Bass-baritone Ivan Conrad (NYC) has performed over two dozen operas, favorites including La Bohème (Colline), Carmen (Zuniga) at Opera Southwest, and Rigoletto (Monterone).
Last season Ivan sang in seven opera companies: a studio artist at Chautauqua Opera (Peter Grimes, Falstaff), a resident artist at Dicapo Opera Theatre (Gianni Schicchi, La Cenerentola, Beauty and the Beast), Natchez Festival of Music (Rigoletto, Kiss me Kate, Billy Goat’s Gruff), Empire Opera Company (Rumpelstiltskin world premiere), Opera Moderne (Der Kaiser von Atlantis), Long Island Opera (Rigoletto), and Emerald City Opera (Le nozze di Figaro).
This season Ivan is a Resident Artist at Connecticut Lyric Opera (Madama Butterfly) and a Studio Artist at Sarasota Opera (Il trovatore), covering the title character of The Flying Dutchman in both companies.
Previous engagements include two appearances apiece with the New York Philharmonic, and New Mexico Philharmonic (returning in December); The Santa Fe Desert Chorale, and Polyphony Voices of New Mexico (also returning in December). In 2011, the Festival Internazionale della Cultura in Bergamo, Italy invited him back to sing La Bisbetica Domata (The Taming of the Shrew) after singing the bass solo of Mozart’s Requiem the previous year alongside singers and musicians from Teatro alla Scala in Milan.
An Albuquerque native, Ivan earned a Bachelor of Music and a Bachelor of Music Education from the University of New Mexico (Die Zauberflöte, Eugene Onegin, La Bohème), then a Master of Music from the Manhattan School of Music (Ghosts of Versailles, Lucia di Lammermoor, La Vida Breve, Summer and Smoke).