Versatile American tenor James Price enjoys a crossover career in venues throughout the world. Recently returning for a third season to the Macau International Music Festival as The Sailor in Dido and Aeneas and Ruiz in Il Trovatore, his previous performances include Gherardo in Gianni Schicchi, and Don Curzio in Le Nozze di Figaro.
Mr. Price performed with Hawaii Opera Theatre for eight seasons, appearing as Dancaïre in Carmen, Basilio and Curzio in Le Nozze di Figaro, Kaspar in Amahl and the Night Visitors, Monsieur Triquet in Eugene Onegin, Roderigo in Otello, Pang in Turandot, and in many other roles and operas.
His recent musical theater performances include Mr. Erlanson in A Little Night Music, The Storm Trooper in The Producers, and Aldolpho in The Drowsy Chaperone, for which he received a 2010 Hawaii State Theatre Council Award for Best Featured Performer in a Musical. Mr. Price's concert engagements include a gala with Opera Hong Kong, a tour with Great American Voices and the featured soloist of the 12 Irish Tenors on tour throughout Europe. His symphonic repertoire includes Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, Britten's Rejoice in the Lamb, Handel's Messiah and Verdi's Requiem.
2010 season engagements included a debut with Finland's Savonlinna Festival as Goro in Madama Butterfly, Beppe in Pagliacci with the Bechstein Concert Series in Manhattan and Handel's Messiah in Honolulu. 2011 season engagements included his Avery Fisher Hall debut with Teatro Grattacielo as Colombello in Il Re, by Umberto Giordano.
In demand as an artistic consultant, Mr. Price served as Artistic Administrator of Hawaii Opera Theatre for three seasons, and currently serves as Artistic Advisor of Nickel City Opera in Buffalo, NY. He resides in New York City.