\\ Alter Your Perspective //
\\ Alter Your Stages //
\\ Alter Your World //
Endeavoring for "Classical" music with cultural relevance and integrity, Alter Ego Chamber Opera (AECO) is an emerging, Philadelphian opera collective that presents new works and reimagined works of history "without the ego."
An active and ardent performer of both 'classical' music and traditional style Celtic music, violinist-composer David Matthew Brown merges passion with ingenuity. He has performed as a soloist with the Csik Chamber Orchestra (Romania)—with which he was also guest concertmaster—the Vidin Sinfonietta (Bulgaria), the Newark and University of Delaware Symphony Orchestras as the winner of each respective concerto competition, and the West Chester University Chamber Orchestra. His compositions have been commissioned and/or performed by such institutions and ensembles as the New Russia State Symphony Orchestra, International Opera Theater, Philadelphia's Network for New Music, NYC's LINK Ensemble, the 6wire Project, Csik Chamber Orchestra, Vidin Sinfonietta, House Music Philadelphia, and Alter Ego Chamber Opera. David's teachers include Charles Ponall, Sylvia Ahramjian, and Xiang Gao.
David is a conductor, tuba player, mandolinist, and has composed over fifty Celtic jigs, reels, hornpipes, and other dance forms. By day, he is the campaign manager for Deb Ciamacca, a Democrat running to represent PA District 168 in the State House of Representatives.
A soprano "displaying profound imagination and control" (Philadelphia Inquirer), Alize Rozsnyai is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, excelling in baroque and contemporary repertoire. She has performed with companies including Opera Philadelphia, The Center for Contemporary Opera, Experiments in Opera NYC, Opera Fayetteville (Zina, Dark Sisters), The International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival in England (Phyllis, Iolanthe), Rossini Opera Festival, Cape Cod Symphony, Chautauqua Opera, and the Princeton Symphony.
Ms. Rozsnyai has received honors from many prestigious organizations such as the Career Bridges Grant, Astral Artist National Auditions, Palm Beach Opera Competition, Lotte Lenya Competition, American Traditions Competition, Early Music America, Bel Canto Vocal Scholarship, Musical Merit Foundation of Greater San Diego, Lois Alba Aria Competition, and is the recipient of the generous Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship. She took time off to dedicate herself to the service of others full time from 2015-2017, working in ArtistYear (similar to Americorps, as a musician).
Also a librettist, Alize performed her original adaptation of Pierrot Lunaire (Kennedy Center), as well as two of her own works, The Coffee Cantata (new adaptation) and Phony (music by David Brown), with Alter Ego Chamber Opera.
Irene Moretto is a pianist, harpsichordist, and violinist who earned a M.M. in Piano Performance and M.M. in Harpsichord Performance from Temple University, where she studied with Dr. Charles Abramovic and Dr. Joyce Lindorff. She also holds a B.M. in Piano Pedagogy. Her love of vocal music led her to attend the American Institute of Music Studies in Graz, Austria, where she studied and performed opera and lieder repertoire. She also attended the Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute to further her exploration of Early Music.
Irene regularly works as a collaborative pianist and has played for such organizations as the Philadelphia International Music Festival, House Music Philadelphia, and Wilson Vocal Academy. She is a founding member of the new Philly-based opera collective, Alter Ego Chamber Opera. Irene maintains an active piano studio and is on the faculties of The Baldwin School and Merion Mercy Academy. When not at the keyboard, she plays violin for various celebratory events with her string trio, Abellimento Strings.
Lyric soprano Kaitlyn Michelle Waterson performs art song, opera, and musical theater alike with stunning clarity and charisma. Her opera affiliations include OperaDelaware, Delaware Valley Opera Company, and the West Chester University Opera Company, where she has performed leading roles such as Prince Charmant (Cendrillon) and Hänsel (Hänsel und Gretel). Kaitlyn has been featured as a soloist with the Csik Chamber Orchestra (Romania)—with which she has performed two world premiers—the Vidin Sinfonietta (Bulgaria), and the West Chester University Symphony Orchestra. Kaitlyn's teachers include Susan Rheingans, In Young Lee, Randall Scarlata, Cara Latham, and Elizabeth de Trejo.
Kaitlyn has performed as a professional chorister with the Philadelphia Symphonic Choir; the Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia; Vox Ama Deus; and Ardmore Presbyterian Church, and maintains a small voice and piano studio in the Greater Philadelphia area. Recently, she has begun composing and libretto-writing. By day, she works as a Market Research Analyst for Armature Group and a Personal Trainer at the Sporting Club Main Line.
From our first production, "Phony"