Based in San Francisco, Soprano Carolyn Bacon is known for her imagination, intelligence, and versatility as an opera and musical theater performer. She was recently seen at Cinnabar Theater as Louisa in The Fantasticks, and in the sold out run of My Way, a tribute to Frank Sinatra’s career with jazz trio. She also sings jazz at San Francisco’s premier jazz club, Black Cat. Recognizing her dramatic skills as a singer in multiple genres, Carolyn was a 2017 semi-finalist in the Kurt Weill Institute’s Lotte Lenya Competition in New York. Recent Bay Area performances have brought Carolyn to Opera San Jose, West Bay Opera, TheatreWorks, Pacific Coast Repertory Theater, Pocket Opera, Opera Parallèle, Foothill Music Theater, and others. She also recently made her professional German debut in Freiburg, singing Adele (Die Fledermaus) with the Markgräfler Symphonie Orchester. The Badische Zeitung writes, “Carolyn Bacon was a bitingly fresh, cheeky Adele…Her high notes were divinely effortless and powerful.” Carolyn holds a Master’s Degree in Vocal Performance from the San Francisco Conservatory and a Bachelor’s Degree in Neuroscience from Pomona College, where she originally prepared for a career in medicine. Visit www.carolynbaconsoprano.com.
Brian Fitzsousa is a pianist, composer, and musicologist, currently working on the music staff of the San Francisco Opera and music history faculty at the San Francisco Conservatory. Brian studied jazz in New York and at the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts, whose premiere jazz combo and big band won top prizes in national competitions in New York and Boston.