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The Official Site of
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 FalstaffYamadori/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.

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Press Reviews

 

as belcore in L'elisir d'amore
with opera birmiingham

Belcore, the arrogant military foil to Nemorino, was portrayed by Mobile baritone André Chiang, who brought comically-rich awkwardness to the commander’s mannerisms. In “Come Paride vezzoso,” he attempted to woo Adina, brandishing and flipping flowers in her face as though inviting a fencing match, and petting her wrist with an odd scratching/tickling motion. His full-bodied warm voice was a pleasure to hear and his tongue-in-cheek, stooge-ish approach was fresh.
— Edward Forstman, ArtsBham, March 25, 2017

As Fiorello in Il baribiere di Siviglia 
with Virginia Opera

Bass Andre Chiang, who was a terrific Anthony Hope in Virginia Opera’s 2014 “Sweeney Todd,” stands out as the count’s servant Fiorello and as the head policeman. Even in a minor role, he has great presence; one just wants to see and hear more of him.
— M. D. Ridge, The Virginian-Pilot, November 12, 2016
... André Chiang was an unusually strong Fiorello — let’s hear more from this singer ...
— Anne Midgette, Washington Post, December 4, 2016

As Baron Duphol in La traviata with Virginia Opera

Secondary leads are notable as well, especially baritone Andre Chiang, who cuts an aristocratic figure as Baron Duphol and sings with a bright, copper tone...
— B. J. Atkinson, The Virginian-Pilot, March 16, 2015
While “Traviata” is notable for its focus on its three main characters, the supporting players are important as well, particularly the smaller roles of Flora Bervoix and Baron Douphol, Violetta’s once and future lover. Both were incisively played by Courtney Miller and André Chiang respectively, with Mr. Chiang’s austere dignity providing crucial support at important moments in this opera’s key conflict.
— Terry Ponick, Communities Digital News, March 22, 2015

As Anthony Hope in Sweeney Todd
with Virginia Opera

Baritone Andre Chiang’s big, ardent voice and honest simplicity are perfect for the role of Anthony Hope...
— M.D. Ridge, This review was originally broadcast on WHRO 90.3 FM’s “From the other side of the Footlights.”, for the September 26, 2014 performance
Andre Chiang is a vocal highlight with the yearning ballad “Johanna”...
— Mal Vincent, The Virginian-Pilot, September 28, 2014
Amanda Opuszynski, as Johanna, and Andre Chiang, as Anthony Hope... are an attractive and suitably fresh-voiced couple. Chiang gives “I Feel You, Johanna,” the show’s big romantic number, the full measure of warmth and yearning.
— Clarke Bustard, Letter V: The Virginia Classical Music Blog, October 4, 2014
Andre Chiang as Anthony, Amanda Opuszynski as Johanna and Jake Gardner as Judge Turpin are other standouts in the cast.
— Roy Proctor, Richmond Times-Dispatch, October 5, 2014
Andre Chiang, as the young hero Anthony, performs his role with a rich baritone, as he sings a beautiful rendition of “Johanna.”
— Michael Poandl, DC Metro Theater Arts, October 12, 2014
...some other strong showings, notably the baritone Andre Chiang, currently in the company’s young-artist program, as the naive young sailor Anthony...
— Anne Midgette, Washington Post, October 12, 2014
Chiang’s sensual “Johanna” followed by Opuszynski lucious “Green Finch and Linnet Bird” was easily one of the highlights of this production. Both exuded the youthful optimism of their characters set against the dark stains of industrial London.
— Benjamin Tomchik, BroadwayWorld.com, October 15, 2014

As Le Dancaïre in Carmen with Virginia Opera

Chiang had awesome clarity of voice, superb diction, and that indefinable thing called “presence”—when he was onstage, you had to look at him!
— M.D. Ridge, This review was originally broadcast on WHRO 90.3 FM’s “From the other side of the Footlights.”, for the March 21, 2014 performance of "Carmen"

Upcoming

 

Huntsville Symphony Orchestra
in Huntsville, AL

Baritone Soloist
in Carmina Burana

October 20, 2017

Opera Louisiane
in Baton Rouge, LA

King Melchior
in Amahl and the Night Visitors

December 9, 2017

Pensacola Opera
in Pensacola, FL

Commissioner/
Yamadori
in Madama Butterfly


January 26, 28, 2018

Mobile Opera
in Mobile, AL

Schaunard
in La bohème

March 16, 18m, 2018

Painted Sky Opera
in Oklahoma City, OK

Charlie
in Three Decembers

May 11, 12, 13, 2018

Berkeley Community Chorus and Orchestra
in Berkeley, CA

Saint Paul
in Paulus

June 22, 23, 24, 2018

 
André is also featured singing Young Galileo/Salviati in Philip Glass' opera Galileo Galilei. For more information and purchase options, click the image!.

André is also featured singing Young Galileo/Salviati in Philip Glass' opera Galileo Galilei. For more information and purchase options, click the image!.

 

PAST ENGAGEMENTS

 
2016 Guglielmo in Cosi fan tutte 2015 Yamadori in Madama Butterfly King Melchior in Amahl and the Night Visitors

2016
Guglielmo in Cosi fan tutte
2015
Yamadori in Madama Butterfly
King Melchior in Amahl and the Night Visitors

2016 Bogdonavich in The Merry Widow

2016
Bogdonavich in The Merry Widow

2017 Baritone Soloist in Carmina Burana

2017
Baritone Soloist in Carmina Burana

2009 Masetto in Don Giovanni

2009
Masetto in Don Giovanni

2009 Falke in Die Fledermaus Ctésippe in Pénélope 2010 Il Conte in Le nozze di Figaro

2009
Falke in Die Fledermaus
Ctésippe in Pénélope
2010
Il Conte in Le nozze di Figaro

2017 Belcore in L'elisir d'amore 2016 Marchese d'Obigny in La traviata 2006 Registrar in Madama Butterfly

2017
Belcore in L'elisir d'amore
2016
Marchese d'Obigny in La traviata
2006
Registrar in Madama Butterfly

2017 Etienne Grandet in The Naughty Marietta

2017
Etienne Grandet in The Naughty Marietta

2014 Falke in Die Fledermaus 2013 Ford in Falstaff Argante in Rinaldo Sciarrone in Tosca Don Giovanni (cvr) in Don Giovanni 2012 Maximillian/Captain in Candide Salviate/Young Galileo in Galileo Galilei Yamadori in Madama Butterfly Il Conte (cvr) in Le nozze di Figaro

2014
Falke in Die Fledermaus
2013
Ford in Falstaff
Argante in Rinaldo
Sciarrone in Tosca
Don Giovanni (cvr) in Don Giovanni
2012
Maximillian/Captain in Candide
Salviate/Young Galileo in Galileo Galilei
Yamadori in Madama Butterfly
Il Conte (cvr) in Le nozze di Figaro

2017 Bass Soloist in Haydn's Mass in d minor

2017
Bass Soloist in Haydn's Mass in d minor

2013 Lancelot (Young Artist Matinee) in Camelot

2013
Lancelot (Young Artist Matinee) in Camelot

2010 The Count (cvr) in The Marriage of Figaro Liebeslieder (cvr) in A Little Night Music 2011 Captain (cvr) in Death of Klinghoffer

2010
The Count (cvr) in The Marriage of Figaro
Liebeslieder (cvr) in A Little Night Music
2011
Captain (cvr) in Death of Klinghoffer

2016 Motor Cop/Guard 1 in Dead Man Walking 2015 Morales/Le Dancaïre in Carmen 2011 El Gallo in The Fantasticks Sciarrone in Tosca 2010 Masetto in Don Giovanni

2016
Motor Cop/Guard 1 in Dead Man Walking
2015
Morales/Le Dancaïre in Carmen
2011
El Gallo in The Fantasticks
Sciarrone in Tosca
2010
Masetto in Don Giovanni

2015 Bass Soloist in Beethoven's Ninth Symphony

2015
Bass Soloist in Beethoven's Ninth Symphony

2013 Guglielmo in Cosi fan tutte

2013
Guglielmo in Cosi fan tutte

2017 Baritone Soloist in Carmina Burana

2017
Baritone Soloist in Carmina Burana

2017 Soloist in the Winter Gala Concert 2016 Marco in Gianni Schicchi 2015 Bass Soloist in Dvorak Mass in D 2008 Fouquier-Tinville in Andrea Chénier 2007 Dottore Grenvil in La traviata

2017
Soloist in the Winter Gala Concert
2016
Marco in Gianni Schicchi
2015
Bass Soloist in Dvorak Mass in D
2008
Fouquier-Tinville in Andrea Chénier
2007
Dottore Grenvil in La traviata

2016 Fiorello in Il barbiere di Siviglia 2015 Baron Douphol in La traviata 2014 Harlekin (cvr) in Ariadne auf Naxos Le Dancaïre/Escamillo (cvr) in Carmen Anthony Hope in Sweeney Todd 2013 Ford (cvr) in Falstaff Second Priest/Papageno (cvr) in The Magic Flute

2016
Fiorello in Il barbiere di Siviglia
2015
Baron Douphol in La traviata
2014
Harlekin (cvr) in Ariadne auf Naxos
Le Dancaïre/Escamillo (cvr) in Carmen
Anthony Hope in Sweeney Todd
2013
Ford (cvr) in Falstaff
Second Priest/Papageno (cvr)
in The Magic Flute

2008 Belcore in L'elisir d'amore 2015-2017 Adjunct Voice Faculty 2017 Music Director of The Fabulous Fable Factory  for USA Theatre Department

2008
Belcore in L'elisir d'amore
2015-2017
Adjunct Voice Faculty
2017
Music Director
of The Fabulous Fable Factory 
for USA Theatre Department

2017 Bass Soloist in Haydn's Mass in D 2015 Bass Soloist in Messiah

2017
Bass Soloist in Haydn's Mass in D
2015
Bass Soloist in Messiah

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Music

2016 Singin':
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, baritone
Jasmin Arakawa, pianist

University of South Alabama Laidlaw Performing Arts Center Recital Hall; Mobile, Alabama

0:00 Nebbie - Respighi
2:02 Songs of Travel: The Vagabond - Vaughan Williams
4:54 Songs of Travel: Let Beauty Awake - Vaughan Williams
6:40 Songs of Travel: The Roadside Fire - Vaughan Williams
8:50 Songs of Travel: Whither Must I Wander - Vaughan Williams
13:01 She Loves Me from She Loves Me
15:20 I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face from My Fair Lady

Photos

André Chiang as El Gallo.
Dean Anthony's 2011 production of The Fantasticks at Shreveport Opera.

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, and as Anthony Hope.
Virginia Opera's 2014 productions of Carmen, Photo: David Beloff, and Sweeney Todd. Photo: Lucid Frame

André Chiang as Yamadori and Cockney #2, and King Melchior.
Ash Lawn Opera's 2015 productions of Madama ButterflyMy Fair Lady, and Amahl and the Night Visitors. Photo: Janet Moore-Coll

André Chiang as Morales and Le Dancaïre, and Motor Cop/Guard 1.
Shreveport Opera's 2015 production of Carmen, and 2016 production of Dead Man Walking. Photo: Jack Charity

André Chiang as Doctor Grenville, Bass Soloist, Marco, and Bass Soloist.
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.

André Chiang as Belcore.
Opera Birmingham's 2017 production of L'elisir d'amore. Photo: Stewart Edmonds