Mrs. Sharon G. Ley and Mr. Robert F. Lietzow/Jill and Allyn Risley/ Drs. Rachel and Warren A. Ellsworth IV Fellow
About the artist:
A first-year HGO Studio artist from Saint George, Utah, Eric Taylor recently 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, he will perform Chevalier in Dialogues of the Carmelites, First Armored Man in The Magic Flute, Pong in Turandot, and Tybalt in Romeo and Juliet. 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 had been set to perform in Santa Fe Opera’s Tristan and Isolde and HGO’s Werther and Parsifal last season, but those engagements were canceled due to COVID- 19. He was named a semi-finalist at the Metropolitan Opera’s National Council Auditions in 2017.
HGO appearances: Chevalier in Dialogues des Carmélites; First Armored Man in The Magic Flute; Pong in Turandot; Tybalt in Romeo and Juliet. First-year HGO Studio artist.
Previously at HGO: Second prize winner in HGO’s 2021 Eleanor McCollum Competition Concert of Arias.