The American tenor, Don Frazure, made his New York debut at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall in Samuel Adler's oratorio, Choose Life. As a Young Artist with the Juilliard Opera Center, his roles included Renaud in Gluck's Armide and Ferrando in Mozart's Così fan tutte. In 2001, he made his New York City Opera debut as Tamino in Mozart's Zauberflöte. Since then, he has performed in opera companies throughout the USA. His roles include Nemorino in Donizetti's Elisir d'amore at Arizona Opera, the Steersman in Wagner's Fliegende Holländer at Spoleto Festival USA, and the Father Confessor in Francis Poulenc's Dialogues des Carmélites at Palm Beach Opera. At Opera Omaha, he has sung Don Ottavio in Mozart's Don Giovanni and Fenton in Verdi's Falstaff.
Don Frazure joined the Metropolitan Opera roster for Prokofiev's War and Peace in 2001 and has since returned to the Met as an Esquire in Wagner's Parsifal. Frazure is a winner of the 2003 Sullivan Award and the 1999 Licia Albanese-Puccini Foundation International Voice Competition. Currently, he serves as Vocal Artist-in-Residence at William Carey College. Frazure makes his Seattle Opera debut in these performances.