Nova Scotia native Zachary Read recently completed his Masters in Operatic Performance at the University of Toronto where he was the 2013-14 recipient of the Richard Bradshaw Fellowship in Opera. He also holds a Bachelors of Music in Voice (Honors) from the University of Western Ontario.
Mr. Read has appeared as Malatesta in the University of Toronto production of Don Pasquale, and as Mars in Orpheus in the Underworld. He has also appeared in scene selections from The Barber of Seville, Cosi fan tutte, Die Fledermaus, Die Tote Stadt, Der Evangelimann, and Zar und Zimmermann, and Albert Herring. He sang Creon in the University of Toronto’s Antigone, and an opera project by four University of Toronto composers.
Before his studies in Toronto, Mr. Read sang Guglielmo in the Accademia Europea dell’Opera production of Cosi fan tutte in Pistoia, Italy.
Zachary joined the Yulanda M. Faris Young Artist Program with Vancouver Opera for 2014-2015 and was seen as Morales in the mainstage production of Bizet’s Carmen. His association with Vancouver Opera continued in 2015-2016 where he was heard in Madama Butterfly and Rigoletto.
He looks forward to Messiah with the Victoria Symphony in December of 2017
|Debussy||Pelléas||PELLÉAS ET MÉLISANDE|
|Donezetti||Malatesta Belcore||DON PASQUALE L’ELISIRE D’AMORE|
|Korngold||Fritz||DIE TOTE STATE|
|Mozart||Guglielmo||COSÌ FAN TUTTE|
|Rossini||Figaro||IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA|
|Strauss, J.||Falke/Eisenstein||DIE FLEDERMAUS|
|Brahms||Ein Deutsches Requiem|