Meet the Artists

Marissa Famiglietti — Soprano

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Shae Apland — Bass-Baritone

is a native of Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Mr. Apland was heard as The Baron in La Traviata and The Father in Hansel and Gretel with the Opera Theater of Connecticut, where he was a winner of the prestigious Amici Vocal Competition. With the Hillhouse Opera Company in New Haven, Mr. Apland performed the roles of Mephistopheles in Faust and Don Alfonso in Cosi fan Tutte. Mr. Apland is a graduate of the Master of Music program at the Manhattan School of Music, where he performed the roles of Leporello in Don Giovanni...

Bio Continued...Le Marquis in Dialogues des Carmelites, and Don Profundo in scenes from Il Viaggio a Reims. Mr. Apland's other major roles include Mr. Page in The Merry Wives of Windsor, Reverend Hale in The Crucible, Ben in The Telephone, Schaunard in La Boheme, Frank in Die Fledermaus, Nardo in La Finta Giardiniera, and Basilio in The Barber of Seville. As a Spectrum Resident Artist at the Virginia Opera, Mr. Apland was seen as the Pirate King in Pirates of Penzance, and covered the mainstage roles of Zuniga in Carmen and Claudio, Palante, and Lesbos in Agrippina, in addition to performing in numerous educational outreach performances. Mr. Apland can be heard as a frequent guest artist with the Heritage Singers of Southbury, CT and as a cantor at Our Lady of Lourdes church in Waterbury, CT.

Holly McCann — Pianist

launched into her musical career by her talented mother who was her first teacher at age 11. She graduated with honors from Hartt School of Music with a degree in Piano Accompanying then studied piano technique and pedagogy for 3 years from...

Bio Continued... Burton of Hatheway Fairfield, CT. Holly now regularly performs as rehearsal and performance pianist for the Warner Stage Company's musical productions in Torrington, CT, as well as, high school productions throughout the state. She is accompanist and vocal coach for many singers ranging in style from Broadway to Opera and is performance accompanist for Terry Middle School and Torrington High School's choirs. Holly has been on the piano faculty of Chase Collegiate School in Waterbury for 18 years and also maintains a teaching studio in her home. She is also Musical Director/Keyboardist for Unity in the Foothills Church in Torrington.

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