Since appearing as the title character in PSN 2016’s production of Don Giovanni, Javier Arrey (second from the right) has gone on to have his debut at The Metropolitan Opera, singing Schaunard in La Bohème. He also made his Wiener Staatsoper debut as Marcello in La Bohème, has appeared in Washington Concert Opera’s productions of La Straniera (Valdeburgo) and I puritani (Riccardo), and has sung with the Boston Lyric and Opera de Monte Carlo.
Christopher Kenney (right) made a critically-acclaimed debut at the Metropolitan Opera in the 2021 season opening production of Terence Blanchard’s Fire Shut Up in My Bones. For the 2018/19 season, Kenney was appointed to The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center and became a part of Washington National Opera’s Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program for the 2017-2018 season, where he sange Businessman in The Little Prince, Pa Zenger in Missy Mazzoli’s Proving Up (a world premiere) and Officer and Figaro in The Barber of Seville. He has also sung with Lyric Opera of Chicago, Cincinnati Opera, Boston Lyric, Cincinnati Pops, and the Los Angeles Opera. At PSN15, Kenney sang the role of Leporello.
#Sopranolinist Jennifer Lindsay (right) went viral after she sprung from her seat in the violin section to cover the title role in Aida after the singer failed to show up on stage. PSN was already aware that she was a double-threat when she attended our inaugural season, both playing in the Festival Orchestra and singing the role of Donna Anna.
A two-time PSN alum (16-17), Marinelli is now making a name for himself as a go-to freelance percussionist in the greater New York metro area. He has performed with ensembles such as the Plainfield Symphony Orchestra, New York Repertory Orchestra, Westchester Symphonic Winds and Camerata New Jersey Orchestra. Continuing his work serving in pit orchestras, Marinelli has played operas and musicals including The Phantom of the Opera, Aida, The Impresario, Bye-Bye Birdie and Pippin.
After starring as Don Giovanni at PSN16, Matos has gone on to perform throughout Europe, including singing in productions of Don Carlos and La Traviata (Il Marchese d’Obigny) with Opéra national de Paris and the roles of L’Horloge Comtoise & Le Chat in L’enfant et les sortilèges and Dancaire in Carmen with Teatro Nacional de São Carlos.
In March 2019, PSN15 conducting alum Enrico Lopez-Yañez (left) was named Principal Pops Conductor of the Nashville Symphony. He has also made appearances around the United States, Mexico and Brazil. Prior to his time with the Nashville Symphony, Lopez-Yañez was the Assistant Conductor with the Omaha Symphony.
An alumna of PSN 2017, Michelle Di Russo was recently appointed Interim Director of Orchestras at Cornell University and as the new Assistant Conductor of North Carolina Symphony. She is a Freeman Conducting Fellow in the Chicago Sinfonietta’s prestigious Project Inclusion program, and a fellow at The Dallas Opera Hart Institute. She has received honors including the 2020 American Austrian Foundation/Faber Young Conductors Fellowship and the Bruno Walter Memorial Foundation Conducting Scholarship at the Cabrillo Music Festival of Contemporary Music. She has also held positions at The Phoenix Symphony and Arizona Musicfest, among others.
Alumni of the Prague Summer Nights Opera have sung with:
The Metropolitan Opera
Vienna State Opera
Opéra National de Paris
Lyric Opera of Chicago
Washington National Opera
Los Angeles Opera
Boston Lyric Opera
Opera de Monte Carlo
Alumni of the Prague Summer Nights Orchestra have played in or conducted:
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Kansas City Symphony
San Diego Symphony
North Carolina Symphony
Orchestra of the Deutsche Oper Berlin