Bravo Nights

Bravo Nights

Monday, May 2, 2022

Location: The Little Cafe

We are so pleased to welcome three Eastman School of Music performers for our May 2 Bravo Nights event. They promise to wow us with their vocal talents while they transform a humdrum Monday into a memorable Monday!

Dominie Boutin, Mezzo-Soprano

Dominie Boutin is a mezzo-soprano from Calgary, Alberta, Canada. She is currently working towards her Master of Music degree at the Eastman School of Music where she studies with Professor Katherine Ciesinski. Dominie also holds an Opera Diploma and an Honours Bachelor of Music from Wilfrid Laurier University in Ontario. Dominie is a passionate performer of opera and concert repertoire. She recently had the pleasure of being a soloist with the Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus in their performance of Handel’s Messiah in December 2021. Her operatic credits include the world premiere of the role of Matron Pearl in The Llandovery Castle by Stephanie Martin, Le Prince Charmant in Jules Massenet’s Cendrillon, and most recently Diana in Cavalli’s La Calisto with Eastman Opera Theatre.

Gwen Paker, soprano

Gwen Paker is an award-winning soprano equally at home on the operatic stage and in the concert hall. Studying at the Eastman School of Music with Professor Robert Swensen, Gwen won first prize in the 2022 Friends of Eastman Opera Voice Competition and the 2019 Eastman Voice Department Concerto Competition. Gwen made her professional operatic debut as Gertrude Stein in Thomson’s The Mother of Us All with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. Her credits with Eastman Opera

Theatre (EOT) include two prima donna roles: Léontine in Bologne’s L ’amant anonyme and Eleonora in Salieri’s Prima a music e poi el parole. Other credits with EOT include the Baker’s Wife cover in Sondheim’s Into the Woods, Erste Dame in a scene from Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, and Le Chauve-Souris in Ravel’s L’Enfant et les sortilèges.

Andrés Ramírez Román, Tenor

Born in Barranquilla, Colombia, Andrés began his studies in operatic singing at the age of 13 under Colombian soprano Mercedes Guevara. He then pursued a Bachelors in Voice in the university Juan N. Corpas with Maestro Juan D. Rojas, where he graduated with honors. He is currently a first-year master’s student at the Eastman School of Music with Professor Robert Swensen.