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Baritone Erik Van Heyningen has won numerous prizes and awards, including the Barbara and Stanley Richman Memorial Award at the Theater von St. Louis, where he was also Richard Gaddes Festival Artist. In 2016 he won 1st prize at the Gerda Lissner Lieder and Song Competition, in 2017-2018 he was a member of the Opera Studio at Michigan Opera, in 2018 he received the Mackay Family Grant at Santa Fe Opera, and in 2018-2020 he studied at the Juilliard School in New York. He has been performing since 2014: for example he sang roles at the Opera Theatre of St. Louis including Simon Fenton (Emmeline), covered Figaro and Count Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro) at Michigan Opera, and sang Angelotti (Tosca) there. At Santa Fe Opera he sang the Imperial Commissioner (Madama Butterfly) and Speaker (The Magic Flute) and covered Oppenheimer (Doctor Atomic), Kurwenal (Tristan und Isolde) and Haly (L’italiana in Algeri). At Juilliard he sang Leporello (Don Giovanni), Guglielmo (Così fan tutte), and Aragante (Rinaldo), and he sang Jochanaan (Salome) at the Spoleto Festival and Escamillo (Carmen) at Pacific Opera. He is a member of the Wiener Staatsoper Opera Studio.

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