Photo of Benjamin Taylor, baritone

Benjamin Taylor, baritone

Benjamin Taylor was a second-year Pittsburgh Opera Resident Artist in 2018-2019. He performed 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.

Mr. Taylor received his Bachelor’s of the Arts at Morgan State University where he sang Tom/Blue Monday with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, as well as various roles around the Maryland area.

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Mr. Taylor's residency was sponsored by Jean Anne Hattler.

Ben Taylor performs in the role of Older Thompson in Glory Denied. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette called him "superb, showcasing developing acting chops and excellent vocal range."

Ben Taylor performs the role of Daggoo in Moby-Dick. Pittsburgh in the Round said his performance was a "standout."

Ben Taylor sings the role of Brian Castner in The Long Walk

Ben Taylor performs as Sciarrone in Tosca

Ben Taylor performs as Prince Yamadori in Madama Butterfly

Ben Taylor performs as Schaunard in La bohème

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