Hunter Enoch, baritone
Baritone Hunter Enoch, originally from Paris, Tennessee, joined the Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist program at Washington National Opera in the fall of 2015. In the most recent season with WNO, he was heard as Count Almaviva in the Young Artist performance of Le nozze di Figaro, a Corporal in The Daughter of the Regiment, ADC in The Dictator’s Wife, covered Joseph De Rocher in Dead Man Walking, and sang Sharpless in the Young Artist performance of Madame Butterfly. In 2015 Hunter made his WNO debut as Moralés in Carmen and was seen as James Miller in the world premiere of Better Gods. Future performances for Mr. Enoch include Don Magnifico in La Cenerentola for Queen City Opera, Scarpia in Tosca for the inaugural production of Permian Basin Opera, and his return to Washington National Opera in the fall of 2018.
In the summer of 2016, Hunter returned to The Glimmerglass Festival as a guest artist to sing Marcello in La bohème, and cover the role of John Proctor in The Crucible. Hunter made his festival debut as Sharpless in the Young Artist Performance of Madame Butterfly in 2014. He was a Resident Artist at the Academy of Vocal Arts during the 2014-2015 season where he appeared as Taddeo in L’italiana in Algeri, Marcello in La bohème, and Valentin in Faust.
As a member of Seattle Opera’s 2012-2013 Young Artist Program, he sang Il Cavaliere di Belfiore in Un Giorno di Regno, and participated in their Viva Verdi gala. Other training includes: the Emerging Artist program at Virginia Opera where he sang the roles of Moralès and Wig Maker in Ariadne auf Naxos in 2014, Chautauqua Opera as a Studio Artist in 2012, and the Studio Artist program at Wolf Trap Opera in 2010 and 2011. He earned his Bachelor of Music and Master of Music from University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music. Hunter has appeared as a semifinalist in the Metropolitan National Council Auditions, and is the recipient of the Sullivan Foundation’s Career Development Award.