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.  

www.andreacoleman.com


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.

www.patrickmillertenor.com


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

Edward Hanlon, graduate of McGill University and University of Michigan, is a happy 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?

Check out his website and follow him on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.


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

Daniel Clark Smith

Daniel has degrees in Music Ed. and Choral Conducting, and has loved singing in ensembles all his life. Follow him on Twitter @dclarksmith.

In concert, Daniel particularly enjoys performing the Evangelist role in Bach's Passions. At the Met, favorite roles include Parpignol (La bohème) and roles in Wozzeck & La rondine. Daniel dreams of breaking Pietro Audisio's 1924 record of singing Parpignol 114 times. Daniel has been with his husband Michael S. Caldwell for 23 years.


Hometown: Wheaton, Illinois

Met Debut: 1995

Salvatore D. Rosselli

Mr. Rosselli was born in New Haven, CT and has been with the Met for 25 years. He is humbly honored to be part of this institution.

He became a full-time chorister in the 1998-99 season after 7 years with the extra chorus and has a Bachelors from the Philadelphia Music Academy, now the University of the Arts. Mr. Rosselli worked on his Masters at Temple University and performed as a guest artist with The Curtis Institute of Music.


Hometown: New Haven, Connecticut

Met Debut: 1991

Kurt Phinney

Kurt Phinney joined the MET Chorus full-time in 1994, became Assistant Chorus Manager in 2000 and Chorus Manager in 2001.

He earned a Bachelors degree with Honors from the University of Massachusetts, as well as a Masters degree and Doctorate from Columbia University where he taught Musicianship, Music Humanities, Diatonic Harmony and Chromatic Harmony. In 1988 he won an ASCAP award for his Missa Brevis.


Hometown: Winchester, Massachusetts

Met Debut: 1992

Marc Persing

Mr. Persing is in his 15th season in the full-time chorus at the Met. He made his solo debut as A Villager in La fille du regiment in 2011.  This past summer Marc had the pleasure of performing the role of Gamaliel in his church's production of Upside Down: A Musical Tale After the Christ.

Other recent Met solo credits include Welko (Arabella). He has performed the roles of Tamino (Westminster Opera Theater), Frederic (NYGASP), and The Prince in Warren Martin's Cinderella (LONJ). Mr. Persing has also enjoyed performing many musical theatre roles including Robert (Company) and Rapunzel's Prince (Into the Woods).


Hometown: Lewisburg, Pennsylvania

Met Debut: 2002