Baritone Charles Austin Piper is from Johnstown Ohio. He graduated from Otterbein University in the spring of 2017 with a BM in Vocal Performance. At Otterbein he performed roles such as Count Robinson in Cimarosa’s Il Matrimonio Segreto, King Melchoir in Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors, and Mr. Gobineau in Menotti’s The Medium. In that spring he worked with Opera Columbus and their production of Bizet’s Carmen as a member of the chorus. In 2019 received a Masters of Music in Vocal Performance at Kent State University. At Kent State he performed the role of Dr. Falke in Strauss’s Die Fledermaus, Top in Copland’s The Tenderland, and debuted the role of Brently in Scott Little’s The Story of an Hour. In the spring of 2018 he performed in the chorus of Cleveland Opera Theatre’s professional debut of Dawn Sonntag’s Verlorene Heimat, was the bass soloist in The Cleveland Chamber Choirs production of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Lobet Gott in seinen Reichen. In 2018 he studied at The American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria, where he received the Harold Heiberg Liedersänger Preis for outstanding lieder performance. In 2018 he won 1st place in the advanced men category at the NATS Ohio Competition. In the summer of 2019 he worked with The Ohio Light Opera company performing various roles. He currently works part time as a voice teacher and waits along with the rest of the world for the return of live theatre.