Nova Scotia native Zachary Read recently completed his Masters in Operatic Performance at the University of Toronto where he was the 2013-14 recipient of the Richard Bradshaw Fellowship in Opera. He also holds a Bachelors of Music in Voice (Honors) from the University of Western Ontario.
Mr. Read has appeared as Malatesta in the University of Toronto production of Don Pasquale, and as Mars in Orpheus in the Underworld. He has also appeared in scene selections from The Barber of Seville, Cosi fan tutte, Die Fledermaus, Die Tote Stadt, Der Evangelimann, and Zar und Zimmermann. He sang Creon in the University of Toronto’s Antigone, and an opera project by four University of Toronto composers.
Before his studies in Toronto, Mr. Read sang Guglielmo in the Accademia Europea dell’Opera production of Cosi fan tutte in Pistoia, Italy. Most recently, he sang Sid in the U of T Opera production of Albert Herring.
Zachary joins the Yulanda M. Faris Young Artist Program with Vancouver Opera for 2014-2015 and will be seen as Morales in the mainstage production of Bizet’s Carmen. His association with Vancouver Opera continues in 2015-2016 and he will be heard in Madama Butterfly and Rigoletto.