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Zachary Brown, bass-baritone, is a graduate of the Manhattan School of Music (M.M.) and Simpson College (B.A.). He is currently based in New York City. Recent engagements include Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theater (Zuniga, Escamillo cover, Carmen; Speaker, The Magic Flute; Pedro, Man of La Mancha), Fargo-Moorhead Opera (Don Magnifico cover, La Cenerentola; Jazz Trio, Trouble in Tahiti; Colas, Bastien and Bastienne).
Brown anticipated the kickoff of his professional career when in January 2020 he performed the Imperial Commissioner (Madama Butterfly) with the Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre. There was a minor hiccup following this assignment; however, things are rolling once again!
Past program credits include the titular character in Le nozze di Figaro (Manhattan Opera Studio, New York Lyric Opera Theater, Bay View Music Festival); Don Alfonso in Così fan tutte (Mark Oswald Summer Program); Harry Easter in Street Scene (Janiec Opera Company); Don Giovanni and Leporello in Don Giovanni (Greve Opera Academy and Franco-American Vocal Academy, respectively); Marcello in La bohème (Greve Opera Academy).
Brown is a student of Mark Oswald and Bruce Brown. Significant contributors to his development include Melody Clutter, Robert Larsen, Paul Houghtaling, Daniel Kleinknecht, Brian Banion, and Cory Battey. He is represented by Kathy Olsen, founder of Encompass Arts.
Brown is a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and an enthusiastic reader and writer.
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