AKHNATEN

The Metropolitan Opera 2022

Zach returns to The Metropolitan Opera for the revival of Akhnaten, May and June 2022. 

PLATEE

Des Moines Metro Opera 2021

Zach returns to Des Moines to play Jupiter in Platee, summer 2021. 

BILLY BUDD CANCELLED

The Metropolitan Opera 2021

Zach returns to The Metropolitan Opera for Billy Budd, May and June 2021. Cancelled due to the ongoing global pandemic. 

SWEENEY TODD

Opera Omaha 2021

Zach makes his Opera Omaha debut playing the title role in Sweeney Todd, April 2021

BREAKING THE WAVES

Los Angeles Opera 2021

Zach returns to LA Opera to reprise the role of Terry in Mazzoli and Vavrek's Breaking The Waves, February and March 2021, a role he created in 2016 in the Opera Philadelphia world premiere. 

SOLO RECITAL POSTPONED

Carnegie Hall 2020

Zach returns to Carnegie Hall to present a recital of works by female composers, November 30, 2020, with pianist, Charity Wicks, cellist, Jeffrey Zeigler, baroque guitarist, Brandon J. Acker and soprano, Megan Nielson. Recital postponed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. 

THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE POSTPONED

Virginia Opera 2020

Zach returns to Virginia Opera to play The Pirate King in The Pirates of Penzance, November through December, 2020, in Norfolk, Fairfax and Richmond. Production postponed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

PLATEE POSTPONED

Des Moines Metro Opera 2020

Zach returns to Des Moines to play Jupiter in Platee, summer 2020. POSTPONED due to the ongoing Covid-19 global pandemic.

BILLY BUDD: STREAMING

Des Moines Metro Opera 2020

The 2018 Des Moines Metro Opera production of Billy Budd streams free online starting July 12, 2020 on the DMMO website, DesMoinesMetroOpera.org

RUSALKA: STREAMING

Des Moines Metro Opera 2020

The 2018 Des Moines Metro Opera production of Rusalka streams free online starting July 5, 2020 on the DMMO website, DesMoinesMetroOpera.org

AKHNATEN: STREAMING

The Metropolitan Opera 2020

The Metropolitan Opera production of Akhnaten streams free online on The Met's website, Saturday June 20, 2020 at MetOpera.org

BREAKING THE WAVES: STREAMING

Opera Philadelphia 2020

The award winning Opera Philadelphia premiere of Breaking The Waves streams free online May 29 through August 31, 2020 at OperaPhila.org

ALL DECISIONS WILL BE MADE BY CONSENSUS

Here Arts

Zach joins composer Kamala Sankaram and Here Arts in NYC to premiere the first opera written for the Zoom platform while the majority of the USA is shut down during the Covid 19 pandemic. Watch online April 24-26, 2020.

MACBETH CANCELLED

Florentine Opera 2020

Zach makes his Florentine Opera debut as Banquo in Macbeth, May 2020. CANCELLED due to the Covid-19 pandemic. 

BEETHOVEN 9 POSTPONED

Philharmonic of Southern New Jersey 2020

Zach appears as a soloist with the Philharmonic of Southern New Jersey, April 2020, in Beethoven's 9th. POSTPONED due to the Covid-19 pandemic. 

EDWARD TULANE World Premiere POSTPONED

Minnesota Opera 2020

Zach makes his Minnesota Opera debut in the world premiere of Paola Prestini and Mark Campbell's Edward Tulane, March 2020. This production has been postponed til further notice due to the Covid-19 pandemic. 

CONCERT: ZACHARY JAMES ON BROADWAY

Des Moines Metro Opera 2020

Zach brings his solo show, Zachary James on Broadway, to Des Moines Metro Opera, February 16, 2020

IN CONCERT

Sun Valley Opera 2020

Zach appears in concert with Melody Wilson with Sun Valley Opera

CONCERT: ZACHARY JAMES ON BROADWAY

Springstead Theatre 2020

Zach brings his solo show, Zachary James on Broadway, to Spring Hill, Florida, January 23, 2020

WOZZECK

The Metropolitan Opera 2019/2020

Zach returns to The Metropolitan Opera to cover The Doctor in Wozzeck

CARNEGIE HALL CHRISTMAS BALL

Talents of the World 2019

Zach returns to Carnegie Hall as a soloist in the Talents of the World Christmas Ball

AKHNATEN

The Metropolitan Opera 2019

Zach makes his Metropolitan Opera debut in their 2019/2020 season reprising his role as Amenhotep III in the Olivier Award winning production of Akhnaten. Performances November 8 through December 7, 2019 with a live in HD broadcast worldwide on November 23. 

THE LOVE FOR THREE ORANGES

Opera Philadelphia 2019

Zach returns to Opera Philadelphia to sing The Cook in Prokofiev's The Love For Three Oranges at the Academy of Music, September 2019 

WOZZECK

Des Moines Metro Opera 2019

Zach returns to Des Moines to play the Doctor in Wozzeck, July 2019

CONCERT: ZACHARY JAMES ON BROADWAY

Anchorage Opera 2019

Zach brings his solo show, Zachary James on Broadway, to Anchorage Opera May 19, 2019

YAHRZEIT World Premiere

University of Delaware 2019

Zach joins the University of Delaware orchestra under the baton of Maestro James Anderson to premiere Yahrzeit by Robert Moran, May 12, 2019

CONCERT: ZACHARY JAMES ON BROADWAY

Hoku Concert Series 2019

Zach brings his solo show, Zachary James on Broadway, to Hawaii April 19 & 22 as part of the Hoku Concert Series

LES CONTES D'HOFFMANN

Nashville Opera 2019

Zach makes his Nashville Opera debut as The Four Villains in Offenbach's Les Contes D'Hoffmann, April 2019.

AKHNATEN

English National Opera 2019

Zach reprises his role as The Scribe, narrating the epic Olivier Award winning production of Akhnaten, directed by Phelim McDermott, at English National Opera, marking his third ENO production of a Philip Glass work, February and March of 2019.

RENEE FLEMING'S SONG STUDIO

Carnegie Hall 2019

Zach sings as part of Renee Fleming's SongStudio: What Composers Want, continuing the development of Paola Prestini's new opera based on Hemmingway's Old Man and the Sea at Carnegie Hall, January 2019

CHRISTMAS BALL

Talents of the World at Carnegie Hall 2018

Zach makes his Carnegie Hall debut with Talents of the World at their Christmas Ball, December 23 2018

MURPHY BROWN

CBS

Zach co-stars on the season finale of Murphy Brown on CBS December 20, 2018

TALENTS OF THE WORLD COMPETITION

Talents of the World 2019

Zach competes as a finalist in the Talents of the World competition in NYC, November 19, 2019 at Opera America. 

FIRE SHUT UP IN MY BONES Workshop

Opera Theatre of Saint Louis 2018

​Zach participates in a developmental workshop of Terence Blanchard's new work, Fire Shut Up In My Bones, for Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, October 2018. The work will have its world premiere as part of OTSL's 2019 summer season.

STREET SCENE

Virginia Opera 2018

Zach makes his Kurt Weill debut as Frank Maurrant in Street Scene with Virginia Opera, September 28th through October 14th 2018, marking almost ten years since being named a winner of the Kurt Weill Foundation's Lotte Lenya Competition.

FIRE SHUT UP IN MY BONES Workshop

Opera Theatre of Saint Louis 2018

​Zach participates in a developmental workshop of Terence Blanchard's new work, Fire Shut Up In My Bones, for Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, August 2018. The work will have its world premiere as part of OTSL's 2019 summer season.

NABUCCO

Union Avenue Opera 2018

Zach makes his Verdi debut as Zaccaria in Nabucco returning to Union Avenue Opera in St. Louis, July 27th through August 4th, 2018.

RUSALKA & FLIGHT

Des Moines Metro Opera 2018

Zach returns to Des Moines to sing Vodnik in RUSALKA with Des Moines Metro Opera, June 22nd through July 14th, 2018 and the Immigration Officer in FLIGHT, June 30th through July 13th, 2018.

AVOW

Fort Worth Opera 2018

Zach sings the Ghost in Mark Adamo's AVOW at Fort Worth Opera, April 29th through May 1st, 2018, marking his Fort Worth Opera debut. 

DAS RHEINGOLD

Arizona Opera 2018

Zach makes his Wagnerian debut singing Fafner in DAS RHEINGOLD with Arizona Opera in Phoenix and Tucson, April 6th through April 15th, 2018. 

BERNSTEIN'S MASS

Deutsche Grammophon Release 2018

Zach sings the bass soloist in Bernstein's MASS with the Philadelphia Orchestra, released on Deutsche Grammophon and available world wide March 2018.

WEST SIDE STORY

NHK Symphony Orchestra Tokyo 2018

Zach sings Action in WEST SIDE STORY in concert with the NHK Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo, March 4th and 6th 2018.

TWO OARS

National Sawdust 2018

Zach sings the Old Man in highlights from Paola Prestini, Royce Vavrek and Robert Wilson's TWO OARS, based on Hemmingway's THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA, with Anthony Roth Costanzo at National Sawdust, February 22nd, 2018. 

THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE

Opera Ithaca 2017

Zach sings Pirate King in The Pirates of Penzance for Opera Ithaca's 2017 New Year's Eve Gala

WEST SIDE STORY

Philadelphia Orchestra 2017

Zach returns to the Philadelphia Orchestra for West Side Story in the role of Action in a concert staging from director Kevin Newbury under the baton of Yannick Nézet-Séguin

BILLY BUDD

Iowa Public Television Broadcast 2017

Zach plays John Claggart in the Iowa Public Television broadcast of Billy Budd filmed at Des Moines Metro Opera, September 2017

JAKE HEGGIE MASTERCLASS

American Lyric Theatre 2017

Zach works with Jake Heggie and a team of opera creators in workshop with American Lyric Theatre to explore the opera writing process as it pertains to vocal writing

BILLY BUDD

Des Moines Metro Opera 2017

Zach makes his role and company debut as John Claggart in Benjamin Britten's Billy Budd with Des Moines Metro Opera