Australian bass-baritone Damien Pass is a graduate of the Yale School of Music and Oberlin Conservatory. He has 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.
Pass came to Europe as a soloist of the Atelier Lyrique at Opéra national de Paris from 2009-12, with whom he sang Lucifer in Handel’s La Resurrezione, Don Inigo in Ravel’s L’heure espagnole, Frank Maurrant in Weill’s Street Scene, Lucas in Dauvergne’s Les troqueurs and the Marquese in Martinů’s Mirandolina. Recent highlights include a European tour of Vasco Mendonça and Dimitri Verhulst’s opera Bosch Beach produced by LOD muziektheater with the ensemble Asko Schönberg and the title role in a semi-staged concert version of Rossini’s Il signor Bruschino with the French National Orchestra of Île-de-France.
Chamber music and recital highlights include performances at the auditorium of the Louvre Museum, the amphitheater of the Opera Bastille and the Musée d’Orsay.