Greer Lyle M.M. Yale University
Greer Lyle, soprano, is a Carrollton, Georgia native noted for her ability to “combine brilliance with subtle nuance.” Ms. Lyle made her professional debut in 2018 as a Gerdine Young Artist with Opera Theatre of Saint Louis. Once there, she earned the Gaddes Career Award and invitation to return as a Gerdine Young Artist in 2019. In spring of 2021, Greer competed at the semifinalist level for the first ever live-streamed Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. In May 2022, Greer completed her graduate studies at the Yale School of Music. Her recent awards include the Julia Dykstra Award at the 2022 Vero Beach Opera Competition and Finalist in the 2022 Giulio Gari Foundation Competition. Ms. Lyle’s recent performances include Fiordiligi in Mozart’s Cosí fan tutte at Opera North and Alcina in Händels Alcina w
Anastasiia Sidorova M.M. and B.M. Curtis Institute of Music
Mezzo-soprano Anastasiia Sidorova holds a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance
and Master of Music in Opera from the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia.
Mrs. Sidorova is a professional opera singer, who is passionate about teaching students
of different levels and ages. In addition to four seasons with Opera Philadelphia, she
has sung engagements with Wolf Trap Opera in Northern Virginia, Verbier Festival in
Switzerland, Ravinia Festival in Chicago, Russian Chamber Art Society in Washington
D.C., Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia and Music Academy of the West in
In the 2021-22 season, Mrs. Sidorova sang Sesto in MERCY, a film by the Curtis Opera
Theatre based on Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito, Madame Flora (Baba) in a film of The
Medium, as well as performed Mahler’s; Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen with Curtis
Chamber Ensemble under the baton of Robert Kahn.
Mrs. Sidorova is a 1st Prize winner of the Classical Singer Competition, as well as the
recipient of The Metropolitan Opera National Council Audition Encouragement Award ,
Gerda Lissner Lieder/Song competition Encouragement Award and Annapolis Opera
Vocal Competition Encouragement Prize.
Susan Altabet (Flute, Recorder) LTCL in Voice, Trinity College and LTCL in Flute, Trinity College
Susan Altabet has been teaching voice, flute, recorders, and piano for over 30 years privately. She has been on the faculty of the Adirondack Vocal Workshop, the Diller-Quaille School of Music, and since 1998 has been teaching at Crestwood Music Education Center.As a member of the acclaimed Gregg Smith Singers for 30 years she toured the US and abroad and she performs in other choruses, churches, and synagogues throughout the New York metropolitan area.Susan holds LTCL’s in Voice and Flute from Trinity College of Music London and did specialized studies in early music at Koninklijk Conservatorium Den Haag and Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Basel. Her teachers include Morag Noble, Andrea von Roman, Nancy Wertsch, Lenora Eve, Judith Hall, and Kathleen Nester.
Richard Siegel (Jazz)
Rich Siegel has been a fixture on the New York music scene for many years, has appeared in top piano rooms including Bemelman’s at the Carlyle and Peacock Alley at the Waldorf-Astoria, top jazz clubs including Birdland and the Blue Note, and has appeared in piano rooms, jazz clubs, and festivals all over the world, including in France, Japan, Canada, Mexico, and West Africa. Rich appeared in the Off-Broadway shows “Our Sinatra” and “Jacques Brel Returns”. He has provided piano accompaniment for many prominent singers in the jazz, cabaret, and pop genres. Currently, he enjoys regular appearances at the Merion Inn in Cape May, NJ, and is Music Minister at Unity Church in Montclair, NJ. His peace activist CD “The Way to Peace” has received critical acclaim.