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The Official Site of
Baritone André Chiang

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Biography

Baritone André Chiang has been described as “vocally commanding” (Oregonian), “handsome of voice” (Opera News), and lauded with “let’s hear more from this singer” (Washington Post). Mr. Chiang’s recent engagements include the Pirate King in The Pirates of Penzance with Tulane Summer Lyric Theatre, and Schaunard in La bohème with Mississippi Opera and the Natchez Festival of Music. Past seasons’ highlights include Falke in Die Fledermaus, Ford in Falstaff, Yamadori/Registrar in Madama Butterfly, Maximillian/Captain in Candide, Young Galileo/Salviati in Galileo Galilei, and Argante in Rinaldo 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; Belcore in L’elisir d’amore and Marchese d’Obigny in La traviata with Opera Birmingham; Anthony Hope in Sweeney Todd, Barone Douphol in La traviata, Le Dancaïre in Carmen, and Fiorello/Officer in Il barbiere di Siviglia with Virginia Opera; Sam in Trouble in Tahiti and Charlie in Three Decembers with Painted Sky Opera; Escamillo in La tragédie de Carmen with Louisiana Opera; King Melchior in Amahl and the Night Visitors with Opéra Louisiane; Guglielmo in Così fan tutte with The Washington Idaho Symphony; Dottore Grenvil in La traviata, Marco in Gianni Schicchi, Count Gil in Il segreto di Susanna and Schaunard in La bohème with Mobile Opera; Ctésippe in Pénélope, Il Conte in Le nozze di Figaro, and Falke in Die Fledermaus with the Manhattan School of Music, and Falstaff in Falstaff, The Forester in The Cunning Little Vixen (in Czech), Eugene Onegin in Eugene Onegin (in Russian), and Inspector Kildare/Witness #7 in Elizabeth Cree with Louisiana State University. 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 being the Featured Artist in “A Romantic Evening” with La Grange Symphony Orchestra, the Featured Artist in 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, the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra, the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra, and the Canterbury Voices, Bass soloist in Haydn’s Mass in D minor with the Eastern Shore Choral Society and the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra, the Bass soloist in Dvorak’s Mass in D with Mobile Opera, Sam in Trouble in Tahiti with the Enid Symphony Orchestra, Paul in Mendelssohn’s Saint Paul and the Narrator in Dvořák’s The Spectre’s Bride, and the Young Priest in Dinos Constantinides’ opera Rosanna with DCINY Concerts in Weill Hall.

In addition to the stage and concert hall, Mr. Chiang has placed in various regional and national competitions. He 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, winner of the 59th National Federation of Music Clubs 2017 Biennial Young Artist Competition in Men’s Voice, which has sent him around the nation singing at state-wide and national conferences for the NFMC, and winner of the 45th National Association of Teachers of Singing Artist Awards Competition.

Upcoming engagements for Mr. Chiang include Baritone soloist in Martin Palmeri’s World Premiere of Gran Misa at Stern Auditorium in Carnegie Hall, Gad Beck in Heggie’s Two Remain with Louisiana State University, Yamadori/Commissioner in Madama Butterfly with Portland Opera, Dandini in La cenerentola with Dayton Opera, and Mercutio in Roméo et Juliette with Mississippi Opera.

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 in pursuit of a Doctor of Musical Arts in Vocal Performance minoring in Arts Administration with a full-tuition, stipend teaching assistantship and performance scholarship. In 2018, Mr. Chiang was selected as a NATS Intern and was mentored by Brian Gill, DMA, Associate Professor of Voice at Indiana University. This exclusive training for voice teachers provides an intensive on different pedagogical methods of teaching, teaching different genres, and being a more efficient and effective teacher. That same summer he also attended two sessions of the CCM Institute at Shenandoah Conservatory in Winchester, VA focusing on contemporary technique and genre pedagogy. This summer he is in the process of obtaining a Certificate in Vocology from the National Center of Voice and Speech at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, UT. Mr. Chiang maintains an active private studio with many students placing in NATS Auditions and State Trumbauer Festivals. Students have participated in the Seraphic Fire Choral Institute in Aspen, CO, “Destination Broadway” in New York City, and have gone on to study music at the University of Miami, Shenandoah Conservatory, and musical theatre at Carnegie Mellon University and Oklahoma City University. He was born and raised in Mobile, Alabama.

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UPCOMING

 
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Natchez Festival of Music
in Natchez, MS

Schaunard
in La bohème

May 25, 2019

Summer Lyric Theatre at Tulane University
in New Orleans, LA

Pirate King
in The Pirates of Penzance

June 1, 2, 2019

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Distinguished Concerts International New York
in New York, NY (Stern Auditorium in Carnegie Hall)

Baritone Soloist
in Martin Palmeri’s Gran Misa

June 23, 2019

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Louisiana State Opera
in Baton Rouge, LA

Gad Beck
in Two Remain

September 27, 29m, 2019

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Portland Opera
in Portland, OR

Commissioner/
Yamadori
in Madama Butterfly

October 25, 27m, 31, and November 2, 2019

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Dayton Opera
in Dayton, OH

Dandini
in La cenerentola

February 28 and
March 1m, 2020

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Mobile Opera
in Mobile, AL

TBA
in La rondine

March 27, 29, 2020 TBA

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Mississippi Opera
in Jackson, MS

Mercutio
in Roméo et Juliette

April 25, 2020

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music

André Chiang, baritone
Martin Dubé, piano
at the Chautauqua Institute in Chautauqua, NY on 7.15.2018

Andre Chiang, baritone
Mory Ortman, piano
at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York, NY on 1.5.2018

André Chiang, baritone
Arthur Bosarge, piano
at Mobile Opera in Mobile, AL on 4.17.2017

André Chiang, baritone
Mory Ortman, piano
Jeremy Reger, turner

January 5th, 2018 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York, New York during the National Association of Teachers of Singing Winter Workshop

0:40 - 5:09 : "Come un' ape" from La cenerentola by Rossini
5:26 - 9:52 : "Denn es gehet" from Vier ernste Gesänge by Brahms
10:05 - 12:43 : "Why do the nations rage" from Messiah by Handel
12:57 - 15:48 : "He thinks upon his death" from Evidence of Things Not Seen by Rorem
15:56 - 17:29 : "Chanson à boire" from Don Quichotte à Dulcinée by Ravel

Recorded by EGAMI A/V

André Chiang, baritone
Richard Blumenthal, pianist

7:30pm at the Recital Hall in the School of Music at Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, LA)

0:41 - 7:00 : "Endlich, wird mein Joch" from BWV56 by J.S. Bach
7:24 - 12:44 : "Gott sei mir gnädig" from St. Paul by Mendelssohn
14:37 - 19:39 : "Denn es gehet" from Vier ernste Gesänge by Brahms
19:54 - 25:00 : "Ich wandte mich" from Vier ernste Gesänge by Brahms
25:09 - 28:48 : "O Tod, wie bitter bist du" from Vier ernste Gesänge by Brahms
29:02 - 33:47 : "Wenn ich mit Menschen" from Vier ernste Gesänge by Brahms

André Chiang, baritone
Richard Blumenthal, pianist

7:30pm at the Recital Hall in the School of Music at Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, LA)

0:45 - 5:24 : "Rivolgete a lui lo sguardo" from Così fan tutte by Mozart
6:32 - 11:53 : "Le Bestiaire"(complete) by Poulenc
13:59 -17:33 : "A Glimpse" from Evidence of Things Not Seen by Rorem
17:42 - 21:40 : "Dear, though the night" from Evidence of Things Not Seen by Rorem
22:00 - 25:28 : "He thinks upon his death" from Evidence of Things Not Seen by Rorem

André Chiang, baritone
Jasmin Arakawa, pianist

7:30pm at the University of South Alabama Laidlaw Performing Arts Center Recital Hall (Mobile, AL)

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

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Press and Academic Materials

 

press reviews

 

As the Baritone Soloist in
the World Premiere of Gran Misa by Martin Palmeri
with Distinguished Concerts International New York
presents ¡Buena Onda! Music from South America

All the soloists (Ms. Holm, Kirsten Allegri Williams, Shawn Mlynek, and André Chiang) were excellent, and the large supportive audience went wild with their admiration, and why wouldn’t they?
— Frank Daykin, New York Concert Review Inc., June 26, 2019

As the narrator in
Svatební košile
(the spectre’s bride)

with the Berkeley community chorus and orchestra

The Narrator was André Chiang, whose sinewy baritone rattled the rafters of Hertz Hall.
— Paul Hertelendy, ArtsSF, January 10, 2019

as Dr. Falke in
Die fledermaus
with Portland Opera 

The best surprise of the evening was André Chiang’s formidable baritone in the role of Dr. Falke. This bodes well for Chiang a former Portland Opera Resident Artist, and his burgeoning career.
— James Bash, Northwest Reverb, November 13, 2014
All three baritones were handsome of voice: Daniel Belcher as Eisenstein seemed to change vocal color with ease; André Chiang as Dr. Falke was staid in his acting; Alexander Elliott as Frank played an older character credibly.
— Mark Mandel, Opera News, November 9, 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"

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

... André Chiang was an unusually strong Fiorello — let’s hear more from this singer ...
— Anne Midgette, Washington Post, December 4, 2016
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

As Baron Duphol in
La traviata
with Virginia Opera

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
Other fine vocals were displayed by Malcolm MacKenzie (Georgio Germont, Alfredo’s father), Courtney Miller (Flora Bervoix), and Andre Chiang, as Baron Douphol.
— Tiffany Draut, DC Metro Theater Arts, March 22, 2015
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

As Anthony Hope in Sweeney Todd with Virginia Opera

As the well-meaning but not-always-bright Anthony Hope,... Andre Chiang’s ringing but pleasant baritone added a normal and welcome counterpoint to the insanity transpiring on stage.
— Terry Ponick, Communities Digital News, October 16, 2014
Chiang’s sensual “Johanna” followed by Opuszynski luscious “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
Andre Chiang used his bright tenor deftly as Anthony and Amanda Opuszynski chirped sweetly as Johanna.
— Tim Smith, Opera News, 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
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
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
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 is a vocal highlight with the yearning ballad “Johanna”...
— Mal Vincent, The Virginian-Pilot, September 28, 2014
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

As Argante in Rinaldo with Portland Opera

...baritone Andre Chiang is a commanding Argante...
— Bob Hicks, OREGON ARTSWATCH, March 19, 2013
Resident artists Matthew Grills and André Chiang also give strong performances as the rival Christian captain and King of Jerusalem.
— Aaron Scott, Portland Monthly, March 17, 2013
Tenor Matthew Grills’ Goffredo, baritone André Chiang’s Argante and bass Nicolas Nelson’s Araldo and Mago covered the male range with vocally commanding performances.
— James McQuillen, The Oregonian/OregonLive, March 16, 2013

as Younger Galileo in galileo galilei with portland opera

With a bold and resonant voice, baritone André Chiang plays younger Galileo...
— Jenna Lechner, the Portland Mercury, April 5, 2012
The singers made the best of it... André Chiang took over as the younger man with similarly clear voice and stage presence.
— James McQuillen, The Oregonian, April 1, 2012
...Andre Chiang who plays him as the younger scientist (Chiang is an up-and-coming baritone who sang the Prince in this season of PO’s Madama Butterfly), made Galileo come alive at various ages and stages of life.
— Angela Allen, ConcertoNet.com, March 2012
Mostly because of the nature of Glass’ characterization, the character really comes to life as the younger Galileo, and baritone André Chiang, one of the cast’s “studio artists” (PO’s equivalent of Seattle Opera’s Young Artists Program), elicits the scientist’s exuberant, insatiable curiosity with flair.
— Thomas May, Crosscut., April 3, 2012
Tenor Richard Troxell, who usually plays young men, was persuasive as Older Galileo, yielding midway to smooth baritone André Chiang (Salviati, Younger Galileo).
— Mark Mandel, Opera News, March 30, 2012

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André also offers vocal coachings and lessons. more information upon request. 

 
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Photos

André Chiang as Falke and Il Conte.

Dona Vaughn's 2009 production of Die Fledermaus and 2010 production of Le nozze di Figaro at the Manhattan School of Music. Photo: Carol Rosegg.

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 Concertist, Yamadori, Salviati/Young Galileo, Maximillian, Argante, and Falke.

Portland Opera's Productions of Big Night (2011), Galileo Galilei (2012), Madama Butterfly (2012), Candide (2012), Rinaldo (2013), Photo: Cory Weaver, and Die Fledermaus (2014). Photo: Karen Almond.

André Chiang as Lancelot.

Longbottom's 2013 production of Camelot at The Glimmerglass Festival. Photo: Jamie Kraus.

André Chiang as Le Dancaïre, Anthony Hope, Concertist, Fiorello, Yamadori, Cockney #2, and King Melchior.

Virginia Opera's 2014 production of Carmen. Photo: David Beloff.
Virginia Opera’s 2014 production of Sweeney Todd. Photo: Lucid Frame.
Virginia Opera’s 2016 Battersea Arias and Ensembles Performance,.
Virginia Opera’s 2016 production of Il barbiere di Siviglia.
Ash Lawn Opera's 2015 productions of Madama ButterflyMy Fair Lady, and Amahl and the Night Visitors. Photo: Janet Moore-Coll.

André Chiang as Dottore Grenvil, Marco, Schaunard, Conte Gil, Belcore, Etienne Grandet, Bogdanovitch, and Commissioner/Yamadori.

Mobile Opera's 2009 production of La traviata.
Mobile Opera’s 2016 production of Gianni Schicchi. Photo: Zimlich Photography.
Scott Skiba's 2018 production of La bohème with Mobile Opera. Photo: Keith Necaise.
Scott Wright’s 2019 production of Il segreto di Susanna with Mobile Opera. Photo: Steven Alsip.
Keturah Stickann's 2017 production of L'elisir d'amore with Opera Birmingham. Photo: Stewart Edmonds.
Kristin Kenning's 2017 production of The Naughty Marietta with the Birmingham Music Club.
Dean Anthony's 2016 production of The Merry Widow and Joshua Borth's 2018 production of Madama Butterfly with Pensacola Opera. Photo: Meg Burke.

André Chiang as Charlie and Soloist and Sam.

Rob Glaubitz’s 2018 production of Three Decembers with Painted Sky Opera.
Rob Glaubitz’s 2019 production of Arias and Barcarolles and Trouble in Tahiti with Painted Sky Opera. Photo: Matt Fowler.

André Chiang as Schaunard.

J.J. Hudson’s 2019 production of La bohème with Mississippi Opera. Photo: Lisa Chavez and Stefan Gordon.

André Chiang as Falstaff, the Gamekeeper, Eugene Onegin, Inspector Kildare, and King Melchior.

Dugg McDonough's 2017 production of Falstaff. Photo: Zachary Hazelwood.
Dugg McDonough's 2018 production of Příhody lišky Bystroušky (The Cunning Little Vixen). Photo: Zachary Hazelwood.
Octavio Cardenas’ 2018 production of Евгений Онегин (Eugene Onegin). Photo: Shelby Lewis.
Dugg McDonough’s 2019 production of Elizabeth Cree (Collegiate Premiere) with Louisiana State University. Photo: Shelby Lewis.
Dugg McDonough's 2017 production of Amahl and the Night Visitors with Opéra Louisiane. Photo: Rick LeCompte.

André Chiang as Bass Soloists, Concertist, and Prize Winners.

Mobile Opera's 2015 concert of Dvorak's Mass in D. Photo: Zimlich Photography.
Broadmoor United Methodist Church Festival de Noël 2016 concert of Messiah.
Eastern Shore Choral Society 2017 concert of Haydn's Lord Nelson Mass.
Berkeley Community Chorus and Orchestra 2018 production of Mendelssohn’s St. Paul.
Berkeley Community Chorus and Orchestra 2019 production of Dvořák’s Svatební košile (The Spectre’s Bride).
Canterbury Voice’s 2019 production of Carmina Burana.
Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY) presents 2019 ¡Buena Onda! Music from South America in Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall. Photo: Dan Wright.

Concert with Nicholas Brownlee, Jennifer Feinstein, Tjaden Cox, and Laura Moore at the Mobile Opera Larkins Center. Photo: Dr. Steve.
NFMC 2018 National Conference Concert Performance in Milwaukee, WI with accompanist, Dr. James Norden.
 Fifth Place Winner for the 2015 Annapolis Opera 27th Annual Opera Competition.
National Winner of the 2017 59th NFMC Young Artist Competition in Men's Voice in Dayton, OH.
Second Runner-Up for the 2018 Mobile Opera Madame Rose Palmai-Tenser Scholarship Competition.
National Winner of the 2018 45th NATS Artist Awards in New York, NY.