Drs. Rachel and Warren A. Ellsworth IV/ Sharon Ley Lietzow and Robert Lietzow/ Jill and Allyn Risley Fellow
About the artist:
A second-year Butler Studio artist from Saint George, Utah, Eric Taylor completed his Master of Music degree at Rice University, where he performed the roles of Sam Polk in Susannah and Tito in La clemenza di Tito. He was named the second prize winner in HGO’s 2021 Eleanor McCollum Competition Concert of Arias. For HGO's 2021-22 season, his roles include Chevalier in Dialogues of the Carmelites, First Armored Man in The Magic Flute, and Benvolio in mainstage and outdoor performances of Romeo and Juliet. HGO roles for 2022-23 include Gastone in La traviata, Don Curzio in The Marriage of Figaro, and Narraboth in Salome. While pursuing his undergraduate degree in music at Westminster College, he performed several leading roles, including Nemorino in The Elixir of Love and Rodolfo in La bohème, in addition to appearing in Carmina Burana with Salt Lake City’s Ballet West. Taylor has participated in Apprentice Artist programs with Santa Fe Opera, Central City Opera, and Utah Lyric Opera. He was named a semi-finalist at the Metropolitan Opera’s National Council Auditions in 2017. He returned to the Santa Fe Opera in 2022 to perform the role of Melot in Tristan and Isolde and cover Don José in Carmen.