Hans Tashjian, bass-baritone, recently made his debut at the Metropolitan Opera, singing Count Ceprano in Rigoletto. Mr. Tashjian, whose voice has been described as "rumbling and sumptuously lush," and “hauntingly striking,” continues to expand his repertoire with opera companies throughout the country.
He recently appeared with Opera Baltimore as Méphistophélès in Faust, Teatro Nuovo as the title role in Il barbiere di Siviglia, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis as Bartolo in The Barber of Seville, and Houston Grand Opera as Billy in the world premiere of The Snowy Day. At the Metropolitan Opera, he covered Député Flamand 2 in Don Carlos, and Pit Singers bass 1 and 2 in Brett Dean’s Hamlet. During the summer of 2022, he was slated to sing the title role in Maometto Secondo, however the production was canceled due to COVID.
Upcoming performances include Callistene in Poliuto with Teatro Nuovo. Mr. Tashjian is a founding member of Opera Essentia, having sung the role of Zoroastro in the company’s inaugural production last year, Orlando: Hero of Love. He is an alumnus of the Yale School of Music, Manhattan School of Music, and Carnegie Mellon University.