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Our 52nd Year

Dover Quartet
Conrad Herwig
Stefan Jackiw
Sergei Kvitko
Modern Marimba
J. Warren Mitchell
Troy Quinn
Dean Shostak
Talamantes and Willkerson
Aaron Tindall
Catherine Wethington
Leymis Bolaños Wilmott

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Talamantes and Willkerson

"It's not often that a fortunate operagoer witnesses the birth of a star!," as critics hailed Danielle Talamantes, soprano, in her recent role debut as Violetta in La Traviata. Danielle earned a spot on the Metropolitan Opera roster in 2011 and has performed to great acclaim with the prestigious company, including the role of Frasquita in Carmen. She has also appeared across the country, either with major opera houses or with symphony orchestras in concert throughout her career. Ms. Talamantes was awarded first-prize in several prestigious opera competitions and is an accomplished recitalist, frequently partnering with her husband Kerry Wilkerson.

A resonant singer with unique evenness in register, baritone Kerry Wilkerson has been described by the Washington Post as an "exuberant" performer having the "amber tone of a lyric baritone with the imposing weight demanded by Handel's low-lying writing". His solo concert career has taken him up and down the east coast performing renowned oratorios and recitals. He was an esteemed member of the United States Army Chorus; singing and conducting for world leaders, Supreme Court Justices, politicians and dignitaries of many nations during official ceremony and protocol events.