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Addison Marlor, a tenor with “... an exquisite voice ...” (Opera Gene), is a compelling young performer lauded by the San Francisco Chronicle as having “a big open tone, as ingratiating as his smile.”

 

Addison holds a Master of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of Utah. There he performed such roles as Ruggero in Puccini’s La Rondine, and as the title role in Bernstein’s Candide. His Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance is from Utah Valley University, where his roles include Ferrando in Mozart’s Così fan tutte, and Parîs in the rarely-performed opera Hélène by Saint-Saëns.

 

A two-time participant in the Merola Opera Program, Addison was praised as a “sweet-toned tenor” by SF Gate for his role as Satyavān in Holst’s Sāvitri. As Sellem in Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress, the San Francisco Examiner noted: “... a great audience favorite was Utah tenor Addison Marlor. His Auctioneer, sometimes a bland role, evoked gales of laughter."

 

Addison made his debut with Washington Concert Opera in the role of Phaon in Gounod’s first opera, Sapho. Due to the dynamic nature of the role, he was praised for having “a pliable, dulcet voice” by Washington Classical Review, while Parterre characterized his voice as “bull-like in size and passion.” The New Criterion also applauded his “extraordinarily well-practiced French diction that one rarely hears even from European singers today."


As a current Resident Artist with Utah Opera, Addison has performed in Utah Symphony’s Candide as the Baron, Don Issachar, Prince Ragostki, and other roles, as well as the Lamplighter and the Drunkard in Utah Opera’s production of Rachel Portman’s The Little Prince. He looks forward to performing in the company’s upcoming productions of Mozart’s The Magic Flute and Bellini’s Norma.