2019 Vann Vocal Guest Faculty

Steven Crawford/Conductor

Maestro Crawford, having completed 9 years on the conducting staff of the Metropolitan Opera with performances of La Bohème, has embarked on an active conducting career and continues to run one of the…

MaryAnn McCormick/Soprano

Internationally acclaimed mezzo-soprano MaryAnn McCormick has been hailed in the press as “charismatic”, “spell-binding”, and “elegant”. She has performed at top theaters all over the world for more than 25 years.

Thomas Muraco/Conductor

Mr. Muraco’s performances in major concert halls throughout the United States, Canada, Central America, Europe, and Asia reflect his command of a repertoire remarkable for its complete range of musical styles, periods and forms. 

Lori Phillips/Soprano

The New York Times has praised Dramatic Soprano Lori Phillips as “impressive with formidable vocal power” and Opera News has said: “Soprano Lori Phillips was a terrific Brünnhilde: her voice started out in excellent form and kept…

Franco Pomponi/Baritone

Baritone Franco Pomponi is critically acclaimed for his rich, expressive, beauty, and powerful virility of voice with a cultivated musical style and unmatched dramatic intensity. These qualities have brought him to the world’s most…

Dinyar Vania/Tenor

Dinyar Vania has definitively emerged as one of the country’s most exciting young tenors, having recently joined the roster of the Metropolitan Opera for its legendary production of La Bohème. With a voice that combines both…