Tyler Duncan

Tyler Duncan

A powerful voice and dramatic conviction.

The New York Times

Baritone Tyler Duncan has performed at the Metropolitan Opera as Prince Yamadori in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly under Karel Chichon, and Morales in Bizet’s Carmen in Japan under Seiji Ozawa. At the Spoleto Festival he debuted as Mr. Friendly in the 18th-century ballad opera Flora, returning the next season as the Speaker in Mozart’s The Magic Flute. Other appearances have included the role of the Journalist in Berg’s Lulu and Fiorello in Rossini’s Barber of Seville, both at the Metropolitan Opera, Raymondo in Handel’s Almira with the Boston Early Music Festival, Dandini in Rossini’s La cenerentola with Pacific Opera Victoria; and Demetrius in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Princeton Festival. Mr Duncan has a passion for new music; in the realm of new opera he recently performed the role of Raymond in Nic Gotham’s Nigredo Hotel with City Opera Vancouver and sang the world premiere of Jonathan Berger’s Leonardo at the 92st Y in NYC.

Mr. Duncan’s concerts include Stravinsky’s Canticum Sacrum with Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony, Bach’s Weihnachtsoratorium with Helmuth Rilling the Minnesota Orchestra, Beethoven’s Mass in C with Matthew Halls and the Kansas City Symphony,  Handel’s Messiah with Andrew Manze and the New York Philharmonic and Alexander Shelley and the National Arts Centre Orchestra in Ottawa, Brahms’ Die Schöne Magelone cycle, with Erika Switzer for Collaborative Arts Chicago, Schubert Lieder at the Wigmore Hall with pianist Graham Johnson, Bach’s Ich habe genug with Bernard LaBadie and Les Violins du Roy, Mahler’s Des Knaben Wunderhorn with Ben Loeb and the Lviv Philharmonic, Shostakovich’s Suite on Verses of Michelangelo with Leon Botstein and The Orchestra Now at the Met Museum in New York, Mahler’s 8th Symphony and Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with Peter Ounjian and the Toronto Symphony. He has also performed at the Händel Festival Halle, Verbier Festival, Vancouver Early Music Festival, Montreal Bach Festival, Oregon Bach Festival, Lanaudière Festival, Stratford Festival, Berkshire Choral Festival, and New York’s Carnegie Hall.


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