Alumni

Javier Arrey

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 and sang Valdeburgo in Washington Concert Opera’s production of La Straniera.

Christopher Kenney

Christopher Kenney (right) became a part of Washington National Opera’s Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program for the 2017-2018 season, singing 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. For the 2018/19 season, Kenney has been appointed to The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center. At PSN15, Kenney sang the role of Leporello.

Jennifer Lindsay

#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.

Will Marinelli

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.

Tiago Matos

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.

James Burton

Before becoming the Boston Symphony Orchestra Choral Director and Conductor of the Tanglewood Festival ChorusJames Burton was a member of Prague Summer Nights’ faculty in 2015 and 2016. During this time, he was the music director for Sour Angelica (2015/16) and Gianni Schicchi (2016) as well as Festival Conductor in 2016.