Yazid Gray, baritone
Yazid Gray is a second-year Pittsburgh Opera Resident Artist in 2020-21.
In the 2018-2019 season, Mr. Gray sang the role of Bello/La Fanciulla del West with Maryland Lyric Opera. He then went on to join Opera Santa Barbara as a member of their Chrisman Studio Artist program. During his time there, he performed the roles of Schaunard/La bohème, Zaretski and the Captain/Eugene Onegin, Le Podestat/Le docteur Miracle, and Thomas Putnam/The Crucible.
Mr. Gray is a graduate of University of Michigan where he received his Master of Music. His credits at Michigan include: Oliver Jordan in the Michigan premiere of William Bolcom’s Dinner at Eight, Mercutio/Roméo et Juliette, and Demetrius/A Midsummer’s Night Dream. The summer after graduating, Mr. Gray performed the role of Charlie/Three Decembers with Opera Maine.
Other notable roles for Mr. Gray include: Silvio/Pagliacci, Sid/Albert Herring, and Hermann/Les Contes D’Hoffmann with Opera in the Ozarks, and the Undertaker and Frazier/Porgy and Bess with the University Musical Society. Mr. Gray received his Bachelor of Music from DePauw University where he performed several roles in operas and musicals.
Mr. Gray's residency is sponsored by John and Virginia DiPucci and Alice V. Gelormino.