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Ethan DePuy (Tenor)

Born: Rochester, New York, USA

The American tenor, Ethan DePuy, obtained his Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance from SUNY Fredonia (2011); and his Master of Music degrre in Opera Performance from Arizona State University (2013). earned degrees in voice and opera performance from SUNY Fredonia and Arizona State University. He has also been Young Artist at Brevard Music Center (2010, 2011); Young Artist at Charlottesville Opera (2012, 2014); Studio Artist at Chautauqua Opera (2013); Choral Scholar Music at Marsh Chapel (2014-present). His voice teacher have included: D'Anna Fortunato, Amy Burton and David Britton. Awards & Honors: SUNY Fredonia Concerto Competition: 1st Place Winner  (2010); Shirley Winston Rabb Competition: 2nd Place Winner ​(NY Region) (2011); SUNY Fredonia School of Music: Merit-based Scholarship Award (2010-2011); Arizona State University School of Music: Full-tuition Scholarship Award (2011-2013); Chautauqua Opera Guild: Young Artist Encouragement Award (2013); Friends of Metropolitan Opera Auditions: Scholarship Award (2014); National Finalist: Chanticleer (2016).

Praised for his “masterful acting” and “fine singing,” Ethan DePuy brings his unique dramatic style to works ranging from the Baroque era to now. He has refined his craft as a concert soloist through his work with Music at Marsh Chapel, where his solo performances have included J.S. Bach's St. Matthew Passion (BWV 244) and Easter Oratorio (BWV 249), Sergei Rachmaninov’s All Night Vigil, Dietrich Buxtehude’s Membra Jesu Nostri, and numerous sacred cantatas of J.S. Bach.

Equally accomplished in the worlds of opera and oratorio, DePuy trained as a young artist at the Chautauqua Opera Company, where he was a recipient of the Young Artist Encouragement Award. His list of operatic credits includes Nemorino in L’elisir d’amore (Brevard Music Center, 2011), Peter Quint in Benjamin Britten's The Turn of the Screw (WNYCO, 2010), Alfred in Die Fledermaus (ASU Lyric Opera, 2013), the title role in B. Britten's Albert Herring (ASU Lyric Opera, 2012), and Chevalier de la Force in Francis Poulenc's Dialogues of the Carmelites (Opera Sacra, 2014).

Highlights of the 2015-2016 season included his first performances of the Evangelist in J.S. Bach's Christmas Oratorio (BWV 248), the world premiere of James Kallembach's oratorio The Most Sacred Body, and his debut with Odyssey Opera and the Boston Modern Orchestra Project as Gardner in Gunther Schuller's The Fisherman and His Wife.

“Ethan DePuy, as Blanche’s brother, had a strong voice and was very affective emotionally.” - The Buffalo News

Source: Ethan De Puy Website & Facebook profile
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (July 2017)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works




Scott Allen Jarrett


C-2 (2015, Audio): BWV 1
C-4 (2015, Audio):
BWV 249

Links to other Sites

Ethan DePuy (Official Website)
Ethan DePuy on Facebook
Ethan DePuy Channel on YouTube
Mr. Ethan DePuy (Marsh Chapel | Boston University)
Ethan DePuy (BMOP)
Ethan DePuy (The Handel and Haydn Society)

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