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HGO Studio alumnus Peixin Chen has performed many roles with HGO, including Don Bartolo in The Barber of Seville (2016, 2018), Oroveso in Norma (2018), The King in Aida (2020), Ferrando in Il trovatore (2013), and Sarastro in outdoor performances of The Magic Flute (2015). His repertoire spans the comic parts of Donizetti, Mozart, and Rossini to the strong and serious roles of Puccini, Verdi, and Wagner. Chen has worked with conductors and directors including Harry Bicket, Sebastian Lang-Lessing, Lorin Maazel, Zubin Mehta, Giancarlo del Monaco, Andrés Orozco-Estrada, David Paul, Michel Plasson, David Pountney, James Robinson, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Patrick Summers, Krzysztof Urbański, and Francesca Zambello. Engagements for the 2021-22 season include The Magic Flute and Boris Godunov at The Metropolitan Opera and Aida at Cincinnati Opera. Symphonic performances bring him to the Kansas City Symphony Orchestra for Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. Highlights of recent seasons include a European debut at the Festival d’Aix en Provence in Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen in a new production by Ivo van Hove, a Metropolitan Opera debut as Sarastro in The Magic Flute conducted by Harry Bicket and later performances as Masetto in Don Giovanni led by Cornelius Meister, and a return to Opera Philadelphia as Colline in La bohème conducted by Corrado Rovaris.

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