Hailed by Opera News for his “handsome sound,” and described as a “standout” by the Wall Street Journal, tenor Derrek Stark, is quickly establishing a reputation as an elegant performer with nuanced and stylish singing. In the 2022-2023 season, he joined The Metropolitan Opera roster to cover the Trojan Man in Idomeneo, the Royal Herald and Lerma in Don Carlos, and Flavio in Norma. Mr. Stark also joined the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance for a New Year’s Eve concert, performed as the tenor soloist in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the Kansas City Symphony Orchestra, and made his New Jersey Festival Orchestra debut in their Holiday Concert. He returned to Eugene Opera and Opera Tampa as Rodolfo in La bohème and Adolfo Pirelli in Sweeney Todd, respectively, and made a house and role debut with Knoxville Opera, performing Fenton in Falstaff. In the remaining 2023-2024 season, he will return to The Metropolitan Opera to cover Prunier in La rondine, join Lakeland Symphony Orchestra as Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly, and make both his house debut performing Alfred in Die Fledermaus with Pacific Opera Project.