(Queens, New York)
Tenor Victor Starsky is a native of Queens, New York, where he has worked as a teacher, martial artist and musician. Starsky was a participant of the 2019 Merola Opera Program. He has performed Lt. B.F. Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly with Long Island Opera and will make his role debut as the Duke (Rigoletto) at Opera Modesto. This winter, he will perform Don José in his company debut with Opera Tampa. Opera Today wrote: ”Victor Starsky's Don José is terrifying and compelling, with a voice that performs vocal acrobatics with strength and beauty that remains undiminished through his final line." Starsky made his Carnegie Hall debut in April 2019 as the tenor soloist in Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass. In 2018, he traveled to Italy to perform the role of Alfredo in La Traviata, conducted by Audrey Saint-Gil, and performed Don José with New York Opera Collaborative. Other recent performances include Il Postiglione in La Fanciulla del West and Rodolfo in La Bohème with New York City Opera, Ferrando in Così fan tutte and Tony in West Side Story with Opera North.