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Karen Myers Rhodovi
Karen Myers Rhodovi has performed extensively across the U.S., in addition to Austria, Germany and Greece. Her operatic performances include the roles of Konstanze, Zerbinetta, Violetta, Gilda, Die Königen der Nacht, Blanche de la Force, Susanna, Magnolia and Clorinda. Equally at home in oratorio
Christopher Douglas Rhodovi has been called “Sophisticated” (Baltimore Sun) “Rich and Delightful” (Capitol) for his interpretation of the American songbook, and opera. A graduate with a degree in Vocal Performance from the Peabody Institute at Johns Hopkins University, Mr. Rhodovi currently studies with Dr.
and symphonic works,she has been engaged as the soloist for major choral works including Orff's Carmina Burana; Bach's St. John's Passion, St. Matthew's Passion, B Minor Mass, Magnificat; Handel's Messiah, Mozart's Great Mass in c minor; Beethoven's Ninth Symphony as well as works by Vivaldi, Haydn and Faure. Mrs. Rhodovi has performed with the Lyric Opera of Baltimore, Baltimore Concert Opera, Baltimore Opera Theater, Fort Worth Opera, Summer Opera Theater Company, Abilene Opera, Dallas Opera Project, Peabody Opera Theater, Baylor Opera Theater, Lyric Opera of Waco, Live Arts Maryland, Harford Choral Society, Baltimore Bach Concert Series, Hearts for Arts Sake and the Mosaic Concert Series.
In addition to her work as a concert and opera performer, Mrs. Rhodovi is also a soloist and section leader for the St. Cecelia Choir at First English Lutheran Church and a professional chorister and soloist with Temple Oheb Shalom. She frequently cantors for a number of churches in the Baltimore region and is the featured soprano for Sotto Sopra’s monthly Opera Nights. Mrs. Rhodovi is a recipient of the George Castel Memorial Award for Outstanding Vocal Performer from the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University.
John Van Cura. In 2009 Mr. Rhodovi made hissolo & ensemble debut with the Washington National Opera in Peter Grimes and in the fall of 2010 returned as a soloist with Washington National Opera in the role of the Second Soldier in Richard Strauss’ Salome. Mr. Rhodovi has sung with Washington National Opera, Lyric Opera Baltimore, Baltimore Concert Opera, Washington Concert Opera, the former Baltimore Opera Company and Washington Summer Opera Theater. When not on stage he can often be found cantoring at historic Saint Leo’s in Baltimore’s Little Italy, Immaculate Conception Church in Towson.
performed to critical acclaim regionally and Off-Broadway, and she maintains a busy voiceover studio where she serves clients like Pandora Internet Radio, McDonald's, Nordstrom, and Zulily. Katie is also the featured vocalist in Michael Suser's Night and Day band, where she performs jazz, swing, and Big Band classics. She is thrilled to be a part of the annual Concert for Kids, and she wishes everyone a happy, happy holiday!
Katie Hale has played a wide variety of roles on stage, in film, and as a voiceover artist and audiobook narrator. Born and raised in New Jersey, Katie grew up performing in school, at church, in youth orchestra, and later, at the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, where she earned degrees in performance and education. An actor/singer, Katie has
Montel Butler is a native Virginian, currently residing in southern Maryland. He received his Bachelors of Science in Music from Towson University where he studied voice under Terry Eberhardt. Montel has sung various roles with Towson University’s Music for the Stage opera workshop including Dr. Falke in “Die Fledermaus” and Mr. Cash in “The
Impresario”. In addition to his roles in the music department he has performed with the theatre department at Towson as Moritz Stiefel in “Spring Awakening”, and as Gregory in “The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds her Chameleon Skin” with the Stillpoint Theatre Company. He has performed all over the world on cruise ships as well as in other professional productions. He would like to wish everyone here Happy Holidays and a prosperous new year.