About our ensemble:
Notte Voci is a professional classically trained group of singers that is comprised of 4 artists from various opera and theatre companies throughout the Greater Bay Area. We present a program of operatic solos, duets, and ensembles that span from opera, musical theater & art songs. We’ve put together carefully selected sets that range from 30 minutes to 3 hours and can customize repertoire to suit your special event. You can book one singer of any vocal type, a duet, trio or quartet.
'Amazing live opera entertainment during the breaks #AISummit
Triton Museum Gala: Of the past 11 Gala's that I have attended, this was in the top two! Singing was fabulous
Kristin has an amazing voice!~
I am completely grateful for the beautiful performance and for how caring she is!~
Kristin is an earth angel!~ If you need to make sure everything is wonderful, I would definitely recommend Kristin.~ I had never hired anyone from Gigsalad before and she helped me the whole way through.
I am blessed to have had her sing for me that day!~ It's been so hard to have lost my mother, and she made everything so sweet and loving.~
Response from Notte Voci:
Thank you so much Ottilia, I appreciate the kind words and wonderful review!
Best wishes, Kristin
Kristin and the gentlemen were a lovely presence at our conference. They were professional and really talented. Our guests really liked the performances and are now requesting for more for our next event. I would definitely book Notte Voci again in the future and would recommend them to anyone who asks.
Price Range: Contact for Rates
Gig Length: 30 - 120 minutes
What to Expect
Notte Voci provides quality legitimate classical singing & entertainment from artists that are professional classical musicians who are currently performing professionally throughout the Greater Bay Area.
Our wide repertoire will allow you to customize your event based on your theme. We can sing with digital accompaniment tracks using our own equipment or work closely with your AV Tech (both inside and outdoors), in addition to providing a keyboard accompanist.
Notte Voci is a professional classically trained group of singers that is comprised of four artists from various opera and theatre companies throughout the Greater Bay Area. We present a program of operatic solos, duets, and ensembles that span from opera, musical theater & art songs. We’ve put together carefully selected sets that range from 30 minutes to 3 hours and can customize repertoire to suit your special event. You can book one singer of any vocal type, a duet, trio or quartet.
Notte Voci has sung for corporate events, private parties, exhibitions, private dinners and weddings. We look forward to entertaining you at your event!
'#AISummit superb classy entertainment at the end of the #aiconics',
'Amazing live opera entertainment during the breaks #AISummit', 'Culture at the #AISummit San Francisco', '#AISummit a musical start to a fantastic sold-out #AI conference in beautiful SF;'@sangerin you were quite amazing. Thank you.'
Triton Museum Gala:
Lovely event! Of the past 11 Gala's that I have attended, this was in the top two! I especially enjoyed the entertainment. I never, ever get tired of hearing these fabulous songs!
Thank you so much for performing at the Gala.
The performance by Notte Voci was fabulous and really added the Gala event. I heard numerous positive comments throughout the night and afterward. Please pass on my appreciation to the entire group. It was fantastic! It was so great to meet you, and I hope we can work together again in the future.
THE SINGERS OF NOTTE VOCI:
Kristin Genis-Lund, Lyric Coloratura Soprano
Kristin Genis-Lund, lyric coloratura soprano, is a San Francisco Bay area native and graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor's degree in vocal performance and German. Upon returning to the Bay Area, she received her Master's degree in vocal performance from San Jose State University. Since that time, Ms. Genis-Lund has performed extensively throughout Northern California in oratorio, opera, musical theater and has given numerous recitals.
Concert appearances include Brahm's German Requiem, Haydn's Lord Nelson Mass in D, Beethoven's Mass in C , Dvorak's Te Deum, Handel's Messiah, Mozart's Vesperae Solennes de Confessore, Coronation Mass and the Exultate Jubilate and Bruckner's Te Deum, in addition to a recording and live performance of Dr. Ron Kean's The American Hymn Mass with The Choral Project and Webber's Pie Jesu from The Requiem with the Silicon Valley Gay Men's Chorus.
She has been active in both the In-School Outreach Program and in the mainstage
productions of Opera San Jose as well as other Bay Area Opera companies. Roles include Susanna in Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro, Oscar in Verdi's Un Ballo in Maschera, Zerlina in Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Norina in Donizetti’s Don Pasquale, Frasquita in Bizet’s Carmen and the title role in Massenet’s Manon. In the musical theatre circle, she sang the role of Laurey in Peninsula Musical Theater's production of Rodger & Hammerstein's Oklahoma! and the role of Maria in Peninsula Center Stage's production of Bernstein's West Side Story. Ms. Genis-Lund was the first place winner in the 1992, 1993 and 1996 National Association of Teachers of Singers Competition for Art Song and Opera, the second place winner in the 1995 California Women's Chorus Vocal Scholarship Competition and a finalist in the 1996 San Francisco Concerto Orchestra Vocalist Competition. Ms. Genis-Lund has worked with several renowned opera directors, including Irene Dalis, Daniel Helfgot, David Oswald, Danny Shay, Nicola Rossi-Lemeni and James Lucas. She presently studies with Pamela Fry in Palo Alto.
Rachel Warner, Contralto
After her recent success as Waltraute in Verismo’s production of “Die Walküre,” and Mercedes in “Carmen", Ms. Warner has continued to sing various roles with opera companies throughout the Bay Area. Her stage experience includes the roles of Maddalena (Rigoletto), Zia Principessa (Suor Angelica), Ulrica (Un Ballo in Maschera), Octavian (Der Rosenkavalier), La Cieca (La Gioconda) and Miss Todd (The Old Maid and the Thief.) She is a student of Dr. Julia Hunt Nielsen (San Francisco) and David L. Jones (NYC).
Zoltan di Bartolo, Tenor
Zoltan DiBartolo comes from a long and diverse vocal background that spans 25 years and includes the genres of Opera, Classical, Jazz, Tango, Salsa, Cabaret, and Vaudeville. His classical singing career began in 1998 as a tenor in Seattle’s Cascadian Chorale, with Brahm’s German Requiem. In recent years, Zoltan has directed his efforts towards a long-time dream of becoming an opera singer. His opera debut came in May 2009, with San Francisco’s Goat Hall Productions, in Christopher J. Pratorius’ contemporary opera Roxane de Boveda, Harriet M. Page directing. His first major role was Schaunard in Virago Theater Company’s La Boheme,Robert Lundy-Paine directing. Mr. DiBartolo has been a tenor soloist with the prestigious UC Berkeley Chamber Chorus, and also with the UC Berkeley Summer Symphony, in which he performed Beethoven’s 9th Symphony.
This past winter, Mr. DiBartolo played Enrico Caruso in the contemporary musical The Last Night of the Barbary Coast, written and directed by Jessa Brie Berkner. In the same season, he sang with Berkeley West Edge Opera in Handel’s Xerxes and The Carmen Fixation, and was the tenor soloist for the Solano Chamber Society’s production of Handel’s Messiah.
Don Hoffman, Bass-Baritone
Don Hoffman, bass-baritone, has been praised for his "handsome, suave and confident" presence across repertoire that includes opera, oratorio and new works. A native of New Orleans, he graduated from Amherst College where he was active in numerous choirs, studied vocal performance at Loyola University, and made his professional debut with New Orleans Opera, appearing in more than 20 productions and singing lead roles in Don Giovanni and L'Elisir d'amore. While living in Paris, he was a frequent guest soloist with the Paris Choral Society, performing works by Handel, Rossini, Saint-Saëns and Susa and participating in the Festival de Musique Sacrée in Rocamadour. While based in Los Angeles, he was a featured vocalist with the popular Angel City Chorale and joined that ensemble for the world premiere of a new composition by Grammy Award-winning composer Christopher Tin at Carnegie Hall. A frequent performer on Bay Area stages, he recently sang Figaro (Le Nozze di Figaro) and Don Giovanni (Don Giovanni) for Bayshore Lyric Opera, Brahms' Ein deutsches Requiem with the Diablo Valley Orchestra, Colline (La Bohème) for Island City Opera, and Sparafucile (Rigoletto) with Pocket Opera. He studies in San Francisco with acclaimed bass Gregory Stapp. Roles Escamillo (Carmen), Don Basilio (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Comte des Grieux (Manon), Raimondo (Lucia di Lammermoor), Figaro (Le nozze di Figaro), Oroveso (Norma), Nilakantha (Lakmé), Philip II (Don Carlos), Zaccaria (Nabucco), Nick Shadow (The Rake's Progress), Don Quichotte (Don Quichotte) and the Rev. Olin Blitch (Susannah). Sacred rep includes Handel's Messiah, Mendelssohn's Elijah, Haydn's Creation, Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 and Missa Solemnis, Rossini's Petite Messe Solenelle and Stabat Mater, Bach's Mass in B Minor, Bruckner's Te Deum, the Oratorio de Noël by Saint-Saëns, and the Requiems of Duruflé, Fauré, Mozart and Verdi.
Adam Flowers, Tenor
Northern California native Adam Flowers recently performed in Pocket Opera’s production of von Flotow’s Martha as Lionel, a role debut, in March of 2016. In November of 2016, Adam performed the tenor solo in Mozart’s Requiem Mass for St. Ignatius of San Francisco in a joint performance with University of San Francisco, St. Ignatius Preparatory School, & St. Vincent DePaul parish. In July of 2015, Mr. Flowers performed The Soldier in Richard Strauss’ Ariadne auf Naxos. In March of 2015, Adam made his company & role debuts for Lamplighters Music Theater’s production of Leonard Bernstein's Candide as The Governor/Captain Vanderdender.
Mr. Flowers was also one of ten finalists out of 140 entrants in the first annual Irene Dalis Vocal Competition in San Jose, CA in June of 2007. In March of 2007 he performed Ferrando in Cosi fan tutte at Rimrock Opera. Mr. Flowers performed Macduff in Macbeth, Gherman in Tchaikovsky’s Pikovaya Dama and Camille in The Merry Widow at West Bay Opera in the 2006-07 season. In July of 2006 he completed a five year Artist-In-Residency for Opera San Jose, performing over 32 roles including Rodolfo in Puccini's La Boheme, Don Ottavio in Mozart's Don Giovanni, Ferrando in Cosi fan tutte, Nemorino in L'Elisir D'Amore, Tamino in The Magic Flute, Faust in Faust, Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly, Chevalier des Grieux in Manon, among others. In the concert repertoire, Mr. Flowers has performed the tenor solos from both Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony and Mozart’s Messa di Requiem with Oakland-East Bay Symphony, Symphony Parnassus, Winchester Symphony, Midsomer Mozart, and Symphony Silicon Valley in March of 2006 under the baton of Maestro George Cleve. In 2002 Mr. Flowers was the featured soloist with the Stockton Symphony conducted by Maestro Peter Jaffe.
Mr. Flowers is currently a member of the San Francisco Opera Chorus. He is a teaching artist for the San Francisco Opera Guild’s Book To Bravo, Voices For Social Justice, & Opera a la Carte Educational programs.
Mr. Flowers completed his musical training at San Jose State University where he received his Bachelor of Arts and currently studies with Deborah Benedict, Dewey Camp, and Joseph Frank.
Pedro Ledesma, Tenor
Pedro Ledesma, the 2003 winner of the International Festival de la Cancion Latina Americana in San Francisco, studied at the National Conservatory of Music in his native Mexico City, Mexico and performs throughout the Bay Area.
Credits in Mexico include Normanno in Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor and The Messenger in Verdi’s Aida. He recently made his debut with Bay Shore Lyric Opera in Saratoga, CA as Don Jose in Bizet’s Carmen. Other credits include Alfredo in Verdi’s La Traviata with Sinaloa Festival Mexico and tenor soloist in the Mozart Requiem with San Jose State University. Pedro is accomplished in other genres of music and has been a featured singer in the Mexican Heritage Corporation Christmas programs as well as in the San Jose International Mariachi Festivals. He recently completed his third CD - a collection of popular Mariachi selections. His second CD, Sentimentos, a selection of Mexican romantic boleros, has had considerable success locally and received air time at several Bay Area radio stations. Pedro currently studies with Iris Fraser and Leroy Kromm.
Additional Booking Notes
We are able to provide backing tracks via a wireless bluetooth speaker to accompany any of our selections or provide live accompaniment with a digital keyboard.
Past Booked Events
|September 18, 2018 • 6:30pm - 7:30pm||Corporate Event|
|November 04, 2017 • 1:00pm - 1:15pm||Studio Session|
|July 22, 2017 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Concert|
Included in Notte Voci’s repertoire are famous quartets from Rigoletto, La Bohème, Fidelio and Traviata's "Brindisi." We offer many of the most well-known duets, including the Barcarolle, Sull Aria, the Flower Duet from Lakme and La Ci Darem la Mano, in addition to Mozart’s Cosi trio and many other familiar duets by Puccini, Bizet, Rossini, Donizetti, Mozart and Verdi -- even Andrew Lloyd Weber, Bernstein, Rodgers & Hammerstein and much more is available. And of course, each singer will offer solo songs and arias to round out our program, that include the Habanera, Quando m’en vo, O mio Babbino Caro and Old Man River, to name a few.
BREAK SCHEDULE: 25 minute performance, no break; 45 minute performance, 5 minute break, 1 hour to 2 hour performances there will be a10 minute break between 25 minute sets (ie. 25 on, 10 off). For performances over 2 hours, there will be a 10 minute break for every 20 minutes of singing (ie. 20 minutes on, 10 minutes off).
Partial Rep List:
La donna e mobile (Aria for tenor)
Rigoletto Quartet, (Quartet: Soprano, Mezzo, Tenor, Baritone)
Madamina (Aria for baritone)
DON GIOVANNI, MOZART
Brindisi (Duet for tenor and soprano)
LA TRAVIATA, VERDI
O mio babbino caro (Aria for soprano)
GIANNI SCHICCHI, PUCCINI
La ci darem la mano (Duet for soprano and baritone)
DON GIOVANNI, MOZART
Sous le dome epais - The Flower Duet (Duet for soprano and mezzo)
Barcarolle (Duet for soprano and mezzo)
TALES OF HOFFMANN, OFFENBACH
Sull Aria (Duet for soprano and mezzo/spinto)
THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO, MOZART
Via reste servite (Duet for soprano and mezzo)
THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO, MOZART
Pa-pa-pa (Duet for soprano and baritone)
THE MAGIC FLUTE, MOZART
Stride la vampa (Aria for mezzo-soprano)
LA TROVATORE, VERDI
Habanera (Aria for mezzo-soprano)
Quando m’en vo (Aria for soprano)
LA BOHEME, PUCCINI
Ave Maria (Solo art song for any voice)
SCHUBERT OR BACH/GOUNOD
Time to Say Goodbye/Con te partiro (Duet for soprano and tenor)
Influences & Inspiration
The singers of Notte Voci represent a versatile and unique combination of artistry: opera, oratorio, lieder, musical theater, a cappella, and broadway. When combined, the various backgrounds of these independent artists provide an eclectic program that can adapt to several tastes and genres.
Notte Voci was born in 2016 when the original 4 singers were hired to sing the world premiere of the mini opera 'The Stupid Joke' with the renowned Bay Area pagan lounge ensemble, Rosin Coven (text by Edward Gorey.) The composition of this opera was written for each singer, and showcased each singer's ability and technique; from coloratura to basso-profundo to speak-singing. Realizing that they wanted to continue performing with one another, Notte Voci was formed to do just that!
Since the successful premiere of the opera at the Edwardian Balls in San Francisco & Los Angeles in 2016, Notte Voci has been entertaining audiences throughout the Bay Area. They delight in tailoring programs and expanding their repertoire to fit the themes of each event.
Nexus 10 Tablet for Accompaniment Backing Tracks (provided)
Block Rocker (iPA76A) AM/FM Portable Speaker System (provided)
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