TJ Turner

Dr. T. J. Turner (The Doctor and Commander X in The Handmaid’s Tale), tenor, makes his company debut this season as The Doctor and Commander X in The Handmaid’s Tale. His notable roles include Edna Turnblad in Hairspray, William Barfée in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Enoch Snow in Carousel, and the title roles in Mozart’s La clemenza di Tito and Bizet’s Le docteur miracle. He is a 2023 Winner of the Beethoven Club Young Artist Competition and a 2022 District Qualifier of the Metropolitan Opera Laffont Competition. Dr. Turner has been a tenor soloist for numerous Messiah performances and has extensively studied and performed oratorio excerpts as a component of his dissertation research, titled The New Messiah: A Neo-Baroque Approach to Ornamentation in the Performance of Paul Ayres’s Messyah, for which he received the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music Graduate Document Award. He holds degrees in voice performance from the University of Memphis, University of South Carolina, and Furman University. www.toddjaredturner.com

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