Kelvin Chan | baritone

Kelvin Chan

As a singer, performer, producer, and stage director, Kelvin Chan pursues his core commitment to cultivating human connection through the arts. Recent projects include György Kùrtag’s Kafka Fragments, Part I (director) on the 2014 Resonant Bodies Festival, Brian Fennelly’s Sacred Songs (baritone) with the New York New Music Collective, and a developmental workshop for Coal: The Musical (actor). Other recent solo engagements include appearances with the Tri-Centric Foundation in the origin performance of Anthony Braxton’s opera, Trillium J, with Schlüterwerke (Vienna, Austria), Ostrava Days (Ostrava, Czech Republic), the SEM Ensemble, Bard SummerScape, Manhattan Concert Productions, One Quiet Plunge, New York City Opera’s VOX Festival, and Trinity Church’s Concerts at One Series. He appeared in Opera Moderne’s critically-acclaimed production of Der Kaiser von Atlantis, and gave a lecture recital on Hanns Eisler’s Hollywood Songbook on that company’s Red Scare series. His production of Monteverdi’s Il Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda won 2nd Place in the 2010 National Opera Association Opera Production Awards (Category III). Mr. Chan has appeared as the Imperial Commissioner and Yamadori in Madama Butterfly with Cincinnati Opera, roles he later reprised with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. He has appeared with Houston Grand Opera, where he created the role of Goong-Goong in the HGOCo production of Courtside by Jack Perla, and Opera Theater of Pittsburgh, creating the role of Shi-Yin in RedDust. Other appearances include the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Dayton Philharmonic. Mr. Chan sang baritone and served as co-artistic director of the male vocal ensemble, Cantus. He is a former member of the GRAMMY®-nominated Choir of Trinity Wall Street, with whom he has appeared as a featured soloist and currently sings with the renowned St. Thomas Choir of Men and Boys. Mr. Chan is the Founding General Director of Vital Opera.



(551) 226-9305

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PO Box 525
Paramus, New Jersey 07653



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