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Aaron Blake
The recipient of a 2017 George London Foundation Award, tenor Aaron Blake has earned international recognition for his performances in repertoire ranging from Martinu to Rossini. Most notable was his 2016 star turn in the creation of the role of Timothy Laughlin in the Cincinnati Opera world premier of Gregory Spears’ Fellow Travelers. The live recording of these performormances was captured on the Cincinnati Symphony Fanfare Label and was released in 2017.
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High Priest of Amon
The Metropolitan Opera
Lombardo Associates, New York, NY
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Aaron Blake

Mr. Blake made a critically acclaimed debut with New York City Opera in Peter Eötvös’ operatic adaptation of Angels in America. Praised by the New York Times for his for his “youthful fervor and endearing sweet sound.”  Mr. Blake begins his 2021/2022 season with his return to the Cincinnati Opera as Il Conte Almaviva in The Barber of Seville, which is followed by a concert of operatic duets, arias and Neapolitan Songs with the Los Angeles Symphony featuring soprano Young Ok Shin in celebration of Korean Independence Day. He then returns to The Israeli Opera to open their season as Tamino in Barrie Kosky’s critically acclaimed production of Die Zauberflöte and makes his role debut as Alfredo in Verdi’s La Traviata with the Jurusalem Opera. He continues his season at the Komische Oper Berlin as Tamino and makes his recital debut in Middlebury, Indiana with the Crystal Valley Recital Series, with a program featuring Liszt, Tosti, Verdi, Puccini, Berg, Schumann and Faurée. In the early spring Mr. Blake will make his debut with the Des Moines Metro Opera as Tamino, in a special presentation of Die Zauberflöte celebrating the company’s 50th anniversary season. Following these performances, he will be presenting his much anticipated George London Foundation Recital at the Morgan Library with renowned pianist Ken Noda.  He then makes his Opera de Montréal debut as Tamino and he finishes his season with a return to the Metropolitan Opera to reprise his role as the High Priest of Amon in Phelim McDermott’s monumental production of Akhnaten. During the COVID19 pandemic Mr. Blake created and produced the video series Tosti Tuesdays, with his longtime collaborator and friend Cris Frisco.  The video series chronicled the songs of Tosti and his contemporaries throughout 25 episodes, which received thousands of views across online platforms and social media. He also joined White Snake Projects for their virtual production of Death by Life an homage to George Floyd through celebrating the lives of incarcerated persons and demonstrating the incredible ability of human beings to change for the better.  In addition to his artistic efforts during this time, Mr. Blake, was able to reconnect with nature in a meaningful way overseeing the planting of his family’s vineyard, Infinty Vines, featuring Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, San Giovese and Chardonnay grapes.  Stay tuned in future seasons for an offering of operatically inspired wines.  2019/20 Season engagements for Mr. Blake included his German and European debut as Michel in Bohuslav Martinu’s JULIETTA with Oper Frakfurt a return to the Metropolitan Opera as The High Priest of Amon in Philip Glass’s Akhnaten. He made his Walt Disney Concert Hall debut with the LA Syphony in a concert of Duets and Arias with soprano Stefania Dovhan and later in the season returned with the LA Symphony to The Cerritos Performing Arts Center for a concert of Holiday Favorites and Arias.  He debuted at The Israeli National Opera as Il conte Almaviva in Barber of Seville and as Tamino in Die Zauberflöte at the Komische Oper Berlin, which were his final productions before the COVID19 pandemic. He was posed to make his debut with Opéra  de Montréal as Tamino and return to the Cincinnati Opera for their100th Anniversary with performances of Il Barbiere di Siviglia opposite mezzo soprano Isabel Leonard. These performances have been rescheduled for a future season. In 2018/19 the Tenor  returned to the Metropolitan Opera for The Dialogues of the Carmelites and made his debut in the company’s  Summer Recital Series at Brooklyn Bridge Park with Nathan Gunn and Yin Fang. He made his role debut as Count Almaviva in The Barber of Seville with the Tulsa Opera. Mr. Blake created the Role of Mila in Andrea Clearfields Mila,Great Sorcerer with the Prototype Festival. He also reprised his role of Tamino with The Komische Oper Berlin on tour in Australia and New Zealand earning him a Helpmann Award nomination for best male aritst. He made his Mostly Mozart Festival debut at Lincoln Center in the same role in July of 2019. He made his Bangor Symphony debut as Candide and returned to Carnegie Hall with the American Symphony Orchestra as Michel in the US Premier Bohuslav Martinu’s The Key of Dreams as well as for a concert of Sacred Music with John Rutter conducting and returns to the Cincinnati Opera for the companies season opening concert at Washinton Square Park.   He has performed leading roles with Cincinnati Opera as Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni, Pan in La Calisto, and Tamino in Die Zauberflöte;  Komische Oper Berlin and Minnesota Opera as Tamino in Die Zauberflöte; Utah Opera as Rinuccio in Gianni Schicchi, Fenton in Falstaff, Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni, Ferrando in Cosi fan tutte, and Nemorino in L’elisir d’amore; Tulsa Opera as Nadir in  Les Pecheurs de Perles,  as a guest on their 70th Anniversary Gala and Il conte Almaviva in Il barbiere di Siviglia; The Dallas Opera as Romeo in Romeo et Juliette; Opera Orchestra of New York as Ugo in Donizetti’s Parisina d’Este; Washington National Opera in Anna Bolena; and the Metropolitan Opera where he debuted opposite Plácido Domingo in La Traviata. Mr. Blake’s recent engagements saw his return to the Metropolitan Opera for Les contes d’Hoffmann and The Merry Widow.  He performed the role of Tamino with the Komische Oper Berlin on tour in Tokyo, Hiroshima and Osaka. He returned to the Utah Opera for the Role of Rinuccio in Gianni Schicchi and made debuts with the American Symphony Orchestra singing Fleishman’s Rothschild’s Violin at Carnegie Hall, and as Candide with the Atlanta Symphony-Alliance Theater in a production celebrating the Leonard Bernstein centennial, a performance which garnered a nomination for a Suzi Bass Award for best actor.

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