Roy Hage (Arturo)
Lebanese-American Tenor Roy Hage is a two-time Grammy nominated artist who has performed over forty roles including the Duke (Rigoletto), Nemorino (L’elisir d’amore), Alfredo (La Traviata), Tamino (The Magic Flute), Des Grieux (Manon), Ruggero (La Rondine), Judge Danforth (The Crucible), Jeník (The Bartered Bride), The Italian Singer (Capriccio), Chevalier de la Force (Dialogues des Carmélites), and the title roles in The Tales of Hoffmann, The Rakes Progress, Candide, La Clemenza di Tito, and Pelléas and Melisande.
Roy has performed with ensembles including the Philadelphia and Cleveland Orchestras, the Saint Louis and New Jersey Symphonies, Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, Symphony in C, and CityMusic Cleveland, among others, and has worked with conductors including Maestros Yannick Nezet-Seguin, Rossen Milanov, Caren Levine, Sir Richard Bonynge, Xian Zhang, Vladimir Ashkenazy, David Robertson, George Manahan, Jane Glover, Christofer Macatsoris, James Gaffigan, Jacques Lacomb, and Stephen Lord. He has also performed with opera companies including Opera Philadelphia, Santa Fe Opera, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, Aspen Music Festival, Miami Music Festival, Chautauqua Music Festival, Yale Opera, Curtis Opera Theater, Oberlin Opera Theater, and Academy of Vocal Arts.
Roy has performed in premieres of a number of works including Steven Stucky's "The Stars and the Roses" for tenor and chamber ensemble, the roles of Horus / The Beloved in David Hertzberg's "The Rose Elf," the world premieres of Tony Solitro's “More Beautiful Than Night,” Kurt Rohde's “Three Minutes with Ned” for tenor and piano, Jonathan Bailey Holland's “Must All Then Amount to But This,” Peter Ash's opera "The Golden Ticket,” Jennifer Higdon's opera "Cold Mountain,” and the the East Coast Premiers of Theodore Morrison’s "Oscar" and, also, "Cold Mountain."
Roy's two Grammy nominations are for his appearance as a solo artist in the Pentatone Recording of the Santa Fe World Premier of "Cold Mountain" where created the roles of Reid (Georgia boy) and Home Guard. Roy also brought the role of Reverend Veasey to life in the 2012 and 2013 workshops of the opera at Curtis Institute of Music for Opera Philadelphia and Santa Fe Opera.
Roy completed his training at Interlochen Arts Academy, Oberlin Conservatory (Bachelor of Music), Yale University, and Curtis Institute of Music (Master of Music). Roy is a Third-Year Resident Artist at Philadelphia's Academy of Vocal Arts (AVA).