The agency, helmed by Miguel Rodriguez, now represents 40 singers, conductors and stage directors
January 15, 2020 – One year ago, Athlone Artists was founded by longtime music industry leader Miguel Rodriguez and entrepreneur Barry Hume to offer a personable approach to artist management, pledging to champion and cultivate individuality, creativity, innovation and passion in artists at all levels of the profession.
Athlone Artists launched with an exclusive roster of 22 artists which in its first year has grown to 40 – 32 singers, 5 conductors and 3 stage directors. Artists include sopranos Leah Partridge and Barbara Quintiliani, mezzos Michelle Trainor and Amanda Crider, countertenors Logan Tanner and Daniel Moody, tenors Spencer Britten and Cameron Schutza, baritones Evan Bravos and David McFerrin and basses Brian Kontes and Nathan Stark. Renowned conductors Edward Elwyn Jones and Maria Sensi Sellner and stage directors Chuck Hudson and Mary Birnbaum also joined the Athlone roster this year.
In this first year, the Athlone Artists have brought their brilliant artistry to stages across the globe. Collectively, the Athlone Artists have auditioned for 105 companies in 27 cities worldwide and performed 662 performances in eight different languages, including:
- 6 Opera World Premieres
- 6 Workshops of New Works
- 18 Works by American Composers
- 42 works from the Baroque period
- 12 Messiahs
- 8 Verdi Requiems
- 5 Barbiere di Siviglia
- 3 Bohemes
- 2 Aidas
- 2 Trovatores
- 2 Magic Flutes
- 2 Le Nozze di Figaro
- 2 Candides
“Athlone Artists is committed to offering a personable approach to artist management, and helping steward, develop and maximize the careers of an exclusive roster of classical singers, conductors and stage directors, while remaining pledged to integrity, mentorship, diversity and inclusiveness of all levels of the profession” says Rodriguez.