Zachary Owen


Billy Budd
Le nozze di Figaro

Zachary Owen

Zachary Owen is an operatic Bass from Illinois who has recently performed with such companies as The Atlanta Opera, Pensacola Opera, and Kentucky Opera. He is an alumnus of the Young/Studio Artist programs at Arizona Opera, the Glimmerglass Festival, Des Moines Metro Opera, Kentucky Opera, and Opera Theatre of Saint Louis among others. He holds a bachelors degree from Luther College and two graduate degrees from CCM (University of Cincinnati).

Kentucky Opera
Bartolo / Le nozze di Figaro, 2020
The Atlanta Opera
EG Robinson / Frida, 2019
Arizona Opera
Marion Pullin Studio Artist, 2016 - 2018
The Glimmerglass Festival
Young Artist Program, 2016, 2017 & 2018
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The Herald and Lodovico...

Pacific Symphony, 2020

Le Nozze di Figaro

Kentucky Opera, 2020

West Side Story
Lt Schrank

The Atlanta Opera, 2019

Romeo et Juliette
Count Capulet

Pensacola Opera, 2019

E.G. Robinson

The Atlanta Opera, 2019

The Cunning Little...
The Badger/Parson

The Glimmerglass Festival, 2018

Il barbiere di Siv...
Don Basilio

Arizona Opera, 2018


During the 2018-2019 season, Mr. Owen made his Atlanta Opera debut as Lt. Schrank in West Side Story as well as his Pensacola Opera debut as Count Capulet in Roméo et Juliette. In the fall of 2019, Mr. Owen returned to Atlanta Opera as Edward G. Robinson in their production of Frida and in the winter of 2020, Mr. Owen returned to Kentucky Opera to perform Bartolo in Le nozze di Figaro. In the spring of 2020, Mr. Owen was scheduled to make his debut with Pacific Symphony singing the Herald and covering Lodovico in Verdi’s Otello although it was canceled due to COVID-19.
Mr. Owen has also has performed with such companies as Cincinnati Opera, Kentucky Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera, Central City Opera, Opera North, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, and Opera Santa Barbara. He has performed the roles of Dulcamara in L’elisir d’amore, Alidoro in La Cenerentola, Ashby in La fanciulla del West, Don Fernando in Fidelio, Matouš in Smetana’s The Kiss, Figaro in Le nozze di Figaro, Haly in L’italiana in Algeri, Nick Shadow in The Rake’s Progress, the Commendatore in Don Giovanni, der Sprecher in Die Zauberflöte, Spencer Coyle in Owen Wingrave, and the title role in Don Pasquale. A strong advocate for new American Opera, Mr. Owen participated in a composer’s workshop at Cincinnati Opera in which he worked alongside Jake Heggie, Jack O’Brien, and Terrence McNally to develop their new opera, Great Scott.
Mr. Owen is the recipient of numerous awards including the Grace Keagy Award at the Lotte Lenya Competition and he was a national semifinalist in the Met Opera Competition.
Bass Zachary Owen has been described as having “intensity and handsome legato” (1) and also hailed as an artist who “deftly created complete portraits of sound and movement”(2).
— (1)Opera News and (2.)Gay City News