Deborah Sanders

Arts Management

Chaz’men Williams-Ali


American tenor, Chaz’men Williams-Ali’s recent highlights include his work as principal tenor at Theater & Orchester Heidelberg in Germany, appearing as Pinkerton Madama Butterfly, Florestan Fidelio, Canio Pagliacci, Tebaldo I Capuleti e i Montecchi and most recently Der Prinz Rusalka. He travelled to the Metropolitan Opera of New York for his debut as Zorn Die Meistersinger and Spinner (c) Fire Shut up in my bones, a role he inaugurated in the original production at Opera Theater of St Louis. Current season engagements include Narraboth Salome at Madison Opera, and Rodolfo La Boheme at Kentucky Opera.

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 revive 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*