Student Alumni

Where are they now? LOSW is proud to announce our alumni successes in Germany and abroad!

Julia Bell (Soprano) – 2011 Alumni – Theater Mainz since 2011.

Natalie Burdeny (Contralto) – 2008 Alumni – Administrator for LOSW since 2009. Founder and Artistic Director for Vancouver Concert Opera Society and Vancouver Summer Opera Studio.

Hayley Glickfeld (Assistant Director/SM) – 2009/2010 Alumni – Asssistant Director at the Landestheater Salzburg and Stage Manager at the Tiroler Festspiel.

Joel Ivany (Director) – 2009 Assistant director and lighting genius – Recently placed third in the European Director’s Competion (2011) and has been working steadily in Oslo since 2010.

Lisa Jackson (Soprano) – 2008 Alumni – Opern Loft Hamburg since 2009 and guest soprano at Mecklenburgisches Staatstheater Schwerin (2011).

David Johnson (Tenor) – 2008/2009/2010 Alumni – Theater Nordhausen since 2011.

Carolina Krogius (Mezzo) – 2008 Alumni – Member of the Thüringer Opernstudios (2009/10) at the German National Theater in Weimar and currently a soloist at Das Meininger Theater in Meiningen, Germany.

Alex Lawrence (Bass-Baritone) – 2010 Alumni – Member of the Opera Studio at the Opera in Basel, Switzerland. Accepted to the Zurich Opera Ensemble (2011).

Pauliina Linnosaari (Soprano) – 2010 Alumni – Engaged as a soloist with the Finish National Opera.

Margaret Newcomb (Soprano) – 2011 Alumni – Accepted into the Vienna Conservatory for post graduate studies (2012).

Maria Okunev (Soprano) – 2010 Alumni – Engaged to cover the role of Donna Elvira at the 2011 Glyndebourne Festival in England.

Sidney Outlaw (Baritone) – 2009/2011 Alumni – Celebrated his debut with the Hessiche Rundfunk in November 2009 (Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen), was engaged as Dulcamara (L’elisir d’amore) with San Francisco Opera Center (Merola – 2010), and won the Monserrat Caballe competition in 2010.

Heidi Lynn Peters (Soprano) – 2009 Alumni – Theater Magdeburg Chor since October 2009.

James Roser (Baritone) – 2011 Alumni – Debuted at the Vienna Staatsoper (2011).

Cairan Ryan (Baritone) – 2009 Alumni – Spectrum Resident Artist at the Virginia Opera for the 2011-2012 season.

Mark Sampson (Bass) – 2008 Alumni – Soloist at Theater Osnabrück since 2011.

Tero Valtonen (Accompanist/Repetiteur) – 2010 Alumni – Head Coach at Theater Bremen.

Karen Vermeiren (Soprano) – 2011 Alumni – Performed at Lviv Opera (Ukraine) in October 2011.

Kyle Viverito (Tenor) – 2010 Alumni – Anhaltisches Theater Dessau Chor since Fall 2010.

Benjamin Wager (Bass-Baritone) – 2009/2011 Alumni – Currently engaged at Deutche Oper Berlin.

Valda Wilson (Soprano) – 2009 Alumni – Member of the Junges Ensemble der Semperoper Dresden for the 2010-11 season and just premiered as Pamina in Die Zauberflöte.