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  • Sotto Sopra Restaurant 405 N. Charles Street Baltimore (map)

Peabody Nights at Sotto Sopra

Sunday, June 30th – 6 pm to 9 pm

Open Reservations – Ala Carte Menu - $5 per person cover charge

Reservations:  (410) 6255-0534 or

 We are excited to continue 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 opera, operetta and musical theatre…fun, summer-like music.

 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. 

 Our performers for our June 30th Peabody Nights are impressive:

 Jared Hancock, Baritone

Jared Hancock, baritone, is a graduate of the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University where he obtained a Master of Music in Vocal Performance, studying in the vocal studio of William Sharp. In 2016, he earned a Bachelor of Music degree from Mercyhurst University. During his time there, he sang the roles of Sharpless in Puccini's Madama Butterfly and Papageno in Mozart's The Magic Flute. He had the opportunity to reprise the role of Sharpless with La Musica Lirica, where he also sang Betto di Signa in Puccini's Gianni Schicchi. He returned to Mercyhurst in 2017 as a guest artist to sing Escamillo in the school’s production of Carmen. He has also experienced success with Peabody Opera Theater, where he covered Belcore in L’elisir d’amore, and sang the roles of the count in Massenet’s Chérubin, the “Non Credo” soloist in Bernstein’s MASS, and the title role in Gianni Schicchi.

Tess Ottinger, Soprano

Tess Ottinger, soprano, is a first year Master of Music student at the Peabody Conservatory of the John’s Hopkins University pursuing her degree in Vocal Performance and Pedagogy. In her previous instruction at Virginia Commonwealth University, Tess received both a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance and Vocal Music Education. Tess recently performed the role of Nella in Peabody Opera’s production of Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi in 2019. Tess is pleased to announce she will also be performing the role of Lauretta, as well as covering the role of Nella, in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi, with Opera Susquehanna this summer. Recently, Ms. Ottinger performed the role of Susanna in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro as a Guest Alumni Artist at VCU. Her previous operatic roles include Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi, Suor Genovieffa in Puccini’s Suor Angelica, Fiametta in Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Gondoliers, and covered the role of Sonia in Lehár’s The Merry Widow. This past year, Ms. Ottinger performed as a member of the Richmond Symphony Chorus and was a featured soloist with the Richmond Symphony Orchestra in 2016 and 2018. Ms. Ottinger has also performed as a soprano soloist with the Williamsburg Choral Guild for Mozart’s Requiem and Bach’s Magnificat in 2017 and 2018.

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.