Chad Shelton tenor
About Chad SheltonTenor Chad Shelton makes his NCO debut in this season's concert performance of Norma as Pollione, a role that he sang last season at Houston Grand Opera and sings later this season at Utah Opera.
He is a frequent leading presence with Houston Grand Opera. His roles there include Alfredo in La traviata, Don Jose in Carmen, Chairman Mao in Nixon in China, Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly, Froh in Das Rheingold, Cavaradossi in Tosca, Fredrik Egerman in A Little Night Music, Camille in Die lustige Witwe, Tamino in Die Zauberflöte, Nemorino in L’elisir d’amore, and Aegisth in Elektra.
He is a favorite at Opéra National de Lorraine, where he has sung Don Jose, Tamino, the title roles in Idomeneo and Candide, Giasone in Medea, Lysander in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Lechmere in Owen Wingrave, Guido Bardi in Zemlinksy’s Eine florentinische Tragödie, and Jack in Gerald Berry’s The Importance of Being Earnest.
He made his Metropolitan Opera debut on the opening night of the 2015-16 season as Roderigo in Bartlett Sher’s new production of Verdi’s Otello. He also has appeared with San Francisco Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Dallas Opera, Florida Grand Opera, San Diego Opera, Florentine Opera, Austin Lyric Opera, Grand Théâtre de Genève, and Opéra National de Bordeaux.
Upcoming engagements include Roderigo at the Metropolitan Opera, Don Jose at the Seiji Ozawa Music Academy, multiple returns to Houston Grand Opera, and a debut with Calgary Opera.