Baritone Elliott Carlton Hines is currently a member of the Opernstudio of Staatsoper Stuttgart, where he will be seen in Der Freischütz, Don Pasquale, Die sieben Todsünden, Iphigénie en Tauride, La Bohéme, Der Schauspieldirektor (Junge Oper im Nord), and Ariadne auf Naxos during the 2018/2019 season and will return for the 2019/2020 season.
Born in 1990 and a native of Houston, Texas, Hines is a 2014 graduate of The Juilliard School, and was a member of the ensemble at the Salzburger Landestheater for the 2017/2018 season, where he was seen as Spalanzani in The Tales of Hoffmann and Il Conte in Le Nozze di Figaro. In 2018, he made his debut with Birmingham Opera Company , under the direction of Graham Vick, in Giorgio Battistelli's world premiere of Wake. Hines' spectrum of work at Salzburger Landestheater as a member of the "Internationales Opernstudio Gerard Mortier" from 2015 to 2017 included Morales/Dancaïre in Carmen, Masetto in Don Giovanni, Il Poeta in Il Turco in Italia, Schaunard in La Bohème, as well as Sparbüchsen Bill in Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny.
In the summer of 2016, Hines premiered the role of Man One in David Blake and Keith Warner’s new opera, Icarus, at the Cantiere Internazionale d’Arte Montepulciano.
As a concert singer, Hines has also sung the bass solos in Bach’s St. Matthew Passion and Christmas Oratorio (at the Oregon Bach Festival), as well as the role of Lucifero in Handel’s La Resurrezione (under William Christie). Hines was also a Lied Stipendiat at the Heidelberger Frühling in both 2015 and 2016.
Hines received his B.M. in Voice from Oberlin Conservatory in 2012, and has also worked as a Young Artist with Opera Theater of Saint Louis (2014), Da Camera of Houston (2014-2015), and at the Internationale Meistersinger Akademie (2014; 2015). He was a 2017 Finalist at the EquiVoci Musicali Competition 'Salvatore Licitra' in Milan