Artist.  Storyteller. Tenor.

Terrence Chin-Loy

"...and the great desire is to speak

clearly and beautifully

and with inevitability."

- Martha Graham

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My Story.

     Terrence is an artist who strives to infuse his work with honesty and simplicity. With his "richly colored voice" (Seen and Heard International), he pairs passionate performance with a full, sweet sound. Terrence opens the 2021-2022 season in his solo debut at the Metropolitan Opera in Terence Blanchard's Fire Shut Up In My Bones. Thereafter, he returns to Arizona Opera for his second season as a Marion Roose Pullin Resident Artist where he will sing Henrik Egerman in A Little Night Music and Ferrando in Così fan tutte

     In the 2020-2021 season, Terrence sang a series of concerts with Arizona Opera as a member of the Studio, and in the summer of that season he premiered a new piece by Daniel Bernard Roumain at the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival about the shooting of Philando Castile as well as appeared in William Grant Still's Highway 1 as a Gerdine Young Artist at Opera Theatre St. Louis. The 2019-2020 saw Terrence in his first engagement at the Metropolitan Opera as Mingo (Cover) in The Gershwin's Porgy and Bess and making a debut with the New York Festival of Song as a part of the Vocal Rising Stars series at Caramoor. Terrence's favorite roles include Idomeneo in Idomeneo: afterWARds (Pittsburgh Opera), director David Paul's retelling of Mozart's masterpiece with the composer's original music, Edgardo in Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor (Indiana University), Brighella in Ariadne auf Naxos (Santa Fe Opera), and Younger Thompson in Tom Cipullo's Glory Denied (Pittsburgh Opera, Penn Square Music Festival). He was happy to make his Carnegie Hall debut in Handel's Messiah in the 2018-2019 season. 

     Terrence is a graduate of Indiana University, where he received a Performer Diploma. He also holds degrees from Mannes College and Yale University. At Mannes, he performed the roles of Laurie in Mark Adamo's Little Women and Bill in the New York premiere of Jonathan Dove's Flight with Mannes Opera while a Master of Music candidate, and received the Michael Sisca Opera Award, the school's top prize for an opera singer. Terrence holds a BA in Music from Yale University, where he concentrated his studies on Music Theory and Musicology. While at Yale, Terrence was also a frequent performer with the Yale Baroque Opera Project, with which he performed major roles in La Calisto (Cavalli), Il Ritorno d’Ulisse in patria (Monteverdi) and Scipione affricano (Cavalli). He is a 2018 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions National Semifinalist.

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What's The Word?

Terrence Joins the Marion Roose Pullin
Opera Studio at Arizona Opera

Terrence will be featured in Arizona Opera's Studio Spotlight and Arizona Arias concerts. You can watch these at ondemand.azopera.org.

"Terrence Chin-Loy gave a delightful and convincing depiction of Laurie, both as an adolescent and as an adult. Chin-Loy has a beautiful lyric tenor voice that kept its silken quality even when required to sing in registers that lead many tenors to shriek."

- Opera News

"Terrence Chin-Loy, as Idomeneo, the war-weary and conflicted King of Crete, sang with a highly expressive, pure tenor voice that easily encompassed the range of emotions of the character."

- Pittsburgh in the Round

"Neely had willing collaborators in the pit and on stage, most particularly in the presence of tenor Terrence Chin-Loy, the George Bailey (Jimmy Stewart) of the story. Chin-Loy’s presence was powerful, ever on-the-mark, touching as actor and brimming with joy, then sadness, then again joy as George recognizes he needed to have lived and needs to continue doing so, having given lasting benefits to so many around him in the world of Bedford Falls. As singer, Chin-Loy gave full vent to the passions that swirled turbulently within George. His achievement as vocalist was remarkable."

- Bloomington Herald Times

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See Me.

Upcoming 

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OCT 2021

FIRE SHUT UP IN MY BONES

Chicken Plucker/Adult William

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JULY 2021

TWIN STARS

Daniel Bernard Roumain Premiere

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MAR 2022

A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC

Henrik Egerman

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APR 2022

COSÌ FAN TUTTE

Ferrando

Recent

JUNE 2021

HIGHWAY 1, U.S.A.

Nate (Cover)

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CANCELED

L'ELISIR D'AMORE

Nemorino

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AUG 2020 - FEB 2020

PORGY AND BESS

Mingo (Cover)

MAR 2020

CARAMOOR FESTIVAL

Schwab Vocal Rising Stars 

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JUL 2018

ARIADNE AUF NAXOS

Brighella

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JUL 2019

BLIND INJUSTICE

Laurese Glover

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APR 2019

DON PASQUALE

Ernesto (Cover)

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MAR 2019

IDOMENEO

Idomeneo

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MAR 2018

LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR

Edgardo

 
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Hear Me.

Una Furtiva Lagrima
Fra poco a me ricovero
Salut demeure chaste et pure
Che gelida manina
Salut demeure chaste et pureTerrence Chin-Loy
00:00 / 05:49
 

Terrence currently resides in 

Phoenix, AZ.

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