Winner of the 2014 Opealia Competition, Guatemalan tenor Mario Chang has been praised as a “born bel canto tenor” by Anthony Tommasini in the New York Times. In the 2018-2019 season, Mr. Chang will sing Alfredo in La traviata, marking his debuts with both Washington National Opera and Atlanta Opera. He returns to Oper Frankfurt for his role debut as Corrado in concert performances of Il Corsaro, and returns to Santa Fe Opera to reprise the role of Rodolfo in a new production of La bohème.
In the 2017-18 season, Mr. Chang returned to the Metropolitan Opera to sing Arturo in Lucia di Lammermoor, and to Los Angeles Opera as Ismaele in Nabucco opposite Plácido Domingo. Additionally, Chang returned to Oper Frankfurt as the title roles in Werther and Roberto Devereux, as well as the Italian Tenor in a new production of Capriccio by Brigitte Fassbaender. On the concert stage, Mr. Chang made his Hollywood Bowl debut as Cassio in Otello with the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
Operatic highlights from Mr. Chang’s previous seasons include the role of Nemorino in L’Elisir d’Amore at the Metropolitan Opera – a role which Chang also sang with the Met and Juilliard scene program conducted by James Levine. With Oper Frankfurt, he sang Lenski in Yevgeny Onegin, Duke of Mantua in Rigoletto, and Rodolfo in La bohème. Mr. Chang sang the Italian Tenor in Der Rosenkavalier at the Met under the baton of Edward Gardner, and with the National Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Christoph Eschenbach, opposite Renée Fleming.