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Lucia Palmieri is chef turned soprano, trained by Juilliard. After her critically renowned debut at Carnegie Hall, she has sung internationally, on television and in the biggest concert hall. Prior to her National television debut on Bravo's Rocco's Dinner Party, she had performed multiple roles in New York City, nationally and internationally with New York Grand Opera, City Grand Opera, Residency Unlimited, and as a solo performer. Lucia has sung at the 9th Avenue Street festival, The New York Public Library, and has had leading rolls in the Central Park Summer Series since 2006. Born in Westport, Connecticut, Lucia has sung for such events as The US OPEN and has been on numerous networks including ESPN, Bravo, The Tennis Chanel, ABC and NBC. When she is not touring, she is a cantor for the Diocese of Bridgeport and enjoys giving singing lessons to underprivileged children.
Fredrick Redd, baritone, was described in London's Opera Now magazine as being "a compelling vocal actor" and as having “an excellent voice” in the Eugene O’Neil Review. He has performed principle roles with opera companies including New York City Opera, Connecticut Grand Opera, Opera North, Opera Carolina, New York Grand Opera, Teatro Grattacielo, Peidmont Opera, Houston Opera Ebony among others. The leading baritone roles he has peformed include the following operas: Rigoletto, Il Trovatore, I Pagliacci, Un Ballo in Maschera, Tosca, Carmen, Madama Butterfly, Aida, La Traviata, Porgy & Bess, Nabucco, and La Boheme among others. He made his New York City Opera debut in 2001 in the Emmy nominated Porgy and Bess performances that were included in the Live from Lincoln Center telecast as part of the PBS Great Performances series. Fredrick made his Carnegie Hall debut in 2002 as the baritone soloist in Orff’s Carmina Burana with the New England Symphonic Ensemble the same year that he made his National Radio Broadcast debut of his solo recital on 98.7 WFMT Chicago’s only classical radio station.
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