Bass baritone, Hunter Enoch is an active performer across the United States. This season Mr. Enoch will make his debut with Opera Theatre St. Louis as Scarpia in their production of Tosca, and debut as Jago in Otello with Pacific Northwest Opera. During the 2021-2022 season Mr. Enoch debuted as Germont in La Traviata with Pacific Northwest Opera, the title role in Le nozze di Figaro, the Mandarin in Turandot, and Flemish Deputy in Don Carlo with Maryland Lyric Opera. He performed Scarpia with Anchorage Opera, and Donner in Das Rheingold with Miami Music Festival, both in productions which were postponed from 2020 due to COVID-19. In the 2019-2020 season, Mr. Enoch returned to Washington National Opera as Montano in Otello, sang the role of Kurwenal in Act 2 of Tristan und Isolde with the National Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Gianandrea Noseda at both the Kennedy Center and at Lincoln Center, and sang Pal√©mon in Tha√Įs with Maryland Lyric Opera.
Hunter Enoch joined the Cafritz Young Artist program at Washington National Opera in the fall of 2015. During his time with the company he was heard as Count Almaviva in the Young Artist performance of Le nozze di Figaro, a Corporal in The Daughter of the Regiment, ADC in The Dictator‚Äôs Wife, covered Joseph De Rocher in Dead Man Walking, and sang Sharpless in the Young Artist performance of Madame Butterfly. His WNO debut was as Moral√©s in Carmen and he was later heard as James Miller in the world premiere of Better Gods. While at WNO Mr. Enoch returned to The Glimmerglass Festival as a guest artist to sing Marcello in La boh√®me and cover the role of John Proctor in The Crucible, following his festival debut as Sharpless in the Young Artist Performance of Madame Butterfly in 2014. After leaving the Cafritz program in 2017, he was heard as Zuniga in Carmen with Rochester Philharmonic, Escamillo in Carmen with The Washington Chorus at The Kennedy Center, and in Bernstein‚Äôs Songfest with National Symphony Orchestra. In the summer of 2018 he made his Detroit Symphony Orchestra debut as Ping in Turandot, followed by his role debut as the Four Villains in Les contes d‚ÄôHoffmann at the Aspen Music Festival. In 2018-19 Mr. Enoch sang the role of William Dale in Silent Night with WNO, made his company and role debut as Scarpia for Opera Birmingham, and sang Happy in La Fanciulla del West and Raimondo in Lucia di Lammermoor for Maryland Lyric Opera.
Other training includes being a Resident Artist at the Academy of Vocal Arts during the 2014-2015 season where he appeared as Taddeo in L‚Äôitaliana in Algeri, Marcello, and Valentin in Faust; The Emerging Artist program at Virginia Opera where he sang the roles of Moral√®s and Wig Maker in Ariadne auf Naxos in 2014; Seattle Opera‚Äôs 2012-2013 Young Artist Program, where he sang Il Cavaliere di Belfiore in Un Giorno di Regno; Chautauqua Opera as a Studio Artist in 2012; and the Studio Artist program at Wolf Trap Opera in 2010 and 2011. He earned his Bachelor of Music and Master of Music from University of Cincinnati‚Äôs College-Conservatory of Music. Mr. Enoch has appeared as a semifinalist in the Metropolitan National Council Auditions and is the recipient of the Sullivan Foundation‚Äôs Career Development Award.‚ÄĚ