Chauncey Packer

This versatile tenor honed his craft in theater and musical theater productions including Baby, The Wizard of Oz, School House Rock Live, and Big River. He performed in Paris’ Louvre Museum in controversial and provocative European choreographer/director Robyn Orlin’s Babysitting Petit Louis. In 2013-2014, he was cast in the First National Broadway Tour of The Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess as the Honey Man and Sportin’ Life cover. 

Mr. Packer is featured on several commercial recording releases including Nashville Symphony’s Porgy and Bess on Decca Records and Paragon Ragtime Symphony’s Treemonisha and Black Manhattan Volume 3, both on New World Records. He is featured to critical acclaim in San Francisco Opera’s DVD release of Francesca Zambello’s Porgy and Bess.

Chauncey Packer (he/him) is an exciting American tenor hailing from southern Alabama. Last season, Mr. Packer returned to The Metropolitan Opera to sing Bardolfo in Falstaff and Luis Rodrigo Griffith in Champion. He also made his role debut as the Witch in Hansel and Gretel at New Orleans Opera, brought his celebrated Sportin’ Life in Porgy and Bess to Germany’s NDR Elbphilharmonic Orchestra, sang and danced as Nathan Detroit in Guys and Dolls with Charlottesville Opera, and reprised his Cavaradossi in Tosca for the Soo Theatre. This season, he returns to The Metropolitan Opera as Howard Boucher in the highly anticipated Dead Man Walking and reprises his Spinner in Fire Shut Up in Bones. In addition, he brings his Alfredo in La Traviata to Knoxville Opera, Rodolfo in La Bohème to Memphis Opera, and joins the South Florida Symphony and Louisiana Philharmonic for Handel’s Messiah.

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