From: Saint Charles, Illinois. LA Opera: Yniold in Pelléas et Mélisande (2023, debut).

Kai Edgar is 11 years old and is thrilled to be making his LA Opera debut. He recently made his operatic debut creating the role of Richie in the world premiere of The Hours by Kevin Puts at the Metropolitan Opera with Renee Fleming, Kelli O’Hara and Joyce DiDonato. In the summer of 2023, he will appear with Santa Fe Opera as Yniold in Pelléas et Mélisande and as the Shepherd Boy in Tosca.

His musical theater credits include the title role in the national tour of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; Colin in The Secret Garden (Broadway at Music Circus in Sacramento); Michael in Billy Elliot (Music Theater Works); Oliver in Oliver! (Marriott Theatre); Ernie in The Secret of My Success (Paramount Theatre); and Tiny Tim in A Christmas Carol (Raue Center for the Arts).

He has also appeared on television in NBC’s Chicago Fire and in voiceover roles on Disney Junior’s Firebuds and Nickelodeon’s Santiago of the Seas. Thank you to everyone at LA Opera for this opportunity, his team at DDO Artists, and his vocal coaches, Audrey Belle Adams and Tom Vendafreddo.

Instagram: @KaiJosephEdgar