Derek Taylor

Tenor

Biography

Hailed for his “ringing top” and “blazing good looks,” American tenor Derek Taylor has garnered wide praise for his appearances in the United States and Europe.

During the 2018-2019 season, Mr. Taylor will make his role debut as the title role in Roméo et Juliette with the Hawaii Opera Theatre. He returns to Theater St. Gallen, Switzerland for a role debut as Pollione in Norma, and joins the roster of the Metropolitan Opera for Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta. Concert engagements include Cassio in Otello with Austin Lyric Opera, and Don José in Carmen with the Plano Symphony Orchestra.

In the 2017-2018 season, Mr. Taylor returned to Oper Leipzig as Calaf in Turandot and made his role debut as Samson in Samson et Dalila with Virginia Opera, before singing the role in Vilnius, Lithuania, and joining the Vienna Staatsoper to cover Roberto Alagna in the part.  He also made a role and house debut as Erik in Der fliegende Holländer with Opera San Jose. Concert appearances included Verdi’s Messa da Requiem under the baton of Michael Francis with the Florida Orchestra, and Rodrigo in Otello with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl.

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