A native of Arizona, Charles Taylor joined the Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artists Development Program at the beginning of the 2002/03 season after being selected as a winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions in 2001. He made his Met debut as the Herald in Verdi’s Otello and has since returned to the company for many roles including Enrico in Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor, Germont in Verdi’s Traviata, Sharpless in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, Biterolf in Wagner’s Tannhäuser, and the Herald in Wagner’s Lohengrin. His recent roles include Renato in Verdi’s Ballo in maschera at Minnesota Opera and Donner in Wagner’s Rheingold in Valencia. He recently made his Houston Grand Opera debut, singing Alfio in Mascagni’s Cavalleria rusticana and Tonio in Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci, and he also sang Alfio and Donner at the Met last season. Taylor has appeared at Opera Fort Collins, Opera Pacific, the Met in the Parks Concert Series, Operafestival di Roma, and Utah Festival Opera, among other places. His upcoming engagements include Renato in Bilbao. He has been seen at Seattle Opera as Amonasro in Verdi’s Aida and Germont, and returns in 2010 as Enrico.