Deborah Sanders

Arts Management

Chaz’men Williams-Ali


American tenor, Chaz’men Williams-Ali’s recent highlights include his German debut as principal tenor at Theater & Orchester Heidelberg as Pinkerton Madama Butterfly and Florestan Fidelio followed by his Season 2020/21 role debut as Canio Pagliacci. This season he joins the Metropolitan Opera for the role of Spinner (c) Fire Shut up in my bones, a role he inaugurated in the original production at Opera Theater of St Louis in a previous season, and sings the role of Zorn Die Meistersinger before returning to Heidelberg for I Capuleti e i Montecchi and the role of Tebaldo.

The artist made an international debut when he joined English National Opera for the roles of Robbins and The Crab Man Porgy & Bess in their new co-production with The Metropolitan Opera and Dutch National Opera; following the London performances, he travelled to Amsterdam to appear in the roles.

“Her womanizing husband, Spinner (the bright-voiced tenor Chaz’men Williams-Ali)…”

The New York Times, Anthony Tommasini, 16 June 2019

“The large, excellent cast also included Chaz’men Williams-Ali, a charming rogue as Charles’s father, Spinner…”

Wall Street Journal, Heidi Waleson, 25 June 2019




Fidelio (Florestan)

Carmen (Don Jose)

Fire shut up in my bones (Spinner)

Blitzstein Regina (Jazz)
Donizetti Lucia di Lammermoor (Edgardo)

L’assedio di Calais (Giovanni d’Aire)

L’elisir d’amore (Nemorino)

Dove Flight (Bill)


Susannah (Sam*)

Porgy & Bess (Robbins, Crab Man)




Faust (title*)

Romeo et Juliette (title)

I Pagliacci (Canio)

Puccini Tosca (Cavaradossi)

Madama Butterfly (Pinkerton)

La boheme (Rodolfo)

Tchaikovsky Eugene Onegin (Lensky*)
Verdi La traviata (Alfredo)

Rigoletto (Il Duca)

Un ballo in maschera (Riccardo*)

Ward The Crucible (Giles Corey)
Beethoven Ninth Symphony

Choral Fantasy

Handel Messiah
Mendelssohn Lobegesang
Puccini Messa di Gloria*
Rossini Petite Messa Solanelle
Verdi Requiem*