ethan herschenfeld

ethan herschenfeld

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«"hearing him sing changed my life."»
My mother (2017)
«Wow!!!»
guy on Bleecker street (2017)
«MAMMA MIA! CHE FIGO!!!!»
Una Ragazza Barese (2017)
«"excellent baron ochs, low notes and up, and captured the role of a boorish oaf, one still capable of earning the viewer’s sympathy."»
herald times (2017)
«"booming basso."»
the new york times (2017)
«"a true creature of the stage."»
haaretz (2017)
2006Mozart: Die ZauberflöteSarastro

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"le Commandeur d’Ethan Herschenfeld, faisant étalage de sa grande voix noire de basse, donne un relief saisissant au spectre qui s'invite au dîner."

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Ethan Herschenfeld made his Metropolitan Opera debut in 2014 as the Murderer in Macbeth, and has appeared in recent seasons in the opera houses of Madrid, Venice, Versailles, Turin, Basel, Genova, Bari, Berlin, Dresden, Stuttgart, Tel Aviv, Hong Kong, San Francisco, and San Diego in roles ranging from Fafner and Gurnemanz to Mefistopheles and Sparafucile.  His TV works includes mostly bad guys on Damages, Girls, Boardwalk Empire, Blue Bloods, Unforgettable, Forever, High Maintenance, and upcoming on Power. 





Ethan Herschenfeld played Pinky Rabinowitz on Boardwalk Empire (HBO),  Adeem Koroush on Girls (HBO), Anton Petrov on Blue Bloods (CBS), Agim Dervishi on Unforgettable (CBS), Eliot Tolken on Damages (FX), and Acid Head in the film It’s Kind of a Funny Story. 
He made his Metropolitan Opera debut as the Murderer in Macbeth.  In recent seasons he made his Semperoper Dresden debut as Cardinal Brogni in La Juive, and his Teatro Real Madrid debut as Aguirre and HogBoy in the world premier of Wuorinen’s Brokeback Mountain a performance for which critics praised his “dark, sculpted tone” (The Telegraph) and his “imposing stage presence and basso profondo” (Opera News). He sang his first Baron Ochs in Indiana, Gurnemanz (Parsifal) in Basel, Fafner and Hunding in Wagner’s Ring in Bari, King Marke (Tristan) in Turin, Judge Turpin (“exceptional”) in the Italian premier of Sweeney Todd in Bologna, Commendatore in Versailles (“big black bass voice”) Mephistopheles (Faust) in Hong Kong, Rocco (Fidelio) in Bolzano, Ravenna, and Tel Aviv, Sparafucile in Lugo di Ravenna, Tel Aviv and Philadelphia, and Kommissarius (Rosenkavalier) under the baton of Fabio Luisi in Genoa, where he also made his Italian debut in Billy Budd. L’Opera praised his “elegant singing” in Lugo calling him “an intense Sparafucile, rich with a beautiful deep vocal timber and discrete phrasing.” He has sung Sarastro in Venice, Berlin, Stuttgart, Rome, Liege and Bremen where he also sang Zaccarias (Nabucco), Osmin (“a true creature of the stage.”), and the Kardinal (Rienzi) directed by Katharina Wagner. In the US he has sung Don Fernando (Fidelio), Commendatore (“an awesome presence.”), Grenvil (Travata) and Kommissarius with Florentine Opera, Milwaukee, Boito’s Mefistofele and Don Basilio at Bob Jones University, Abimelech (Samson and Delila) at Hawaii Opera, Butt the Hoopoe in the world premier of Wourinen’s Haroun and the title role in
Ariane et Barbe-Bleue at New York City Opera, Colline (Boheme) in Chattanooga, Indiana Elliot’s Brother (Mother of Us All) with the San Francisco Opera, Hale (The Crucible) at Chautauqua Opera, and King Zuoxian in the world premier of Wenji in New York, and Hong Kong, a role for which the New York Times praised his “booming basso.” At Carnegie Hall he has sung Mozart’s Requiem and Vesperae Solennes, Handel’s Messiah, Haydn’s Theresienmesse, and the premiere of Rittenhouse’s Vision of the Apolcalypse, which he sang on tour throughout South Africa. 
A graduate of Harvard College, and winner of the Schorr Prize (Connecticut), Excellence in Arts Competition (Philadelphia), and Sembrich Competition (New York), he began his vocal training with Franco Corelli and is a long time student of Armen Boyajian.


Ethan Herschenfeld Bass  c.v. 



Sicario (debut role) & Apparizione (cover) Macbeth Metropolitan Opera



Steward (cover) Lady Macbeth of Mzensk Metropolitan Opera



Babayan (Bartolo) Figaro 90210! New York



Aguirre & Hog-Boy Brokeback Mountain Teatro Real Madrid



Sarastro Die Zauberflöte Teatro la Fenice, Deutsche Oper, Stuttgart, Liege, Bremen



Gurnemanz Parsifal Theater Basel



Baron Ochs Der Rosenkavalier Musical Arts Center Bloomington Indiana



Sparafucile Rigoletto New Israeli Opera Tel Aviv, Teatro Rossini Lugo, Philadelphia



Cardinal Brogni La Juive Semperoper Dresden



König Marke Tristan und Isolde Teatro Regio Torino



Alonso Der Sturm Concertgebouw Amsterdam Broadcast & CD



Rocco Fidelio Bolzano, Ravenna, New Israeli Opera Tel Aviv



Don Fernando Fidelio Florentine Opera Milwaukee



Fafner, Hunding, Fafner Ring Cycle Teatro Petruzzelli Bari



Hunding The Valkyrie Eos Orchestra New York



Osmin Die Entführung aus dem Serail Bremen, Tel Aviv, Boston



Sprecher Die Zauberflöte Orchestra Sinfonica di Roma



Grenvil La Traviata Dallas Opera, San Diego Opera, Florentine Opera,



Kommissarius Der Rosenkavalier Teatro Carlo Felice Genova, Florentine



Commendatore Don Giovanni Opéra Royal de Versailles, Florentine, Ashlawn



Leporello Don Giovanni Brescia, Cremona, Como



Colline La Bohème Chattanooga Opera, Belleayre Festival



Zaccarias Nabucco Theater Bremen



Mefistofele Mefistofele BJU South Carolina



Don Basilio Barber of Seville BJU South carolina, Lugo, Avery Fisher Hall



Butt the Hoopoe Haroun New York City Opera



Barbe-Bleue Ariane et Barbe-Bleue New York City Opera



Méphistophélès Faust Hong Kong Opera



Abimelech Samson et Dalila Hawaii Opera Theater



Ratcliffe Billy Budd Teatro Carlo Felice Genova



Reverend Hale The Crucible Chautauqua Opera



Indiana Elliot's Brother Mother of Us All San Francisco Opera



Constable & Police The Nose Bard Summerscape Festival



Judge Turpin Sweeney Todd Bologna, Piacenza, Lugo, Toledo



King Zuoxian Wenji Asia Society New York, Hong Kong Arts Festival



Dr. P. The Man Who Mistook his Wife for a Hat Quantum Theater Pittsburgh



Jesus St. John Passion Annapolis



Bass Soloist Messiah Carnegie Hall; Annapolis; Smith College; et al.













T.V. & Film: Pinky Rabinowitz Boardwalk Empire HBO; Adeem Koroush Girls HBO; Agim Dervishi Unforgettable CBS; Eliot Tolken Damages FX; Acid Head It's Kind of a Funny Story Focus Features; Hairdresser High Maintenance HBO; Ukrainian Security Madam Secretary CBS








Awards: International Classical Music Award for Concertgebouw Der Sturm; First Prize Friedrich Schorr Competition; Grand Prize Excellence in Arts Competition; First Prize Sembrich Voice Competition.








Training: Harvard College; Aspen Music Festival; Israel Vocal Arts Institute; EPCASO Italy; Austrian American Mozart Academy; Tiroler Festspiele Austria; Actor’s Institute London. American Comedy Institute, New York.








Contact: Walter Vladarski opera@vladarski.com US: Kathy Olsen 2124398055 kathy@encompassarts.com



Spain: Miguel Lerín +34.93.3017548 lamilicia@telefonica.net Italy: Beatrice Ferraro b.ferraro@aliopera.com








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