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Mr. Farrell currently holds the position of Music Director and Conductor of Repertory Opera Company of Los Angeles which produces four operas per season. He is also on the music faculty of the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at California State University, Long Beach. In 2000 he held the position of Assistant Conductor with Los Angeles Opera where he worked with Placido Domingo, Carol Vaness, and Rodney Gilfry among many others. Praised for his “powerful and moving” solo performances and “imaginative and sensitive” accompaniment, Mr. Farrell has performed with such artists as violinist Chao-Liang Lin, cellists Fred Sherry and James Kreger, and pianist Samuel Sanders. He has also collaborated in extensive recital performances with tenor, Robert White.

Mr. Farrell studied vocal technique intensively for six years with Fred Carama during which time he also earned a Pre-Medical degree specializing in organic chemistry, physics, anatomy, and physiology. He has been teaching and coaching a full studio of opera singers in Los Angeles since 1999 and in New York City for the five years before that.

Mr. Farrell is a native of Pennsylvania and holds both Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from The Juilliard School where he studied piano with Jerome Lowenthal, opera with Diane Richardson, vocal technique with Beverly Johnson and Edward Zambara, and vocal accompanying with the late Samuel Sanders.


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