2014 – 2017
As a member of OSJ’s resident ensemble, Mr. Hanscom appeared as Marcello (Puccini’s La bohème), Lt. Gordon (Puts and Campbell’s Silent Night), Figaro (Rossini’s The Barber of Seville), Enrico (Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor), Scarpia (Puccini’s Tosca), Figaro (Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro), Escamillo (Bizet’s Carmen), and Stanley (Previn’s A Streetcar Named Desire.) During his debut season in 2014-15, he performed the title role in Verdi’s Rigoletto, Taddeo in Rossini’s The Italian Girl in Algiers, Gino Carella in the world premiere of Weiser’s Where Angels Fear to Tread and Papageno in Mozart’s The Magic Flute.
Awards and accolades for Mr. Hanscom include being named international finalist in the Neue Stimmen International Singing Competition in Gütersloh, Germany. He is a former national semi-finalist in the Palm Beach Opera Vocal Competition as well as a former national semi-finalist in Houston Grand Opera’s Eleanor McCollum Competition for Young Singers. In consecutive years he was a district winner, followed by a national semi-finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and can be seen in the documentary film “The Audition”.
Possessing both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL, Mr. Hanscom is an alumnus of many of the nations premier training programs such as Wolf Trap Opera’s Filene Young Artist Program, the Santa Fe Opera, the Merola Opera Program, Opera Theatre of St. Louis’ Gerdine Young Artist Program, Chicago Opera Theater, Sarasota Opera Studio, and Central City Opera.
For a complete bio, please visit Mr. Hanscom’s website.