Hailed as “a rising star” (Philadelphia Inquirer), American baritone Ethan Vincent is rapidly gaining recognition as a versatile artist with a “robust baritone voice and compelling stage presence” (Chicago Tribune). A recent graduate of Philadelphia’s Academy of Vocal Arts, Mr. Vincent is the Second Prize Winner of the 2019 Nicola Martinucci Competition in Lucca, Italy.
In the 2020-2021 season, Mr. Vincent will make his company debut as Marcello in La bohème at the National Performing Arts Center, Taiwan, and return to Lyric Opera of Chicago to cover Ezio in Verdi’s Attila, under Music Director Enrique Mazzola. Last season, he made his house debut at Opera Philadelphia in Madama Butterfly and his role debut as Belcore in L’elisir d’amore at Indianapolis Opera. He also joined Lyric Opera of Chicago to cover Count Tomsky in The Queen of Spades.
Career highlights include role debuts as Germont in La Traviata, Jauno in West Side Story with the Philadelphia Orchestra under the baton of Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Joseph De Rocher in the Chicago premiere of Jake Heggie’s Dead Man Walking, and Behike in the North American premier of Hatuey: A Memory of Fire in collaboration with the Peak Performance series. As a Resident Artist at the Academy of Vocal Arts, Mr. Vincent performed numerous title roles, including those of Rigoletto, Don Giovanni, Rubenstein’s Demon, and Gianni Schicchi, as well as other leading roles such as Count di Luna in Il trovatore, Albert in Werther, and Guglielmo in Così fan tutte.
In addition to his operatic credits, Mr. Vincent can be seen in the featured role of César in the acclaimed film Bel Canto alongside Academy Award winner Julianne Moore and Academy Award nominee Ken Watanabe.
Garnering numerous awards, Mr. Vincent was a prize winner and Audience Favorite at Les Mozart de l’Opéra Competition hosted by Théâtre des Champs Élysées, as well as a National Semifinalist in the 2018 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. He was the first-place winner of the Young Patronesses of the Opera Competition, first place winner and Sergio Franchi Music Foundation Award recipient of the Rising Stars Vocal Competition at Vero Beach Opera, and the second prize winner of the Cooper-Bing Competition hosted by Opera Columbus.
A native of Kansas City, Missouri, Mr. Vincent holds a master’s degree in vocal performance from Northwestern University. While at Northwestern, he was awarded the coveted Bienen School of Music Eckstein Full Scholarship Fellowship, and was the Dean’s choice to sing for President Barack Obama.