An Evening With Operatic Bass Nicholas Hay and Coloratura Amy Jean Suznovich

Mystifying Nature, Emotions & Vocal Extremes
Thursday, June 5, 2014, 7:00 pm

Operatic bass, Nicholas Hay and Soprano Amy Suznovich will be performing a selection of arias and songs from operas and musicals. Pianist Martin Neron will accompany both of them.
Nicholas Hay
Last year at the library he drew standing ovations for his performance. Nicholas has performed, Don Alfonso in Cosi fan Tutte, Rocco in Fidelio, Plutone in L’Orfeo, Peter Quince in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Antonio in Le Nozze di Figaro, The Second Armed Man in The Magic Flute, Zuniga in Carmen, The Innkeeper in Manon, Ceprano in Rigoletto, La Guerre in Les Arts Florissant, and many others. Nicholas has studied Masetto in Don Giovanni, Bartolo in Le Nozze di Figaro, Haley in L’Italiana in Algeri, Simone in Gianni Schicchi, Don Fernando and Rocco in Fidelio, Silvano, Sam and Tom in Un Ballo in Maschera, Angelotti in Tosca, Ariodate in Serse, Talpa in Il Tabarro, Lord Valton in I Puritani, Capellio and Lorenzo in I Capuletti I Montecchi, The Speaker in The Magic Flute, and Le Comte Des Grieux in Manon to name a few. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Amy Jean Suzovich
Coloratura Amy Jean Suznovich, noted for her “impressive vocal range,” was recently nominated for the Main Street Theatre Awards for Best Leading Actress, for her portrayal of Cunegonde in Candide and Best Female Solo for her performance of Glitter and Be Gay. This summer, Amy originated the role of Frenchie in A Night in the Wilde Wild West with the Baroque Orchestra of NJ and performed Azerbaijani arias at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Past performances include: Angelica in Handel’s Orlando, Rodelinda in Handel’s Rodelinda, Gilda in Rigoletto, Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, Rosalina in Giordano’s Il Re, Stepsister #2 in Warren Martin’s True Story of Cinderella, Voce del cielo in Don Carlo and Fiametta/Casilda (cover) in Gondoliers. She has performed with the New Brunswick Chamber Orchestra, Queens Opera (NJ), Opera Siena, and Main Street Theatre, among others. Amy performs regularly with The Opera Project, and has performed several concerts in Germany during the summers 2008-2013.