Celebrate the 46th season of the Annapolis Opera with a Spanish flair! Savor Spanish cuisine, be entertained by Flamenco artists, and hear rising opera stars.
Saturday, September 22, 2018, at 6 PM
The Westin Annapolis | 100 Westgate Circle, Annapolis, MD
MEET THE PERFORMERS
Kenneth Kellogg, bass
Praised for his “commanding stage presence” and “rich, resonant bass,” Kenneth Kellogg is quickly gaining recognition as a sought-after young artist. Among his roles, many are staples of opera repertoire: The title role, in Don Giovanni, as well as Leporello and Il Commendatore; Mephistopheles in Faust, Don Alfonso in Cosi fan tutte, Ramfis and Il Re in Aida, Colline in La Boheme, the title role of Handel’s Hercules, The King in Ariodante, Osmin in Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Sarastro and the Speaker in Die Zauberflöte, Sparafucile in Rigoletto, Fasolt in Das Rheingold.
Never afraid to step outside of the box of traditional repertoire, Mr. Kellogg has been involved with several new operas. He sang the role of Queequeg in the workshop of Jake Heggie’s acclaimed, Moby Dick at San Francisco Opera. He led the cast in the west coast premiere of Terence Blanchard’s Champion: An Opera in Jazz, as the champion boxer, Young Emile Griffith, to rave reviews with Opera Parallele. He has been a guest at the Opera America’s New Works Forum in NY, where among other roles, he brought to life the character of Sam Bankhead in Dan Sonenberg’s Opera, The Summer King.
Sara Jerez-Marlow, dancer
Sara is well known in Washington D.C. for her beautiful classical style and flamboyant interpretations of flamenco. Ms. Jerez-Marlow began her flamenco career after many years of ballet, subsequently traveled to Spain, and studied with Carmen Cortez, Carmela Greco, La Tati and Maria Magdelena. Sara has worked and studied with the Ana Martinez Flamenco Dance Company, and with Arte Flamenco since 1997, and has appeared at all the local Washington DC Flamenco venues. Ms. Jerez-Marlow has worked under the direction of such choreographers as Goyo Montero and Sara Erde and under the artistic direction of Placido Domingo in seven Washington National Opera productions at the Kennedy Center since 1998. Ms. Jerez is currently in rehearsals for her eighth and ninth Washington Opera productions, La Boheme and Don Giovanni. She has also played a role in Edwin Aparicio’s sold-out performances of “Bailes InEditos” and “Encuentros” in Washington, DC and Chicago. Her most recent performance with the Edwin Aparicio Dance Company was “Camino” in December 2006 at the Gala Hispanic theater. Ms. Jerez-Marlow can be seen performing weekly in the Metropolitan Washington area at such restaurants as La Tasca, Cafe Citron and Las Tapas.
Ricardo Marlow, guitarist
As a young child, Ricardo Marlow was introduced to the guitar by his father, the eminent classical guitarist John E. Marlow. He went on to receive a degree from James Madison University in 1997. Mr. Marlow subsequently took up the flamenco guitar and studied with the master, Gerardo Núñez, in Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Spain, and continues to do so yearly since 1999. In 1997 Mr. Marlow began playing professionally as a guitarist for the Arte Flamenco Dance Company featuring Silverio Heredia, Cuquito de Barbate and La Tasca Keka, among other guests from Spain.
In 2005, Mr. Marlow performed at the 20th Mayor’s Art’s Awards at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall and Manuel de Falla’s “El Amor Brujo”, with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra at Strathmore in Rockville and at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in Baltimore, MD. Mr. Marlow has toured with Louisville Flamenco in Kentucky, Indiana, and Nashville, TN various times since 2007. In 2009, the GSFA concert series in Pittsburgh, PA presented Mr. Marlow at Synod Hall with La Tania and Jesus Montoya. In September 2011, Mr. Marlow was an integral part of the very large production “Semana Flamenka” in Irvine, CA Barclay Theatre directed by Yaelisa, sharing the stage with 12 masters of flamenco.
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