistic director of the National Opera of Rome. She sang with the Los Angeles Metropolitan Opera performing the role of Cornelia in “Julius Cesar in Egypt” by Handel and Mercedes in “Carmen” by Bizet. Other roles include Cherubino from “The Marriage of Figaro (Mozart), Lel from “Snow Maiden” (Rimsky-Korsakov) and Olga from “Eugene Onegin” (Tchaikovsky).
Phil trained at the Mountview Conservatoire in London, UK and The Kogan Academy of Dramatic Art. Recent Credits include ON GOLD MOUNTAIN with LA Opera, and LA TRAVIATA and TOSCA with Opera Santa Barbara. Other Credits include The Mikado & La Cenerentola, with the Pacific Opera Project, the latter at the Ford Theatre, LA. He played Ferrando in the Los Angeles Metropolitan Opera Company's production of Mozart's COSI FAN TUTTE and Sesto in GIULIO CESARE. He also appeared as Benvolio in Gounod's ROMEO & JULIET, Bobyl in THE SNOW MAIDEN by Rimsky-Korsakov., and as Don Ottavio in DON GIOVANNI all for The Independent Opera Company. Phil's first role in the US was in the Beatles Musical BACKBEAT at The Ahmanson Theatre. In the The UK he has appeared in THE BARBER OF SEVILLE at The Royal Opera House 'Linbury Studio', LA TRAVIATA for Opera Piccola at The Edinburgh International Festival, the West End Production of Sondheim's A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC directed by Sir Trevor Nunn, and in the Cameron Mackintosh production of LES MISERABLES.
Originally from the Philippines, Arturo studied with several prominent voice teachers in Los Angeles and performed in a number of opera productions including Gulius Cesare (Tolomeo), Cosi Fan Tu<e (Guglielmo), Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Figaro), Les Contes D’Hoffmann (Lindorf, Coppelius, Miracle, Dapertu<o), The Magic Flute (Papageno), Hänsel und Gretel (Peter), Aida (Ramfis), Die Fledermaus (Dr. Falke), La Traviata (Doctor, Marquis), Old Maid and the Thief (Bob), and Face on the Barroom Floor (Tom, John). He understudied Baron Scarpia for the Tosca production by Pacific Lyric Association. He sang in a Global Musical Bridges concert in 2020 and is thrilled to return to stage to support its advocacies and promote beautiful music.
SoCal's very own Sarah Salazar, is no stranger to the stage. After winning Miss Tustin 2010 she received Miss California Competition Talent award for her rendition of Gimme Gimme! In 2015, faced with a life threatening illness, it was projected she would not survive, let alone sing. But, upon waking up and after recovery, Sarah began singing again and has not looked back. She has sung and performed all over SoCal, including with Opera Santa Barbara, Valley Opera and Performing Arts, Los Angeles Metropolitan Opera, Glendale Opera Company and The Pacific Opera Project. She also currently sings as a Walter Fox Singer with the Verdi Chorus. In addition, Sarah heads the music program at a Kirk O’ the Valley School in the San Fernando Valley and has a large studio of her own students.
CHRISTA MARIA STEVENS
Christa Stevens, lyric soprano, has been noted as possessing “a remarkably clear soprano voice with excellent control...” – Nancy Davidian for Singerpreneur and is increasingly in demand as an international solo artist. Her extensive oratorio and cantata repertoire includes the Requiems of Mozart, Brahms, Fauré, and Rutter, Handel’s Messiah and Dixit Dominus, Haydn’s The Seasons, Dvorák’s Te Deum, Orff’s Carmina Burana, Schubert’s Mass in G, Saint-Saëns’ Oratorio de Noel, Mozart’s Exsultate, Jubilate, Regina Coeli, and Coronation Mass, Vivaldi’s Gloria, and Mendelssohn’s Elijah. Ms. Stevens has been engaged for numerous concerts and
recitals with several notable concert organizations, including a recent performance of Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915 with pianist Miloš Veljković for the chamber recital series, Classics at the Merc. Her numerous operatic and musical theatre roles include Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte, Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, Nella in Gianni Schicchi, Marguerite in Faust, Micaëla in Carmen, Antonia in Les contes d’ Hoffmann, Josephine in
H.M.S. Pinafore, Mother in Hansel and Gretel, Edith in The Pirates of Penzance, Mother in Amahl and the Night Visitors, Mrs. Gobineau in The Medium, and Mrs. Anderssen in A Little Night Music. Additionally, she has covered the role of Kate Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly with the San Bernardino and Marina Del Rey Symphonies. As co-founder of Redlands Opera Theatre, she was involved in numerous opera education outreach performances for children and was curator of the concert series Opera at the Gables. Her notable media appearances include KVCR-Arts, KUSC’s Arts Alive and Out and About podcasts, and the Living With A Genius with Omar Crook podcast. A native of Southern California, Ms. Stevens received Bachelor of Art Degrees in English Literature and Music from The University of Redlands and a Master of Music Degree in Voice Performance from California State University, Northridge, where she studied with noted voice instructor David Scott.
MARCO ANTONIO LOZANO
Demand as an artist both in the United States and on the international stage. His numerous roles include ernesto in don pasquale, rodolfo in la bohème, duca in rigoletto , alfredo in la traviata, edgardo in lucia di lammermoor, don ottavio in don giovanni, conte almaviva in il barbiere di siviglia, tamino in die zauberflöte, achill in iphigènie in aulide, günter in die feen, tito in la clemenza di tito, macduff in macbeth, ruiz
alonso in ainadamar with companies such as theater ulm, theater für niedersachsen, oper im berg festival, opernfestival schloss amerang, opera royale, lyric opera of los angeles, and kammeroper
frankfurt. he has also been seen onstage with the los angeles opera chorus and in concert with opera en castellano and musik festival
saalbach. recently, mr. lozano was the rehearsal cover for the title role in l’amico fritz with the tiroler festspiele erl.
Mr. lozano was the first place winner in the grandi voci international vocal competition in salzburg and has been engaged in germany, the czech republic, canada, spain, italy, and austria. as an active concert singer, he had been engaged for numerous programs in the us and mexico, including several concerts with pianist robert thies for the late writer gore vidal and gala performances with kammersängerin grace bumbry. he has worked with conductors such as james conlon, plácido domingo, edoardo mueller, grant gershon, and brent mcmunn, among others.
mr. lozano obtained a master of music Degree in Voice Performance at the University of Southern California and a Bachelor of Music Degree in Composition from California State University, Northridge. He is fluent in English, Spanish, and German.
Ana Colesnicov is a professional opera singer from Moldova. Beginning at age of 6, she studied classical piano for eleven years. She also practiced classical dance and soon after ballroom dancing, in which she acquired first place at various competitions. She earned her BA in Opera Singing at the Conservatory of Chisinau in Moldova. During her studies at the conservatory, Ana won first place at republican voice competitions as well as performed multiple times at the Organ Hall, Philharmonic Hall, National Library, and other major venues. For 8 years, she studied opera singing with soloist of the National Opera Theater and Honored Artist of Moldova, Ivan Cvasniuc.
In 2017, Ana moved to Los Angeles where she continues to pursue her passion for arts, spirituality, and most importantly, her passion for singing opera. Since living in Los Angeles, she has performed in many festivals and concerts in Hollywood as well as performed the role of Juliet in Santa Monica College Opera Theatre’s production of Gounod’s “Romeo et Juliet. Ana performed the role of Maguelonne in Santa Monica College Opera Theatre’s production of “Cendrillon” by Pauline Viardo, at The Broad Stage on December 11th, 2021. Recently Ana has studied Adina and Mimi roles through Vincerò Academy program by Abdiel Vazquez. On 21st May Ana debuted with the leading role of Rosalinda in SMC Opera production of “Die Fliedermaus” on the Broad Stage. Also in May she appeared in 8 shows as Matilda’s friend in the LAOpera Connects production of “On Golden Mountain “ by Nathan Wang, where she also helped the community choir.
In June, Ana performed the role of Frasquita, in three shows with Landmark opera company production of Carmen.
Ana is a very positive and passionate person. Her biggest dream is to touch as many hearts as she can, with her beautiful voice.
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR of Los Angeles Metropolitan Opera, award-winning vocalist, composer and arranger, has recorded and arranged numerous vocals for television, film, radio and theater. Since the founding of her company in 2008, she has performed twenty-four leading operatic roles including Handel's Cleopatra, Puccini’s Tosca, Mimi in La Boheme; Violetta in La Traviata and Elisabetta in Don Carlo, both by Verdi; Fiordiligi in Cosi Fan Tutte, Donna Elvira and Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, the Countess in The Marriage of Figaro by Mozart; and many other roles. Ms Jackson began her vocal studies with Dennis Parnell at Santa Monica College. She received her Master of Music degree at California State University, Northridge where she studied with the late Dr. David Scott.
Haining Ren, a full lyric soprano, grew up in China and Finland. She now considers herself a Los Angeleno. Haining began her musical training on the piano in Helsinki and later took up classical singing and studied at USC. She deepened her training with the Hawaiian Performing Arts Festival. Her past stage operatic experiences include singing Laetitia from The Old Maid And The Thief, Pamina from Die Zauberflote, and Giulietta from Les Contes D’Hoffmann. She has made her theatrical debut as Mrs. Webb in a production of Our Town in Torrance. She has also worked as a church soloist in Santa Monica and Palos Verdes. Haining is thrilled to be on stage and share her artistic perspectives and story-telling with fellow Los Angelenos. .