In our introductions of the performers in Mark Abel’s The Dream Gallery you’ve met conductor Sharon Lavery and soprano Mary Jaeb. Today we’re introducing you to baritone David Marshman who sings the role of “Todd” and mezzo-soprano Janelle DeStefano who sings the role of “Naomi,” representing the California communities of Taft and Berkeley (respectively).
David Marshman, baritone:
David Marshman earned a Master of Music degree in vocal performance from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. He performs regularly with the San Diego Opera and Los Angeles Opera as a chorister and solo artist, and with two San Diego-area ensembles, the Bach Collegium and Sacra Profana. Stage roles include ones in Romeo and Juliet, Lohengrin, Idomeneo, Don Pasquale, Otello and Rigoletto. David has made operatic, concert and recital appearances throughout America, including ones with the Cincinnati Opera, Lake George Opera Festival and Capital Artists Opera in Albany, NY. He has appeared as a soloist in major choral works, including Handel’s Messiah, Saul and Israel in Egypt; Bach’s St. John Passion, Christmas Oratorio and Magnificat; Mozart’s Coronation Mass and Requiem; Fauré’s Requiem, and performed the title role in Mendelssohn’s Elijah. David has also soloed with the Cabrillo Chamber Orchestra, the La Jolla Symphony and Chorus, and Orchestra Nova San Diego.
Listen to David Marshman in an excerpt from “Todd (Taft)” on Delos Radio:
Janelle DeStefano, mezzo-soprano:
Janelle DeStefano enjoys the entire gamut of classical singing, from opera and oratorio to recital and chamber music. Her operatic roles include Dido in Dido and Aeneas, Romeo in I Capuleti e i Montecchi and the title role in Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia. Appearances with the La Jolla, Inland Valley and Grossmont symphonies, the Bach Collegium San Diego, Los Angeles Master Chorale, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and the Los Angeles Philharmonic have included such works as Bach’s Magnificat, Handel’s Messiah, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, Mozart’s Ch’io mi scordi di te, Respighi’s Laud to the Nativity, Copland’s Eight Poems of Emily Dickinson and Szymanowski’s Stabat Mater. An interest in zarzuela and Spanish art song led to performances with the Jarvis Zarzuela Festival in Napa, Ca., and the International Festival of Interpretation of Spanish Song in Granada. Janelle holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts in Performance from USC Thornton. She is currently an associate professor of music at Santa Monica College.
Listen to Janelle DeStefano in this excerpt from “Naomi (Berkeley)” in the new Delos Radio Track:
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