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Leonardo Neiva

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Tenor Leonardo Neiva is a member of the Vienna State Opera ensemble, one of the world’s leading opera houses. He is an artist known for his stage presence and vocal versatility, and he has performed at major theaters throughout Latin America.

Since his professional debut at the age of 23, he has received acclaim from both audiences and critics. He won the Bidu Sayão international singing competition and has since been recognized as a versatile artist with excellent stage skills, capable of interpreting wide-ranging repertoire.

After starring in the musical Les Misérables in Brazil and Mexico, he received the XII Carlos Gomes Award for Best Male Singer in 2009 for his performances in the operas Samson et Dalila (High Priest) and Dido and Aeneas (Aeneas), and the symphonic poem Kullervo by Jean Sibelius. In 2013, he achieved great success with Roger Waters’s rock musical Ça Ira.

Some of his notable works include Falstaff (Ford) with OSESP; Les pêcheurs de perles (Zurga), Pagliacci (Silvio), and Thaïs (Athanael) at the Municipal Theater of Santiago, Chile; Il barbiere di Siviglia (Figaro) at the debut of the Brazilian Opera Company; Wozzeck and Carmina Burana for the Teatro São Carlos in Lisbon; Dialogues des Carmélites (Marquis de La Force), Tristan und Isolde (Kurwenal), and Hänsel und Gretel (Father) at the Amazonas Opera Festival; Ariadne auf Naxos (Music Teacher), Götterdämmerung (Gunther), and the title role in Don Giovanni for the Municipal Theater of São Paulo; La bohème at the Palácio das Artes in Belo Horizonte; and Roméo et Juliette (Mercutio) at the Municipal Theater of Rio de Janeiro.

In 2013, he participated in the Brazilian premiere of Benjamin Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, creating the role of Bottom with great success. He recently made his debut in France in Wagner’s opera Rienzi at the Théâtre du Capitole in Toulouse, directed by the veteran Jorge Lavelli. This production was internationally released on DVD by the OPUS ARTE label. He has also recorded Villa-Lobos’s Symphony No. 10, “Ameríndia,” with OSESP under the baton of Isaac Karabtchevsky.

Additionally, he is an expert in musical theater and in 2018, he starred in the musical The Phantom of the Opera in Brazil.

Leonardo Neiva

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FIRST VIOLIN
Carmelo de los Santos
Karen McKinnon Concertmaster Chair
Sarah Tasker •••
Assistant Concertmaster
Ana María Quintero Muñoz
Joan Wang +
Heidi Deifel ++
Juliana Huestis
Barbara Rivers
Nicolle Maniaci
Barbara Scalf Morris

SECOND VIOLIN
Rachel Jacklin •
Carol Swift •••
Julanie Lee
Jessica Retana ++
Liana Austin
Lidija Peno-Kelly
Sheila McLay
Brad Richards

VIOLA
Laura Chang
Kimberly Fredenburgh •••
Allegra Askew
Christine Rancier
Laura Steiner
Michael Anderson
Lisa DiCarlo
Joan Hinterbichler
Laura Campbell

CELLO
Amy Huzjak
Jonathan Flaksman •••

Carla Lehmeier-Tatum
Ian Mayne-Brody
Dana Winograd
David Schepps
Lisa Collins
Elizabeth Purvis

BASS
Mark Tatum •••
Katherine Olszowka
Terry Pruitt
Marco Retana
Frank Murry

FLUTE
Valerie Potter
Esther Fredrickson
Jiyoun Hur ••+
Noah Livingston ••++

PICCOLO
Esther Fredrickson

OBOE
Kevin Vigneau
Amanda Talley

ENGLISH HORN
Melissa Peña ••+
Rebecca Ray ••++

CLARINET
Marianne Shifrin
Lori Lovato •••
Jeffrey Brooks

E-FLAT CLARINET
Lori Lovato

BASS CLARINET
Jeffrey Brooks

BASSOON
Stefanie Przybylska •
Denise Turner

HORN
Peter Erb •+
Allison Tutton
Andrew Meyers
Maria Long ••••

TRUMPET
John Marchiando
Brynn Marchiando
Sam Oatts ••

TROMBONE
Aaron Zalkind
Byron Herrington

BASS TROMBONE
David Tall +
Robinson Schulze ++

TUBA
Richard White

TIMPANI
Micah Harrow •+

PERCUSSION
Jeff Cornelius
Kenneth Dean
Emily Corneliu

Principal •
Associate Principal ••
Assistant Principal •••
Assistant ••••
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