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Yale Opera alumni make Met debuts

Chad Shelton, Mireille Asselin, David Pershall, and Zach Borichevsky sing with the Metropolitan Opera this season
December 8, 2015
Mireille Asselin

Mireille Asselin

Four alumni of the Yale Opera program are making their Metropolitan Opera debuts this season. On the season’s opening night on September 21, tenor Chad Shelton ’96 MM, ’97 AD made his Met debut as Rodrigo in Otello (Verdi).

On December 4, soprano Mireille Asselin sang the role of Adele on the opening night of Die Fledermaus (Johann Strauss). The New York Times praised the “young Canadian coloratura soprano with a light, sweet voice and abundant charm,” and the New York Classical Review said she “stole the evening.”

Baritone David Pershall ’10 MM, ’11 AD will make his Met debut on December 29 as the Barber in Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini). And on February 12, tenor Zach Borichevsky ’08 MM will sing the role of Edmondo in the Met’s Manon (Massenet).

The Yale Opera program is under the artistic direction of Doris Yarick Cross.