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Zachary Read, Baritone

Michigan native Zachary Read continues to impress audiences and critics in performances of a wide-ranging repertoire. A recent member of the Yulanda M. Faris Young Artist Program at the Vancouver Opera, Zachary was seen as Morales in the mainstage production of Bizet’s Carmen, Ivan in Die Fledermaus, Jonas Fogg in Sweeney Todd, and Le Podestat in Le Docteur Miracle. His association with Vancouver Opera continued in 2015-2016 where he was heard as Marullo in Rigoletto. During these productions with the Vancouver Opera, Zachary covered the roles of Escamillo in Carmen, Falke in Die Fledermaus, and Anthony in Sweeney Todd. His 2017-2018 season began with the role debut of Jeune Simon in Edmonton Opera’s production of Les Feluettes, as well as the Father in Hansel and Gretel for the Guelph Symphony. In the spring, he joins Opera on the James to reprise the role of Guglielmo in Così fan tutte. During the 2016-2017 season Zachary was featured in Handel’s Messiah with the Vancouver Bach Choir/Vancouver Symphony, as well as with the Victoria Symphony.