Our Ambassadors

  • Zeina Barhoum

    Zeina Barhoum

    Soprano

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    "Every society is in need of interactions with the arts. It helps develop cognitive thinking, and brings people together from different backgrounds to communicate with one common language."
  • Lawrence Brownlee

    Lawrence Brownlee

    Tenor

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    "The beauty of being transported into another place during an artistic experience like opera is amazing. With all the problems of the world, music has a very important place in society."
  • Nicole Car

    Nicole Car

    Soprano

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    "Train people in different countries, cities, and towns to work together and share their craft, and you will already have given them a great gift."
  • Rihab Chaieb

    Rihab Chaieb

    Mezzo-soprano

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    "Opera for Peace makes us united. Border-free. One channel to experience and share the mutual love that humankind has for simple, beautiful things."
  • Anthony Roth Costanzo

    Anthony Roth Costanzo

    Countertenor

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    "Opera lets us experience what it is to be human through the lens of beauty. As communicated by the music, poetry, and olympic voices, it can inspire empathy in all kinds of people."
  • Etienne Dupuis

    Etienne Dupuis

    Baritone

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    "Young singers today have many challenges to face, and it begins with proper training and support. If you are secure in yourself, in your technique and your path, you are well ahead in beginning a career."
  • Ying Fang

    Ying Fang

    Soprano

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    "Music is the language of souls. For me, singing is communication through music that connects people. That’s a gift that we need to share with the world and to send an important message."
  • Soloman Howard

    Soloman Howard

    Bass

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    "In many ways, we artists are charged with the task of not only entertaining our audiences, but providing an escape from whatever realities they may be living, good or bad."
  • Brian Jagde

    Brian Jagde

    Tenor

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    "The unamplified voice resonates to the core of the human soul, to the center of who we are as people. Exposing wider audiences to opera will broaden the perspective of how peace can be achieved through harmony, beauty, and collaboration."
  • Dmitry Korchak

    Dmitry Korchak

    Tenor/Conductor

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    "Affordable high-quality education is probably one of the most important challenges in opera. If we can help young singers, we will be able to improve the entire artistic level of the field."
  • Isabel Leonard

    Isabel Leonard

    Mezzo-soprano

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    "Whatever the art form, the key to understanding and inclusion is communication. Simply one voice to another, and great communication comes in many different forms. Let us be one of those voices."
  • Jakub Józef Orliński

    Jakub Józef Orliński

    Countertenor

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    "Music can speak to people no matter the race, language barrier, or culture. In opera, by presenting our interpretations of different pieces of work we can really illustrate diversity and we can speak up for things that are broken in our society."
  • Lisette Oropesa

    Lisette Oropesa

    Soprano

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    "Opera is one of the only totally human art forms we have. The more we share in it, the more we are inspired to be better human beings, both on and offstage."
  • Ailyn Perez

    Ailyn Perez

    Soprano

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    "As artists, we’ve already devoted ourselves to our craft, but we’re seeing the need to devote our art back to our communities and the world. This movement to unite is truly the way forward."
  • Luca Pisaroni

    Luca Pisaroni

    Bass-baritone

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    "I think we can all find some peace within ourselves, listening to the magic of the human voice. Opera can synchronize the heartbeat of the audience, and reminds us that perhaps we have more in common than we think."
  • Daniele Rustioni

    Daniele Rustioni

    Conductor

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    "Opera for Peace will identify, guide, and support the best young talent that opera importantly needs to develop for the future."
  • Golda Schultz

    Golda Schultz

    Soprano

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    "A future for opera means diversity. The survival of art needs inclusion to be at its core, and inclusion brings with it a space for more beauty!"
  • Christian Van Horn

    Christian Van Horn

    Bass-baritone

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    "I don’t want to imagine what society would look like if we weren’t preserving and continuing the things in culture that make it great. I have committed my life to music, and being a part of this tradition is of monumental importance."
  • Lidiya Yankovskaya

    Lidiya Yankovskaya

    Conductor

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    "Opera is the most collaborative of the arts – it requires hundreds of people working together. It is the perfect vehicle for the promotion of equity, peace, and cross-cultural understanding."