"THE ATLANTA OPERA ANNOUNCES
THE STUDIO PLAYERS"
September 15, 2020
The Atlanta Opera has announced its Studio Players, who will be a part of the 2020-21 Molly Blank Big Tent Series. “For opera singers to grow and reach their greatest potential, they must work and they must perform. The Studio Players creates those opportunities,” said Tomer Zvulun, the Carl W. Knobloch, Jr. General & Artistic Director at The Atlanta Opera, in a press release. “At the same time, these singers give us greater flexibility to properly cast and perform our 2020-21 season.” The Studio Players will include soprano Susanne Burgess, mezzo-soprano Gabrielle Beateag, tenor Brian Vu, baritone Joseph Lattanzi, baritone Joshua Conyers, and bass-baritone Calvin Griffin.
NEWARK BOYS CHORUS SCHOOL
Joshua Conyers visited the Newark Boys Chorus School in Newark, New Jersey. Mr. Conyers shared with the students his experiences growing up in the South Bronx and Virginia with parents and siblings who struggled to maintain themselves in an often hostile neighborhood. Joshua performed a negro spiritual Ride on King Jesus by Hall Johnson and the boys sang several selections. Mr. Conyers has made a commitment to the school by joining the Young Professionals Advisory Board and will return to NBCS to mentor the students.