Corey Bix

(Clarinda, Iowa)

2015–16 Season: Augustin Moser in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

Opera News praises Corey Bix for his “clear sense of drama and self-possession, exhibiting sturdy, unwavering control, flinty resonance and confident high notes.” The tenor made his San Francisco Opera debut as the Fourth Jew in Salome (2009). Other career highlights include Heinrich (Tannhäuser) and Rusalka with Lyric Opera of Chicago; Lennie (Of Mice and Men) with Tulsa Opera; Sir Edgar Aubry (Der Vampyr) with New Orleans Opera; Bacchus (Ariadne auf Naxos) at the Glimmerglass Festival, Washington National Opera, the Vienna Volksoper, Fort Work Opera, and Hungarian National Opera; Erik (Der Fliegende Holländer) with Los Angeles Opera and Arizona Opera; and Alfred (Die Fledermaus) with Anchorage Opera; the Prince (Rusalka) and the title role of Stravinsky’s Oedipus Rex with Greek National Opera; Kaiser (Die Frau ohne Schatten) in Graz; Lohengrin with Milan’s Teatro alla Scala; Don José (Carmen) with Aspen Opera Theater; and Tamino (Die Zauberflöte) in workshop with the Metropolitan Opera. Bix is the 2008 winner of the Robert Lauch Memorial Grant from the Wagner Society of New York and the 2007 winner of the George London/Kirsten Flagstad Award for a singer with potential for a Wagnerian career as well as the foundation’s prestigious Vienna Prize. Additionally, he has been a prizewinner in both the New England and Southeast regions of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. He is a former member of the apprentice programs of the Santa Fe Opera, Florida Grand Opera, Glimmerglass Opera, and Des Moines Metro Opera.