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HARRY BAECHTEL

Interpreting diverse roles from Lorenzo in Federico Chueca’s zarzuela Agua, Azucarillos, y Aguardiente to Lewis in Holst’s The Wandering Scholar, baritone Harry Baechtel also has extensive experience with the oratorio and art song repertory.   He has worked with such early music organizations as Boston Baroque, the Oregon Bach Festival, the Portland Baroque Orchestra, and the Oregon Mozart Players among others.  Highlights from his time at Boston University’s Opera Institute, include performances of the roles of Malatesta in Don Pasquale and Prince Tarquinius in Benjamin Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia.  Mr. Baechtel was a soloist in Boston Lyric Opera’s production of Massenet’s Thais, and sang the role of Bob in The Old Maid and the Thief with The Berkshire Opera Company, repeating the role with Intermezzo Opera and Opera by the Bay.  He performed the roles of Schaunard in La Bohème and Morales in Carmen in consecutive seasons with the Eugene Opera.  Mr. Baechtel is currently pursuing his Doctorate in Musical Arts at the University of Oregon where he holds a graduate teaching fellowship, and is a student of Milagro Vargas. He gave the last of his doctoral recitals this past March.