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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 Schaunard in La bohème with Mobile Opera, Charlie in Three Decembers with Painted Sky Opera, Escamillo in La tragédie de Carmen with Louisiana Opera, Belcore in L’elisir d’amore with Opera Birmingham, and King Melchior in Amahl and the Night Visitors with Opéra Louisiane. 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; 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; Guglielmo in Così fan tutte with The Washington Idaho Symphony; Dottore Grenvil in La traviata and Marco in Gianni Schicchi with Mobile Opera; Ctésippe in Pénélope, Il Conte in Le nozze di Figaro, and Falke with the Manhattan School of Music, and Falstaff in Falstaff, The Forester in The Cunning Little Vixen (in Czech), and Eugene Onegin in Eugene Onegin (in Russian) 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 “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, the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra, and the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra, bass soloist in Haydn’s Mass in D minor with the Eastern Shore Choral Society and the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra, and the bass soloist in Dvorak’s Mass in D with Mobile Opera. 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, 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, a 2018 National Association of Teachers of Singing Intern mentored by Dr. Brian Gill of Indiana University, and winner of the 45th National Association of Teachers of Singing Artist Awards 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 in pursuit of a Doctor of Musical Arts in Vocal Performance degree with a full-tuition, stipend teaching assistantship. Upcoming engagements for Mr. Chiang include Young Priest in Rosanna with DCINY at Weill Hall in Carnegie Hall, Baritone soloist in Dvořák’s The Spectre’s Bride with the Berkeley Community Chorus and Orchestra, Count Gil in Il segreto di Susanna with Mobile Opera, Bass soloist in Messiah with the New Orleans Symphony Chorus and the Eastern Shore Choral Society, Baritone soloist in Carmina Burana with the Canterbury Voices in Oklahoma City, Sam in Trouble in Tahiti with Painted Sky Opera and the Enid Symphony Orchestra, and Schaunard in La bohème with Mississippi Opera. He was born and raised in Mobile, Alabama.
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 Dr. Falke in Die fledermaus with Portland Opera
As Anthony Hope in Sweeney Todd
with Virginia Opera
As Le Dancaïre in Carmen with Virginia Opera
as Younger Galileo in galileo galilei with portland opera
in New York, NY
October 8, 2018
in Baton Rouge, LA
in Eugene Onegin
October 25, 26, 27, 28, 2018
Eastern Shore Choral Society
in Fairhope, AL
December 6, 9, 2018
Symphony Chorus of New Orleans
in New Orleans, LA
December 12, 15, 2018
Berkeley Community Chorus and Orchestra
in Berkeley, CA
in The Spectre's Bride
January 4, 5, 6, 2018
Painted Sky Opera
in Oklahoma City, OK
in Trouble in Tahiti
January 25, 26, 27, 2019
in Mobile, AL
in Il segreto di Susanna
February 16, 2019
in Oklahoma City, OK
in Carmina Burana
April 13, 2019
in Jackson, MS
in La bohème
April 27, 2019
Natchez Festival of Music
in Natchez, MS
in La bohème
May 25, 2019
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), and Die Fledermaus (2014). Photo: Cory Weaver
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 productions of Carmen, Photo: David Beloff, Sweeney Todd, Photo: Lucid Frame, 2016 Battersea Arias and Ensembles Performance, and 2016 production of Il barbiere di Siviglia.
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 Dottore Grenvil, Marco, Schaunard, Belcore, Etienne Grandet, Bogdanovitch, and Commissioner/Yamadori.
Mobile Opera's 2009 production of La traviata, 2016 production of Gianni Schicchi, Photo: Zimlich Photography, and Scott Skiba's 2018 production of La bohème. Photo: Keith Necaise
Opera Birmingham's 2017 production of L'elisir d'amore. Photo: Stewart Edmonds
Kristin Kenning's 2017 production of The Naughty Marietta with 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 Falstaff, the Gamekeeper, Eugene Onegin, and King Melchior.
Dugg McDonough's 2017 productions of Falstaff, Photo: Zachary Hazelwood, 2018's The Cunning Little Vixen, and Octavio Cardenas’ 2018 Eugene Onegin with Louisiana State University.
Dugg McDonough's 2017 production of Amahl and the Night Visitors with Opéra Louisiane. Photo: Rick LeCompte
André Chiang as Bass Soloist, Bass Soloist, Bass Soloist, Soloist, 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.
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.
"André’s coaching has been invaluable to my growth as a singer and a performer. Both a brilliant technician and trustworthy diction specialist, he is without a doubt a priceless resource in my own vocal journey. With his coaching expertise, I was accepted into my dream graduate school and truly feel indebted to him. I highly recommend him for any and all singers attempting to attain their vocal goals."
-Elizabeth Bemis, Master of Music in Classical Vocal Pedagogy candidate at Shenandoah Conservatory
"My experience working with Mr. André Chiang this past year has been an absolute wonder. As a gender fluid transgender, I have taken on both male and female roles. Mr. Chiang has been able to work with me to strengthen both voices, focusing primarily on the male modal voice. His technique of maintaining optimum oropharyngeal spacing, with minimal excess subglottal pressure, constant and adequate breath flow, and freedom in the bodies natural resonators has helped me achieve more volume and projection in my sound while compensating for tonsils and adenoids that are twice and triple the normal size. It has given me more masculine and distinguishable sound. With his guidance, I have sung songs and roles like Sebastian from “The Little Mermaid” all the way to Celie from “The Color Purple”. Mr. Chiang, during lessons, is very forward with vocal progression and has a realism of the professional world that reinforces my want to continue my studies with him. I recommend him for beginners to professional singers and I promise that you will not be disappointed."
-Shanarrous Briggins-Pollard, Registered Respiratory Therapist