Juan Franco and Alexandra Woodruff


Duets and arias from Tosca and La Boheme

Juan Carlos Franco’s professional credits include engagements with New Orleans Opera, Cleveland Opera, Opera de Colombia, New Jersey Symphony, Lyric Opera Cleveland, Ohio Light Opera, Hudson Opera Theater and Orquesta Sinfónica del Valle in Cali, Colombia, among many others. He is a European finalist of the Pavarotti International Voice Competition held in Modena, Italy. Mr. Franco has a vocal performance undergraduate degree from the Oberlin Conservatory and a masters in music degree from Rutgers University. He currently lives in the NYC area where he performs regularly in opera, oratorio and art song. Mr. Franco also holds an Electrical Engineering degree, summa cum laude, from Bradley University.

Website: www.juan-franco.com

American soprano Alexandra Woodruff began her operatic career as a Resident Artist with Dicapo Opera Theatre in 2012.  While with Dicapo, Ms. Woodruff was offered covers in The Most Happy Fella and Giannini’s Beauty and the Beast.  Following her 2-year contract with Dicapo, Ms. Woodruff performed Giulietta in Les Contes d’Hoffmann with the Hudson Lyric Opera.
Ms. Woodruff recently made her debut in the title roles of Madama Butterfly and Tosca with the Footlight Players. This season she will reprise her role of Tosca with the Hudson Lyric Opera and make her debut as Violetta from La Traviata with the Footlight Players.  Ms. Woodruff has a Bachelor of Arts from Rutgers University and is currently a student of internationally acclaimed tenor Arturo Spinetti.  

Performances: 6:00 PM at Sanctuary, First Reformed Church & Trinity Rivertowns, 18 Farragut Avenue, Hastings-on-Hudson