Elliott Paige, tenor, has been praised for his "handsome and sweetly rounded tenor" (Judith Malafonte, Opera News) He is currently an Apprentice Artist with Santa Fe Opera, where he is singing the role of Parpignol in La Boheme while being in various choruses for the Summer. Previously at Santa Fe Opera, Mr. Paige covered Grand inquisitor and Baron in Candide. Prior to his arrival in Santa Fe, Elliott premiered Laura Kaminsky's new chamber opera Today It Rains with Opera Parallel in San Francisco as the "Quartet Tenor" while covering the role of Aubrey, In past years,Elliott was an Apprentice Artist with Palm Beach Opera, where he covered Spoletta in Tosca, and Governor in Candide. Last Summer, he was a Young Artist at the Glimmerglass festival where he performed as Nelson while covering Peter and Crab man in Porgy and Bess and as Giacomo de Wisants in The Siege of Calais.
in the Summer of 2016, at The Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Mr. Paige premiered the role of Bombur Yarmbazal in Jack Perla's world premiere opera, Shalimar the Clown based on the novel of the same name by Salman Rushdie. He also covered Malcolm in Verdi's Macbeth while contracted at OTSL. After his time in St. Louis, Elliott made his international debut in Germany where he performed the role of Crab Man and Robbins in Porgy and Bess while on a five city tour of the opera, which included multiple performances at Semperoper Dresden, Kölner Philharmonic,München
Deutsches Theater, Hamburg Staatsoper, and Alte Oper Frankfurt. Following his return to the states, he began his time with Palm Beach Opera as an Apprentice Artist where he performed as an ensemble member in Pirates of Penzance. sung Yakuside in Madama Butterfly, and sung Uscire and covered Borsa in Rigoletto.
Elliott's previous credits include Eisenstein in Die Fledermaus (scenes), chorus and peasant leader in Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin and chorus in Verdi’s Macbeth with the Chautauqua Opera Young Artist Program. While in attendance, he received the Jay Lesenger award for promising young artists. His other roles include Second Priest and First Armored Man in Die Zauberflöte, Duncan in Ernest Bloch's Macbeth, the title role in Haydn's Orlando Paladino, and an ensemble member in Virgil Thomson's The Mother of Us All with The Manhattan School of Music Opera Studio; as well as Rinuccio (Gianni Schicchi) with the Luray Opera Theater in Virginia.
Elliott is a graduate of The Manhattan School of Music where he received his Master of Music in opera performance, and is an alumnus of James Madison University where he received a Bachelor of Music in vocal performance. He is the 2nd place winner of the 2015 Alan M. and Joan Taub Ades Vocal Competition, was a scholarship recipient at The Manhattan School, and was awarded 'Best Male Classical Singer' for Virginia in the VANATS Competition.
While Elliott was in attendance at James Madison, he was afforded the opportunity to perform in various productions with the James Madison University Opera including: the role of Pish Tush in Gilbert and Sulivan’s Mikado, covering the role of Dr. Blind in Die Fledermaus, being a featured soloist in the annual Opera Scenes Gala, The Pirates of Penzance, L'Elisir d'Amore, Ba-Ta-Clan, L’Enfant Prodigue, Le nozze di Figaro, and a variety of scenes from various opera’s, operetta’s, and musicals. He was also chosen to be the ambassador of song at the JMU senior commencement ceremony, and to be the premier singer for the inaugural ceremony for James Madison's newest president, Jonathan Alger. Throughout his time at University, he received multiple awards for his achievements, such as the VAHCDO scholarship award, a partial scholarship from the Richmond Boys Choir of Virginia, and was a member of the James Madison University Centennial Scholarship Program, which included full scholarship to the University.
Elliott has had private coaching with Metropolitan Opera tenor, Gerhard Siegel and has had coaching with world class pianist, Gabriel Dobner. He has been in master classes with Craig Rutenberg, Leonna Mitchell, George Shirley, and various other opera stars. He has also been able to perform as a soloist with The Shenandoah Choral Society and the Masterworks Chorus of the Shenandoah Valley.
Before his University Studies, He was a member of the Richmond Boys Choir. This experience afforded him the opportunity to perform at the Kennedy Center for the Arts in Washington, D.C. with renowned stepping troupe Step Afrika. He was also provided the opportunity to sing for former First Lady Laura Bush at the Smithsonian Art Museum in Washington, D.C. In his earlier years he performed with Nikki Giovanni and the Virginia Symphony Orchestra.
Elliott is very grateful for his opportunities thus far, and is excited for things to come!