About the artist:
Previously with HGO, Aaron Pegram performed Monostatos in the 2015 production of The Magic Flute. He is currently in his 13th season as an ensemble member at the Semperoper Dresden. His most recent roles with the company include Tavannes in Les Huguenots, Valzacchi in Der Rosenkavalier, the Four Servants in The Tales of Hoffmann, Kibis in Spoliansky’s Wie Werde ich Reich und Glücklich, and concert performances as Goro in Madame Butterfly under the baton of Giampaolo Bisanti and Spoletta in Tosca conducted by Omer Meir Wellber. Other notable performances include Tanzmeister in Ariadne auf Naxos conducted by Christian Thielemann, Conferencier in Cabaret, Pedrillo in The Abduction from the Seraglio, Beppe in Pagliacci, the Radio Singer in European Premiere of The Great Gatsby, and appearing as a tenor soloist in Doktor Faust and Harlekin in Der Kaiser von Atlantis. Pegram performed the role of Don Basilio in Semperoper Dresden’s new production of The Marriage of Figaro, which traveled to the prestigious Savonlinna Opera Festival in Finland, where he reprised the role in the summer of 2015. Upcoming performances at the Semperoper include a return as Goro in a fully staged premiere of Madame Butterfly, a return to his musical theater roots as Jack in Sondheim’s Into the Woods, and a role debut as the Police Inspector in The Nose by Shostakovich. Pegram debuted at New York City Opera as Goro in Madame Butterfly in 2008. After two seasons as an apprentice with the Santa Fe Opera, he returned to Santa Fe to perform Don Basilio in The Marriage of Figaro in 2008, as well as Baron Puck in The Grand Duchess of Gerolstein and Detective/Prison Guard in the world premiere of Theodore Morrison’s Oscar, both in 2013. His introduction into opera began at Orlando Opera as a young artist in 2003.