A Night at the Opera, a concert of operatic favorites from Mozart, Puccini, Bizet, and more, performed by renowned operatic artists who have performed internationally and across the United States and now call Las Vegas home. This event is the first collaboration between Vegas City Opera and the YAO, and features top students, professionals and alumni from the Young Artists Orchestra Academy, Symphony, and Chamber Orchestra programs.


 Luis Castillo, Baritone 

Luis has performed with Vienna Opera Academy,  Taller de Ópera de Sonora , Ars Vocalis International Festival, and Fray Ivo Tonek’s Filarmonic Orchestra.  Luis was awarded first Place and the Audience Favorite at the Phoenix Opera Southwest Vocal Competition and was recognized as a Young Talent of the year in Festival Alfonso Ortiz Tirado 2015 in Alamos, Sonora Mexico.

Mr. Castillo has sang several opera rolls; “Alfio” in Cavalleria Rusticana by P. Mascagni; “Carrasquilla” in Don Gil de Alcalá by M. Penella; “Ben” in The Telephone by G. C. Menotti; “Malatesta” in Don Pasquale; “Dulcamara” in L’elisir d’amore and “Gaspar” in Rita, “Sulpice” in La Fille du Regiment by G. Donizetti; “Marco” in Gianni Schicchi by G. Puccini; “Escamillo” in Carmen by G. Bizet; “Melisso” in Alcina by G. F. Heandel; the solo in Carmina Burana by C. Orff;  “Simeon” in L’enfant prodigue by  C. Debussy; “Salieri” in Mozart y Salieri by Rimsky-Korsakov; “Rigoletto” in Rigoletto and “Germont” in La Traviata by G. Verdi. 

Ginger Land-van Buuren

Ginger is the Executive Director and co-founder of Vegas City Opera, Las Vegas’ contemporary opera company. Before moving to Las Vegas from New York City Ginger was a Portland Opera Resident Artist. While in NYC Ginger was well received by The New York Times and Opera News in the New York debut of An Incomplete Education, with The Bronx Opera, in which she sang the lead role of Gontron le Comte. In her professional operatic career Ginger performed with Palm Beach Opera, Dicapo Opera Theater, Pacific Opera, Opera In The Heights, Natchez Opera Festival, Portland Opera, Opera Astoria and the National Lyric Opera, Ginger is also a member of Actor's Equity and SAG. Ginger can be found on the big screen in the movie, Find Me Guilty, starring Vin Diesel and in the award winning short film Cold Dark Night Of Brilliance, in the role of the “Angel of Mercy” in which she performed and recorded the title track. 

Rebecca Morris, Mezzo-Sporano

Rebecca has performed operatic roles all over the country and the world.  She is a graduate of Northern Arizona University, and has received certificates from the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria, The Bay Area Summer Opera Theater Institute and The Opera Academy of California in San Francisco, CA, the Crittenden Opera Theater Institute in Washington DC, and the Flagstaff in Fidenza program in Fidenza, Italy.  She has performed under the baton of great Conductors including Michelle Singher and Eduardo Muller.    

Windmill Library Performing Arts Center

February 22 at 7 PM

Tickets: General Admission - $20

Student Admission - $10

Windmill Library Performing Arts Center

7060 W Windmill Ln, Las Vegas, NV 89113