Terrence Chin-Loy, Tenor

Jamaican-American tenor Terrence Chin-Loy is an artist praised for his “beautiful lyric tenor” and the “silken quality” of his voice (Opera News). In the 2021-2022 season, he made his debut at the Metropolitan Opera in the historic Fire Shut Up in My Bones composed by Terence Blanchard. Terrence closed the season by performing the role of Benny Paret in the composer’s first opera, Champion, at Boston Lyric Opera. He recently completed a two-year artist residency at Arizona Opera where he performed Ferrando in Mozart’s Così fan tutte and Henrik in Sondheim’s A Little Night Music. Other favorite roles include Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor (Indiana University), Brighella in Ariadne auf Naxos (Santa Fe Opera), and the Astrologer in Rimsky-Korsakov’s Zolotoy petushok, or The Golden Cockerel (Santa Fe Opera). On the concert stage, Terrence premiered Daniel Roumain’s Twin Stars, a piece commissioned by the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival in summer 2021. Other concert work includes performances with the New York Festival of Song as part of the Schwab Vocal Rising Stars, Janáček’s The Diary of One Who Vanished with the Brooklyn New Music Collective, and Carmina Burana with the Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra. 

Terrence is a graduate of Indiana University, where he received a Performer Diploma. He also holds a BA in Music from Yale University and an MM in Voice from Mannes College. Terrence is 2021 Sullivan Foundation Grant Winner, a 2020 George London Foundation Competition Finalist, and a 2018 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions National Semifinalist.