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Rachael Binaco

Soprano

ABOUT ANASTASIA REGE

Anastasia Rege, soprano, received her Bachelor’s of Music degree at the University of Connecticut in 2012 and her Master’s of Music degree from the Brooklyn College Conservatory of Music in 2014.   She appeared in various operas throughout her academic career including Mozart’s Bastien and Bastienne, Purcell’s The Fairy Queen, Offenbach’s The Grand Duchesse of Gerolstein, Bernstein’s Candide, Ralph Vaughn Williams' Riders to the Sea, Puccini’s Suor Angelica and Verdi’s Falstaff.  With Brooklyn College Conservatory she performed the roles of La Pastourelle in Ravel’s L’enfant et les sortilege, Modestina in Rossini’s Il viaggo a Reims, and Giovanna in Verdi’s Rigoletto.  In May 2014, she performed as the soprano soloist in Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater with chamber orchestra and presented a lecture on the piece for her Master’s of Music graduate recital.  With the Hellenic Music Foundation of New York, she sang the role of Margot in a scene from Lehár’s The Merry Widow in their 2013 Opera and Ballet Concert, and the roles of Europa in Strauss’ Die Liebe der Danae, Gabrielle in Puccini’s La rondine, and Enrichetta in Bellini’s I puritani in their 2014 Opera Scenes and Ballet Concert.  As an avid supporter of new music, Anastasia has performed several world premieres of works in the New York area, including a premiere performance at the International Electroacoustic Music Festival in May of 2014.  In January 2015 Anastasia premiered the songs “The Bear” and “Rocky Racoon: Raiku” and in August 2015 she premiered “Earthworm,” “Garter,” and “Tiger Salamander”  from David Morneau’s song cycle Neighbors: The Yard Critters, with text from George Held’s children's’ book of poetry by the same name.   In June of 2015 in collaboration with Make Music New York (MMNY), Anastasia was the soprano soloist for Kolbeinn Turnason and Torkell Sigurbjörnsson’s “Heyr Himna Smiour” accompanied by bowed pianos.  Anastasia was also featured in the Connecticut premieres of two contemporary operas, The Beautiful Bridegroom and An Embarrassing Position composed by Boston based composer, Dan Shore.  In 2011, Anastasia performed as a featured soloist with the UConn early music ensemble, Collegium Musicum.  The ensemble performed a modern premiere of newly discovered 16th century villancicos at the Quito Cathedral in Quito, Ecuador.   Anastasia is also an active church musician and currently holds a professional chorister position at The Saint Boniface Oratory in Brooklyn.



EDUCATION

• Brooklyn College Conservatory of Music; Master’s of Music, 2012-2014

• University of Connecticut; Bachelor’s of Music, 2008-2012

TEACHERS

Dr. Carlos Conde

Dr. Constance Rock

Jurate Svedaite-Waller

HONORS AND AWARDS

•    Chancy Memorial Foundation Scholarship, Brooklyn College Conservatory, 2013-2014

•    Saul Lyons Memorial Scholarship, Brooklyn College Conservatory, 2013-2014

•    Talent Scholarship, University of Connecticut, 2008-2012

•    Alexander Hewitt Scholarship, University of Connecticut, 2008-2012

•    Hartford Musical Club Competition, First Place, 2008

PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCE

Rigoletto (Verdi)
Giovanna
Brooklyn College Conservatory Opera 2014

International Electroacoustic Music Festival
Featured Soloist
Brooklyn, NY 2014

Il viaggo a Reims (Rossini)
Modestina
Brooklyn College Conservatory Opera 2013

The Merry Widow (Lehar)
Margot
Hellenic Music Foundation of New York 2013

L’enfant et les sortilege (Ravel)
Une pastourelle
Brooklyn College Conservatory Opera 2013
 
Connecticut premiere of An Embarrassing Position (Dan Shore)
June Jinkins
University of Connecticut Opera Studio 2012
 
Modern premiere of newly discovered 16th century villancicos
Featured Soloist
Cathedral of Quito; Quito, Ecuador
University of Connecticut Collegium Musicum 2011
 
Connecticut premiere of The Beautiful Bridegroom (Dan Shore)
Madame Terentia
University of Connecticut Opera Studio 2011

Messiah (Handel)
Soprano Soloist
Stonington Choral Society, Stonington, CT 2010

Riders to the Sea (Ralph Vaughn Williams)
Chorus Member/Puppeteer
Lincoln Center Bruno Walter Auditorium
University of Connecticut Opera Theater 2009

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Voice & Theory Teacher, Belle Arti Center for the Arts, 2013-Present

Graduate Assistant, Brooklyn College Conservatory Choral Union 2013-2014. Assisted in leading chorus rehearsals of college students and community members, conducted ensemble, and led sectionals.

Guest Lecturer, Creative Coexistance (CreaCo) Music Collective, May 2014 Lectured on vocal pedagogy, hands on vocal warm ups, and anatomy of vocal tract.

Teaching Assistant, Teacher Assistant Program (TAP) Claude Chester Elementary School Volunteer teacher assistant and tutor for developmentally delayed elementary aged students.

 
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