Edward Huls, a native of Michigan and graduate of Calvin College, is a national finalist of Metropolitan Opera auditions. He has appeared with major Opera Companies throughout the Country, including Chicago Lyric Opera and New York City Opera.
Mr.Huls appearances at New York City Opera include the roles of Escamillo in Carmen, Alfio in Cavalleria Rusticana, Skula in prince Igor and recently Peter in Hansel and Gretel. He has also appeared in Tales of Hoffman and roles in rarely done works such as Griffelkin, Midsummer Nights Marriage, and Dr. Faustus, The Mother of us all and Ballad of Baby Doe. In addition, Mr. Huls performed the role of Germont in La Traviata, Marcello in La Boheme, and Escamillo in Carmen with New York City Opera National Company.
Mr. Huls participated in the world Premier of Anton Copolla’s Opera Sacco and Vanzetti, performing the role of Bill Thompson.
Other recent appearances include Dr. Engle with Pierce Opera, Papageno with Philharmonia Virtuosi, Enrico with Boheme Opera and the Mayor of Padua in Bizet’s Dr. Miracle with Orchestra of St. Luke.
Appearances with various Opera companies throughout United States include:
Tampa Bay Opera, Cleveland Opera, Knoxville Opera, Virginia Opera, Opera Delaware, National grand Opera, Augusta Opera, Opera Company of Boston, Pittsburgh Opera, Florentine Opera, Baton Rouge Opera, Cincinnati Opera, Western Opera Theater, Texas Opera Theater, Michigan Opera Theater, Opera at Florham.
Trained at Lyric Opera of Chicago, Mr. Huls performed Figaro in the Barber of Seville, Tarquinius in the Rape of Rucretia, and Dr. Malatesta in Don Pasquale with that Company.
Mr. Huls also enjoys the Concert stage making his Carnegie Hall debut in the Requiems of Brahms and Faure. With the New Jersey Choral Society he has performed as the Baritone Soloist in Orff’s Carmina Burana, Vaughn William’s Sea Symphony, The Lord Nelson mass, and Durfle Requiem. These were performed in the New Jersey area as well as a tour in Italy.
For the past two seasons, he was also engaged in a Pops Concert with Rutgers University in a Gala New years Eve Festival. He also performed Brahms Requiem, Beethoven Ninth, Bach’s St. Matthew Passion with Garden State Philharmonic, and performed in Madame Butterfly with Duluth Festival Opera. He also performed Handel’s Messiah with Lynchburg Chamber Orchestra in Virginia and with Garden State philharmonic.
This past Fall, he performed the role Dido for a tour in Europe of Irving Jacobs “Phantom of the Opera.”
Upcoming engagements include the role Alfio in Cavalleria Rusticana in the Utica Symphony Orchestra in NY and will be performing for the recital series at the Schneider Music School in North Carolina. He is currently the music minister at the RCC church in Elmwood Park New Jersey.