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

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?

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

Hometown: Port Washington, New York

Met Debut: 2014

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

Daniel Clark Smith

Daniel Clark Smith, born in Barrington, IL, has degrees in Music Ed. and Choral Conducting from The University of Cincinnati – College-Conservatory of Music, and has loved singing in ensembles all his life. In concert, he particularly enjoys performing the Evangelist roles in J.S. Bach’s Passions. At the Met, favorite roles include a Lackey in Der Rosenkavalier, a soldier in Wozzeck and Parpignol in La Bohème, a role he has performed 100 times with the company.

Daniel is a member of the Chorus Committee and serves as the Mens’ Chorus Safety Delegate. Daniel has been with his husband, fellow musician Michael S. Caldwell, for 26 years. Follow him on Twitter: @dclarksmith and Instagram: @danielclarksmith.

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

Jeffrey Mosher

Mr. Mosher is originally from Des Moines, and currently lives in Harrington Park, NJ with his wife, two sons and two dogs.

He has Masters of Music degrees in Opera from the University of Texas and the Curtis Institute of Music. Before joining the Met, Mr. Mosher performed as a soloist in opera and concert in America and Germany. He has won several competitions including the New Jersey Met auditions and the Luciano Pavarotti International Competition.

Hometown: Des Moines, Iowa

Met Debut: 1994