Named one of CBC’s Top 30 Canadian Classical Musicians under 30, Calgary born Samuel Chan has been praised by critics for his “naturally produced, forwardly placed, attractive baritone” (Ludwig van Toronto). An alumnus of the Canadian Opera Company’s (COC) Ensemble Studio, Chan recently debuted with the Saskatoon Opera as Dr. Falke in Die Fledermaus. Highlights of his 2019-20 season included Dancairo in Carmen for Pacific Opera Victoria, Messiah for Kitchener Waterloo’s Grand Philharmonic Choir, Faure’s Requiem for the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir and covering the role of Figaro in Il barbiere de Siviglia for the COC. Further credits include Marcello in La boheme for the COC, Morales in Carmen for the Brott Music Festival, the opening night gala for the Elora Festival, and performances with the Cincinnati Early Music Festival. He received his Bachelor of Music from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and has had further training at the National Arts Centre’s Young Artist Programme, Highlands Opera Studio, the Vancouver International Song Institute, Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute, and the Toronto Summer Music Festival.