Tenor (United States)
Aegisth in Elektra and Pollione in Norma. Previously: Mao Tse-tung in Nixon in China (2017), Cavaradossi in performances of Tosca (2016, 2015); Charles II in Prince of Players (2016); Froh in Das Rheingold and Fredrik Egerman in A Little Night Music (2014); Alfredo in La traviata (2012); Don José in performances of Carmen and Nico in Lysistrata (2005); Ulises in Salsipuedes and Tamino in The Magic Flute (2004); Camille de Rosillon in The Merry Widow (2003); Janek in The Makropulos Case (2002); Arcadio in Florencia en el Amazonas andperformances of Ferrando in Così fan tutte (2001); Laurie in Little Women (2000, 1998); Sailor’s Voice in Tristan and Isolde and performances of Nemorino in The Elixir of Love (2000); Pinkerton in outdoor performances of Madame Butterfly, Wagner/Nereo in Mefistofele, Prisoner 1 in Resurrection, Pastore/Spirito in Orfeo, and Gastone in La traviata (1999); Nathanael in The Tales of Hoffmann, Remendado in Carmen, Captain Vere in performances of Billy Budd, and Count Elemer in Arabella (1998); and Malcolm in Macbeth (1997).
About the Artist:
HGO Studio alumnus Chad Shelton (1997–2000) appears regularly at HGO, most recently as Mao Tse-tung in Nixon in China (2017), Cavaradossi in performances of Tosca (2015–16); Charles II in the world premiere of Carlisle Floyd’s Prince of Players (2016); Froh in Das Rheingold and Fredrik Egerman in A Little Night Music (2014); and Alfredo in La traviata (2012), among many others. His engagements in the 2017–18 season include another return to HGO for his role debut as Pollione in Norma, a return to Don José in Carmen with Austin Opera, and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the Phoenix Symphony. Last season, he returned to the Grand Théâtre de Genève for his first performances of Sir Edgar Aubry in Der Vampyr, sang Don José on tour in Japan as a guest artist of the Seiji Ozawa Music Academy Opera Project, and returned to the roster of the Metropolitan Opera for its production of Cyrano de Bergerac. He recently made his Metropolitan Opera debut as Rodrigo in a new production of Otello and sang his first performances of Erik in The Flying Dutchman with Boston Lyric Opera. He has joined the Opéra National de Lorraine numerous times, including for the title role in Idomeneo, Giasone in Medea, Don José, Jack in The Importance of Being Earnest, Lysander in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Guido Bardi in Eine florentinische Tragödie, Lechmere in Owen Wingrave, Tamino in The Magic Flute, and the title role in Candide.