The Juilliard School - M.M.
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Praised by Opera News for his “charm, sharp diction, and ping,” tenor Chance Jonas-O’Toole is committed to engaging audiences through passionate storytelling. In 2022, Chance joined the Merola Opera Program, where he sang Monostatos in The Magic Flute. In 2021, Chance joined Opera Theatre of St. Louis as a Gerdine Young Artist. In the 2019/2020 season, Chance performed the role of Jo the Loiterer in Virgil Thomson’s The Mother of Us All with Met Live Arts and The Juilliard School at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. He also toured to London’s Opera Holland Park and Versailles’ Opera Royale as the First Sailor in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas with Juilliard 415.
Chance debuted with the Boston Symphony Orchestra as the tenor soloist in Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy under Andris Nelsons. In the summers of 2017 and 2018, Chance was a tenor fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center, where he sang in multiple world premieres and song recitals, as well as concerts of Bach cantatas under John Harbison. Chance is a graduate of The Juilliard School with both a Bachelor of Music and Master of Music in Vocal Performance. Chance is a recipient of the Novick Career Advancement Grant from the Juilliard School. He is currently based in Boston, MA.