OnStage at Stevens has entered into an exciting collaboration with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and is proud to welcome members from NJSO in a series developed exclusively for this initiative. All concerts will be held at DeBaun Auditorium, Stevens Institute of Technology, 24 5th Street, Hoboken, New Jersey.
“An Evening of Aria and Song” will be held on Friday, October 27, 2017 at 8 p.m. and includes selections from Puccini operas and more sung by friends of the NJSO and accompanied by an ensemble of NJSO members.
Praised for her “beautiful singing” (Superconductor) and named a “standout” by Opera News, Kasia Borowiec has quickly established herself as a young soprano to watch. In the 2017-2018 season, she returns to both the Santa Fe Opera and Palm Beach Opera. As a member of Santa Fe Opera’s Apprentice Artist Program, Kasia sings the title role in The Golden Cockerel. She also performs in Santa Fe Opera’s presentation of Justice at the Opera, hosted by Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Kasia then returns to the Benenson Young Artist Program at Palm Beach Opera where she sings Paquette in Candide, the Countess in the family performance of Le nozze di Figaro, and study covers the title role in Tosca. This season, she also appears with the Atlantic Classical Orchestra as the Soprano Soloist in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony and in a chamber recital with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra. As an Artist-in-Residence with Dayton Opera, Kasia sang the role Kate Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly and covered the role of Desdemona in Otello. She made her professional debut singing the Second Apparition in Macbeth at Chautauqua Opera. Her other operatic roles include Tatyana (Eugene Onegin), Marguerite (Faust), Giulietta (I Capuleti e I Montecchi), Female Chorus (The Rape of Lucretia), Miss Jessel (The Turn of the Screw), First Lady (The Magic Flute), Angel More (The Mother of Us All) among others. Originally from Summit, NJ, Kasia holds degrees from Columbia University (B.A.) and Manhattan School of Music (M.M.). She has received awards from the Metropolitan Opera National Council, the Santa Fe Opera, Chautauqua Opera, and Columbia University.
Baritone Joshua Conyers continues to forge a career that embraces a wide variety of operatic styles and languages while focusing on the works of Verdi and Puccini. Mr. Conyers’ Verdian and Puccinian repertoire includes the roles of Giorgio Germont in La traviata, the title role of Falstaff, Marcello in La bohème, Scarpia in Tosca, and the Mandarin in Turandot with such companies as Utah Festival Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera, Piedmont Opera, and Indiana University Opera and Ballet Theater. In 2017 and 2018 Mr. Conyers fulfills two seasons of residence in the Benenson Young Artist Program at Palm Beach. His responsibilities include Yamadori in Madama Butterfly(covering Sharpless), Marullo in Rigoletto (covering the title role), the Major-General in The Pirates of Penzance, Sciarrone in Tosca (covering Scarpia), a variety of roles in Candide, and both covering the Conte in Le nozze di Figaroand singing the family performance. In the summer of 2017, Mr. Conyers joined the Glimmerglass Festival to cover the roles of Porgy in Porgy and Bess and Eustachio in Donizetti’s rarely performed L’assedio di Calais.