IAN KOZIARA, tenor, is a second-year member of the Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program. He was also a 2016 finalist for the Houston Grand Opera’s 28th Annual Eleanor McCollum Concert of Arias. Recent roles performed include the title character in La Clemenza di Tito at the Aspen Festival, with Jane Glover conducting, Enrique in Thomas Ades’ The Exterminating Angel, Ezekiel Cheever in The Glimmerglass Festival’s production of The Crucible, covering Judge Danforth in the same production, Yamadori in Wolf Trap Opera’s production of Madame Butterfly, Francis Flute in Rice Opera Theatre’s production of Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Marquis in Wolf Trap Opera’s production of The Ghosts of Versailles, and The Witch in Rice Opera Theatre’s production of Hänsel und Gretel. Upcoming credits will include Fourth Sentry in Wagner’s Parsifal and performing a recital under the auspices of Carnegie Hall.
Ian has participated in several well-known Young Artist Programs, including Carnegie Hall’s “The Song Continues” Masterclass Series (2016), The Glimmerglass Festival (2016), Wolf Trap Opera’s Studio Artist Program (2015), The Ravinia Steans Institute (2014), Des Moines Metro Opera’s Apprentice Artist Program (2014), Houston Grand Opera’s Young Artists Vocal Academy (2013), and The Naked Voice Institute at Northwestern University (2013).
An Upper Midwest Region finalist of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions of 2014, Ian completed his undergraduate study at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin, and completed his Master of Music at Rice University in Houston, TX. He currently resides in Manhattan, NYC.
Voices of Ascension: Poulenc's "Gloria" and Honegger's "King David"
"Tenor Ian Koziara was a vigorous, compelling David: he brought imaginative dramatic energy and passion to his role, and used his powerful voice to convey the full range of the royal David’s very human strengths and weaknesses." -Jean Ballard Terepka, theaterscene.net