Benjamin Taylor is a first-year Pittsburgh Opera Resident Artist in 2017-2018. He is scheduled to perform Sciarrone (Tosca), Brian (The Long Walk), and Captain Gardiner (Moby-Dick).
Mr. Taylor received his Master’s of Music from Boston University, where he also earned his Performer’s Certificate with Boston University’s Opera Institute. While at BU, He performed the roles of Demetrius (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Guglielmo (Così fan tutte), Escamillo (La Tragédie de Carmen), Prior Walter (Angels in America), Alvaro (Florencia en el Amazonas), Coyle (Owen Wingrave), and Des Grieux (Le Portrait de Manon).
For the past three summers Mr. Taylor has been a Gerdine Young Artist (2015-2016) and Richard Gaddes Festival Artist (2017) at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis where he performed as Fiorello (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Cowardly Giant (Shalimar the Clown), and Yamadori (Madama Butterfly), and covered Figaro (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Marcello (La bohème), Musik Teacher, (Ariadne auf Naxos), Sharpless (Madama Butterfly), and Lawyer Huld and various roles (The Trial). In 2016, Mr. Taylor also performed as Marcello with Crested Butte Festival, and Yamadori in Berkshire Opera’s inaugural season.
Mr. Taylor received his Bachelor’s of the Arts at Morgan State University where he sang Tom (Blue Monday) with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, as well as various roles around the Maryland area.