James Myers Baritone, Actor, Voice Teacher
While James has a career that encompasses performances as an actor and singer of musical theatre, this portion of the website is devoted to highlighting his absolute best singing from the world of opera and classical art song.
James sings the Italian baritone opera aria, Per me giunto from the opera Don Carlo by composer Giuseppe Verdi. This video represents James' most recent work as an opera singer.
James sings the Italian baritone opera aria, Bella siccome un angelo from the opera Don Pasquale by composer Gaetano Donizetti. James inserts a powerful optional high G flat at the end of the aria.
James sings the Italian baritone opera aria, Donne mie la fate a tanti from the opera Cosi fan tutte by Mozart.
James sings the baroque Italian opera aria, Ombra mai fu from the opera Serse by composer G.F. Handel.
James sings the baritone opera aria, "When the Air Sings of Summer" from the American opera, The Old Maid and the Thief by composer Giancarlo Menotti. James sings a powerful high F at the end of the aria. In this scene the character Bob reflects on his life as a wandering vagabond.
James began his operatic career as a tenor. Here he is singing the tenor aria, "Lonely House" from the American opera, Street Scene by composer, Kurt Weill. James performed this aria with the Mittelsachsiches Theater in Freiberg, Germany. While in Germany, James sang the tenor roles of Don Curzio in The Marriage of Figaro by Mozart and Daniel Buchannan in Street Scene.
James began his operatic career as a tenor. Here he is singing the tenor aria, "Lonely House" from the American opera, Street Scene by composer Kurt Weill. James performed this aria when he played the lead tenor role of Sam Kaplan in this opera. This performance was filmed during James' senior year of undergraduate studies at university.
James began his operatic career as a tenor. In this video, he sings the tenor Italian opera aria, E la solita storia del pastore from the opera L'arlesiana by composer Francesco Cilea. James performed this song for his graduate voice recital. James sings 2 high A naturals in the song followed by a sustained high B natural towards the very end.
James began his operatic career as a tenor. In this video, James sings the tenor role of Rodolpho in the duet, "O Soave Fanciulla" from the Italian opera, La Boheme by composer Giacomo Puccini. James sings a thrilling high A flat at the 38 second mark in the video. This is followed by 2 high A naturals. James sang this challenging duet when he was only 20 years old.
James sings this 20th Century Tenor Aria from the American Opera, Vanessa. While James' voice has darkened and grown in size since this recording was made, this performance shows James making great use of soft mezza voce style of singing. He sang this for his undergraduate voice recital.
James sings this celebrated Italian Tenor aria for his undergraduate voice recital. The aria features several sustained high A flats and high G's. This aria is the opening of Act 2 of the Opera when Alfredo sings about his contentment living with his love Violetta in the countryside.
James sings the song, "From Far From Eve and Morning" from the song cycle, On Wenlock Edge by Ralph Vaughan Williams. This is song number 2 of 6 in the cycle. This song cycle represents one of James' favourite pieces of music. James performed this with a full piano quintet as part of his Senior voice recital during his undergraduate studies at university. The music is haunting and the lyrics, evocative.
James sings this haunting english art song. This is the 5th song of 6 from the song cycle, On Wenlock Edge. James sings with a full piano quintet. The music is haunting and the lyrics are evocative. It is one of James' favorite pieces. The song has many interpretations. For James, he imagines the protagonist of this song experiencing life with his love as idyllic until a mysterious tragedy occurs.
James sings this English oratorio aria by Handel. He performed this as part of his graduate voice recital.
James sings the baritone solo, "Libera Me" from the Faure Requiem. James has performed as the baritone soloist for this work with full orchestra.
A highlights reel of James Myers' performance of the lead tenor role of Sam Kaplan in the American opera, Street Scene, by composer Kurt Weill. This video features the greatest moments from the show.