Ross Halper

It may seem incredible for someone who has sung an impressive number of secondary and small roles (estimates range from 200 to 350!) in a California-centered career spanning decades: but Ross Halper's voice doesn't seem to have been recorded. However, being a comprimario tenor (favorite role: Mime) is not Halper's only, and probably not even his first occupation in music: he is a prolific producer of (partly humurous) off-opera projects, a stage director, a libretto author, a musical singer (touring internationally in The phantom of the opera), a voice teacher, a Las Vegas entertainer – and above all, a successful opera translator (plus, not least, a former contributor to Historical Tenors). Léopold Simoneau once called him "our modern Schikaneder", and conductor Kent Nagano, with whom he often collaborated, defined him "opera's mad genius".

Halper's website

Picture source: Sonoma Opera

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