Lyric tenor Ross Hauck, a current resident of Seattle, Washington, and native of Cincinnati, Ohio, has been credited for his distinguished artistry, musicality, and versatility of expression in concerts, recital, and opera.

As a very active concert artist, Mr. Hauck has performed with numerous orchestras and choral societies across the country, including the National Symphony, Cincinnati Symphony, Chicago Symphony as a member of the Steans Institute, and the Tanglewood symphony. 
Other guest solo appearances have been with the Bartlesville Symphony, the Lawrence Symphony and White Heron Chorale, the Dayton Bach Society, the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, the Seattle Choral Company, the Long Island Symphony, the Seattle Baroque, and the Seattle Symphony.  Upcoming concert engagements this season include Handel’s Messiah with the Portland Baroque Orchestra, Helena Symphony, Bellevue Philharmonic, and the Seattle Baroque.  He will be singing the evangelist in Bach’s St. John’s Passion with Choral Arts Northwest.  Mr. Hauck will also appear 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 in the northwest.

Frequently noted as a consummate performer on the recital stage, Mr. Hauck has 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.  He was recently heard in recital with the Southeastern Festival of Song 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.  Upcoming recital work includes a debut recording and live concert of Shakespeare Unplugged as part of the concert series at Wolf Trap national park for the performing arts.  Other upcoming recitals are in Seattle, Bellevue, Cincinnati, and Sarasota. 

This season Mr. Hauck performed the role of Nero in L’incoronazione di Poppea with Stephen Stubbs and the Seattle Early Music Guild, and Count Almaviva in Il Barbiere di Siviglia with Opera Idaho, a role he has also sung at Sacramento Opera, 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.  This past season also featured a debut recording on the Naxos Label, singing the lead role in Brundibar, conducted by Gerard Schwarz and members of the Seattle Symphony. Other roles this past season included Ramiro in Cenerentola, Ferrando in Cosi fan Tutte, and Harlequin in Der Kaiser von Atlantis. Recent 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.  Other work at Wolf Trap included singing 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, which was his recording debut.  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 Seattle Academy of Baroque Opera, and Tacoma Opera.

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, and the Chicago Tribune.

A distinguished alumnus of DePauw University(B.M.), and Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music(M.M. and Artist Diploma), Mr. Hauck is happily married to his beautiful wife, Laura, a soprano and voice teacher. He maintains a private teaching studio out of their home in Issaquah, WA.  Mr. Hauck is active in programming and performing innovative concerts and sacred programs for churches, universities, and other non-profit organizations. He is also a cellist and pianist, and in his spare time is involved in ministry.  Mr. Hauck is the proud father of identical twin boys, Daniel and Benjamin.

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