Composer Opera Role
V. Bellini I Capuleti e i Montecchi Capellio
A. Berg Lulu Der Journalist
B. Britten Albert Herring Superintendent Budd
A. Dauvergne Les Troqueurs Lucas
C. Debussy La Chute de la maison Usher L’ami
G. Donizetti L’elisir d’amore Dulcamara
G. F. Händel La Resurrezione Lucifero
Martinu Comedy on the bridge Bedronyi
Mirandolina Marquese
W. A. Mozart Don Giovanni Leporello, Masetto
Die Zauberflöte Papageno, Sprecher
J. Offenbach Les contes d’Hoffmann Hermann
G. Puccini Gianni Schicchi Betto, Notaio
La Bohème Colline
M. Ravel L’heure espagnole Don Inigo
G. Rossini La cenerentola Alidoro
R. Strauss Salomé Zweiter Nazarener
A. Sullivan The Mikado Pooh-Bah, Mikado
The Pirates of Penzance Pirate King
G. Verdi Don Carlo Flemish Deputy
La Traviata Marquis d’Obigny
K. Weill Street Scene Frank Maurrant

Damien Pass

"Très belle surprise aussi avec le Masetto viril de Damien Pass, qui fait honneur à l’Atelier lyrique de l’Opéra de Paris où le chanteur australien a été formé." Alain Cochard for Concertclassic.com March 2013

In the 2015/16 season, Damien Pass can be seen as Selim (Turco in Italia) at the Opera of Dijon, Pallante (Agrippina) at Theatre an der Wien, and Dédale (Monstre du Labyrinthe) at the Opera of Lille. On the concert stage, he will be giving various recitals this season at the Amphitheater of Opera Bastille and Opera of Lille.

In the 2014/15 season Mr. Pass performed the role of Masetto in Wuppertal Opera House and will return to perform Borée in Les Boreades with Les Musiciens du Louvre and Marc Minkowsi.

In the 2013-14 season Damien covers the role of Leporello for the Aix-en-Provence festival and sung Masetto in Opera de Toulon. He also performed with Les Musiciens du Louvre and Marc Minkowsi, singing Borée in Les Boreades. He was already heard as Remigo and Moral in Massenet's La Navaraise and Thésée at Wexford Festival in Ireland and as Junius in The rape of Lucretia.

During the season 2012-13 Damien returned to Paris Opera to sing Hermann in Les Contes d’Hoffmann and Zuàne in La GiocondaGolaud in Pelléas et Mélisande with the festival Les Journées de Ravel, Barbe-bleue in Ariane et Barbe-bleue (Dukas) and Masetto in Don Giovanni with the Opera of Dijon, Lucifero in Handel’s La Resurrezione at the Théâtre de Suresnes, he will give recitals in Paris at la Fondation Singer-Polignac and Le Petit Palais, l’abbey Royaumont, Opéra de Lille, Opéra de Metz, Flagey in Brussels, the Festival Aix-en-Provence and in Côme, Italy.

Damien came to Europe as a soloist of the Atelier Lyrique at Paris Opera from 2009-12 with whom he sang the roles of Lucifero (La Resurrezione), Don Inigo (L’heure espagnole), Frank Maurrant (Street Scene, Weill), Lucas (Les Troqueurs, Dauvergne), and the Marquese (Mirandolina, Martinů). In the 2011/1012 season of the Opera Bastille Damien sang Zweiter Nazarener (Salomé), Der Journalist (Lulu), and l’Ami (La Chute de la Maison Usher, Debussy). Damien appeared in concert at the Musée du Louvre, the Amphithéâtre de l’Opéra-Bastille and with the Paris Opera Orchestra at the Palais Garnier. He performed lieder recitals at the Villa Medicis in Rome, the Institut Français in London and was featured in radio broadcasts with France Culture and France Musique.

Passionate for art song, in 2011 Damien made his Parisian recital debut with the Festival Les Journées Romantiques and appeared in concert at the Festival Aix-en-Provence, Opera de Toulon, Opera Bordeaux, Opera Soleil and Musique aux étoiles in the south of France. Damien was selected for artist residencies at the l’abbey Royaumont and is currently mentored by Ruben Lifschitz.

In 2010, Damien appeared with the Britten-Pears Orchestra conducted by Richard Egarr in Aldeburgh to sing the title role in Handel’s Saul. During his studies in America, Damien was invited as a young artist to numerous summer festivals including Glimmerglass Opera, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, Opera North and the Music Academy of the West under Marilyn Horne.  He sang such roles as Marquis d’Obigny in Jonathan Miller’s production of La traviata, Alidoro in La Cenerentola, Superintendent Budd in Albert Herring and Leporello in Don Giovanni.

Damien has worked with prestigious conductors including Carlo Rizzi (Don Carlo), Pinchas Steinberg (Salomé), Michael Schønwandt (Lulu), Paul Agnew (La Resurrezione) and Laurent Petitgirard.

A graduate of Yale School of Music and Oberlin Conservatory, where he appeared in numerous productions singing such diverse roles as Colline in La bohème, Remigio in Massenet’s La Navarraise, Sarastro and Sprecher in Die Zauberflöte, the title role in Bartok’s Bluebeard’s Castle, Frank in Die Fledermaus, and Bedronyi in Martinů’s Comedy on the Bridge, Falstaff in Die Lustigen Weiben von Windsor, Betto in Gianni Schicchi, Jupiter in Orphée aux enfers and his concert work include Haydn’s The Creation (Raphael), Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, and Mozart’s Requiem.

Damien Pass was awarded the first prize for voice in the 2012 AROP Paris Opera Competition, first prize for Voice in the 2011 Lili and Nadia Boulanger International Voice and Piano competition, was chosen as the 2011 HSBC laureate at the Festival Aix-en-Provence, first place in the Dayton Opera Competition, Connecticut Opera Guild Competition, Cincinnati Conservatory of Music Opera Competition and was the recipient of an Encouragement Award from the Marilyn Horne Foundation Competition. He was a regional finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. In addition, Damien was granted a specially created Sony Music Australia Talent Award and Scholarship for three consecutive years and has been awarded the Martin Bequest Traveling Scholarship.


May 12, 2017

Bass-baritone Damien Pass stars as Colline in Puccini’s La Boheme at the Scottish Opera and on Tour

Bass-baritone Damien Pass stars as Colline in Puccini’s La Boheme at the Scottish Opera Glasgow and on Tour in Scotland.
The production, which opened on Tuesday, 9th May 2017 is directed and designed by the acclaimed duo Renaud Doucet & André Barbe and conducted by Stuart Stratford and Derek Clarke.
Further dates: 12/16/20 May 2017 Theatre Royal Glasgow, 25-27 May 2017 His Majesty’s Theatre Aberdeen, 31st May-10th June Festival Theatre Edinburgh,13-17 June 2017 Eden Court Inverness.

June 3, 2016

Bass-baritone Damien Pass appears as Dédane in Le Monstre du Labyrinthe at the Opéra de Lille

Bass-baritone Damien Pass appears as Dédane in Jonathan Dove’s children’s opera Le Monstre du Labyrinthe at Opéra de Lille on Friday, 3rd June and Saturday, 4th June 2016.
The production is conducted by Quentin Hindley and directed by Marie-Eve Signeyrole.

March 29, 2016

Handel’s Agrippina at the Theater an der Wien with Sono Artist Damien Pass available as VoD on Sonostream.tv from Saturday, 2nd April 2016

Following the successful live stream of Robert Carson’s acclaimed production of Haendel’s Agrippins starring bass-baritone Damien Pass, you can  watch it as Video on Demand on Sonostream.tv beginning  Saturday, 2nd April 2016 at 17:00 CEST.
To watch and for further information, click here. 

January 13, 2016

Bass-Baritone Damien Pass appears as Selim in Rossini’s Il Turco in Italia at Opéra de Dijon

Bass-Baritone Damien Pass appears as  Selim in Rossini’s Il Turco in Italia at Opéra de Dijon in January 2016.   The production is directed by Christopher Alden and conducted by Antonello Allemandi.
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June 30, 2014

Bass-baritone Damien Pass as Borée in Les Boréades at the Festival Aix en Provence on July 18!

Rameau’s lyric tragedy is performed in a concertante version with the orchestra Les Musiciens du Louvre Grenoble, under the baton of Marc Minkowski.
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March 29, 2013

Watch Bass-Baritone Damien Pass on Medici.TV!

Bass-baritone Damien Pass will appear with the Opéra de Dijon as Masetto in Mozart’s Don Giovanni on Saturday, March 30.  This performance can be viewed free of charge on www.medici.tv!