Biography

French-Australian bass-baritone, Damien Pass, described as “a force to be reckoned with”, “moving” ,“brimming with comedy” with a “dark and striking voice…magnificent presence”  is a graduate of the Yale School of Music and Oberlin Conservatory. He was a member of the Paris Opera Young Artists Program and received many awards including 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 and was named an HSBC Laureate of the Festival Aix-en-Provence for 2011.

Damien made his debut at the Opera national de Paris in Don Carlos and returned for many productions and in concert. He has performed across Europe in varied repertoire from Baroque to Contemporary creations with conductors including Sir Simon Rattle, Marc Minkowski, Maxime Pascal…

Passionate for chamber music and recital, Damien is often seen with the pianist Alphonse Cemin with whom he recorded his first Album Myrthen, a live lieder recording, for the label B records at the Athénée Theater in Paris.

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