Victor Starsky, a native of Richmond Hill, New York, is a rising operatic tenor. His portrayal of Don José in Carmen earned high praise from Opera Today, stating “Starsky’s Don José is terrifying and compelling – a voice that performs vocal
acrobatics with strength and beauty that remains undiminished through his final line.” Starsky received tremendous acclaim for his role debuts as Radamés in Verdi’s Aïda at the Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theater this past summer, where he also debuted the role of George Gibbs in Rorem’s Our Town. In September, he made his debut as Roméo in Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette with New York City Opera. This winter 2024, Starsky will make his Sarasota Opera debut in the role of Don José in Carmen.
Other notable performances include Pinkerton in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly with Long Island Opera, the Duke in Rigoletto with Modesto Opera, Alfredo in
La Traviata in Narni, Italy, and Rodolfo in Puccini’s La Boheme with New York City Opera in 2018. In 2019, Starsky made his Carnegie Hall debut as the tenor soloist in Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass. Additional highlights include Tony in Bernstein’s West Side Story with Opera North and The Celebrant in Bernstein’s Mass conducted by Maurice Peress at Colden Auditorium in Queens. Starsky was a 2019 Merola Program
participant, a 2020 San Francisco Opera Adler Fellow, and recipient of the prestigious Richard F. Gold Career Grant from the Shoshana Foundation.