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Chaz'men Williams-Ali

Opera Theatre of Saint Louis
Gerdine Young Artist
Chaz’men Williams-Ali is a young tenor from St. Louis MO. Chaz’men studied voice at the University of Iowa School of Music. He was a member of the OTSL Artist in Training in program from 2005-2007.

Chaz’men made his professional opera debut in 2008 in Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Gondoliers with Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre. At the University of Iowa, Chaz’men excelled in the music program participating in many operas and oratorios. Roles include Alfredo in La Traviata, Nemorino in The Elixir of Love and Romèo in Romèo et Juliette. Chaz’men also performed the role of Ferrando in Cosi fan tutte at La Villa della Musica in Milano, Italy. Domestically, Chaz’men has enjoyed operatic success around the country. Performances include Rodolfo in La boheme at the Glimmerglass Festival and Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly at Washington National Opera at the Kennedy Center. Chaz’men is thrilled to be returning home to OTSL this season as Jazz in the star-studded production of Regina.