Filipino countertenor Kyle Sanchez Tingzon is a newcomer to the American classical vocal music scene. Kyle recently took part in Opera Theatre of Saint Louis’ 2022 Festival Season as a Gerdine Young Artist. There, he made his company and role debut as The Messenger in Stewart Wallace’s world premiere of Harvey Milk Reimagined, and covered the Third Spirit in Mozart’s The Magic Flute.
During his time at San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Kyle has made role debuts in Händel’s Giulio Cesare in Egitto (as the title role) and Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea (as Ottone). He has also performed scenes in Händel’s Xerxes (as Arsamenes), Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Peter Grimes (as Oberon and Auntie), and Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice (as Orfeo).
Kyle was a San Francisco District Winner and received an Encouragement Award from the Los Angeles Regional Finals in the 2021-2022 cycle of the Metropolitan Opera Laffont Competition. He also won First Prize at the 8th Handel Aria Competition held in Madison, Wisconsin in 2021. The year before that, he won third prize at the Rochester International Vocal Competition in New York, organized by the Rochester Oratorio Society.
Kyle’s past performances in the Philippines include J. Haydn’s Missa in Angustiis (2019), Händel’s Messiah and Dixit Dominus (2017). He has also performed A. Vivaldi’s Gloria in D at the Svenska Kyrkans Gosskörsförening, a festival of male choirs in Rättvik, Sweden (2019). He was a singer and featured soloist in a performance of Bernstein’s Mass at the Esplanade in Singapore (2018). Kyle was also featured as a soloist at the annual International Bamboo Organ Festival in Las Piñas City, Philippines, a festival dedicated to the performance of early music.
In 2022, Kyle completed his graduate and postgraduate studies in Vocal Performance, with a Historical Performance emphasis, at San Francisco Conservatory of Music, studying under César Ulloa. In 2015, he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Management, minor in Economics, from Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines. He also studied voice privately under Christopher Arceo.