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Roy Hage

“Tenor Roy Hage who sang the Chevalier for the closing performance was a magical talent on stage. As Chevalier, his stage time is limited, but his ovation at curtain call was not. In character, he has a luminescent quality about him. His lush lyric tenor enraptured the audience. -As Chevelier (Dialogues des Carmélites) with Opera Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA – Lebanese-American Tenor Roy Hage was most recently seen by audiences in Philadelphia as Rinuccio in a Curtis Opera Production of “Gianni Schicchi.” This season he was also heard with Curtis Opera as Godefroy de Vaudémont in Tchaikovsky's "Iolanta," and by Italian audiences in Cortona’s historical Teatro Signorelli as Ruggero in a production of “La Rondine” by British stage director David Edwards, with Maestro Ari Pelto conducting. In the 2013-2014 season, Mr. Hage made his Philadelphia Orchestra debut as the Second Jew in Richard Strauss's “Salome,” in a groundbreaking collaboration between the orchestra and Opera Philadelphia, directed by Kevin Newbury, and conducted by Maestro Yannick Nézet-Séguin. Philadelphia audiences also heard him as Nemorino in Curtis Opera's production of “L'elisir d'amore,” Chevelier de la Force in a Curtis / Opera Philadelphia production of “Dialogues des Carmélites” under the baton of Maestro Corrado Rovaris, and as a Soldier in Ulmann's “The Emperor of Atlantis” with Curtis Opera Theatre. Mr. Hage also performed the World Premier of Stephen Stucky's chamber piece “The Stars and the Roses” with great success. A Master's student at the Curtis Institute of Music, Roy made his Philadelphia debut in 2012 as Tamino in “Die Zauberflöte” in a production by Chas Rader-Schieber. That season, he was also seen as Sir Philip in Curtis / Opera Philadelphia's production of “Owen Wingrave,” and as Goffredo in Curtis Opera's production of “Rinaldo.” Roy sang the roles of Reverend Veasy, Reid, and Charlie in workshops of Jennifer Higdon’s first opera, “Cold Mountain” for Opera Philadelphia. He will be performing the role of Reid for the world-premier with the Santa Fe Opera in the summer of 2015 alongside the singers such as Isabel Leonard, Jay Hunter Morris, and Nathan Gunn. A product of Oberlin Conservatory, Yale University, and Interlochen Arts Academy, there, Roy performed roles such as Jeník in "The Bartered Bride,” Judge Danforth in “The Crucible,” the title roles in “La Clemenza di Tito” and “Candide," the role of Le Prince Charmant in Massenet's "Cendrillon," and a variety of scenes from an array of operas. As a soloist, Roy has performed works such as Haydn’s “Creation,” and “Mass in Time of War,” Britten’s “Nocturne, Op. 60,” Handel’s “Messiah,” and Schubert’s “Mass in G” with ensembles such as Symphony in the C, The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, The Curtis 20/21 Ensemble, and CityMusic Cleveland. This season, he will appear as a featured artist in concert with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, and will be heard in the title role of “The Rake’s Progress,” with Curtis Opera Theatre. He will be singing in a workshop of David Little's "JFK" for the Forth Worth Opera, performing the role of the Prison Chaplain in the East Coast Premier of Morrison’s “Oscar” with Opera Philadelphia, and the role of Ein Tanzmeister in “Ariadne auf Naxos,” in a production by Curtis / Opera Philadelphia.