Jim Hinton, bass-baritone (Sciarrone). A native of Central Illinois, Jim has worked as a professional actor and singer since 1970 in Urbana, Chicago, Elgin and the Midwest. His credits include solo work with Elgin Opera, the Elgin Choral Union and the Elgin Symphony. His Chicago area credits include working with Light Opera Works, Whirlwind Performance Company and the Illinois Theatre Centre. He studied acting at the U of I in Urbana and his voice teachers include Roger Cooper (a student of William Warfield), Terri Brancaccio-Hanson, Solange Sior and Tetyana Torzhevska.. He won an award in Soiree’ Lyrique’s Young Artist program last summer and in March of this year, he sang in a program of art songs at the First Congregational Church of Elgin.