Chaz’men Williams-Ali, from St. Louis, MO, has garnered success across the USA in a variety of roles, including Rodolfo, Pinkerton, Cavaradossi and Romeo.
Currently for ENO: Robbins/Crab Man Porgy and Bess
Chaz’men will return to the US to take on the role of Lensky Eugene Onegin (Washington National Opera and continues to Fort Worth Opera for revival performances of Robbins/Crab Man in the Glimmerglass Festival Production of Porgy and Bess which he inaugurated last summer. At Opera Theatre of St Louis, he initiates a principal role in the world premiere Fire Shut up in my Bones by Terence Blanchard, following on from the great success of his previous opera Champion. Recent 2017/18 Season highlights include his return to OTSL as a Gaddes Festival Artist where he covered Alfredo La traviata in their summer season and took the featured role of Jazz in the rarely heard Regina – the great success of the season – alongside Susan Graham and James Morris. He returned to Washington DC in April to sing Don Jose Carmen in concert with The Washington Chorus under the baton of Christopher Bell, and he made his Florida Grand Opera debut as Arturo Lucia di Lammermoor. This is his ENO debut.
Last updated: 28th August 2018