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"Having made company debuts earlier this season at Liceu Barcelona and Opera Omaha, American tenor Taylor Stayton makes another company debut, this time at Washington National Opera, in Peter Kazaras’s Barbiere di Siviglia staging (Apr. 28–May 19). Later, Stayton closes his season with Alfred in Des Moines Metro Opera's Fledermaus, directed by David Gately."
Taylor Stayton returns to the Metropolitan Opera in December 2017 for his role debut as Camille de Rosillon at the Metropolitan Opera. Stayton performs alongside Susan Graham Paul Groves, Adriana Chuchman, and Sir Thomas Allen. Performances run through January 11. For tickets and additional information click here
Taylor Stayton’s “laser-bright timbre” and “exceptional fluidity above the staff” (Opera News) continue to distinguish him as one of the most sought-after tenors in his repertoire.
Stayton begins the 2018-2019 season with his debut at the Edinburgh Festival in August singing the role of Don Ramiro in Rossini's La Cenerentola, a role he reprises later in the season for his return to the Norwegian National Opera in Olso. He makes his role debut as Nemorino in Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore in February with Opera Omaha. Taylor recently returned to the Metropolitan Opera debuting the role of Camille de Rosillon in The Merry Widow, followed by his debut at both Semperoper Dresden and Washington National Opera reprising his acclaimed interpretation of Almaviva in Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia. Additional recent debuts include his house debuts with the Liceu Opera Barcelona in the role of Belfiore in Rossini’s Viaggio a Reims and Opera Omaha as Fenton in Verdi's Falstaff, as well as his role debut as Alfred in Strauss’ Die Fledermaus.
Described as “deserving to be numbered on the short list of Rossini all-stars” by Opera Today, Stayton premiered the role of Almaviva in Il barbiere di Siviglia with Opéra de Lille in 2012 and has reprised the role at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Nashville Opera, and Opera Philadelphia, as well as on a tour throughout France with theaters including Opéra de Limoges, Théâtre de Caen, and Opéra de Dijon. Additional roles in the bel canto repertoire include his debut as the title character in Le comte Ory with Des Moines Metro Opera, Don Ramiro in La Cenerentola at the Glyndebourne Festival, Tonio in La fille du regiment in his debut with Palm Beach Opera, and his house and role debuts singing Lindoro in L’Italiana in Algeri with Lyric Opera of Kansas City. Stayton made his critically acclaimed Metropolitan Opera debut in a last-minute performance as Percy in Anna Bolena, and returned as Elvino in La Sonnambula opposite Diana Damrau.