Benjamin Taylor, baritone
Benjamin Taylor is a second-year Pittsburgh Opera Resident Artist in 2018-2019. He is scheduled to perform Prince Yamadori/Madama Butterfly, Older Thompson/Glory Denied, and Schaunard/La bohème. In 2017-18 he performed Sciarrone/Tosca, Brian/The Long Walk, and Captain Gardiner/Moby-Dick.
Mr. Taylor received his Master of Music from Boston University, where he also earned his Performer’s Certificate with Boston University’s Opera Institute. While at BU, He performed the roles of Demetrius/Midsummer Night’s Dream, Guglielmo/Cosí fan tutte, Escamillo/La Tragédie de Carmen, Prior Walter/Angels in America, Alvaro/Florencia en el Amazonas, Coyle/Owen Wingrave, and Des Grieux/Le Portrait de Manon.
For the past three summers Mr. Taylor has been a Gerdine Young Artist (2015,2016) and Richard Gaddes Festival Artist (2017) at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis where he performed Fiorello/The Barber of Seville, Cowardly Giant/Shalimar the Clown, and Yamadori/Madame Butterfly, and covered Figaro/The Barber of Seville, Marcello/La bohème, Musik Teacher/Ariadne auf Naxos, Sharpless/Madame Butterfly, and Lawyer Huld and various roles/The Trial. In 2016, Mr. Taylor also performed as Marcello with Crested Butte Festival, and Yamadori in Berkshire Opera Festival’s inaugural season.
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Mr. Taylor's residency is sponsored by Jean Anne Hattler.