Victor Khodadad ’85
Co-Founder, New Camerata Opera
Victor Khodadad helped create New Camerata Opera (NCO) to broaden the reach of opera to current and future generations. The group offers a wide range of repertoire through both live performance and digital media channels including filmed opera, social media, and other distribution websites. In addition to offering standard operas, NCO is committed to the innovative presentation of all forms of classical vocal music, opera pastiche, adaptations of rare operatic works and commissioned, new and adapted operas for children.
Victor has performed in regional houses such as Mississippi Opera, Connecticut Lyric Opera, Natchez Festival of Music and Amarillo Opera. His roles include Alfredo in La Traviata, Rodolfo in La Bohème, Roméo in Roméo et Juliette, Belmonte in Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Count Almaviva in Il barbiere di Siviglia, and Nanki-poo in The Mikado.
In concert, Victor has sung as a soloist with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in a concert of Der Rosenkavalier excerpts conducted by Donald Runnicles, as a featured soloist at Avery Fisher Hall with National Chorale and as the Tenor Soloist in Elijah at Hot Springs Music Festival. He recently sang in the world premiere of Bum Phillips: All-American Opera by Peter Stopschinski and Kirk Lynn at LaMama in New York City, the challenging role of Mr. Ford in the New York premiere of Salieri’s opera Falstaff, Afredo in La Traviata with Taconic Opera and Ferrando in Così fan tutte for Geneva Light Opera.
Victor Khodadad was born in Shiraz, Iran of an Iranian father and a Cuban mother, and shortly after his birth the entire family moved to the U.S. His mother, a classically trained pianist and conductor, provided a childhood full of music and performing opportunities. He received a Master of Fine Arts in Acting from San Francisco’s American Conservatory Theater.