About this Artist
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).
The 2021-22 season is filled with role and house debuts for Mr. Vincent, including Riolobo in Daniel Catán’s Florencia en el Amazonas at Lyric Opera of Chicago conducted by Jordan de Souza; singing Don Fernando in Fidelio with the Los Angeles Philharmonic under the baton of Gustavo Dudamel with direction by Alberto Arvelo and Joaquín Solano; and finally taking on Schaunard in La bohème with Cincinnati Opera to round out the season.
During the 2020-21 season, he sang the role of Captain and covered the title role of Eugene Onegin in a house debut at the Santa Fe Opera conducted by Nicholas Carter and directed by Alessandro Talevi; made his company debut as Marcello in La bohème at the National Performing Arts Center, Taiwan; and covered the title role in Rigoletto with Tulsa Opera. He was also scheduled to cover the role of Ezio in Attila at Lyric Opera of Chicago with new music director Enrique Mazzola and sing the Imperial Commissioner with Opera Philadelphia conducted by Corrado Rovaris before the pandemic forced both to be cancelled.
Highlights of previous seasons include role debuts as 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; Belcore in L’elisir d’amore at Indianapolis Opera; he joined the Lyric Opera of Chiciago to cover the role of Count Tomsky in The Queen of Spades; sang the role of Behike in the North American premiere of Hatuey; A Memory of Fire in collaboration with the Peak Performance series; and made his debut as Germont in La Traviata with Martha Cardona Opera at Merkin Hall in New York. As a Resident Artist at Philadelphia’s Academy of Vocal Arts, Mr. Vincent performed numerous title roles including: Rigoletto, Don Giovanni, Rubenstein’s The Demon, and Gianni Schicchi, as well as Count di Luna in Il Trovatore, Albert in Werther, Guglielmo Wulf in Le Villi, Alberich in Das Rheingold, and Guglielmo in Cosi 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 Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe.
Mr. Vincent has garnered numerous awards from around the globe including 1st place prize winner and Sergio Franchi Music Foundation Award recipient of the Rising Stars Vocal Competition at Vero Beach Opera; the 1st place winner of the Young Patroness of the Opera Competition; the second prize winner of the Cooper-Bing Competition in Columbus, Ohio, and the 2019 Nicola Martinucci Competition in Lucca, Italy; and the third prize and audience favorite award winner at Paris Opera’s Mozart Awards Competition. He was a 2018 national semi-finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.
Mr. Vincent hails from Kansas City, Missouri. He holds both a B.A. and M.A. in Voice Performance from Northwestern University. While at Northwestern, Mr. Vincent was awarded the coveted Bienen School of Music Eckstein Full Scholarship Fellowship and was the dean’s choice to sing for President Barack Obama.