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Zachary James


Zachary James created the role of Abraham Lincoln in the world premiere of Philip Glass’s The Perfect American (Teatro Real, ENO, Opera Queensland).

He created the role of Lurch The Addams Family (Broadway), Hassinger in the Tony Award-winning Lincoln Center revival of South Pacific, and sang Messiah in the Broadway play, Coram Boy.

Career Highlights

Currently for ENO:

The Scribe Akhnaten

Recent engagements:

He has recently sung Osmin Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Bluebeard Bluebeard’s Castle, Pirate King Pirates of Penzance, Alidoro Cenerentola, Commendatore Don Giovanni and more with companies, including Opera Roanaoke, Opera Ithaca, Shreveport Opera, Central City Opera, Ash Lawn Opera, Knoxville Opera, Phoenicia Festival, Prototype Festival, New York Philharmonic and Philadelphia Orchestra.


This season engagements include: premiere of Breaking the Waves (Opera Philadelphia); Don Giovanni (Opera Ithaca); Sweeney Todd (Opera Roanoke); Liebesliederwalzer (NYC Ballet); The Pirates of Penzance (Master Voices); The Mikado (Anchorage Opera); The Little Matchgirl Passion (IlluminArts Miami and NYC’s Met Museum); Bastienello (Rochester Lyric Opera).

Last updated: 14th March 2016