Tyler Duncan

Baritone

Tyler Duncan

British-Columbia-born and America-based baritone Tyler Duncan enjoys international renown for bringing consummate musicianship, vocal beauty and interpretive insight to recital, concert and operatic literature. At the American Spoleto Festival he sang Friendly in the 18th-century ballad opera Flora and the Speaker in Mozart's Die Zauberflöte. He has sung Dandini in Rossini's La Cenerentola with Pacific Opera Victoria, Demetrius in Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Princeton Festival; roles in Lully's Armide with Houston's Mercury Baroque; Purcell's The Faerie Queen and King Arthur with Early Music Vancouver, and Papageno in Mozart's Die Zauberflöte for Greensboro Opera. He also sang the Speaker at France’s Angers-Nantes Opéra, and Raimondo in the Boston Early Music Festival production of Händel’s Almira and is on the roster of the Metropolitan Opera, at which he recently made his debut as the Huntsman in Dvořák’s Rusalka.

Mr. Duncan's concert engagements include Orff’s Carmina Burana with the San Diego Symphony and Calgary Philharmonic, Mahler's 8th Symphony with the Toronto and American Symphonies and Calgary Philharmonic; Mendelssohn's Christus and Bach's Magnificat with the New York Philharmonic; Haydn's Die Schöpfung with the Montreal, Winnipeg and Québec Symphonies; Beethoven's Ninth Symphony with Tafelmusik, the Calgary Philharmonic, Toronto and Seattle Symphonies and in Berlin, Frankfurt, Stuttgart and Munich with the Philharmonie der Nationen; Handel's Messiah with Tafelmusik, the National, Montreal, Baltimore, Seattle, Newfoundland and Toronto Symphonies, Boston's Handel and Haydn Society, Portland Baroque Orchestra and San Francisco's Philharmonia Baroque; Brahms' Requiem with the Rochester Philharmonic and at the Chautauqua and Berkshire Choral Festivals; Bach's St. Matthew Passion with the Puerto Rico and Montreal Symphonies, Munich Bach Choir, Grand Philharmonic Choir and Dresdner Kreuzchor, Bach's Ich habe genug with Tafelmusik, Symphony Nova Scotia and the Calgary Philharmonic; the Mozart Requiem with the Montreal, Utah and Toronto Symphonies and Vaughan-Williams' Five Mystical Songs at Carnegie Hall with the Oratorio Society of New York.

Recordings include the title role of John Blow’s Venus and Adonis, Bach’s St. Matthew Passion with Portland Baroque, Purcell works and Carissimi’s Jepthe with Les Voix Baroque, and a DVD of Messiah with Kent Nagano and the Montreal Symphony.