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Roy Hage

Roy Hage

Lebanese-American tenor Roy Hage is a two-time Grammy nominated artist who has performed over forty roles including the Duke (Rigoletto), Nemorino (L’elisir d’amore), Tamino (The Magic Flute), Le Chevalier des Grieux (Manon), Ruggero (La Rondine), Judge Danforth (The Crucible), Jeník (The Bartered Bride), Ein Italienischer Sänger (Capriccio), Chevalier de la Force (Dialogues des Carmélites), and the title characters in The Tales of Hoffmann, The Rake’s Progress, Candide, La Clemenza di Tito, and Pelléas and Melisande.

Conductors with which Roy has worked include Maestros Yannick Nezet-Seguin, Caren Levine, Sir Richard Bonynge, Vladimir Ashkenazy, David Robertson, Jane Glover, Christopher Macatsoris, James Gaffigan, Jacques Lacomb, Rossen Milanov, and Stephen Lord with ensembles such as the Philadelphia, Santa Fe and Cleveland Orchestras, the Saint Louis and New Jersey Symphonies, the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, Symphony in C, and CityMusic Cleveland.

Praised for his musicality and interpretive sensitivity, Roy has performed in recital with pianist and mentor Mikael Eliasen, chamber ensembles including the Curtis 2021 and Credo, and pianists Luke Housner, José Melendez, J.J. Penna, Susan Nowicki, and Richard Raub.

An advocate of the commissioning and promoting of new music, Roy has performed in premieres of a number of works including Stephen Stucky’s “The Stars and the Roses” for tenor and chamber ensemble, the roles of Horus / The Beloved in David Hertzberg’s The Rose Elf, the world premieres of Jonathan Bailey Holland’s Must All Then Amount to But This and Kurt Rohde’s Three Minutes with Ned for tenor and piano on the occasion of luminary composer Ned Rorem’s 90th birthday, Tony Solitro’s cycle More Beautiful Than Night, Peter Ash’s opera The Golden Ticket, Jennifer Higdon’s opera Cold Mountain, and the the East Coast Premiers of Theodore Morrison’s Oscar and, also, Cold Mountain.

Roy’s two 2017 Grammy nominations are for his appearances as a solo artist in the Pentatone Recording of the Santa Fe World Premier of Cold Mountain where created the roles of Reid and Home Guard. Roy also brought the role of Reverend Veasey to life in the 2012 and 2013 workshops of the opera at Curtis Institute of Music for Opera Philadelphia and Santa Fe Opera.

Roy has been an Emerging Artist with Opera Philadelphia, an Apprentice Singer with the Santa Fe Opera, a Young Artist at the Chautauqua Music Festival, and a Gerdine Young Artist at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis.

Roy will be a second-year resident artist at Philadelphia’s Academy of Vocal Arts (AVA) where he is a student of the noted voice teacher Bill Schuman. Prior to joining the roster at AVA, Roy completed his training at Interlochen Arts Academy, Oberlin Conservatory, Yale University, and Curtis Institute of Music - from where he holds the degree of Master of Music.

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