Vince B. VincentActor, Tenor

Vince Vincent has been performing since the age of eight. He started his journey working with CM Performing Arts Center for 10 years where he took part in several musicals and theatrical productions. He then went to Vassar College, where he studied orchestral and choral conducting. He went on to Yale University to receive his MM in Opera Performance.
While at Yale, Vince began to develop a career as a baritone. He was praised by the Hartford Courant for his comical portrayal of Papageno in “Die Zauberfloete” Upon leaving Yale, Vince began the cycle of frequent performances as the title character in Der Kaiser von Atlantis. Opera News praised Vince for his work stating, “Every muscle in his body and face seemed to be expressively, thoughtfully deployed in service to libretto and score.” Super-Conductor blog spot noted that, “Vince Vincent played the Emperor Overall with manic energy, soaring from the heights of megalomania to the depths of despair…” Vince had the honor of performing this piece in Vienna during the fall of 2013 at a former Nazis military base. European Cultural News praised Vince, “This role is played by the furious and magnificent Vince Vincent who isn’t only vocally brilliant but also has strong acting. His lethal, death bearing eyes showed all the faces of a cruel power seeker. You can see that he is the absolute ideal and only candidate for this role by the number of productions he has played.”
During the fall of 2013, Vince also had the joy of returning to musical theater performing the role of Er in “Tamar of the River” with Prospect Theater Company. “Vince B. Vincent as Er brings some much appreciated levity to the show, inspiring bursts of laughter throughout his time in an otherwise intense and emotionally demanding show,” noted Woman Around Town. Meche Kroop noted that, “…she prefers son # 2 called Er…We particularly enjoyed his aria and was sorry when he was killed by a bellicose friend of Onan.” It was a successful performance and Vince is eager to explore more musical theater roles.
Vince is an avid performer of contemporary works. He worked with composer Jason Cady fall of 2013 performing the lead role of David in his opera “Nostalgia Kills You.” The NY Times praised Vince for his “smooth voiced” performance of this role. In January and April of 2014, Vince will continue to develop his work in new music. He will be singing at Jazz at Lincoln Center in January where Anthony Braxton will be honored at the Jazz Awards. Vince began collaborations with Braxton in 2010 and has performed in several of his concerts and operas. 2014 marks a special relationship as Vince will begin his work as a tenor, performing the role of Ojuwain in Braxton’s opera Trillium J.