Tyrone Chambers, II
Mr. Chambers is a Founding and Principle Tenor with OperaCréole, last seen as Basile Barés in our production of Les Lions de la Reconstruction. He sang the leading role of Torres in La Flamenca and the role of Diron Hachard in our 2015 production of Minette Fontaine. In 2012, he was Eric in our production of Thelma. He has been most recently seen in several performances of his own show: American Portraits—which he, in collaboration with pianist Jonathan Levin and soprano Elana Gleason, created, programmed, and produced in New Orleans, Mississippi, and North Carolina, most recently at Levin's Clayton Piano Festival.
Earlier this year, Mr. Chambers made his Swiss debut, singing the role of Joe in Gershwin's Blue Monday with L'Orchestre de chambre de Genève, Maestro Arie van Beek conducting. In New York he was tenor soloist in Schubert's B-flat Mass with the Richmond Choral Society, Gastone in Martina Arroyo's Prelude to Performance production of La Traviata, and King Nebuchadnezzar in Harlem Opera Theater's production of The Burning Fiery Furnace. He has also performed various roles with New Orleans Opera: El Remendado in Carmen, Philistine Messenger in Samson et Dalila, and Second Jew in Salome. He was also Governor/Gambler in Loyola University's production of Candide.
This native of New Orleans, LA, earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in music from Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA and a Master of Music degree from the University of Oklahoma in Norman. Mr. Chambers now resides in Bingen, Germany and is performing quite a bit. Over the summer he was seen in performances of Die Zauberflöte. Over Christmas and New Year's he'll be singing the role of Hans in Léon Jessel's Schwarzwaldmädel and next summer, Belmonte from Die Entführung aus dem Serail.