The Academy of Vocal Arts

Resident Artists

Dominick Chenes, tenor

AVA third-year Resident Artist

Hometown: Las Vegas, Nevada.


Education: B.M. and M.M. in Vocal Performance, University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Competitions: Grant, Licia Albanese-Puccini Foundation International Vocal Competition, 2013; Second Prize, Gerda Lissner Foundation International Vocal Competition, 2013; Third Place, Mario Lanza Scholarship, 2012; Encouragement Award, Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions (Utah), 2012 and 2006; Finalist, Meistersinger Competition in Graz, 2007 and 2006.

Roles at AVA: Hermann, Pique Dame; Gustavo, Un ballo in maschera; Triquet, Eugene Onegin.

Other Roles: Ferrando, Cosi fan tutte; Rodolfo, La bohème; Tamino, The Magic Flute; Mayor Upfold, Albert Herring; Don José, Carmen, all with UNLV Opera Theatre; Registrar, Madama Butterfly; The Witch, Hansel and Gretel; The Notary, Don Pasquale, all with Utah Opera.

Upcoming: Gustavo, Un ballo in maschera, Austin Lyric Opera, November 2014.

Website: http://www.dominickchenes.com/