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Founder and Board Members

Founder Cheryl Warfield has performed over 15 lead roles in the standard operatic repertoire during her career, including the title roles of Tosca, Aida and La Gioconda. Cheryl made her European operatic debut as Fiordiligi in Mozart’s Cosi fan tute with the Rome Festival Orchestra. Career highlights include her Broadway debut in Hal Prince’s Show Boat, critical acclaim from the Chicago Tribune for the portrayal of Strawberry Woman in the Lyric Opera of Chicago’s production of Porgy and Bess, and guest soloist appearances at NFL Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonies in Canton, Ohio and St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City.

Cheryl’s cabaret-style appearances include performances at the Triad on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, and holiday and special performances at numerous restaurants in Little Italy, most recently at the Enrico Caruso room at the Grotta Azzura Restaurant. She has been featured at Opera Night at the San Gennaro Festival, the annual Little Italy Christmas tree lighting, holiday performances at the Barclay Intercontinental Hotel, and at Opera Night in Oyster Bay Long Island.

Cheryl is a member of SAG-AFTRA and Actor’s Equity and has appeared on the Tony Awards, the Live from Lincoln Center broadcast DVDs of the Metropolitan Opera’s productions of Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg and Fidelio, and in episodes of The Good Wife, Luke Cage, and Are We There Yet? on television.

ADVANCE Board Members

Paula Warfield, Technology Advisor Microsoft 

Gregory Buchalter, Artistic Advisor Opera Conductor/Vocal Coach

Frank Cipriano, Board Advisor Caterer-Craft Services for Film and TV 

Cheryl Warfield, Soprano Founder and President

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