About Kyle Sanchez Tingzon
exemplary technique & refined sensitivity
"Among the young artists, Kyle Sanchez Tingzon especially distinguished himself as Goffredo, and in his aria "Sorge nel petto" of act three, he demonstrated that an exemplary technique combined with a refined sensitivity can make this music the most beautiful of all the Baroque repertoire."
"Parmi les jeunes artistes, le Goffredo de Kyle Sanchez Tingzon se distinguait particulièrement et dans son air « Sorge nel petto » au III, démontrant qu’une technique exemplaire alliée à une sensibilité à fleur de peau pouvait rendre cette musique la plus belle du répertoire baroque."
Rinaldo | The Glimmerglass Festival
"Countertenor Kyle Tingzon sported a lovely, plummy voice."
Opera Today (Harvey Milk Reimagined)
Filipino countertenor Kyle Sanchez Tingzon is a newcomer to the American classical vocal music scene. Kyle recently took part in Opera Theatre of Saint Louis’ 2022 Festival Season as a Gerdine Young Artist. There, he made his company and role debut in Stewart Wallace’s world premiere of Harvey Milk Reimagined, where he "stood out as The Messenger" (The Wall Street Journal). He also covered the Third Spirit in Mozart’s The Magic Flute. In the 2022/23 season, Kyle looks forward to several notable debuts in addition to his continued work with American Bach Soloists. First, he joins Pacific Opera Project as Teseo in the US Premiere of Vivaldi's Ercole su'l Termodonte. He then debuts with Tacoma Opera as Father Hylebos in the world premiere of Tacoma Method. Finally, he spends the summer with The Glimmerglass Festival, where he was noted for his "meltingly pretty tone" (Bachtrack) as Goffredo in Rinaldo.
During his time at San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Kyle has made role debuts in Händel’s Giulio Cesare in Egitto (in the title role) and Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea as Ottone. He has also performed scenes as Arsamenes in Händel’s Xerxes, as Oberon in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Auntie in Peter Grimes, and as Orfeo in Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice.
Kyle was a San Francisco District Winner and received an Encouragement Award from the Los Angeles Regional Finals in the 2021-2022 cycle of the Metropolitan Opera Laffont Competition. He also won First Prize at the 8th Handel Aria Competition held in Madison, Wisconsin in 2021. The year before that, he won third prize at the Rochester International Vocal Competition in New York, organized by the Rochester Oratorio Society.
Kyle’s past performances in the Philippines include J. Haydn’s Missa in Angustiis (2019), Händel’s Messiah and Dixit Dominus (2017). He has also performed A. Vivaldi’s Gloria in D at the Svenska Kyrkans Gosskörsförening, a festival of male choirs in Rättvik, Sweden (2019). He was a singer and featured soloist in a performance of Bernstein’s Mass at the Esplanade in Singapore (2018). Kyle was also featured as a soloist at the annual International Bamboo Organ Festival in Las Piñas City, Philippines, a festival dedicated to the performance of early music.
In 2022, Kyle completed his graduate and postgraduate studies in Vocal Performance, with a Historical Performance emphasis, at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, studying under César Ulloa. In 2015, he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Management, minor in Economics, from Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines. He also studied voice privately under Christopher Arceo.