A Starry Night of Opera Music with the Soprano & Tenor Duet of Rachel Hippert and Jose Heredia

The John F. Peto Studio Museum presents

A Starry Night of Opera Music with the Soprano & Tenor Duet of Rachel Hippert and Jose Heredia


WHEN: Saturday, January 27, 2018, 7:30 pm

WHERE: Island Heights United Methodist Church, 111 Ocean Ave, Island, Island Heights, NJ

TICKETS: Doors open at 7pm, pay at door or via Eventbrite links below:



Proceeds benefit the John F. Peto Studio Museum

Rachel Hippert is an American soprano. Her recent productions include: Carmen (Micaëla) and Die Fledermaus (Rosalinda) with Amore Opera Company, Aida (High Priestess) with the New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera, Amahl and the Night Visitors (Mother) with the Brooklyn Philharmonia Chorus, Lakmé (Ellen) with West Side Opera Society, Idomeneo (Elettra) with the Opera Company of Brooklyn, and Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella(Cinderella) with Once Upon a Time, Inc. Ongoing projects include performing in partnership with the world peace organization Heavenly Culture World Peace Restoration of Light (HWPL) for various events in NYC, acting as a goodwill ambassador and associate artist with We Care for Humanity (WHC), with whom she has traveled abroad and performed for foreign dignitaries. Also, she serves as the resident soprano soloist for the Brooklyn Philharmonia Chorus and is a staple performer with the Opera Collective, part of the Music Under New York organization.

Jose Heredia is a 1st Prize winner in New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera’s 2014 International Vocal Competition, and an encouragement award winner in the 2015 Giulio Gari International Vocal Competition, Dominican tenor José Heredia has been called “A Golden-Age style tenor…that impresses immediately with his vibrant instrument and forward placement of tone” (Qonstage.com). He holds a BM from Nyack College School of Music, has attended the Manhattan School of Music, and has studied with The Metropolitan Opera’s Dr. Dana Talley and Migon Dunn. After making his debut as Rodolfo in Puccini’s “La Boheme” with the NJ Association of Verismo Opera in 2014, Mr. Heredia has sung the lead tenor roles in “Rigoletto”, “Carmen”, “La Taviata”, “Un ballo in Maschera”, “L’elisir d’amore”, Leoncavallo’s “La Boheme”, and “Tosca” with companies like NJAVO, Westside Opera Society, Bravo Alliance, Amore Opera and dell’arte Opera Ensemble. Mr. Heredia made his oratorio debut in 2012 as tenor soloist in Handel’s Messiah, and has toured Italy, Puerto Rico, and South Korea, where he sang over 34 successful concerts, some aired on live TV (NBC Korea). Mr. Heredia was praised for his portrayal of “Alfredo” in Dell’arte Opera Ensemble’s 2016 production of Verdi’s “La Traviata” by The Epoch Times, calling him a “Powerful voice with elegant style” (Theepochtimes.com). He is a resident artist and soloist with the Brooklyn Philharmonia Chorus. His current teachers are Dr. Dana Talley and Tamie Laurance.