Praised for singing with “strength, clarity and emotion” (Judy Harrison, Bangor Daily News) and for her “polished sound” (Allan Kozinn, Portland Press Herald), soprano Celeste Mittelhauser is a graduate of the University of Southern Maine School of Music. She debuted as Josephine in HMS Pinafore with the Winter Harbor Music Festival in 2019. Her other notable roles include Casilda in The Gondoliers with the Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Maine and Serpina in La Serva Padrona and Silberklang in The Impresario with the Winter Harbor Music Festival.
Celeste lives in Gouldsboro, Maine.
Mezzo Soprano, Cassandra Petrie, performs a variety of genres around the world. She has recently appeared in productions at Opera in the Ozarks at Inspiration Point, Lyric Theatre @ Illinois at the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana, Olivet Nazarene University, LAH-SOW Minneapolis Opera Workshop, Das Essenhaus Heritage Hall and Fort Wayne Civic Theater. She has participated in Young Artist Programs around the world through Opera Steamboat, Scuola Italia Program for Opera Singers, Austro-American Mozart Academy, and Northwestern University Vocal Career Seminar.
As an oratorio soloist, Cassandra's repertory includes Handel’s Messiah with the Mennonite Choral Society, Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass with the Choral Union of Champaign, and other featured solos at Champaign First United Methodist Church. She is the current alto section leader at Fort Wayne First Presbyterian Church.
Cassandra holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Vocal Performance from Olivet Nazarene University and Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance and Literature from the University of Illinois.