An operatic tenor, recitalist, actor and a Fulbright Scholar encapsulates the unbound talents of Orson Van Gay II - a refined, confident and compelling artist. He possesses a unique voice that captivates the audience with his charisma and command of the stage for a singer of his generation. His performances showcase vocal talents that have brought him constant recognition across the United States. Mr. Van Gay has sung extensively with LA Opera in many venues including his debut as Bernard Curson in the world premiere of ¡Figaro! (90210) and joined forces with LA Opera Connects five years ago as Ramerrez in The Prospector, including the “Music as Medicine,” “City of Hope” and “IAMLA” series. In the 2019-20 season, Mr. Van Gay created the role of Raymond Santana in the world premiere of Anthony Davis’s Central Park Five with Long Beach Opera. He debuted as Rodolfo in La bohème with Pacific Opera Project “Orson Van Gay II’s top notes were thrilling...” (OperaWire) He was Nemorino with the Phoenicia Int. Festival of the Voice and sang the romantic lead of the Young Man in Last Romance with Kansas New Theater. Other operatic roles include Alfredo (La traviata), Ben (The Night of the Living Dead), Prince in the world première of Ricky Ian Gordon’s (Morning Star) and the title roles of Candide and Orpheus. Mr. Van Gay was selected to perform in Mandarin last season making his debut with SINO U.S. Performing Arts Organization as tenor soloist for their concert series with performances in Los Angeles and Phoenix, Arizona. Equally at home as a recitalist, Mr. Van Gay has appeared with the Portsmouth Community Concert, Inc. (VA), the Rio Hondo College and at Carnegie Hall. As a native of Southern California, Mr. Van Gay is also an actor in several nationally recognized television series. He has been featured in major television commercials and starred on a variety of shows for Netflix; including foreign film and television. (OrsonVanGay.com)