German baritone Dennis Chmelensky has been praised for his “carrying power as well as subtle sensitivity to sound” (Philadelphia Inquirer). He is a former member of the Washington National Opera’s Cafritz Young Artist Program and an alumus of the Curtis Institute of Music. This season, he made his debut at the Philips Collection with Beethoven’s An die ferne Geliebte and workshopped the role of Sensor in Jeanine Tesori’s new opera Grounded that was commissioned by the Metropolitan Opera. Recent highlights include appearances with Opera for Peace and his debut as Don Giovanni in a Curtis / Opera Philadelphia co-production under the baton of Karina Canellakis. A devoted recitalist, Dennis has performed extensively throughout the United States and Europe, in venues such as the National Gallery of Art and at Konzerthaus Berlin. He was a National Semifinalist of the 2022 Metropolitan Opera Laffont Competition and is the recipient of numerous awards. His debut album, DENNIS, was released by Sony Music.