Baritone André Chiang is a native of Mobile, Alabama, where he completed his undergraduate work at the University of South Alabama. He went on to receive his Master's at the Manhattan School of Music. While at Manhattan, he sang Dr. Falke (Die Fledermaus), Ctésippe (Pénélope), and Il Conte (Le nozze di Figaro). Chiang's professional credits include work with Mobile Opera as Doctor Grenville (La traviata), Shreveport Opera as Masetto (Don Giovanni), El Gallo (The Fantisticks), Sciarrone/Jailer (Tosca), Washington-Idaho Symphony as Guglielmo (Cosi fan tutte), and Portland Opera as Yamadori/Registrar (Madama Butterfly), Young Galileo/Salviate (Galileo Galilei), Maximillian/Captain (Candide), Argante (Rinaldo), and Ford (Falstaff). Chiang also spent two summers as a Gerdine Young Artist at the Opera Theatre of Saint Louis covering Count Almaviva (The Marriage of Figaro), Mr. Lindquist (A Little Night Music), and The Captain (The Death of Klinghoffer). Along with his stage work, Chiang has appeared in recital and concert; his credits consist of “A Romantic Evening” with La Grange Symphony Orchestra and the Bass soloist in Handel’s Messiah with the Eastern Shore Choral Society, and an orchestrated concert of Vaughan-Williams' The Songs of Travel under the baton of George Manahan. Chiang has also been awarded honors through competitions and scholarships, which include Regional Finalist for the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, the La Grange Symphony Orchestra Young Artists Competition Winner, Verdi Award winner in the Orpheus Voice Competition, finalist in the Liederkranz Art Song/Lieder competition, winner of the Grand Concours de Chant for French song, and winner of the Eisenberg – Fried Concerto Competition for Voice at the Manhattan School of Music. Upcoming engagements include covering the role of Lancelot (Camelot) as a young artist with the Glimmerglass Festival this summer and an emerging artist with Virginia Opera for the 2013-2014 season.