The Teachers

Craig Nim - baritone

A graduate of Carnegie-Mellon University, Craig Nim has appeared throughout Europe and North America in leading opera and musical theater roles. A veteran of New York City Opera, Mr. Nim has also appeared with Seattle Opera, Baltimore Opera, Bremen Opera, Omaha Opera, and performed on Broadway. Mr. Nim is a graduate of the San Francisco Opera Merola program and a Lauritz Melchoir Heldentenor Competition prize winner.

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Pamela Casella - soprano

A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, Pamela Casella has had an operatic career spanning three decades. She has appeared with Seattle Opera, San Francisco Opera, Los Angeles Opera, San Diego Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Dallas Opera, Glimmerglass Opera, and the American Opera Center at Julliard. She is a winner of the Metropolitan Opera Competition, the Luciano Pavarotti Competition, the San Francisco Opera Merola Program, and has worked with conductors Nicola Rescingo, Eugene Ormandy, Zubin Mehta, and Kurt Adler.

Ms. Casella was a Columbia Artist who has appeared with Seattle Opera as Woglinde in “The Ring”, the First Lady in “The Magic Flute,” Micaela in “Carmen,” Mimi in “La Boheme,” the High Priestess in "Aida", Pousette in "Manon", and Santuzza in “Cavalleria Rusticana”. She has sung both Mimi and Musetta in “La Boheme”, Donna Elvira in “Don Giovanni,” Cio Cio San in "Madama Butterfly," the Marquese in “Un Giorno di Regno,” Desdemona in “Othello”, and Ariadne in “Ariadne auf Naxos”.  Concert performances include Anna in “Nabucco” at Carnegie Hall, Marguerite in “Faust” with Seattle Symphony, and Tosca at Alice Tully Hall, a role she performed in Bremen and Genoa.  
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