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Zachary Altman

Recent performances for ZACHARY ALTMAN include his official debut with Teatro dell’Opera di Roma in May 2017 as the Athlet/Tierbändiger in Berg’s Lulu, directed by William Kentridge and conducted by Alejo Perez, after performing the same roles in Lulu with the Hamburgische Staatsoper in a new production by Christophe Marthaler. Other 2016-17 season engagements included his role debut as Bottom in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream with performances in Brescia, Cremona, Pavia, Como, and Reggia Emilia. In the 2017-18 season, Mr. Altman debuts with Teatro Massimo di Palermo as Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and returns to Teatro dell’opera di Roma as Mr. Flint in Deborah Warner’s new production of Billy Budd, conducted by James Conlon.

Other recent engagements for Mr. Altman included his debut with the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino (Opera di Firenze) as Mr. Gedge in Britten’s  Albert Herring in May 2016, joining the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma for Weill’s Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny and Henze’s The Bassarids; filling in on 24 hours’ notice as Dritte Schäfer in Daphne with the Hamburgische Staatsoper; a debut with West Edge Opera in Berkeley, California as the Tierbändiger/Athlet in Berg’s Lulu; and Il Mandarino in Puccini’s Turandot with the Pacific Symphony.

During the 2014-15 season, Mr. Altman appeared in seven productions with Theater Basel, including  the roles of Tarquinius (The Rape of Lucretia), Schlemil/Hermann (Les contes d’Hoffmann), and Montano in a new production of Otello directed by Calixto Bieito. He was also featured in concert with the Sinfonieorchester Basel and the Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra.

During his residency at OSJ, Mr. Altman appeared as Ford (Falstaff), Sharpless (Madama Butterfly), and the title role in Don Giovanni. During his first year as a Resident Artist with Opera San José, he sang the roles of 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.

For more information, please visit Mr. Altman’s website.