Founded by Donna Wolverton and entering its 12th season representing a small and select group of gifted artists on the opera, concert and recital stages, WAM’s focus is the ongoing development of its roster artists’ careers. WAM artists work with organizations world-wide, are acclaimed for significant contributions to the projects they undertake, and are regularly re-engaged by producing organizations. Read More
Photos: Peter Grimes Des Moines Metro Opera 2013
Kristine McIntyre, Stage Director
Kristine McIntyre’s season includes new productions of Peter Grimes, Lucia and Dead Man Walking in addition to existing productions of La Bohème and Dead Man Walking, a 2nd production of the opera in the season. Ms. McIntyre garnered particularly high marks for her recent Cenerentola for Pittsburgh Opera which was touted as “… hilarious, well done…” and her film noir production of Don Giovanni for Kentucky Opera. Read More
WAM ARTISTS PERFORMANCE VENUES 2013-2014
The Dallas Opera, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Pittsburgh Opera, The Metropolitan Opera, Glimmerglass Festival, Caramoor Music Festival, Boston Lyric Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera, Gotham Chamber Opera, Tulsa Opera, Brevard Music Festival, Opera Australia, New Orleans Opera, Sarasota Opera, Portland Opera, Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Madison Opera, Green Mountain Chamber Festival, Buzzard’s Bay Chamber Festival, Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe, Semperoper Dresden, Anchorage Opera, Amarillo Opera, Opera San Jose, Theatre Sankt Gallen.
ARTISTS 2013-2014 SEASON
Roster artists MARY-JEAN O’DOHERTY, Soprano and KATHARINE TIER, Mezzo-Soprano are among 30 singers of 200 applicants world-wide chosen to participate in the 2013 Queen Sonja International Music Competition in Norway. Ms. O’Doherty returns to Welsh National Opera to cover the title role of LULU and Ms. Tier debuts in The Dallas Opera’s Die Töte Stadt following engagements in Germany.
Stage Director JUSTIN WAY continues assignments as Head of Staff Directors at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, revives productions of Butterfly and Cendrillon for Teatre Liceu Barcelona, assists in new productions of Eugene Onegin and Elektra for ROH, and revives Adriana Lecourvreur for the Vienna State Opera.
Conductor ANTONY WALKER returns to Pittsburgh Opera, Washington Concert Opera and Opera Australia following most recent acclaimed productions of Falstaff and Tales of Hoffmann for Opera Australia and English National Opera, respectively, and a highly successful debut with Cape Cod’s distinguished Buzzard’s Bay Chamber Orchestra conducting musicians of international note.
JEFFREY BERUAN, Bass debuts with the Lyric Opera of Kansas City singing Sarastro, debuts with Gotham Chamber Opera singing Pluton, returns to Madison Opera for the Prison Warden and returns to Sarasota Opera for Ferrando following assignments with Caramoor Music Festival and Green Mountain Chamber Opera.
New to the roster JULIA MINTZER, Mezzo Soprano joins Die Semperoper Dresden Junges Ensemble in the 2013-2014 Season following a summer with Glimmerglass Festival and a season with the Domingo-Cafritz Program of Washington National Opera.