Tyler Simpson


A native of the small town of Sabetha, KS, Tyler is thrilled to join the ranks of the Chorus after seven seasons as a principal soloist at the Met. Tyler is a graduate of the University of Kansas (B.M.) and Yale University (M.M). He lives with his wife, Debi, and son, Jack, in Manhattan. You are all warmly invited over for drinks and good cheer (though perhaps not all at once, and please don’t tell Ned).

Met Debut: 2010

Hometown: Sabetha, KS

Alexa Jarvis


A Seattle native, Alexa earned degrees from DePaul University School of Music and Mannes College of Music. Highlights include performances with the Ravinia Music Festival, Carnegie Hall, Seattle Opera, Seattle Symphony and Theater Lüneburg in Germany. Alexa’s favorite works/roles to perform are Bernstein’s Mass, Chausson’s Chanson Perpetuelle, Barber’s Knoxville, Mimì in La bohème and Donna Elivra in Don Giovanni. Additionally, Alexa can be heard on several video-game/movie soundtracks including Grammy-nominated children’s fable The Shoe Bird. For more information please visit www.AlexaJarvis.com.

Met Debut: 2018

Hometown: Seattle, WA

Abigail Mitchell


Ms. Mitchell studied music at Indiana University and received her advanced training at the Royal College of Music, London and as an apprentice singer at the Santa Fe Opera. Her numerous awards include First Place at the Vokal Genial with the Munich Radio Orchestra, First Place at the Concorso Vincenzo Bellini in Sicily, and Second Place at the Washington International Competition for Voice. Favorite roles include Norina, Fiordiligi, Donna Anna, and Rosina--before and after marrying Count Almaviva. Visit her on the web at www.abigailmitchellsoprano.com

Met Debut: 2017

Hometown: Kirkland, WA

Jonathan Scott

Jonathan Scott was born in Sparta, NJ and graduated from Westminster Choir College with a degree in music education.  Mr. Scott has pursued a career as a soloist in both the United States and Europe with a focus on opera. He's also performed in various oratorios in Carnegie Hall, David Geffen Hall (formerly Avery Fisher) and The Riverside Church in Manhattan to name a few. 

As highlights in his career, Jonathan has performed the roles of Figaro in Rossini's Barber of Seville, the title role in Mozart's Don Giovanni, Giorgio Germont in Verdi's La Traviata, Marcello in Puccini's La bohème and in 2017 he made his Italy debut in the title role of Puccini's Gianni Schicchi. He was also a finalist in The Verismo Opera Company International Vocal Competition in 2013.

The 2018-19 season marks Jonathan's first year as a full-time member of The Met Opera Chorus and he is extremely honored and excited to be apart of the best opera chorus in the world!

Hometown: Sparta, NJ

Met Debut: 2012

Sara Heaton

Sara holds degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and Boston University.

Prior to joining the Met Chorus, Sara sang as a soloist with Chicago Opera Theater, Opera in the Heights, Boston Baroque, Boston Midsummer Opera, Odyssey Opera, The Santa Fe Symphony, Xalapa Symphony Orchestra, The Greater Bridgeport Symphony, and others.

Hometown: Newton, MA

Met Debut: 2016

Andrea Coleman

Ms. Andrea Coleman is originally from Lincoln, Nebraska and joined the Metropolitan Opera Chorus for the 2012-2013 season.

She received her Bachelors of Music degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Kansas and her Masters degree in Vocal Performance from New England Conservatory in Boston, MA.  Career highlights include performances with Glimmerglass Opera, Tanglewood Music Festival, Minnesota Opera, and Boston Lyric Opera.  Ms. Coleman made her chorus solo debut in Merry Widow in the 2014-2015 season.  


Hometown: Lincoln, Nebraska

Met Debut: 2012

Patrick Miller

Mr. Miller holds a bachelor's degree from Wheaton College and master's degrees in both voice and counseling from the University of Minnesota.

He has sung as principal artist with such companies as Lyric Opera of Chicago, Seattle Opera, Virginia Opera, Minnesota Orchestra, Seattle Symphony and the Boston Pops, and has created a dozen roles in World Premieres by William Bolcom, Kirke Mechem, Carlisle Floyd, and Ricky Ian Gordon. Patrick lives in Manhattan with his wife and daughter.


Hometown: Minneapolis, MN

Met Debut: 2012

Mark Sullivan

Mr. Sullivan was previously a member of the Grammy-winning group Chanticleer, and the St. Thomas' Choir of Men and Boys in New York City.

Solo appearances include Pilate in BAM's St. Matthew's Passion and Variagian in Rimsky-Korsakov's Mlada with the San Francisco Symphony. Recently, he portrayed the role of Jesus in Arvo Pärt's Passio with the Dessoff Choirs in NYC. Mark enjoys swing dancing with his wife, soprano Marguerite Krull, and exploring NYC with their two children.

Hometown: Suffield, Connecticut

Met Debut: 2010

Christopher Schaldenbrand

Mr. Schaldenbrand joined the MET Chorus after a distinguished international career singing with some of the world's leading opera houses.

He is a former Lindemann Young Artist and winner of the Met National Council Auditions, making his debut as Silvano in Un ballo in maschera and singing a total of 267 performances. Mr. Schaldenbrand also appeared on the Met stage in the roles of Schaunard (La bohème), Guglielmo (Cosi fan tutte), and Albert (Werther).

Hometown: Farmington, Michigan

Met Debut: 1992

Timothy Breese Miller

Timothy Breese Miller, bass, has sung as a soloist in both opera and musical theatre, and has performed numerous solos at the Met.

His opera career includes solos with Greater Miami Opera, Chautauqua Opera, Houston Grand Opera, and as a member of the Vienna State Opera Studio. Musicals include over 500 performances of Raoul in Phantom of the Opera (in German), seven of the Encores! productions and King David on Broadway. Tim's solo CD is Broadway to Berlin.

Hometown: New Britain, Pennsylvania

Met Debut: 1999

Brandon Mayberry

Mr. Mayberry, a living kidney donor, received his Bachelor's Degree from DePaul University, and continued his studies at Indiana University.

Mr. Mayberry has appeared in solo roles with the Met Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago (Ryan Opera Center), San Francisco Opera (Merola), Santa Fe Opera, Glimmerglass Opera, Chicago Opera Theater and Des Moines Metro Opera. He is also an owner of Swirlz Cupcakes, a Chicago bakery dedicated to "making people happy" since 2006.

Hometown: Wooster, Ohio

Met Debut: 2008

Seth Malkin

Principal Bass roles: New York City Opera, Carnegie Hall, Seattle, Santa Fe, Regensburg, Anchorage, Kentucky, Omaha.

MET DEBUT: Forza del destino, Candide on Broadway, Evita National Tour, A Christmas Carol at Madison Square Garden: B'Nai B'Rith Temple, Kingston, PA. Graduate: Curtis Institute of Music, Cleveland Institute of Music, New York School of Ballet, Cleveland Ballet School. Avid Horseman. Learning the guitar.

Hometown: Youngstown, Ohio

Met Debut: 1996

Jason Hendrix

A previous winner of the Mid-South Region Metropolitan Opera Auditions, Mr. Hendrix joined the MET chorus in 2001.

He studied at Appalachian State University (Bachelor of Music), and U. of Mississippi (Master of Music). Solo engagements include Triangle Opera Theater, National Grand Opera, Chautauqua Opera, New Jersey Choral Society and Artist-in-Residence with Opera Carolina Theatre. He also sang with the New York City Opera chorus for ten years.

Hometown: Advance, North Carolina

Met Debut: 2001

Edward Hanlon

Photo: J. Demetrie Photography

Photo: J. Demetrie Photography

Edward Hanlon, graduate of McGill University and University of Michigan, is a Long Island boy making good with the Metropolitan Opera. Favorite roles include Figaro, Sparafucile, Dick Deadeye, Sarastro, and Nick Bottom with companies such as the Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Lincoln Center Theatre, Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Des Moines Metro Opera and the Glimmerglass Festival. He dreams of singing another Figaro with his beautiful wife, soprano Tanya Roberts. His first novel is is due to be released this summer ... at the end of the 2017-18 season ... umm... someday?

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Hometown: Port Washington, New York

Met Debut: 2014

Kenneth Floyd

Mr. Floyd, a native of Conway, South Carolina, has performed many solo roles at New York City Opera and Glimmerglass Opera.

Other engagements include the Opera Company of Philadelphia, Opera Omaha and Carnegie Hall. He received scholarships from the University of Nebraska and Manhattan School of Music.

Hometown: Conway, South Carolina

Met Debut: 2005

Scott Dispensa

Mr. Dispensa is in his sixth year in the MET Chorus and is a graduate of Westminster Choir College and The Juilliard School.

Originally from Kansas City, MO, he is a member of Actor's Equity and was a founding member of the Grammy-nominated quartet New York Polyphony. He is married to fellow chorister Lianne Coble-Dispensa.

Hometown: Kansas City, Missouri

Met Debut: 2007

Ross Benoliel

Mr. Benoliel received degrees from both the University of Michigan School of Music and The Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia.

He was twice a New England finalist in the Met National Council Auditions, an invited finalist in Placido Domingo's Operalia competition, and a Liederkranz Foundation prizewinner. Roles include Figaro in Il barbiere di Siviglia and Valentin in Faust. He has appeared with Glimmerglass Opera, Hong Kong Opera, and NYCO, to name a few.

Hometown: New Rochelle, New York

Met Debut: 2010

Edward Albert

Edward has performed more than seventy-five roles with companies in North America, Europe and Asia. In the United States, his solo credits include Carnegie Hall, The Metropolitan Opera, Philadelphia's Academy of Music, San Francisco's War Memorial Opera House, and all four theaters of The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

He earned a Bachelor of Music degree at university and was selected for merit-based scholarships with four prestigious organizations: the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia; San Francisco’s Merola Program; Wolf Trap’s Studio Artist Program; and the European Center for Opera and Voice in Belgium.

The Metropolitan Opera National Council and the Puccini Foundation awarded Edward prizes in their competitions; and Luciano Pavarotti personally selected him as a world finalist in the competition named for the esteemed tenor.

Edward says:

Singing full-time in the Met Chorus allows me to live and work in the same city -- something I rarely experienced during my years as a freelance soloist. When a vacancy opens in the Chorus roster, hundreds of well-trained singers apply for the job, so I feel very lucky to have been hired as a member of this elite team. All 22 operas I’m performing this season will be broadcast around the world in either audio or HD video, which means native speakers of Italian, French, German, Russian and Czech will be listening – and watching!

In bocca al lupo

-- EA

Hometown: Alexandria, Virginia

Met Debut: 2007

Gregory Warren

Mr. Warren joined the Met in 2014 after a substantial solo career in Europe, Asia and North-America, mainly in the bel canto repertoire.

He has sung with LA Opera, Deutsche Oper, Staatsoper Berlin, Dutch National Opera, Opera Tokyo, Washington National Opera, Opera de Nice, Opera Marseille, and Opera di Firenze. His roles include Rodolfo, Ferrando, Nemorino, Alfredo, and Tamino, performing with Zubin Mehta, Jaap van Zweden, Donald Runnicles, and Placido Domingo.

Hometown: Longview, Texas

Met Debut: 2014