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    Lyric tenor Ross Hauck is a resident of Issaquah, Washington,  where he lives with his wife, Laura, and 3 yr. old twin boys, Daniel and Benjamin.
This season Mr. Hauck performed the title role in William Kentridge's production of Il ritorno di Ulisse in Patria with Stephen Stubbs and Pacific Operaworks both in Seattle and San Francisco. He also made his debut with the Boston Early Music Festival in their production of L'incoronazione di Poppea, and sang the role of Tamino in Atlanta Ballet's production of Magic Flute.  Other recent roles include The Little Mahagonny with the Seattle Symphony, Nemorino in Elisir d'Amore with the Bar Harbor Music Festival, Nero in L’incoronazione di Poppea with the Seattle Early Music Guild, and Count Almaviva in Il Barbiere di Siviglia with Tacoma Opera, a role he has also sung at Sacramento Opera, Opera Idaho, and the Aspen Music Festival.  He was also heard as Tamino in The Magic Flute with the Intermountain Opera, and as Belmonte in Entfuhrung aus dem Serail with Tacoma Opera.  In 2007, Mr. Hauck made a debut recording on the Naxos Label, singing the lead role in Brundibar, conducted by Gerard Schwarz and members of the Seattle Symphony.  Other highlights of opera work include originating and recording the role of Bonario in the world premiere opera Volpone by American composer John Musto, commissioned by Wolf Trap Opera Company, where he also sang the title role in the North American Premiere of Rameau’s Dardanus, Ernesto in Don Pasquale, and Lippo Fiorentino in Street Scene. He has also collaborated with American composer Libby Larsen singing the title role in her opera Dreaming Blue.
     As a concert artist, Mr. Hauck has performed with numerous orchestras and choral societies across the country, including the National Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Chicago Symphony as a member of the Steans Institute, and the Tanglewood symphony.  A frequent performer of early and sacred music, Mr. Hauck's recent engagements include Handel’s Messiah with the Portland Baroque Orchestra, Seattle Baroque, Dallas Bach Society, Helena Symphony, Bellevue Philharmonic; Elijah with Seattle Pro Musica, and the evangelist in Bach’s St. John’s Passion with Choral Arts Northwest.  Other guest solo appearances have been with the Bartlesville Symphony, the Lawrence Symphony and White Heron Chorale, the Icicle Creek Music Festival, the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, the Seattle Choral Company, Choral Arts Northwest, the Seattle Baroque, and the Seattle Symphony.  Mr. Hauck's regional work also includes concerts with the Bartlesville Symphony and Choral Society, Orchestra Seattle, the Portland Chamber Orchestra, the Walla Walla Symphony, the Cascade Music Festival, the Northwest Sinfonietta, Music of Remembrance, and numerous choral societies and orchestras in the northwest.
     Frequently noted as a consummate performer on the recital stage, Mr. Hauck was recently heard in recital with at Wolf Trap's discovery series and the Southeastern Festival of Song.  He appeared with Steven Blier and the New York Festival of Song in numerous recital performances of “A multitude of sins” as well as the company’s 15th anniversary Gala.  Other recitals have been at the Dallas Art Museum, the Ravinia Festival in Chicago, The Tanglewood Music Festival, and the Schubert Club in Minneapolis.  Has been the guest recitalist at Simpson University, and Whitman College.   
     Mr. Hauck was a member of the prestigious Filene Center for American Artists at Wolf Trap for two seasons, where he was awarded the Wolf Trap Foundation Grant from the National Park for the performing arts.  Mr. Hauck will next be heard with the Dallas Bach Society in Handel's Messiah, and in a new one-act opera by composer Ben Bernstein in San Francisco.  This winter, He will make return engagements with the Seattle Symphony and the Icicle Creek Music Festival.  In early 2010 Mr. Hauck will return to Pacific Operaworks with Stephen Stubbs in a production of Monteverdi's Il combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda, and will collaborate with composer Lori Laitman and Music of Remembrance in the world premiere her composition "Vedem".
     A recipient of awards from the Macallister Opera Competition, the New York Singing Teachers Association, the NATSAA competition, the Florida Grand Opera competition,  Tanglewood Music Festival, Aspen Music Festival, and other national organizations, he has received rave reviews in many publications including Opera News, the Washington Post, New York Times, the Chicago Tribune, and the Seattle Times.
     A distinguished alumnus of DePauw University(B.M.), and Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music(M.M. and Artist Diploma), Mr. Hauck is also a cellist and pianist, a voice teacher on faculty at Seattle University, and co-founder of the Sacred Music Foundation.  He is an artist in residence at the First Presbyterian Church of Bellevue.