La fanciulla del west/ Puccini
(He) James Chamberlain is an up and coming dramatic tenor. He has been praised by OPERA NEWS for singing with "brilliance and passion" while being "eloquent and moving." His singing has also been described as having a "heroic sound that made the cinder block walls ring."
James has performed the role of Canio from I pagliacci with Opera Ithaca and Opera in the Heights. He has sung such roles as Roberto in Puccini's first opera Le Villi with Bel Cantanti Opera, Cavaradossi with Loft Opera, Pollione with St Petersburg Opera and Don Jose with Kingwood Summer Opera. He has performed both Turridu and Canio in a night of Cavallaria Rusticana and I Pagliacci. He also has sung Des Grieux in Manon Lescaut and Cavaradossi in Tosca in concert. He has sung principle roles with Houston Grand Opera, Sarasota Opera, and Wichita Grand Opera.
James' orchestral works include the Tenor solo in Beethoven’s 9th symphony and Pilate in Bob Chilcott's St John's Passion, where he worked firsthand with the composer.
James spend three summers attending the Institute for Young Dramatic Voices where he studied with opera legend Dolora Zajick. He was twice an Emerging Artist with St Petersburg Opera. He also spent a season as a Studio Artist with Sarasota Opera. James studied at Penn State University where, as a baritone, sang roles such as Aeneas in Dido and Aeneas, Rigoletto in Milton Granger's Talk Opera, Doctor Gregg in Douglas Moore's Gallantry, and King Melchior in Amahl and the Night Visitors. He also perform
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