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Baltimore’s Peabody Conservatory – Johns Hopkins University’s school of music and dance is where young talent comes to hone their craft.  The internationally respected school has a roster of many notable graduates that dot the cultural landscape:  Andre Watts - pianist, James Morris - vocalist, Angelin Chang – pianist, Michael Hedges – guitarist, Richard Cassilly – vocalist, Joe Byrd –bassist and many others. 

 We are excited to introduce our Peabody Nights where our performers are students of the Peabody Institute at the Johns Hopkins University who study with world-renowned teachers, coaches, and directors. This evening is dedicated to showcasing the vocal talent of Peabody’s graduate students with some of the most beloved music from the operatic repertoire.

 Open Reservations – Ala Carte Menu

$5 per person cover charge

Reservations:  (410) 6255-0534 or

Our performers’ resumes  for our inaugural Peabody Nights are impressive:


Madilyn Crossland, Mezzo Soprano, Host


Mezzo Soprano Madilyn Crossland has a passion for engaging audiences with her versatile voice and her evocative acting. A California native, she graduated with a BM from Chapman University. She is pursuing her MM at the Peabody Institute in Baltimore with Elizabeth Futral. In 2018, she was a soloist and street singer in Leonard Bernstein’s Mass, under the baton of Marin Alsop. In 2017, she was seen as the alto soloist in Haydn’s Harmoniemesse with the Peabody Symphony Orchestra. In 2019, she will play the role of La Ciesca in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi with Peabody Opera Theatre. Miss Crossland is a dedicated ensemble singer and passionate about musical outreach as well, performing educational operas at the Kennedy Center, Segerstrom Center, and Opera Delaware. As a songwriter and cover artist, she strives to create a unique sound and release as much of her passion projects as she can to the public.


Jeong Wook Han, Tenor


Tenor Jeong Wook Han is originally from Seoul, Korea and received his Bachelor of Art at Korea National University of Arts. He has previously studied with Tenor Yim Ung-Kyun in Korea and Bass Taikai Takahashi in Japan. He has been granted awards from various competitions, most notably the Tokyo International Vocal Competition which acted as a catalyst to continue his career in Japan. He is currently the first Korean regular member of the Japan Vocalist Forum, one of the largest classical vocal associations in Japan. He has performed in Korea and Japan as an artist and soloist at Tokyo International Association of Artists, Saitama City Opera, and Opera Osaka singing the roles of Rodolfo (La Boheme), Edgardo (Lucia di Lammermoor), Alfredo (La Traviata) and Il duca di Mantova (Rigoletto). He is a student of Ah Young Hong and currently working toward his Master of Music degree at Peabody Conservatory.


Emma Nicholson, Soprano


Emma Nicholson, Soprano, is in the process of completing her Masters degree in Vocal Performance at Peabody Conservatory in the studio of Stanley Cornett. This season at Peabody, Emma performed as a street singer in the Bernstein Mass, and sang the title role in Puccini’s Suor Angelica. Emma also performed the role of Giannetta in Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore with the Peabody Opera Theatre last fall. Ms. Nicholson is a recent graduate of Purchase College in New York where she earned her BM in vocal performance, and studied with Dr. Sherry Overholt. Previous operatic roles include Dew Fairy, and Gretel in Humperdinck’s Hänsel und Gretel, Flower girl in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro, Mary Warren in Robert Ward’s The Crucible, and Poppea in Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea. Emma has performed as a Soprano soloist for Händel’s Messiah, as well as for the Vivaldi Gloria with the Purchase College Chorus.


Monica Daly, Pianist

Monica is a collaborative pianist currently earning a Graduate Performance Diploma in Vocal Accompanying at the Peabody Institute, where she studies with Eileen Cornett. She was awarded a full tuition graduate assistantship with the Peabody Opera Theatre and has since been the rehearsal and orchestra pianist for Bernstein’s MASS and Puccini’s Il Trittico. She has a Bachelors in Piano Performance from West Chester University of Pennsylvania, where she studied with Dr. Carl Cranmer and Dr. Patricia Powell. She graduated with a Masters in Collaborative Piano from the Longy School of Music in Cambridge, MA, where she studied with Brian Moll. She has played in master classes for Dawn Upshaw, John Harbison, and Tara Erraught. Monica’s rehearsal and performance pianist credits include Argento’s Miss Havisham’s Wedding Night with Boston MetroWest Opera; Boston Opera Collaborative’s annual “Opera Bites;” and Dan Shore’s one-act operas The Beautiful Bridegroom and An Embarrassing Position. She served as a rehearsal pianist for BOC’s productions of Gounod’s Faust and Puccini’s La Rondine, and with Boston Midsummer Opera for Donizetti’s Il Campanello and Mascagni’s L’amico Fritz. In 2015, she attended the Alpenkammermusik Festival in Liesing, Austria co-directed by Randall Scarlata and Tanya Bannister. She has been awarded a Young Artist Vocal Coach position at Opera Steamboat for the Summer 2019 season where she will perform Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel.