2020 Gate City Bank Young Artist Program Staff
Pianist Neill Campbell has been a pianist/coach at the Seagle Music Colony, Janiec Opera Company at Brevard Music Center, Gulfshore Opera, Pensacola Opera, and Shreveport Opera. At Shreveport, Neill was a Resident Artist, where he served for two years as chorus master, rehearsal pianist, and pianist for the Shreveport Opera Xpress outreach and touring program. Most recently, Neill was the principal coach and chorus master for the 2019 touring season of Gulfshore Opera, where he prepared choruses for Don Pasquale and La Traviata. Neill has performed across the United States, and internationally in Italy and in Havana, Cuba. Neill is a graduate of Michigan State University, where he received both his MM in Collaborative Piano, and his BM in Piano Performance. This is Neill’s first season with Fargo Moorhead Opera as the Director/Coach for the Gate City Bank Young Artist Program.
Frederic Heringes has appeared on Broadway in the San Francisco & Toronto companies of “The Phantom of the Opera” (Ubaldo Piangi); in New York City in Brya Putnam’s new musical “The Toymaker” and played the role of Artiste in Moliere’s “The Learned Ladies”. Regional Theatre credits include Agent Rank in “Unnecessary Farce”, Saunders in “Lend Me a Tenor”, and premiere productions of “Stonewall’s Bust” by John Morogiello and “One Golden Moment” by Wm. S. C. Coleman.
In Opera, Mr. Heringes has been heard with Florida Grand Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Glimmerglass Opera, Anchorage Opera, Chautauqua Opera and Fargo-Moorhead Opera. He studied acting at The Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts in California and was a member of the repertory acting company there for five seasons, appearing in over thirty plays and musicals. He returns to the FM Opera stage, having most recently appeared as Goro in “Madama Butterfly” and as St. Brioche in “The Merry Widow”. In addition, Mr. Heringes serves as the stage director for the Gate City Bank Young Artist Program with FM Opera.