Chaz'men Williams-ali

Chaz'men Williams-ali

Full Lyric Tenor

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«"Lyrical doesn't begin to capture the sublime beauty and suppleness of tenor ​                  Chaz'men Williams-Ali's voice as Romeo."»
Dc metro theatre arts (2016)
«The ultimate gratification of the August 22 performance was Chaz'men  ​                 Williams-Ali's unscheduled handling of the role of the poet Rodolfo...... ​                 Williams-Ali's honesty, emotional clarity, behavioral specificity, and, above all ​                 his weightless, and soaring lyrical vocal lines made this a matinee to ​                                                                                remember and treasure."» (2016)
2017Puccini: Madama ButterflyPinkerton
2016Verdi: RigolettoDuca di Mantova
2016Puccini: La BohèmeRodolfo
2015Gounod: Roméo et JulietteRoméo
2015Puccini: ToscaMario Cavaradossi
2014Bizet: CarmenDon José
2011Verdi: La TraviataAlfredo Germont
2011Donizetti: L'elisir d'amoreNemorino


Chaz' Williams-Ali is a tenor from St. Louis, MO. He went on to study voice at the University of Iowa. There he studied with Prof Stephen Swanson and coached with Shari Rhoads. At the University of Iowa, Chaz'men excelled in the music program participating in many operas and oratorios. He starred as the lead in productions of  La Traviata, The Elixir of Love, and Gounod's Romeo et Juliette. ​In 2008 Chaz'men made his professional opera debut with Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre as Marco in their prodcution of Gilbert and Sullivan's The Gondoliers.​ In 2010 he perfomed Ferrando in Mozart's Cosi fan tutte i​n Milano, Italy. Chaz'men has continued to perform all over the country including making his role debut as Cavaradossi in Puccini's Tosca with Skylight Music Theatre in Milwaukee, WI. Last Summer, Chaz'men is very proud to have joined the Glimmerglass Festival Family as a young Artists. He stepped into the role of Rodolfo and also sang Giles Cory in The Crucible. Tjis season he is happy to announce that he will be making his Kennedy Center Debut as Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly with Washington National Opera for their Emerging Artist performance. Now residing in NYC, he is very grateful for the blessings that the Lord has bestowed upon him, and is looking forward to watching Him work in his life for many years to come.
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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Flight Bill Immediately Opera Parallèle 2017
Puccini: Madama Butterfly Pinkerton No Washington National Opera (Washington) 2017
Verdi: Rigoletto Duca di Mantova No 2016
Puccini: La Bohème Rodolfo Immediately Glimmerglass Opera (Glimmerglass) 2016
Gounod: Roméo et Juliette Roméo Immediately 2015