Baritone André Chiang has been described as “vocally commanding” (Oregonian), “handsome of voice” (Opera News), and lauded with “let’s hear more from this singer” (Washington Post). Mr. Chiang’s recent engagements include Pirate King (The Pirates of Penzance) with Tulane Summer Lyric Theatre, Sam (Trouble in Tahiti) and Charlie (Three Decembers) with Painted Sky Opera, Schaunard (La bohème) with Mississippi Opera and the Natchez Festival of Music, Escamillo (La tragédie de Carmen) with Louisiana Opera, and returns to Mobile Opera as Count Gil (Il segreto di Susanna) and Schaunard (La bohème), Opera Birmingham as Belcore (L’elisir d’amore), and Pensacola Opera as Yamadori/Commissioner (Madama Butterfly). Previous credits include Young Galileo/Salviati (Galileo Galilei), Argante (Rinaldo), Falke (Die Fledermaus), and Ford (Falstaff) with Portland Opera; Anthony Hope (Sweeney Todd) with Virginia Opera; Masetto (Don Giovanni), El Gallo (The Fantasticks), and Motorcycle Cop/Guard 1 (Dead Man Walking) with Shreveport Opera; and Lancelot in the Young Artist Matinee of Camelot at the Glimmerglass Festival. Mr. Chiang completed a Doctor of Musical Arts at Louisiana State University where he has performed Falstaff (Falstaff), The Forester (The Cunning Little Vixen in Czech), Eugene Onegin (Eu-gene Onegin in Russian), Inspector Kildare (Elizabeth Cree), and Gad Beck (Two Remain). Competition honors include Regional Finalist for the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, Winner of the Grand Concours de Chant, Winner of the 59th NFMC 2017 Biennial Young Artist Award, and Winner of the 45th NATS Artist Awards Competition. In concert, he performed as the Baritone soloist in Car-mina Burana with the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra, the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra, the Symphony Chorus of New Orleans, and the Canterbury Voices, the Bass soloist in Haydn’s Mass in d minor with the Northwest Florida Symphony, and the Baritone soloist in the World Premiere of Martin Palmeri’s Gran Misa in the Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall. Mr. Chiang was also selected as a 2018 NATS Intern under the mentorship of Brian Gill, DMA (Indian University). Upcoming engagements include Yamadori/Commissioner (Madama Butterfly) with Portland Opera, Dandini (La cenerentola) with Dayton Opera, Rambaldo (La rondine) with Mobile Opera, and Mercutio (Roméo et Juliette) with Mississippi Opera. www.andrechiangbaritone.com
André maintains an active studio teaching in Mobile, Alabama and Baton Rouge, LA. In the fall of 2020, he will join the faculty of Oklahoma State University as an Assistant Professor of Music - Voice. He is proficient in classical styles, musical theatre, as well as belt training. Through his years performing both opera and musical theatre and working with some of the biggest names in the industry, he brings many different perspectives on vocal technique and individually caters his instruction for each student. André is available for on-site and online lessons. He will help you reach your goals!