2012 – 2014
During the 2016-17 season, JAMES CALLON appears as Prunier in Puccini’s La rondine with Santa Barbara Opera. Other recent engagements for Mr. Callon include the role of Father Grenville in Heggie’s Dead Man Walking for Townsend Opera and Fresno Grand Opera, and Mitch (A Streetcar Named Desire) with Tulsa Opera (2016), and Sam Polk in Floyd’s Susannah with Pasadena Opera. Other roles performed in 2015-16 include the title role of Faust with West Bay Opera and the Duke of Mantua (Rigoletto) with Union Avenue Opera in St. Louis, Missouri. He also appeared as Mitch (Streetcar) with Townsend Opera, Rodolfo (La bohème) with Pacific Opera Project and West Edge Opera, and Manrico (Il trovatore) with West Bay Opera.
While a member of OSJ’s resident ensemble, Mr. Callon appeared in the roles of Fenton (Falstaff), the Witch (Hansel and Gretel), BF Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly), Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni), Nadir (The Pearl Fishers), Eisenstein (Die Fledermaus), Manrico (Il trovatore), and Rinuccio (Gianni Schicchi). Mr. Callon recently concluded his second season as a Studio Artist with Tulsa Opera, where he performed the role of Howard Boucher in the company’s debut production of Jake Heggie’s Dead Man Walking to critical acclaim as well as Mr. Owen in Dominick Argento’s surrealistic one-act opera, Postcard From Morocco. Other recent engagements include his debut as Gastone (La traviata) for Tulsa Opera, Tenor Vassal (Götterdämmerung) and Giuseppe (La traviata) with Los Angeles Opera, Nemorino (The Elixir of Love) for Tulsa Opera, and Alfredo (La traviata) with Rogue Opera.
Mr. Callon has performed extensively on the concert stage, including performances as a soloist in Handel’s Messiah, Schubert’s Nachthelle, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, Bach’s Magnificat and Mozart’s Requiem. Awards received include First Place in the N.A.T.S. Young Artist Auditions – Apprentice Division – in 2004, and Second Place (N.A.T.S.) – Career Division, in 2008.
For additional information, please visit Mr. Callon’s website.