No sooner did our post go up about the barihunk duo
in Sarasota Opera's La bohème
when we received a message about Hans Tashjian, a bass in their young artist program. He'll be part of the program for both the fall and winter and will be perform with the chorus for Verdi's Aida
, Beethoven's Fidelio
, and Verdi's La Battaglia di Legnano
I'm currently in Sarasota for the fall season with Sarasota Opera. I'll be returning as a young artist again this upcoming winter season. I'll also be the bass soloist in the Bach Magnificat at The Cathedral of St John the Divine's Christmas Concert in NYC
Hans Tashjian graduated with a Bachelors
of Fine Arts degree from Carnegie Mellon
University and a Masters from the Manhattan School of Music. While in school, he performed Baron Ochs
in Richard Strauss' Der Rosenkavalier, Plagio in the American premiere of I
Due Figaro, Sarastro in Mozart's Die
Zauberflöte, Truffaldin in Richard Strauss' Ariadne
auf Naxos, and Pooh-Bah in Gilbert & Sullivan's The
Mikado. He has also appeared as Méphistophélès in Gounod's Faust with the New York Lyric Opera Theatre, Seneca in Monteverdi's L’Incoronazione di Poppea with dell’Arte Opera Ensemble, a
soloist with the Bach Choir of
Pittsburgh and performed with the Bach Music
Festival of Canada.
On December 12th, he'll appear as the bass soloist with the Cathedral Church of Saint John Devine
for their Cathedral Christmas Concert. The concert will include Johann Sebastian Bach's Magnificat
and carols by Benjamin Britten, John Rutter and Gregg Smith.
More information about the Sarasota Opera season is available online
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