Bass-baritone Evan Boyer recently joined the Lyric Opera of Chicago's Ryan Opera Center after having completed graduate studies at the Curtis Institute of Music.
Boyer has been a member of San Francisco Opera's Merola Program, the Tanglewood Music Center and the Chautauqua Institution. He completed his undergraduate studies at Northwestern University and attended The Kentucky Center Governor's School for the Arts in the summer of 2002.
"GSA is where I began to realize that I could have a viable career in the arts," says Evan. "Working with Barry Lawrence and Dr. A. T. Simpson, Jr., gave me the foundation I needed to succeed in this field."
Boyer continues, "I strongly feel that GSA is essential to the propagation and continuation of the arts in Kentucky, as it is the single greatest way for young artists to receive an intensive education in their craft."
In 2010, Evan was awarded the Grand Prize by the Union League Civic and Arts Foundation in Men's Voice. In 2009, he was a national semifinalist for the Metropolitan Opera's National Council Auditions.
Upcoming engagements at the Lyric Opera of Chicago include the "First Apparition" in Macbeth, "Billy Jackrabbit" in La Fanciulla del West, "Zuniga" in Carmen, and "Theseus" in A Midsummer Night's Dream.
Learn more about The Kentucky Center's Governor's School for the Arts by visiting the GSA website.