Terrence Chin-Loy



American tenor Terrence Chin-Loy, whom Opera News described as having a “beautiful lyric tenor voice” pairs passionate performance with a full, sweet sound. In the 2022-2023 season, Terrence will perform Tamino in Die Zauberflöte with the National Taichung Theater in Taiwan as well as at Arizona Opera, Don José in Carmen with MasterVoices at Lincoln Center, Old Head 2 and Charlie in the world premiere of Factotum with Lyric Opera of Chicago, Acis in Acis and Galatea with Eugene Opera, and join the roster of the Metropolitan Opera to cover the role of Arbace in Idomeneo. In concert, Terrence joins the North Carolina Symphony for Mozart’s Requiem, and the Boise Philharmonic for a performance of Hailstork’s I Will Life Mine Eyes as well as a residency with the College of Idaho.

Terrence opened the 2021-2022 season in his solo debut at the Metropolitan Opera in Terence Blanchard’s Fire Shut Up In My Bones. He returned to Arizona Opera for his second and final season as a Marion Roose Pullin Resident Artist where he performed Henrik Egerman in A Little Night Music and Ferrando in Così fan tutte and Benny Paret Jr. in Boston Lyric Opera’s production of Champion. In concert, Terrence performed and recorded Taneyev’s At the Reading of a Psalm with the American Symphony Orchestra and Leon Botstein at Carnegie Hall.

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“…tenor Terrence Chin-Loy’s honeyed sound as Don José…produced a climactic characterization of authentic, thrilling malevolence.”

New York Times

“Terrence Chin-Loy gave a delightful and convincing depiction of Laurie, both as an adolescent and as an adult. Chin-Loy has a beautiful lyric tenor voice that kept its silken quality even when required to sing in registers that lead many tenors to shriek.”

Opera News

“Terrence Chin-Loy, as Idomeneo, the war-weary and conflicted King of Crete, sang with a highly expressive, pure tenor voice that easily encompassed the range of emotions of the character.”

Pittsburgh in the Round

“As Laurie, Terrence Chin-Loy displayed a richly colored voice and eloquent diction. His high spirits and infectious smile…suited Laurie.”

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