Former resident artist Silas Elash returns in 2013-14 to appear as the Commissioner in Madama Butterfly and the Commendatore in Don Giovanni. During his residency at OSJ, Mr. Elash perform the roles of Nourabad (The Pearl Fishers), Frank (Die Fledermaus), Ferrando (Il trovatore), the Voice of Nettuno (Idomeneo), Dr. Grenville (La traviata) and Méphistophélès (Faust). Other roles performed for OSJ include 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.