Bass Eric Delagrange

ROLES PREPARED AND/OR PERFORMED
Balthazar – La Favorite
Bonze – Madama Butterfly
Colline – La bohème
Ferrando – Il trovatore
Figaro – Le nozze di Figaro
Frère Laurent – Roméo et Juliette
Gideon March/Dashwood – Little Women
Dr. Grenvil – La traviata
Hermit – Der Freischütz
King René – Iolanta
Kochubey – Mazzepa
Le Duc – Roméo et Juliette
Pistola – Falstaff
Prince Gremin – Eugene Onegin
Sarastro – Die Zauberflöte
Superintendent Budd – Albert Herring
Thibaut d’Arc – The Maid of Orleans
Vodník – Rusalka
Zaretsky – Eugene Onegin
ROLES IN PREPARATION
Angelotti – Tosca
Escamillo – Carmen
Leporello – Don Giovanni
Raimondo – Lucia di Lammermoor
Sparafucile – Rigoletto
Speaker – Die Zauberflöte

American Bass Eric Delagrange, a native of Buffalo, New York, recently completed his residency at the prestigious Academy of Vocal Arts. He has been described by Opera News as “a truly excellent bass,” and Parterre has lauded his “powerful, attention-getting voice.”

During the 2021-2022 season, Delagrange can be seen as Prince Gremin in Eugene Onegin with Music Academy of the West and Superintendent Budd in Albert Herring with the Princeton Festival. Other season highlights include Colline in La bohème and Zaretsky/Captain in Eugene Onegin, with The Academy of Vocal Arts.

In the 2019-2020 season, Mr. Delagrange made his role debut as Balthazar in La Favorite at The Academy of Vocal Arts. That December, he made his debut with Heartbeat Opera in Louisa Proske and Chloe Treat’s production of Der Freischütz, as Hermit. In October of 2019, Delagrange joined pianist Brent Funderburk in a Recital Series at The Hill Stead Museum in Farmington, Connecticut.

Delagrange is a Philadelphia District Winner of the Metropolitan Opera’s Laffont Competition (2022), 2nd prize winner of the Orpheus Vocal Competition (2021), Finalist in the XVI Montserrat Caballé International Singing Competition (2021), Special Judges Award and  Audience Choice Winner of the Giargiari Bel Canto Competition (2020), a recipient of the Cynthia Vernardakis Award at the Orpheus  Vocal Competition (2018), Dr. & Mrs. Bob Robinson Award at the Shreveport Opera Mary Jacobs Smith Competition (2017), and a recipient of the American Opera Society of Chicago Award (2014).