Erik Anstine, who appeared in our charity calendar has a beautiful new listing on the Columbia Management (CAMI) site, which we wanted to share with readers. Here is the text:
Praised for the beauty of his voice and the vitality of his performances, American basso Erik Anstine is making a name for himself on opera and concert stages in North America and Europe.
This summer, Mr. Anstine is a member of The Santa Fe Opera Apprentice Program. He will cover the Archbishop in Szymanowski’s “Król Roger” and Sciarrone in “Tosca”.
In the 2012-13 season, Mr. Anstine joins the ensemble of Opernhaus Zürich where he will perform Bartolo in “Le nozze di Figaro”, Biterolf in “Tannhäuser” , Zweiter Soldat in “Salome”, Anfisa in the premiere of Eötvös’ “Drei Schwestern”, and Hausknecht / Wächter in a new production of “Lady Macbeth of Mtensk”.
As a member of Los Angeles Opera’s Domingo-Thornton Young Artist Program for the 2011-12 season, Mr. Anstine appeared as the Captain in “Eugene Onegin”, Frère Jean in “Romßo et Juliette”, and Der Tod in Viktor Ullman’s “Der Kaiser von Atlantas” under the baton of James Conlon as part of the company’s on-going Recovered Voices series. Mr. Anstine made his Seattle Opera main stage debut in 2011 as the Second Priest in “Die Zauberflöte”. As a member of Seattle Opera’s young artist program, Mr. Anstine was heard as Leoprello in “Don Giovanni”, Don Alfonso in “Così fan tutte” and Truffaldino in “Ariadne auf Naxos”. He was a participant in the 2010 Castleton Festival where he sang the Notary in “Gianni Schicchi” and stepped in at the last minute to perform Peachum in John Gay’s “A Beggar’s Opera”.
Erik Anstine was the Grand Prize Winner of the Orpheus Vocal Competition and a participant in Thomas Quasthoff’s “Das Lied” competition in Berlin in 2009. He was also a two-time Regional Finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. Erik Anstine was graduated from Northwestern University with a Bachelor of Music degree, and from Indiana University with a Master of Music degree. During his studies at Northwestern University, Mr. Anstine studied abroad for one year at the Royal Academy of Music in London.