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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, along with debuts with Opéra Louisiane as King Melchior in Amahl and the Night Visitors. Past season 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, 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; Ctésippe in Pénélope, Il Conte in Le nozze di Figaro, and Falke with the Manhattan School of Music, and Falstaff in Falstaff 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, 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, winner of the 45th National Association of Teachers of Singing Artist Awards Competition, and selected as a 2018 NATS Intern where he will work closely on his voice teaching with Dr. Brian Gill (Indiana University) at the University of Colorado - Boulder. 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. Upcoming engagements for Mr. Chiang include the 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, Charlie in Three Decembers with Painted Sky Opera, and Escamillo in La tragédie de Carmen with Louisiana Opera. Mr. Chiang was born and raised in Mobile, AL.
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
Baton Rouge Symphony
in Baton Rouge, LA
in Carmina Burana
February 22, 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
in Monroe, LA
in La tragédie de Carmen
May 18, 20, 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 Falke.
Dona Vaughn's 2009 production of Die Fledermaus 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 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 2016 production of 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, Bogdanovich, and Commissioner/Yamadori.
Mobile Opera's 2009 production of 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, 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 Belcore, Etienne Grandet, Soloist, Prize winner, and Schaunard.
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; in recital with Nicholas Brownlee, Jennifer Feinstein, Tjaden O'Dowd Cox, and Laura Moore; Second Runner-Up for the 2018 Mobile Opera Madame Rose Palmai-Tenser Scholarship Competition; and Scott Skiba's 2018 production of La bohème with Mobile Opera. Photo: Keith Necaise.
André Chiang as Falstaff and King Melchior.
Dugg McDonough's 2017 production of Falstaff with Louisiana State University Opera, Photo: Zachary Hazelwood, and Dugg McDonough's 2017 production of Amahl and the Night Visitors with Opéra Louisiane. Photo: Rick LeCompte