As a second year member in the Houston Grand Opera Studio, Kevin Ray’s roles have included Eisenstein in Die Fledermaus, the Third SS Officer in Weinberg’s The Passenger, scenes of Captain Ahab in Heggie’s Moby-Dick, Froh and Loge in Das Rheingold, and Don José in Carmen. Last season, he sang his first performances of the title role of Peter Grimes with Chautauqua Opera as well as Don José at the Lyrique-en-Mer/Festival de Belle-Île. His previous roles at Houston Grand Opera include Melot in Tristan und Isolde, the Messenger in Il trovatore, and Parpignol in La bohème. At Santa Fe Opera, he created the role of the Second Clubman in the world premiere of Moravec’s The Letter and has performed the role of the Poet in Menotti’s The Last Savage. He is a former member of the Santa Fe Apprentice Singer Program and the Merola Opera Program of San Francisco Opera.