James Kryshak

James Kryshak

Tenor

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«TENOR JAMES KRYSHAK WAS THE IMAGE OF TRANSFIXED ARDOR IN THE SERENE ARIA, O BLONDE CERES FROM BERLIOZ’S LES TROYENS. ROOTED CENTER STAGE, HE SENT BERLIOZ’S GENTLY CURVING, LONG-LINED MELODIES TO THE FAR REACHES OF THE THEATER, HIS VOICE FULL OF WARMTH AND JOY.»
Classical Review (2017)
«A delight in the acting arena, James Kryshak as the crumbled Schoolmaster”»
Der Standard (Vienna) (2017)
«James Kryshak’s bright tenor, vivid way with a phrase and exuberant acting hit the spot as Sellem.»
Opera News (2017)
2017Bizet: CarmenLe Remendado
2017Wagner: LohengrinNobleman Of Brabant (Tenor #2)
2017Strauss R.: SalomeFirst Jew
2017Meyerbeer: Les HuguenotsTavannes
2017Britten: Peter GrimesBob Boles
2017Mozart: Die ZauberflöteMonostatos
2016Verdi: Un ballo in mascheraUn Giudice (A Judge)
2016Mozart: Die ZauberflöteErste Geharnischte (1st Armoured man)
2016Puccini: ToscaSpoletta
2016Verdi: RigolettoMatteo Borsa
2016Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem SerailPedrillo
2016Verdi: La TraviataGuiseppe
2016Strauss R.: ElektraEin Junger Diener
2015Strauss R.: SalomeThird Jew
2015Strauss R.: Der RosenkavalierAn Innkeeper
2015Giordano: Andrea ChénierThe Abbé
2015Shostakovich: Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk DistrictLocal Nihilist
2015Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem SerailPedrillo
2014Strauss R.: Ariadne auf NaxosScaramuccio
2014Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov (Revised Version)Misail
2014Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov (Revised Version)Yurodivïy/Holy Fool
2014Janáček : The Cunning Little VixenSchoolmaster (Rektor)
2014Floyd: SusannahLittle Bat McLean
2014Wagner: TannhäuserHeinrich Der Schreiber
2013Strauss R.: Ariadne auf NaxosScaramuccio
2013Wagner: Tristan und IsoldeEin Hirt
2013Puccini: La Fanciulla del WestNick
2013Mozart: Le nozze di FigaroDon Curzio
2012Mozart: Die ZauberflöteMonostatos
2012Mozart: Die ZauberflöteErster Priester
2012Handel: RinaldoUn araldo
2012Strauss R.: SalomeFourth Jew
2012Stravinsky: The Rake's ProgressSellem
2011Puccini: La Fanciulla del WestJoe
2011Strauss R.: Ariadne auf NaxosScaramuccio
2010Britten: A Midsummer Night's DreamSnout
2010Verdi: Un ballo in mascheraServo Di Amelia (Amelia's Servant)

Bio


Possessing a voice hailed by Opera News as "crystalline", tenor James Kryshak is quickly becoming known for his vocal finesse, as well as his stagecraft.

The american tenor made his professional opera debut in 2008 as Don Ottavio in  Mozart’s Don Giovanni. In the Autumn of 2015, James made his role debut as Pedrillo in David McVicar’s production of Die Entführung aus dem Serial with the Glyndebourne Opera Tour. He then went on to reprise the role with Deutsche Oper Berlin in a new production by Argentinian Director, Rodrigo Garcia.

Internationally sought after, Kryshak has worked with The Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, San Francisco Opera, Glyndebourne Festival & Tour, National Theater Sao Carlos (Portugal), and looks forward to making debuts in the coming months with the  Moravian-Selesian State Theater (Czech Republic), and the Netherlands Reisoper (Netherlands).

 James has been a member of both the Deutsche Oper Berlin (current) and the Vienna State Opera (2013 to 2015) where he  has worked on many productions including; Salome, Elektra, Die Entführung aus dem Serail, The Cunning Vixen, Andrea Chénier, Tosca, the World Premiere of Edward II., and many more.  He has had to honor of collaborating with many of the worlds greatest directors and conductors including; Otto Schenk, Christof Loy, Graham Vick, Donald Runnicles, Stefan Soltesz, Andrew David, Vladimir Jurowski, Franz Welser-Möst, Karen Kamensek among others.  



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Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Bizet: Carmen Le Remendado 24 hours Deutsche Oper Berlin/ Lyric Opera of Chicago 2017
Wagner: Lohengrin Nobleman Of Brabant (Tenor #2) Immediately Deutsche Oper Berlin/Lyric Opera of Chicago 2017
Strauss R.: Salome First Jew 24 hours Deutsche Oper Berlin 2017
Meyerbeer: Les Huguenots Tavannes 24 hours Deutsche Oper Berlin 2017
Britten: Peter Grimes Bob Boles Immediately Teatro Nacional De São Carlos e Orquestra Sinfónica Portuguesa 2017