Chauncey Packer is an exciting American tenor who hails from southern Alabama. Mr. Packer recently appeared at The Metropolitan Opera as Spinner in Blanchard’s Fire Shut Up in my Bones, a role he will reprise in 2022 with Lyric Opera of Chicago. Other recent and upcoming engagements include The Witch in Hansel and Gretel with New Orleans Opera, Jo the Loiterer in The Mother of Us All and Cavaradossi in Tosca with Chautauqua Opera, Sportin’ Life in Porgy and Bess with the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra Hamburg, Scalia in Scalia/Ginsberg at Chautauqua Opera, as well as postponed or cancelled performances as Robbins & Crab Man in Porgy and Bess with Greensboro Opera and Howard Boucher in Dead Man Walking with The Metropolitan Opera.
His 2019-2020 engagements included his Metropolitan Opera debut in the roles of Sportin’ Life, Robbins, and Crabman in Porgy and Bess, soloist in Mozart’s Requiem with the Colour of Music Festival, concerts with the Saint-George International Music Festival and the Harrisburg Symphony, Sportin’ Life with New York Harlem’s Porgy and Bess at Teatro Regio in Torino, Italy, and Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly at Soo Theatre Project in Michigan.
Mr. Packer has performed with Nashville Opera, Mobile Opera, Pensacola Opera, Utah Festival Opera, Opera Grand Rapids, Des Moines Metro Opera, Opera Pacific, and New Orleans Opera.