The Boulder Messiah Sing-Along is pleased to present our soloists for the 2015 performances.

Terri Metcalf-Peterson (Soprano soloist) Soprano: Terri Metcalf-Peterson

Terri is a recitalist and frequent soloist with several opera companies, symphonies, and choral groups. Appearances with the Grand Junction’s High Desert Opera, University of Northern Colorado Opera, and Colorado Opera Troupe include the roles of Le Prince in Cendrillon, Sorceress in Dido and Aneas, Desdemona in Otello, Musetta in La Boheme, and Nella in Gianni Schicci. Terri is a frequent soprano soloist for Handel’s Messiah and this will be her seventh season with the Boulder Colorado Messiah Chorale and Symphony. The Southwest Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestra of Southern Utah regularly features her in concerts. She also sang the soprano solos in Mozart’s Requiem with the Centennial Philharmonic, and in Christmas concerts with the Boulder Chamber Orchestra, Denver Brass and Cherry Creek Chorale. For six years Terri was a resident artist at the Denver School of Arts, and she now teaches private vocal lessons at Dixie State University and Southern Utah University. After completing her Masters of Music at UNC and as winner of the Rocky Mountain Competition, Terri returned to UNC to perform Barber’s Summer in Knoxville with UNC’s Symphonic Band. Terri recently performed the starring role of Dolly in Hello Dolly in Cedar City, Utah. Currently she is touring a recital of female composers and most recently presented at the state-wide Utah Women’s Higher Education Convention.

Christina Pezzarossi (Alto soloist) Alto: Christina Pezzarossi

Mezzo Soprano Christina Pezzarossi holds a Masters of Music degree in Vocal Performance from the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University. Ms. Pezzarossi has performed roles in operas such as Strauss’ Die Fledermaus, Vaughan Williams’ Riders to the Sea, and Puccini’s Suor Angelica. She has sung the roles of Alice in Verdi’s Falstaff and Beth in Mark Adamo’s Little Women, both at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Ms. Pezzarossi performed the role of Ms. Wordsworth in Rice University’s production of Britten’s Albert Herring and as the goddess Minerva in their production of Monteverdi’s Il ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria. Most recently, she performed the title role in Handel’s Agrippina for OperaNEO in San Diego. This December, she will make her debut as Rosina as a cover in Boulder Opera’s production of Il barbiere di Siviglia. Her concert experience includes Handel’s Messiah with the Miles City Community Orchestra, collaboration with Jennifer Higdon and the University of Wyoming Collegiate Chorale, and Mozart’s Vesperae Solennes de Confessore at Carnegie Hall. She has also performed with many outstanding artist programs including Oberlin in Italy, Emerald City Opera and Taos Opera Institute. Ms. Pezzarossi is a student of Braeden and Brenda Harris.

A true “Girl of the Golden West”, Ms. Pezzarossi has grown up around believing in the hardworking cowgirl way of life. She was always singing, but her high school choir director who never settled for anything but the very best fortified her passion for music. Ms. Pezzarossi continues to work on the ranch when not preparing for her next performance, reinforcing the work ethic she grew up with.

Chad Kranak (Tenor soloist) Tenor: Chad Kranak

Chad Kranak, tenor, is a graduate of University of California-Santa Cruz and the University of Colorado-Boulder (Master of Music). Mr. Kranak sings a varied operatic repertoire including Lysander (A Midsummer Night's Dream), Albert Herring (Albert Herring), Tamino (Die Zauberflöte), Ottavio (Don Giovanni), and Ferrando (Così fan tutte), and Eisenstein (Die Fledermaus). Recent performances include the roles of Joe and Scorpio in Chelsea Opera's Fall production of Richard Wargo's Ballymore: Winners and Seymour Barab's La Pizza con Funghi. This past month he performed in Paul Bowles’ A Musical Portrait which was presented by the String Orchestra of Brooklyn. Upcoming performances include singing the role of Martin in Chelsea Opera's June production of The Tender Land. Chad Kranak currently lives in Brooklyn, New York.

David L'Hommedieu (Baritone soloist) Baritone: David L'Hommedieu

Frequent appearances across the Front Range as a concert soloist have enabled baritone David L’Hommedieu to cultivate a diverse repertoire. A few recent solo performances include baritone roles in Orff’s Carmina Burana, Vaughan Williams' Five Mystical Songs and Serenade to Music, Dvorak’s Te Deum, Amy Beach's Canticle of The Sun, Samuel Barber's Dover Beach, Igor Stravinsky's Les Noces, Handel's The Messiah, Faure's Requiem, and Bach's St. Matthew Passion. Just as at home on the opera stage, David has performed principle roles with Opera du Perigord, Loveland Opera Theater, Colorado Light Opera, The Hillman Opera, as well as numerous roles with CU Opera where he earned a Master’s of Music while studying with Patrick Mason. Mr. L'Hommedieu also regularly performs in recital, both locally with his recital company PhoenixSong, as well as nationally.