About the Artist:
Saïd Henry Pressley made his main-stage HGO debut earlier this season as the Jailer in Tosca. For HGOco, he appeared in the world premiere of The Pastry Prince and also in Cinderella in Spain. He has appeared as Presto in Les mamelles de Tirésias, Simone/Maestro Spinelloccio in Gianni Schicchi, Wu Tianshi in the American premiere of Peter Maxwell Davies’s Kommilitonen! with Juilliard Opera; and Don Alfonso in Così fan tutte, Sebastian in the world premiere recording of Lee Hoiby’s The Tempest (Albany Records), Balthazar in Amahl and the Night Visitors, and Sarastro in The Magic Flute with Purchase Opera. Pressley won first prize in the Tony and Sally Amato Opera Competition (2010) and second prize in the Harlem Opera Theater Competition (2013), and was a semi-finalist in Dallas Opera Guild’s Annual Vocal Competition (2014).