Featured Artists in 'Imeneo' Tenor John Tessier stars in the title role of Handel's Imeneo, with soprano Amanda Pabyan as the woman who's pledged to marry him, but loves someone else.
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Featured Artists in 'Imeneo'

Amanda Pabyan shows off her stunning range in Glimmerglass Opera's Imeneo. Lisa Kohler hide caption

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John Tessier's Glimmerglass opera engagements include Rossini's The Barber of Seville and Mozart's Cosi fan tutte, as well as Handel's Imeneo. Hellen Tansey hide caption

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Tenor John Tessier sings the title role of Handel's Imeneo, with soprano Amanda Pabyan as the woman who is pledged to marry him, but loves someone else.

Amanda Pabyan

Soprano (Rosmene)

Amanda Pabyan is emerging as one of America's most distinguished lyric-coloratura sopranos. Her varied repertory includes roles in Rossini's L'occasione fa il ladro, Cimarosa's Il matrimonio segreto, Despina in Mozart's Così fan tutte, Adele in Johann Strauss's Die Fledermaus, and Fiorilla in Rossini's Il turco in Italia.

Recent highlights of her career include performances of The Queen of the Night in Mozart's The Magic Flute at the Washington National Opera, the Florida Grand Opera, Minnesota Opera and New York City Opera, as well as roles in Britten's Paul Bunyan at Florida Grand Opera and Massenet's Thaïs at Kentucky Opera, the title role in Delibes' Lakmé with the Canterbury Opera and Rosmene in Handel's Imeneo at Glimmerglass Opera.

On the concert stage, Pabyan has performed with the American Symphony Orchestra at Lincoln Center in a triple-bill of semi-staged operas by Hindemith, in Faure's Requiem with the North Carolina Symphony Orchestra and in a New Year's Eve performance with the Boston Pops. Pabyan has also made recordings of Handel and Vivaldi cantatas on the Calisto label.

John Tessier

Tenor (Imeneo)

Canadian tenor John Tessier has earned international praise for a refined style and artistic versatility, and for the beauty and purity of his voice. His 2006-07 roles include Nemorino in a new Jonathan Miller production of Donizetti's L'elisir d'amore at the New York City Opera, Almaviva in Rossini'sThe Barber of Seville at the Edmonton Opera and the Austin Lyric Opera, and Don Ottavio in Mozart's Don Giovanni with the Montreal Opera.

Tessier has performed in concert with Bernard Labadie and Les Violons du Roy, the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, DC, Boston's Handel & Haydn Society, the Baltimore Symphony, and the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra with Nicholas McGegan, at New York's Lincoln Center.

Planned engagements include Rossini's Il Viaggio a Reims for the Frankfurt Opera, Richard Strauss's Capriccio for his debut at the National Opera of Paris, and a new production of Wagner's The Flying Dutchman for his debut at London's Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.