During his first year as a Resident Artist with Opera San José, Baritone Zachary Altman will sing Zurga (The Pearl Fishers), Dr. Falke (Die Fledermaus), Count Di Luna (Il trovatore), and the title role in Gianni Schicchi. He recently made his Los Angeles Philharmonic debut at the Hollywood Bowl as Herman Augusts and Second Inquisitor in Bernstein’s Candide, conducted by Bramwell Tovey. He spent three years as a fellow at the Music Academy of the West, where he sang the title role in Don Giovanni, Dr. Miracle in The Tales of Hoffmann, and Breedley in Bolcom’s A Wedding.
Mr. Altman’s other opera credits include Nimming Ned (The Beggar’s Opera) under the baton of Lorin Maazel with the Castleton Festival; John Proctor (The Crucible), Guglielmo (Così fan tutte), and Arnalta (L’incoronazione di Poppea) with the Chautauqua Institute. He has also been a young artist with both Fort Worth Opera and Sarasota Opera. Prior to that, he received both his graduate and undergraduate degrees from Manhattan School of Music, where he sang his first Dr. Falke in Die Fledermaus, Tarquinius in The Rape of Lucretia, and Joe Harland in John Musto’s Later the Same Evening, which was recorded and released on Albany Records.
*W. Gibson Walters Memorial Fellow, Don and Jan Schmidek Fellow