Manager: William G. Guerri
Management Territory: Worldwide
Bass Evan Boyer is a third-year artist with the Ryan Opera Center at Lyric Opera of Chicago. During his first season, he was heard in productions of “Carmen”, “Lohengrin”, “Macbeth”, “La fanciulla del West” and as Alidoro in the Opera Center’s production of “La cenerentola”. In the 2011 – 2012 season in Chicago, he was heard as Luther in “Les contes d’Hoffmann”, Mitiukha in “Boris Godunov”, Lakai in “Ariadne auf Naxos”¸ Sarastro in “Die Zauberflöte”, The King in “Aida”, and covered Raimondo in “Lucia di Lammermoor” . . . . Further performances in the season included debuts with the Alabama Symphony in Bach’s “Cantata No. 82” and with The Cleveland Orchestra as the 1st Nazarene and 1st Soldier in concert performances of “Salome” at Severance Hall and again at Carnegie Hall. In the summer of 2012, he was heard in recital in his home state of Kentucky for the Governor’s School for the Arts.
This season, Mr. Boyer will complete his tenure at the Ryan Opera Center. During the season he will be heard on the Lyric stage in productions of “Simon Boccanegra”, “Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg”, “La bohème”, and “Rigoletto”. Additionally, he will cover in the production of “Werther”. After his time at the Ryan Opera Center, Mr. Boyer will make his debut with the Canadian Opera Company as 1st Soldier in “Salome”, followed by performances as the 2nd Commisaire in “Dialogues des Carmelites”.
In 2011, Mr. Boyer made his UK debut as Sarastro with Garsington Opera in London, and he returned to Chicago Opera Theatre to sing Créon in “Médée” of Charpentier. He made his Chicago Opera Theatre debut in 2010 as Oreste in Cavalli’s “Giasone”. A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, he was heard as: Enobarbus in “Antony and Cleopatra”; Conte Rodolfo in “La sonnambula”; Trulove in “The Rake’s Progress”; Barone Trombonok in “Il viaggio a Reims”; Doktor in “Wozzeck”; Leporello in “Don Giovanni”; King René in “Iolanta”; and José Tripaldi in Golijov’s “Ainadamar”. Mr. Boyer was a member of the San Francisco Opera Merola Opera Program in 2009 where he was featured in the Schwabacher Summer Concert and covered Don Alfonso in “Cosí fan tutte”. A member of the Tanglewood Music Center in 2008, he sang Alaska Joe Wolf in “The Rise and Fall of Mahagonny” and Captain Petrovich in “Eugene Onegin”.
He was a 2009 National Semi-finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, after being awarded the Grand Prize at the Middle-Atlantic Regional Finals. He is the Grand Prize winner for Men’s Voice of the Union League Civic and Arts Foundation, and is the 2nd prize winner of the 2009 Opera Index, Inc. competition. Additional grants and awards have been received from the Louisville Bach Society, the Licia Albanese-Puccini Foundation, the Giulio Gari Foundation, the Chicago Bel Canto Foundation, and the American Opera Society.