American tenor Terrence Chin-Loy, whom Opera News described as having a “beautiful lyric tenor voice” pairs passionate performance with a full, sweet sound. Terrence opens the 2021-2022 season in his solo debut at the Metropolitan Opera in Terence Blanchard’s Fire Shut Up In My Bones. Thereafter, he returns to Arizona Opera for his second season as a Marion Roose Pullin Resident Artist where he will sing Henrik Egerman in A Little Night Music and Ferrando in Così fan tutte. He will also participate in a workshop of Factotum with Lyric Opera of Chicago.
In the 2020-2021 season, Terrence sang a series of concerts with Arizona Opera as a member of the Studio, and joined the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival in a piece by Daniel Bernard Roumain about the shooting of Philando Castile. He also appeared in William Grant Still’s Highway 1 as a Gerdine Young Artist at Opera Theatre St. Louis. In the 2019-2020 season, Terrence joined the roster of the Metropolitan Opera as Mingo (Cover) in Porgy and Bess and the New York Festival of Song as a part of the Vocal Rising Stars series at Caramoor.Read more
Terrence’s favorite roles include Idomeneo in Idomeneo: afterWARds (Pittsburgh Opera), director David Paul’s retelling of Mozart’s masterpiece with the composer’s original music, Edgardo in Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor (Indiana University) and Younger Thompson in Tom Cipullo’s Glory Denied (Pittsburgh Opera, Penn Square Music Festival). He was happy to make his Carnegie Hall debut in Handel’s Messiah in the 2018-2019 season.
Terrence is a graduate of Indiana University, where he received a Performer Diploma. He also holds degrees from Mannes College and Yale University. At Mannes, he performed the roles of Laurie in Mark Adamo’s Little Women and Bill in the New York premiere of Jonathan Dove’s Flight with Mannes Opera, and received the Michael Sisca Opera Award, the school’s top prize for an opera singer. Terrence holds a BA in Music from Yale University, where his studies concentrated on Music Theory and Musicology. While at Yale, Terrence was also a frequent performer with the Yale Baroque Opera Project, with which he performed major roles in La Calisto, Il Ritorno d’Ulisse in patria and Scipione affricano. He is a 2018 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions National Semifinalist.
“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.”
“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.”
“As Laurie, Terrence Chin-Loy displayed a richly colored voice and eloquent diction. His high spirits and infectious smile…suited Laurie.”