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Meet our Young Artists: JOSEPH LATTANZI, Dr. Malatesta

Today we wrap up our series of Young Artist Q&As with a chat with baritone Joseph Lattanzi, who sings Dr. Malatesta in the April 1 and April 7 performances of Don Pasquale. The Young Artists Program production of the Donizetti comedy opens tomorrow night at University of Washington's Meany Hall, and we talk to Lattanzi about his role, what skills a performer needs for comedy, and what is next for him in his career.

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Meet Our Young Artists: JASON SLAYDEN, Ernesto

Tonight, at the final dress rehearsal of Don Pasquale over at Meany Hall, we’ll hear tenor Jason Slayden in the role of Ernesto. Jason, who made his mainstage debut in January in Attila, made a big splash last summer when he sang Rodolfo in Santa Fe. He speaks to us today about Ernesto, the not-so-heroic romantic lead he plays in Don Pasquale, and some of the lovely music he sings.

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Meet our Young Artists: LINDSAY RUSSELL, Norina

On Saturday the Young Artists Program opens its production of Don Pasquale, which runs for four performances through April 7. Soprano Lindsay Russell will sing Norina on April 1 and 7 (she alternates with Amanda Opuszynski, who sings on March 31 and 6) and today we talk to her about how she became interested in opera and what she thinks about her mischievous character in Don Pasquale.

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Meet Our Young Artists: MICHAEL ULOTH, Don Pasquale

Today we speak with Canadian bass Michael Uloth, who takes on the title role in our upcoming YAP production of Don Pasquale (opening Saturday, March 31, at University of Washington's Meany Hall). Michael, a man who likes his low notes, spoke about connecting with the offbeat characters basses always get to play, about singing Don Pasquale’s break-neck patter duet, and about where "bilingual" becomes a bad word.

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Meet our Young Artists: DAVID KROHN, Dr. Malatesta

Baritone David Krohn wraps up his second season as a Young Artist with Don Pasquale, and afterward he’ll be sticking around Seattle to sing Prince Yamadori on the mainstage, in the season-closing production of Madama Butterfly. Today we chat with David and take a look back at the roles he’s taken on with Seattle Opera and the Young Artists Program, and find out what’s next for him.

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Meet our Young Artists: AMANDA OPUSZYNSKI, Norina

Her role as Norina in Don Pasquale will wrap up soprano Amanda Opuszynski’s two seasons with the Young Artists Program, which included several wonderful performances in YAP productions, and a mainstage debut as Frasquita in Seattle Opera’s fall production of Carmen. Today we speak with Amanda, who tells us about her role (she’ll perform Norina on March 31 and April 6, alternating with Lindsay Russell who sings on April 1 and 7), the most important things she learned as a Young Artist, and what’s in store for her future.

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Meet our Guest Artist: KENNY ENLOW, Notary

Our Young Artists open their production of Don Pasquale on March 31, and it marks the first time the YAP will sing at University of Washington’s Meany Hall—but that’s not Pasquale’s only connection to the school; Kenny Enlow, a first-year UW graduate student studying vocal performance, will appear as a guest artist in the role of the Notary. Today we get to know Kenny, who moved from Florida to the Pacific Northwest just for the opportunity to work with Seattle Opera.

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Meet Our Young Artists: ANDREW STENSON, Ernesto

Andrew Stenson received a wild roar of approval from the crowd after the Sunday matinee performance of Orphée et Eurydice a week and a half ago, when he sang Orphée, as cover, because William Burden had been injured at the previous evening’s performance.

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Time for Comedy! Seattle Opera's Young Artists Take On DON PASQUALE

Now that we’ve wrapped up Orphée et Eurydice, it’s time to put the spotlight on our 2011/12 Young Artists! On March 31, they'll open their fully-staged production of Don Pasquale at University of Washington’s Meany Hall for the Performing Arts, with additional performances on April 1, 6, and 7. This is the first time our Young Artists Program production will be at Meany Hall, and we’re excited for this appearance in a new venue that will beautifully showcase this talented group of singers.

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