Blake Friedman “whose voice has a plummy fullness and dusky hue” (The New York Times) “with a buttery top” (New York Classical Review) made his Dallas Opera debut this season in the Donizetti and Company concert in addition to covering Florian in Der Ring des Polykrates by Korngold. Most recently, Blake performed the role of Irving Tashman in the New York City Premiere of Morning Star by Ricky Ian Gordon. Blake also serves as the current resident tenor for American Opera Projects’ Composers and the Voice Symposium where he premieres new works written specifically for his voice in a monthly workshop. Roles Blake has performed include Nemorino, Almaviva , and Iago in Rossini’s Otello. He has performed as soloist with New York Choral Society, New York City Ballet, Ensemble for the Romantic Century, Choral Artists of Sarasota, Key Chorale, and York Symphony. He Symphony. He looks forward to covering the tenor solos in Les Noces by Stravinsky and Tony in West Side Story Suite with New York City Ballet this spring. Blake holds a Master of Music and Professional Studies Diploma from the Manhattan School of Music and a Bachelor of Music degree from The Eastman School of Music.