Baltimore native Antonio Chase has been featured as tenor soloist in several large oratorio performances on the East Coast including J.S. Bach’s Magnificat, Durufle’s Requiem, Handel’s Messiah, Saint-Saëns’ Christmas Oratorio and I Will Lift up Mine Eyes by Adolphus Hailstork, in which he was also the featured soloist in the Maryland Public Television recording featuring the Morgan State University Choir.
Mr. Chase is a graduate of Morgan State University and participated in the Baltimore Summer Opera Workshop and Maryland Lyric Opera Summer Institute. He has since performed with the Mid-Atlantic Symphony and Chesapeake Youth Symphony Orchestras under the baton of Maestro Julien Benichou. Recent and upcoming operatic performances include the roles of Obadiah in the world premiere of Highway to Canaan by Dr. Jo LanYe in Cleveland, OH.; un postiglione in Puccini’s La fanciulla del West and Arturo in Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor. He has placed in several vocal competitions as a student and emerging artist, including as finalist in the Harlem Opera Theater Vocal Competition.
Antonio has toured South America with the Harlem Opera Theater in concert performances of music by African American composers. He is a proud member of the Washington National Opera Chorus and the Metropolitan Opera Extra Chorus where he received his first Grammy nomination for Best Opera Recording in 2019. He credits his growth as an artist to the Baltimore School for the Arts, as well as to working with coaches and teachers such as Lauretta Young, Robert Cantrell, Paul Spence Adkins and Vincent Dion Stringer.