Baroque Arias Program

“Agitato da fiere tempeste” from Oreste (1734) by G.F. Handel (1685-1759)
“Scherza infida” from Ariodante (1735) by G.F. Handel (1685-1759)
“Se in ogni guardo” from Orlando finto pazzo (1714) by Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
“Gelido in ogni vena” from Il Farnace (1727) by Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
“Farà la mia spada” from Il Tigrane (1724) by Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)


Wei En Chan is a countertenor from Singapore whose singing is lauded for its “time-stopping” beauty and technical finesse. He leads an active career in Asia and North America performing lead roles in the works of Bach and Handel. Highlights include the title role in Handel’s Oreste with the 2019 Singapore International Festival of Arts, conducted by Tian Hui Ng, alto solos in Bach’s B minor mass & St. Matthew Passion with Bachfest Malaysia, conducted by Dr. David Chin, Ruggiero in Handel’s Alcina with The Opera People, led by Red Dot Baroque’s Alan Choo, Cupid in John Blow’s Venus & Adonis, with Cambridge Chamber Ensemble, conducted by Stephanie Beatrice, and Orlofsky in Strauss’ Die Fledermaus, with the Singapore Lyric Opera, conducted by Joshua Tan. Wei En also interpreted the role of Ircano in Chatham Baroque & Quantum Theatre's ambitious modern revival of Broschi's Idaspe, conducted by Daniel Nesta Curtis, to much acclaim.

Wei En is on faculty at Allegheny College teaching classical vocal performance, arts entrepreneurship, and music theatre performance. He earned an M.M. in Vocal Performance from the New England Conservatory, studying with Dr. Ian Howell, and an B.M. from Ithaca College, studying with Professor Carol McAmis.

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