Originally from Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, Bass-Baritone Evan Ross is quickly making a name for himself in the operatic world. Last season Mr. Ross made his Chautauqua Opera debut singing the Bass in Hydrogen Jukebox and Plutone in the Respighi realization of Monteverdi's Orfeo as well as covering Don Pasquale. Mr Ross also made his role debut as Falstaff with Opera Modo in Detroit. Other recent credits include Benoit/ Alcindoro in La Boheme with Madison Opera and Selim (cover) in Il Turco in Italia with Opera Southwest. Previously, Mr. Ross joined the Des Moines Metro Opera Apprentice Artist Program singing Sid in La Fanciulla del West. He was also a member of the OperaIowa touring troup singing Don Magnifico in La Cenerentola and Osmin in The Billy Goat’s Gruff. In past seasons Mr. Ross made his debut with Opera Grand Rapids as Dancairo in Carmen and with Opera Modo as Don Alfonso in Cosi Fan Tutte. Mr. Ross was an Apprentice Artist with Michigan Opera Theater where he sang Marquis D’obigny in La Traviata and the First Immigration Officer in A View From the Bridge. Other credits include Prince Gremin in Eugene Onegin with the Russian Opera Workshop, Bottom in Britten's A Midsummer NIght's Dream with Lowell House Opera, Leporello in Don Giovanni with The Boston Conservatory, Dr. Bartolo in Il Barbiere di Siviglia with the Brevard Music Center and The Warden in the New England Premier of Jake Heggie's Dead Man Walking with Boston Opera Collaborative. Mr. Ross received his Masters of Music degree from the Boston Conservatory.