Colleen McGonigle, mezzo-soprano, is a second-year master’s student studying voice performance with Tony Arnold. Colleen graduated summa cum laude from Bucknell University in 2017 with a Bachelor of Science in neuroscience. She additionally completed a major in voice performance and studied under Dr. Emily Martin. She has toured internationally and performed as a featured soloist with the Bucknell University Choirs, notably performing the mezzo-soprano solo in Duruflé’s Requiem. Her past roles with the Bucknell Opera Theatre include Julie Jordan in Carousel, Geraldine in A Hand of Bridge, and the Second Knitter in Barab’s Game of Chance. Colleen represented Bucknell’s opera program in the National Opera Association National Collegiate Musical Theater Scene Finals competition in 2016. She has attended young artist training programs with Opera Steamboat, where she performed the of Dot in Jonathan Dove’s The Enchanted Pig, and the Druid City Opera Workshop under the leadership of Dr. Paul Houghtaling. This season, Colleen will appear as a Street Singer in Bernstein’s MASS, presented by Peabody Conservatory with Marin Alsop conducting, in celebration of Bernstein’s centennial. Ms. McGonigle is also honored to be performing Hannah After in Laura Kaminsky’s chamber opera As One with the Peabody Opera Theatre.
Kelly Timko, soprano, hails from Reading, PA, and is thrilled to be continuing her studies at Peabody! She graduated cum laude with her BM in Vocal Performance/Music Education from Ithaca College in December 2015, where she studied with Marc Webster. Performance experience includes chorus in Aida and Madame Butterfly, both with Berks Opera, chorus in La Rondine and Contessa from Le Nozze di Figaro in the scenes program with Oberlin in Italy, Kate in Kiss Me, Kate and chorus/assistant director in Wolf by the Ears with Ithaca College Opera Workshop, off-stage voice cover in Little Women with IC Opera, and participation in the OperaWorks Emerging Artist Program and CoOPERAtive Young Artist Program. Other musical theater roles include Vi in Footloose and Margaret White in Carrie: The Musical.
Learn more about Tony Arnold in her bio.