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Baritone André Chiang
Touted by the Oregonian as “vocally commanding”, baritone André Chiang brings his lyrical voice to repertoire spanning from Handel to Glass. Mr. Chiang’s recent engagements include returns to Virginia Opera as Fiorello/Ofiicer in Il barbiere di Siviglia and Opera Birmingham as Belcore in L’elisir d’amore. Past season highlights include Falke in Die Fledermaus, Ford in Falstaff, Yamadori/Registrar in Madama Butterfly, Maximillian/Captain in Candide, Young Galileo/Salviate in Galileo Galilei, and Argante in Rinaldo, all with Portland Opera; Yamadori in Madama Butterfly and King Melchior in Amahl and the Night Visitors with Ash Lawn Opera; Masetto in Don Giovanni, El Gallo in The Fantasticks, Morales/Le Dancaïre in Carmen, and Motorcycle Cop/Guard 1 in Dead Man Walking with Shreveport Opera; Marchese d’Obigny in La Traviata with Opera Birmingham; Anthony Hope in Sweeney Todd, Barone Douphol in La traviata, and Le Dancaïre in Carmen with Virginia Opera; Guglielmo in Così fan tutte with The Washington Idaho Symphony; Dottore Grenvil in La traviata and Marco in Gianni Schicchi with Mobile Opera; and Ctésippe in Pénélope, Il Conte in Le nozze di Figaro, and Falke with the Manhattan School of Music. Mr. Chiang is also a graduate of several prestigious apprenticeships, having spent summers as a Gerdine Young Artist at the Opera Theatre of Saint Louis and with the Glimmerglass Festival, covering Nathan Gunn as Lancelot in Camelot, as well as performing the role in their Young Artist Matinee.
Along with his stage work, he is equally comfortable in recital and concert. These credits include “A Romantic Evening” with La Grange Symphony Orchestra, an orchestrated concert of Vaughan Williams' Songs of Travel under the baton of George Manahan, baritone soloist in Beethoven's Ninth Symphony with the Richmond Symphony, baritone soloist in Carmina Burana with the New Orleans Symphony Chorus who performed in the French Quarter Festival, and bass soloist in Haydn’s Mass in D minor with the Eastern Shore Choral Society and the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Chiang was a Regional Finalist for the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, fifth place winner in the Opera Birmingham 39th annual competition, the La Grange Symphony Orchestra Young Artists Competition Winner, finalist in the Liederkranz Art Song/Lieder competition, winner of the Grand Concours de Chant for French song, winner of the Eisenberg–Fried Concerto Competition for Voice at the Manhattan School of Music, and winner of the NFMC Young Artist Competition. Mr. Chiang completed his Bachelor of Music degree at the University of South Alabama and his Master of Music degree at the Manhattan School of Music. He is currently residing in Baton Rouge, LA and studies with Dennis Jesse, Associate Professor of Voice at Louisiana State University. Upcoming engagements for Mr. Chiang include the baritone soloist in Carmina Burana with the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra, St. Paul in Mendelssohn’s Paulus with the Berkeley Community Chorus and Orchestra, Schaunard in La bohème with Mobile Opera, Commissioner/Yamadori in Madama Butterfly with Pensacola Opera, and Charlie in Three Decembers with Painted Sky Opera.
as belcore in L'elisir d'amore
with opera birmiingham
As Fiorello in Il baribiere di Siviglia
with Virginia Opera
As Baron Duphol in La traviata with Virginia Opera
As Anthony Hope in Sweeney Todd
with Virginia Opera
As Le Dancaïre in Carmen with Virginia Opera
in Baton Rouge, LA
November 16, 18, 2017
in Baton Rouge, LA
in Amahl and the Night Visitors
December 9, 2017
in Pensacola, FL
in Madama Butterfly
January 26, 28, 2018
in Mobile, AL
in La bohème
March 16, 18m, 2018
Painted Sky Opera
in Oklahoma City, OK
in Three Decembers
May 11, 12, 13, 2018
Berkeley Community Chorus and Orchestra
in Berkeley, CA
June 22, 23, 24, 2018
Count's Aria from Le nozze di Figaro
Starbuck's Aria from Moby-Dick
The Impossible Dream from Man of La Mancha
Die Mainacht by Brahms
Chanson à boire by Ravel
André Chiang as El Gallo, Morales and Le Dancaïre, and Motor Cop/Guard 1..
Dean Anthony's 2011 production of The Fantasticks, 2015 production of Carmen, and 2016 production of Dead Man Walking at Shreveport Opera. Photo: Jack Charity
André Chiang as Lancelot.
Longbottom's 2013 production of Camelot at The Glimmerglass Festival. Photo: Jamie Kraus
André Chiang as Soloist, Salviati/Young Galileo, Maximillian, Argante, and Falke.
Portland Opera's Productions of Big Night (2011), Galileo Galilei (2012), Candide (2012), Rinaldo (2013), and Die Fledermaus (2014). Photo: Cory Weaver
André Chiang as Le Dancaïre, Anthony Hope, and Fiorello.
Virginia Opera's 2014 productions of Carmen, Photo: David Beloff, Sweeney Todd, Photo: Lucid Frame, and Il barbiere di Siviglia.
André Chiang as Yamadori and Cockney #2, and King Melchior.
Ash Lawn Opera's 2015 productions of Madama Butterfly, My Fair Lady, and Amahl and the Night Visitors. Photo: Janet Moore-Coll
André Chiang as Doctor Grenville, Bass Soloist, Marco, Bass Soloist, and Bogdanovich.
Mobile Opera's 2009 La traviata, 2015 concert of Dvorak's Mass in D, and 2016 production of Gianni Schicchi, Photo: Zimlich Photography,
Broadmoor United Methodist Church Festival de Noël 2016 concert of Messiah, and Pensacola Opera's 2016 The Merry Widow.
André Chiang as Belcore, Etienne Grandet, and Soloist.
Opera Birmingham's 2017 production of L'elisir d'amore, Photo: Stewart Edmonds, Birmingham Music Club's 2017 production of The Naughty Marietta, and in recital with Nicholas Brownlee, Jennifer Feinstein, Tjaden O'Dowd Cox, and Laura Moore.
André Chiang as Falstaff.
Dugg McDonough's 2017 production of Falstaff with Louisiana State University Opera. Photo: Zachary Hazelwood