Ross Halper

Ross Halper (Tenor) created the role of Ed Ravenswood in the workshop production of Opera Frontier’s original opera Lammermoor, Inc, a Business Tragedy in 2010. Ross has been called “Opera’s mad genius” by conductor Kent Nagano, “Opera’s man for all seasons” by the late heldentenor Jess Thomas and “Our modern Schikaneder” by the late, great lyric tenor Leopold Simoneau. With a repertoire of 300 roles, he has sung under solo contracts with LA Opera, San Francisco Opera, San Francisco Symphony, San Jose Symphony, Long Beach Opera, San Jose Opera, Carmel Bach Festival, and many others. Ross’ comic acting creations in television commercials have been seen internationally. A triple-threat artist, Ross’ many opera translations have been sung around the nation. Besides serving as director in residence at North Bay Opera in Fairfield, he has directed for Eugene Opera, Opera Idaho, Pacific Rep Opera (San Luis Obispo), and many others.