Ted Allen Pickell - Bass-Baritone
Hailed for his “strong bass-baritone” and “tremendous” singing, bass-baritone TED ALLEN PICKELL is a distinguished and accomplished young artist on the rise.
In the 2017/18 season, Mr. Pickell made his San Diego Opera debut as Samuel in The Pirates of Penzance, alongside Greer Grimsley as the Pirate King. Additional engagements included a return to the title role in The Mikado with the Northwest Indiana Symphony, and spending the summer of 2018 at the San Francisco Opera's prestigious Merola Opera Program, where he sang Father Trulove in Stravinsky's The Rake's Progress. Mr. Pickell also joined the San Diego Opera's Apprentice Artist program, where he performed in selections from Don Giovanni, Faust, and Billy Budd. He is also a San Diego District winner, as well as the Audience Choice Award winner, of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, a Loren L. Zachary competition winner, a semi-finalist in the George London Foundation competition, and the winner of the "Most Promising Singer" award from the La Jolla Symphony & Chorus vocal competition.
Additional previous roles include Figaro/Le Nozze di Figaro, Leporello/Don Giovanni, Vater/Hänsel und Gretel, Blitch/Susannah, Sam/Trouble in Tahiti, Zuniga/Carmen, and the Warden/Dead Man Walking. Mr. Pickell has won awards from the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, the Bel Canto Foundation, the La Jolla Symphony and Chorus, and the National Association of Teachers of Singing.