Cale Olson as Steve

July 12, 2016 The Center Cannot Hold

bio-olson-caleCale Olson, baritone, is a native of Alaska and completed a Master’s Degree at USC, where he conveyed such characters as Tarquinius (The Rape of Lucretia), John Buchanan, Jr. (Hoiby’s Summer and Smoke), and the title role in Eugene Onegin.  He has portrayed the Count in Los Angeles Metropolitan Opera’s Le nozze di Figaro, and Belcore in Center Stage Opera’s L’elisir d’amore. Other appearances include Dandini (La Cenerentola), Fred Graham/Petruchio (Kiss Me, Kate), Baron Douphol (La traviata), and the The Treasurer in Verdi’s seldom-performed second opera, Un giorno di regno. With the LA Opera chorus, Cale has performed in Der fliegende Hollander and Billy Budd.  He is thrilled to be joining the Los Angeles Master Chorale for a third year next season under the direction of Grant Gershon. Cale was also involved in the making of the commercial recording of The Industry’s Pulitzer Prize finalist production, Invisible Cities by Christopher Cerrone, following a sold out run at LA’s historic Union Station.