Chia-wei Lee (DMA, Ohio State University) is quickly establishing himself as one of the most compelling emerging baritones. His distinctively beautiful and strong baritone voice has already won him international acclaim. An extremely gifted artist, he is at home on both the operatic and concert stages. He recently made his Alice Tully Hall debut as the soloist in the Yellow River Cantata.
In recent performances of Ford (Falstaff) and Scarpia (Tosca), under Maestro Willie Water conducting, with Martina Arroyo Foundation in New York City have earned him considerable artistic attention. In past seasons, he has portrayed various opera roles including Don Giovanni (Don Giovanni) with Taipei Symphony Orchestra, Danilo (Die Lustige Witwe) with National Symphony Orchestra (Taiwan), Germont (La Traviata) with Opera Kent, Marcello (La Boheme) with Jersey Symphony Orchestra, Falke (Die Fledermaus) with National Symphony Orchestra (Taiwan), Monterone (Rigoletto) with Lyric Opera San Antonio, Bhaer (Little Women, Ohio Premier), Escamillo (Carmen), Ottone (L'incoronazione di Poppea), and The Count (The Ghost of Versailles).
In past years, Lee has appeared with the National Symphony Orchestra (Taiwan), Austin Symphony Orchestra, Ever Green Symphony Orchestra (Taiwan), Taipei Symphony Orchestra, and Jersey Symphony Orchestra. He is also involved with National Associations of Teachers of Singing (NAT) as a Summer Intern in 2005, and also, as a voice faculty member in the Amalfi Summer Festival in Italy in 2007.