Derek Taylor



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 2017-18 season, Mr. Taylor will return to Oper Leipzig as Calaf in Turandot and make 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 makes a role debut as Erik in Der fligende Holländer with Opera San Jose.  Concert appearances include Verdi’s Messa da Requiem under the baton of Michael Francis with the Florida Orchestra.

Highlights of last season included Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly for his house debut with Oper Leipzig, Macduff in Macbeth with New Orleans Opera, a return to Theater und Konzert, St. Gallen for Cavaradossi in Tosca and Walter in Catalani’s Loreley, and a role debut as Calaf in Turandot with Virginia Opera.

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