Zachary Altman

Zachary Altman


"Standing out among the rustics, as it should be, was the Bottom of Zachary Altman: beautiful authoritative vocals, a picture of a smiling instinctive virility, a little 'vainglorious', but genuine." - L'ape musicale
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«" the baritone Zachary Altman offered some fine lyrical phrasing as the vicar Mr Gedge."»
«"Gianni Schicchi, the brains behind the scheme, was wickedly portrayed by baritone Zachary Altman, who sang with burnished, gale-force glee."»
«"Dem homogenen Damenensemble stand ein gewichtiges Männerterzett gegenüber: Zachary Altman als drängender Tarquinius mit hellem, klarem Bariton ..." "The homogeneous Women's Ensemble faced a weighty Men Trio: Zachary Altman as urgent Tarquinius with bright, clear baritone ... "»
2017Berg: Lulu (1935)Ein Athlet
2017Britten: A Midsummer Night's DreamBottom
2017Berg: Lulu (1935)Ein Athlet
2016Britten: A Midsummer Night's DreamBottom
2016Britten: Albert HerringMr. Gedge
2015Britten: The Rape of LucretiaTarquinius
2015Berg: Lulu (1935)Ein Athlet
2015Weill: Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt MahagonnyTrinity Moses
2015Henze: The BassaridsPentheus
2015Berg: Lulu (1935)Tierbändiger (An Animal Tamer)
2014Verdi: OtelloMontano
2014Mozart: Don GiovanniDon Giovanni
2014Puccini: Madama ButterflySharpless
2013Verdi: FalstaffFord
2013Verdi: Il TrovatoreConte di Luna
2013Puccini: Gianni SchicchiGianni Schicchi
2012Bizet: Les Pêcheurs de perlesZurga


Baritone Zachary Altman will be seen during the 2016-17 season as Athlet/Tierbändiger in Lulu with both the Hamburgische Staatsoper (d. Christoph Marthaler) and Teatro dell'opera di Roma (d. William Kentridge), and as Bottom in A Midsummer Night's Dream in Cremona, Pavia, Brescia, Como, and Reggio Emilia. Future performances include more performances of Bottom with Teatro Massimo di Palermo. Last season, Zachary was seen at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino as Mr Gedge (Albert Herring), the Hamburgische Staatsoper as Dritte Schäfer (Daphne), Il Mandarino (Turandot) with Pacific Symphony; he also joine Teatro dell'opera di Rome for The Bassarids and The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonney. He joined Theater Basel for seven roles in the 2014-15 season, including Tarquinius (The Rape of Lucretia), Schlemil/Hermann (Les contes d'Hoffmann), and Montano in a new production of Otello directed by Calixto Bieito.From 2012-2014, Zachary was a Principal Resident Artist at Opera San Jose, performing as Zurga (The Pearl Fishers), Count Di Luna (Il Trovatore), Dr. Falke (Die Fledermaus), Ford (Falstaff), Sharpless (Madama Butterfly) and the title roles in Don Giovanni and Gianni Schicchi. In 2012 and 2013 Mr. Altman also sang with the Caramoor Festival, as Vaudemont (Les Vêpres Siciliennes), Marullo (Rigoletto), and Astolfo (Lucrezia Borgia).

Other career highlights for Mr. Altman include Hermann Augustus (Candide) with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl; Nimming Ned (The Beggar’s Opera) under the baton of Lorin Maazel with the Castleton Festival; Don Giovanni with Music Academy of the West; John Proctor (The Crucible), Guglielmo (Così fan tutte), and Arnalta (L’incoronazione di Poppea) with the Chautauqua Institute; and performances with Fort Worth Opera and Sarasota Opera.​ He received both his graduate and undergraduate degrees from Manhattan School of Music, where he sang his first Dr. Falke in Die Fledermaus, Tarquinius in The Rape of Lucretia, and Joe Harland in John Musto’s Later the Same Evening, which was recorded and released on Albany Records. 

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Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Berg: Lulu (1935) Ein Athlet Teatro dell'Opera di Roma 2017
Britten: A Midsummer Night's Dream Bottom Teatro Massimo Di Palermo 2017
Berg: Lulu (1935) Ein Athlet Hamburgische Staatsoper Und Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Hamburg 2017
Britten: A Midsummer Night's Dream Bottom Immediately Teatro Municipale Romolo Valli 2016
Britten: Albert Herring Mr. Gedge Immediately Maggio Musicale Fiorentino (Opera Di Firenze) 2016