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Terrence Chin-Loy, Tenor

Terrence Chin-Loy was a first-year Pittsburgh Opera Resident Artist in 2018-19. He performed as Idomeneo/afterWARds - Mozart's Idomeneo Reimagined, Younger Thompson/Glory Denied, and Parpignol/La bohème.

Hailed as having a "beautiful lyric tenor voice" by Opera News, Mr. Chin-Loy holds a BA in Musicology from Yale University, a MM Voice from Mannes College of Music, and is a recent gradute from Indiana University with a PD in Voice. While at Indiana University he performed the role of Edgardo/Lucia di Lammermoor as well as George Bailey/It’s a Wonderful Life and Tonio/La fille du regiment. He performed with Mannes Opera in the roles of Laurie/Little Women and Bill/Flight. During his time at Yale Mr. Chin-Loy performed the roles of Ferrando/Così fan tutte, Pane/La Calisto, Eurimaco and Amfimono/Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria, and Count Alberto/L’occasione fa il ladro

In 2017, Mr. Chin-Loy made his Pittsburgh Opera debut as Double Duty Radcliffe in The Summer King. He also sang as an Apprentice Artist with Santa Fe Opera where he covered the role of Astrologer/The Golden Cockerel

Terrence Chin-Loy has also been seen at Central City Opera as a Studio Artist 2015-2016 performing the role of Dandy from The Ballad of Baby Doe. Mr.Chin-Loy has also been a Seagle Music Colony Young Artist.

In addition to his extensive experiece with opera performance, Mr. Chin-Loy has performed in multiple concert works including making his Lincoln Center debut in 2016 singing A Coffin in Egypt/The American Songbook. Other concert credits include the Celebration of Schubert for The Mannes Festival Concert Series, A Night of Opera/Neal Goren Philipstown Depot Theatre, The Diary of One Who Vanished(Janacek)/Brooklyn New Music Collective, Celebration of the Baroque Concert/The Mannes Festival Concert Series, Hadyn's Lord Nelson Mass/Yale Symphony Orchestra, Mozart's Requiem/New Haven Symphony Orchestra, and Handel's Messiah/Berkeley College Orchestra

Along with being awarded the Barbara and David Jacobs Fellowship in 2016, Mr. Chin-Loy has recieved the Michael Sisca Opera Award from Mannes College of Music, and was a Finalist in 2015 for the Gerda Lissner Art Song/Lieder Competition. In January 2018 Mr. Chin-Loy was annouced a winner of the Central Region of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. He competed in the Semifinal round at the Metropolitan Opera in April 2018. 

Visit Mr.Chin-Loy's personal website.

Mr. Chin-Loy's residency was sponsored by John and Nancy Traina.

Terrence Chin-Loy performs in the role of King Idomeneo in afterWARds - Mozart's Idomeneo Reimagined. Pittsburgh in the Round said he "sang with a highly expressive, pure tenor voice that easily encompassed the range of emotions of the character."

Terrence Chin-Loy performs in the role of Younger Thompson in Glory Denied. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette called him "convincingly anguished during montages of his time as a prisoner."

Terrence Chin-Loy performs as Parpignol in La bohème

Terrence Chin-Loy sings at 2018 Rising Stars concert

Terrence Chin-Loy sings at Market Square Farmers Market alongside Benjamin Taylor

Terrence Chin-Loy sings at October Brown Bag Concert

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