Former resident artist Silas Elash returns in 2013-14 to appear as Pistol (Falstaff), the Commissioner (Madama Butterfly), and the Commendatore (Don Giovanni). During the 2012-13 season, Mr. Elash performed the roles of Nourabad (The Pearl Fishers), Frank (Die Fledermaus), and Ferrando (Il trovatore). Other roles performed for OSJ include the Voice of Nettuno (Idomeneo), Dr. Grenville (La traviata), Méphistophélès (Faust), Scarpia (Tosca), Bartolo (The Barber of Seville), Colline (La bohème), Count Des Grieux (Manon), Don Magnifico (La Cenerentola), Bartolo (The Marriage of Figaro), and Rambaldo (La rondine).
Roles performed with other companies include Colline (La bohème), Escamillo (Carmen), and Alfio (Cavalleria rusticana) with the Opera Institute of California. On the concert stage, Mr. Elash has performed for the Italian Society of Monterey, and has performed at the Silicon Valley Charity Ball. He regularly performs in concerts throughout the Bay Area and Southern California and makes regular appearances at the Jarvis Conservatory in Napa, California.Awards received include the Wagner Society Award at the Fourth Annual Irene Dalis Vocal Competition held in May 2010.
For more information, please visit Mr. Elash’s website.