Ramfis in Aida. Previously at HGO: Dr. Bartolo in The Barber of Seville (2018); bass soloist in Verdi Requiem (2017); Dr. Bartolo in The Marriage of Figaro (2016); Sarastro in outdoor performances of The Magic Flute (2015); Montano in Otello (2014); Second SS Officer in The Passenger (2014, main stage and at Lincoln Center Festival); Usher in Rigoletto (2014); Customs House Guard in La bohème (2012–13); Ferrando in Il trovatore (2013). HGO Studio artist (2012–15). Third prize in 2012 Eleanor McCollum Competition Concert of Arias.
About the Artist:
HGO Studio alumnus Peixin Chen (2012–15) appears regularly at HGO, most recently as Doctor Bartolo in this season’s The Barber of Seville and as the bass soloist in the Verdi Requiem (2017). Other HGO roles include Doctor Bartolo in The Marriage of Figaro (2016); Sarastro in outdoor performances of The Magic Flute (2015); 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 (2012–13). He entered the Studio after winning third prize in HGO’s 2012 Eleanor McCollum Competition Concert of Arias. In the current season, he makes his Opera Philadelphia debut as Sarastro in the acclaimed production of The Magic Flute co-directed by Suzanne Andrade and Barrie Kosky, with full-scale animation created by Paul Barritt; takes to the stage of the Lyric Opera of Kansas City as Sparafucile in Rigoletto directed by David Gately, and debuts at the Bard Music Festival as the Old Patriarch in Dvořák’s Dmitrij conducted by Leon Botstein in a new production directed by Anne Bogart. Last season, he joined the Metropolitan Opera for productions of Aida and Salome, made his Detroit Symphony Orchestra debut with Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony led by Leonard Slatkin, having also sung this work with Andrés Orozco-Estrada and the Houston Symphony, and joined Edo de Waart for staged performances of The Marriage of Figaro with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra.