High Standards starring Lorrianna Colozzo and Special Guests

Local opera star and soprano vocalist Lorrianna Colozzo is back again this season with a new take on Broadway, opera and American Songbook standards. High Standards brings the sounds of these three diverse genres together for a night that explores the power of the human voice. Starring Lorrianna, Graham Fandrei, Rebekah Diaz, and James Channing, High Standards will take you on a journey through the history of the sounds of the opera house, recording studio, and Broadway stage.

With a background in musical theatre, cabaret, and opera, Lorrianna Colozzo has crafted a voice unlike any other. A graduate of the Peabody Conservatory of Music, Colozzo has received numerous awards and grants, including from The Metropolitan Opera National Council. Throughout her career, Lorrianna Colozzo has appeared in a number of diverse operatic roles, including Valencienne in The Merry Widow, Nanetta in Falstaff, and Adele in Die Fledermaus, among others. Called “captivating” by the Baltimore Sun, Colozzo appeared as Sarah Brown in Guys and Dolls in Concert right here at The Lyric Theatre.

Joining Lorrianna Colozzo in High Standards this January is Graham Fandrei. A beloved classical singer throughout South Florida, Fandrei has sung with The Masterchorale of South Florida, the Miami Lyric Opera, and the Florida Grand Opera, to name a few. An original cast member in the Baz Luhrmann production of La Boheme on Broadway, Fandrei studied at The Juilliard School and the New England Conservatory. Most recently, Graham Fandrei has performed Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass with the Symphonic Chorale of Southwest Florida, Bernstein’s On the Town with the Klezmer Concert Orchestra, and the Brahms Requiem with the Ave Maria University Chorale.

A graduate of the Manhattan School of Music and Carnegie Mellon University, Rebekah Diaz has performed with major symphonies and opera companies across the United States. Diaz has performed as a soloist with the Bronx Opera, the Pittsburgh Ballet, the Opera Orchestra of New York at Carnegie Hall, and locally, with the Miami Lyric Opera. Most recently, Rebekah Diaz appeared as the lead in the premier of Bernstein’s On the Town with the Klezmer Orchestra in South Florida. Diaz is also a faculty member of the New World School for the Arts, FIU School of Music, and University of Miami’s Young Musician’s Camp.

Finally, Florida native and talented performer James Channing completes the High Standards quartet. Channing originally got his start at The Lyric Theatre, and has been performing for audiences across Florida ever since. James Channing is not only a talented singer, but an accomplished pianist, performing at various clubs and venues across the state. Channing is a performer at Walt Disney World, performing in the Beauty and the Beast Live on Stage show and Finding Nemo the Musical.