Peixin  Chen

The Evans Family/Jill and Allyn Risley Fellow

Bass (China)

HGO Appearances: Montano in Otello, Second SS Guard in The Passenger,  and Usher in Rigoletto (2014); Ferrando in Il trovatore (2013); and Customs House Guard in La bohème (2013, 2012). Third prize in HGO's 2012 Eleanor McCollum Competition Concert of Arias. HGO Studio artist (2012-15).

About the Artist: Peixin Chen graduated from Beijing's Central Conservatory of Music, where he made his opera debut as Publio in La clemenza di Tito and performed Sarastro in The Magic Flute. With the National Center for the Performing Arts (NCPA) in Beijing, he has sung the King in Lalo's Le roi d'Ys conducted by Michel Plasson, the Emperor in Tan Dun's Tea, Colline and Benoît in La bohème, Baron Douphol in La traviata under the baton of Lorin Maazel, and Zuniga in Carmen. His most recent roles there were Angelotti in Giancarlo del Monaco's new production of Tosca, Don Magnifico in La Cenerentola, Bartolo in The Marriage of Figaro, and Basilio in The Barber of Seville. He has also sung Don Basilio with the Merola Program of San Francisco Opera. Chen made his Washington National Opera debut last season as Dulcamara in The Elixir of Love. In January, he sang the King in Aida with NCPA under Zubin Mehta. In summer 2015, he will sing Paolo in Simon Boccanegra and Dulcamara with NCPA.