A native of Southern California and vocal-performance graduate of U.C. Irvine, tenor James Callon has spent the past five years honing his craft under the instruction of his private voice teacher, Mr. Patrick Goeser. During this time, Mr. Callon has moved beyond his college experiences and into the world of professional performance art as a Concert soloist and Opera singer. His opera credits include: Jaquino in Fidelio, Hoffmann in The Tales of Hoffmann, Tonio in The Daughter of the Regiment, Rinnuccio in Gianni Schicchi, Tamino in the Magic Flute, Nemorino in The Elixir of Love, Ramirrez in La Fanciulla del West, Prince Calaf in Turandot, and Rodolfo in La Boheme. In addition, Mr. Callon made his L.A. Opera debut this past June 2009 as Giuseppe in La Traviata. Mr. Callon has also enjoyed recent success as a concert soloist. James has sung Mozart’s Requiem, Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass, Bach's Magnificat and Handel’s Messiah on multiple occasions and, most recently, Handel’s Messiah for the L.A. Master Chorale in December 2008. In addition, the young tenor placed first in the Apprentice Divison of the N.A.T.S. Vocal Competition in 2004 and took 2nd Place in the Career Division in 2008. Upcoming appearances for Mr. Callon include tenor soloist for L.A. Master Chorale’s Mozart Requiem and tenor soloist in Schubert’s Nachthelle for Jacaranda in Spring of 2010. Mr. Callon currently resides in Lakewood, California.