In his fifth season with the Saechsische Staatsoper Dresden, tenor Aaron Pegram adds to his list of credits with the company the roles of Pang in Turandot, Brighella in Ariadne auf Naxos, and Remendado in Carmen in the 2013-2014 season. Other roles with the company include Almaviva in Il barbiere di Siviglia. Pedrillo in Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Nazarene in Salome, Steuerman in Der fliegende Holländer, Elemer in Arabella, Lippo Fiorentino in Street Scene, Heinrich der Schreiber in Tannhäuser, Cajus in Falstaff, Monostatos in Die Zauberflöte , Camille in Die Lustige Witwe, Goro in Madama Butterfly, and Gastone in La traviata among others. In the summer 2013 Aaron returns to Santa Fe Opera as Baron Puck in Grande Duchesse de Gerolstein.
Mr. Pegram made his New York City Opera debut as Goro in Madama Butterfly, as well as covering Bardolfo in Falstaff for the company. He has appeared with the Santa Fe Opera as Second Shepherd in Strauss’ Daphne, the Herald in Cendrillon, and Basilio in Le nozze di Figaro. His road to the operatic stage began in 2003 after winning the second prize at the Heinz Rehfuss Singing Actor Award sponsored by the Orlando Opera, where he became a fast favorite performing Alfred in Die Fledermaus, Little Bat in Susannah and Nemorino in L’elisir d’amore, Beppe in Pagliacci, The Swan in Carmina Burana, and the lead tenor role in The Mikado, Nanki Poo directed by acclaimed Dorothy Danner. Previously, Mr. Pegram had a successful career at Walt Disney World in Florida playing over 1500 performances of The Hunchback of Notre Dame: A Musical Adventure in the title role of Quasimodo.
Other career highlights include Almaviva in Il barbiere di Siviglia with Opera Birmingham, Pedrillo in Mozart’s Abduction from the Seraglio with Anchorage Opera and Opera New Jersey, Remendado in Carmen with Virginia Opera, Spalanzani/Nathaniel in Les Contes des Hoffmann with El Paso Opera, and Brighella in Ariadne auf Naxos and Arturo in Lucia di Lammermoor with Utah Opera. .
Mr. Pegram has appeared on the concert platform as a soloist with Orlando Philharmonic for Handel’s Messiah, Britten’s Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings and with the Utah Symphony in Mendelssohn’s Elijah and Handel’s Messiah. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Musical Theatre from the University of Tulsa in Tulsa, OK. While in college, he performed roles such as: Nicely-Nicely Johnson in Guys and Dolls, Woof in the musical Hair, and Romeo in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. After his years in The Hunchback of Notre Dame : A Musical Adventure, Aaron traveled to Tokyo Japan to performed in the premiere cast of Encore! a musical review at Tokyo Disney Sea. Upon his return to Orlando he also became part of the acclaimed Voices of Liberty at Epcot Center.