(DEC. 15M AND 16)
About the artist:
Hans Tashjian, a bass whose voice has been described as "rumbling and sumptuously lush," and “hauntingly striking,” continues to expand his repertoire with opera companies throughout the country. The Snowy Day marks his HGO debut. During the 2021-22 season, he joins Teatro Nuovo as the title role in The Barber of Seville, The Metropolitan Opera as the Pit Singer bass 1 and 2 cover, and the New Haven Symphony Orchestra as the bass soloist in The Creation. In the spring of 2021, Tashjian returned to Sarasota Opera to cover the roles of Batone in L’inganno Felice, Uberto in La werva padrona, and Gaudenzio in Il signor Bruschino. Tashjian is an alumnus of the Yale School of Music, Manhattan School of Music, and Carnegie Mellon University, where he received the Derdeyne Award in Voice. He has fulfilled young artist residencies with Central City Opera, Sarasota Opera (where he was awarded the Scheininger-Reznick Scholarship and the 2017 Outstanding Returning Studio Artist Award), Chautauqua Opera, and the Caramoor Music Festival.