Hungerford, soprano, lives in St. Albans with her husband and
sons. In addition to Counterpoint, she is a member of the Vermont
Symphony Orchestra Chorus and has performed and recorded with
the Austrian Radio Choir in Vienna. Claire attended The State
University of New York Potsdam Crane School of Music and the
Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Vienna, Austria.
Claire has given numerous recitals locally as well as in Vienna
and Munich, Germany. She has been a soloist with VSO as well
as local choirs in Vermont, with the Dartmouth College Symphony
Orchestra and with the East Hampton Community Choir. Claire is
a member of "Ah! Capella," a quartet that is part of
the VSO's Symphony Education program.
Hoffman Farrell, mezzo soprano, began singing with the Essex
Childrens Choir and went on to receive both Bachelors
and Masters degrees in vocal performance. She has performed
nationally with several companies, including the Atlanta Opera
and the Southeastern Savoyards. Regionally, Wendy has been heard
as a soloist with The Vermont Mozart Festival, the Vermont Symphony
Orchestra, The Vermont Philharmonic, The Montpelier Chamber Orchestra,
and the Vermont Youth Orchestra. She has performed a number of
operatic roles with Vermont companies, including Vermont Opera
Theater and the Opera Company of Middlebury. Upcoming engagements
include the alto solo work in Messiah with The Vermont Mozart
Festival, and the role of Frau Stahlbaum (to her daughter Viviens
Clara) with Vermont Ballet Theaters production of The Nutcracker.
has received his vocal training at Westminster Choir College
in Princeton, NJ and private vocal coaching with Nan Nall of
Weston, VT. Robert has performed throughout VT and NH and has
toured Eastern Germany with such groups as Opera Theater of Weston,
Raylynmore Opera, Granite State Opera, Echo Valley Community
Arts, Oriana Singers, and is now returning to perform once again
with the Vermont Philharmonic for their annual Messiah Performance.
Erik Kroncke, bass, in 2008-2009,
made his Seoul, Korea debut with the Korean Philharmonic in Beethoven's
9th, his Weill recital hall at Carnegie debut as a winner of
the American Wagner and St. Bonaventura Awards from the Liederkranz
Wagner competition, his Opera San José debut as Prince
Gremin in Eugene Onegin, and his Sarasota Opera debut as Angelotti
in Tosca as well as a concert performance of the Coronation Scene
from Boris Goudenov as Boris with the Sarasota Opera Orchestra.
He has been acclaimed as Mephistopheles in Faust, Bartolo in
Le Nozze di Figaro, Basilio in Barber of Seville, Commendatore
in Don Giovanni, Sarastro in Die Zauberflöte, and Phillip
in Don Carlos, to name just a few of his over 60 roles. He has
also appeared with Chautauqua Opera, Natchez Opera Festival,
Brooklyn Opera, Bronx Opera, Austin Lyric Opera, Opera Colorado,
Fort Collins Opera, Opera Theater of the Rockies, Opera in the
Heights, and the Amato Opera.