Byron Singleton is becoming widely known for his “powerful and compelling interpretations” of the romantic tenor repertoire. Said to be possessed of “a brilliant, beautiful tenor voice delivered with generous and unabashedly ardent lyricism” , Mr. Singleton has performed in opera and concert throughout the United States. Opera roles include, Riccardo “Un Ballo in Maschera” , Canio “I Pagliacci” , Rodolfo “La Boheme” , Rinuccio “Gianni Schicchi”, Nemorino “L’Elisir D’amore, B.F. Pinkerton “Madama Butterfly”, Benedict “Beatrice and Benedict”, Alfredo “La Traviata”,Tamino “Die Zauberflote” , and Count Belfiore “La Finta Giardiniera” among others. Companies performed with include Caramoor Opera, DiCapo Opera, Martha Cardona Theater, Little Opera Company of New York, Opera Company of Brooklyn, Hudson Opera, Opera Company of Astoria, Cantiamo Opera, Opera New Jersey, Diamond Opera Theater, The Metropolitan Opera Guild and The Metropolitan Opera(chorus). William Crutchfield, Joseph Colaneri, Giovanni Reggioli and Silas Huff are among the conductors with whom he has had the pleasure of working.
An avid recitalist and oratorio singer, Byron has performed as the tenor soloist for “Mozart Requiem”, “Beethoven Chorale Fantasy” and “Elijah” with the Astoria Symphony, as well as being the soloist for “Beethoven Symphony #9” with the Hudson Symphony. He was a featured performer in Diamond Opera Theater’s recital series performing Schumann’s “Dichterliebe” for which he received critical acclaim.
Most recently he was a guest artist in concert with the German Forum at the Hungarian Consulate. Other recent productions include the title role in “Alexander the Great” with the East Coast Symphony, Paul in “Mask in the Mirror” a new opera about the life of Paul Dunbar the first published African american poet, Rodolfo in “La Boheme” with the Crotan Symphony and Benedict in Harbor Opera’s production of “Beatrice and Benedict”. Over the past six seasons he has been member of the extra chorus in eleven productions with the Metropolitan Opera beginning with Die Meistersinger in 2006.
In May of 2012 he performed Radames in a concert version of “Aida” with Vera Musica Opera.
Most recently he was awarded a Grammy certificate for his work in the chorus of the Metropolitan Opera’s Grammy award winning recording of Wagner’s “Der Ring Des Nibelung”
Highlights in 2013 include Manrico in Vera Musica Opera’s production of “Il Trovatore” , Tenor Soloist in Verdi’s Requiem, Forresto in Attila with Empire Opera and Riccardo in “Un Ballo in Maschera” at Symphony Space.
Upcoming engagements include Der Steuermann in Der Fliegende Hollander with the United Nations Orchestra and as the tenor soloist in Mozart’s C Minor Mass with the Astoria Symphony. He will sing in the Met’s 2014/15 production of Die Meistersinger.
In 2009 Byron was a finalist in the Mario Lanza Tenor Competition.