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The official site of André Chiang

“Vocally commanding” baritone André Chiang brings his lyrical voice to repertoire spanning from Handel to Glass. This season, Mr. Chiang’s engagements include Anthony Hope in Sweeney Todd and Barone Duphol in La traviata, both with Virginia Opera, as well as his return to Portland Opera as Dr. Falke in Die Fledermaus. Past season highlights include 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; Masetto in Don Giovanni and El Gallo in The Fantasticks, both with Shreveport Opera; Le Dancaïre in Carmen with Virginia Opera; Guglielmo in Cosi fan tutte with The Washington Idaho Symphony; Dr. Greville in La traviata with Mobile Opera; and Ctésippe in Pénélope, Il Conte in Le nozze di Figaro, and Dr. 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 and an orchestrated concert of Vaughan-Williams' The Songs of Travel under the baton of George Manahan. Mr. Chiang was a Regional Finalist for the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, 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, and winner of the Eisenberg – Fried Concerto Competition for Voice at the Manhattan School of Music. Upcoming engagements include Yamadori with Ash Lawn Opera.

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Press Reviews

 

As Anthony Hope in Sweeney Todd with Virginia Opera

Chiang’s sensual “Johanna” was easily one of the highlights of this production.
— Benjamin Tomchik, BroadwayWorld.com, October 15, 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 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

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

Ash Lawn Opera
Yamadori
in Madama Butterfly
July 10, 12m, 16, 18

 

 

Richmond Symphony
Soloist
in "A New Year in Vienna"
January 9 at 8:00 PM,
January 10 at 3:00 PM

 

 

Past Engagements

2015
Barone Douphol, La traviata, Virginia Opera

2014
Dr. Falke, Die Fledermaus, Portland Opera
Anthony Hope, Sweeney Todd, Virginia Opera
Le Dancaïre/Escamillo (cvr), Carmen, Virginia Opera

2013
Second Priest/Papageno (cvr), The Magic Flute, Virginia Opera
Lancelot (YA matinee), Camelot, Glimmerglass Festival
Ford, Falstaff, Portland Opera
Argante, Rinaldo, Portland Opera
Sciarrone, Tosca, Portland Opera
Guglielmo, Così fan tutte, Washington Idaho Symphony

2012
Maximilian/Captain, Candide, Portland Opera
Salviate/Young Galileo, Galileo Galilei, Portland Opera
Yamadori/Registrar,  Madama Butterfly, Portland Opera

Photos

André Chiang as Lancelot.
Longbottom's 2013 production of "Camelot" at The Glimmerglass Festival. Photo: Jamie Kraus

André Chiang as Le Dancaïre and as Anthony Hope.
Virginia Opera's 2014 production of "Carmen", Photo: David Beloff, and "Sweeney Todd", Photo: Lucid Frame

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