Derek Taylor



Acclaimed 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. Upcoming engagements include house debuts in his signature role of Cavaradossi with both Eugene Opera and Annapolis Opera, and a gala concert with Virginia Opera.

During the 2018-2019 season, Mr. Taylor joined the roster of the Metropolitan Opera for Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta, returned to Theater und Konzert St. Gallen, Switzerland for a role debut as Pollione in Norma, made his role debut as the title role in Roméo et Juliette with the Hawaii Opera Theatre, and returnd to Opera San José for Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly. He debuted at the Bard College’s SummerScape Festival in Korngold’s Das Wunder der Heliane. Recent concert engagements include Cassio in Otello with Austin Lyric Opera, and Don José in Carmen with the Plano Symphony Orchestra, Verdi’s Messa da Requiem with the Florida Orchestra, and Rodrigo in Otello with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl under the baton of Gustavo Dudamel.

Notable engagements of recent seasons include Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly for his house debut with Oper Leipzig, followed by a return for Calaf in Turandot, the title role of Samson in Samson et Delila with in Vilnius, Lithuania and Virginia Opera, and joining the Vienna Staatsoper to cover Roberto Alagna in the role. He made a his role debut as Erik in Der fliegende Holländer with Opera San Jose and returned for Pinkerton. He sang Macduff in Macbeth with New Orleans Opera, returned to Theater und Konzert, St. Gallen for Cavaradossi in Tosca and Walter in Catalani’s Loreley, and a made his role debut as Calaf in Turandot with Virginia Opera.

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