Talent Files: John Young

John Young

Tenor John Young made his professional debut in 1997 with The Atlanta Opera as Giuseppe in La traviata, after his apprenticeship with Ohio Light Opera Company.  He has gone on to perform such roles as Arnalta in Opera Omnia's highly acclaimed New York production of The Corronation of Poppea, as Rodolfo in La Bohème (Peachtree Repertory Opera), Alfredo in La traviata (Capitol City Opera), and Tamino in The Magic Flute (New York City Opera Forum). Other Atlanta Opera appearances have included Perichaud in Massenet's La Rondine, and Ruiz in Il trovatore.  Mr. Young is a member of The Atlanta Opera Chorus and has performed with the Atlanta Opera Studio, Roswell Lyric Opera, Theater in the Square, Opera Bel Canto, and Savoyards Musical Theater (now Atlanta Lyric Theatre).

Mr. Young has worked under Robert Shaw with the Atlanta Sympony Chorus and Chamber Singers, and made his solo debut in 2000 with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in Kurt Weill's Seven Deadly Sins with Audra McDonald. His oratorio and concert repertory is extensive. He has studied voice under Walter Huff, and also performed with Elton John and Nell Carter.  He was the winner of the 2001 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions for the state of Georgia, and has since appeared in New York as a soloist with the Trinity of Wall Street Choir, Marble Collegiate Chorale, Grace Episcopal Church Choir, and the Regina Opera.  He has performed all over Europe and at the prestigious Edinburgh festival in La Didone with the Wooster Group.

His operetta and musical theatre credits have included Frederick in The Pirates of Penzance, Calif in Kismet, Nanki-Poo in The Mikado, Von Asterburg in The Student Prince, Richard Dauntless in Rudigore, Fenton in The Merry Wives of Windsor, Marco in The Gondoliers, and Freddy Einsford-Hill in My Fair Lady. For Melpomene Records, John Young originates the role of the Chevalier Dançeny on the Complete Original Concept recording of Dangerous Liaisons.

As the Chevalier Dançeny in Dangerous Liaisons




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