Henry Price is Professor of Music at Pepperdine University. He serves as Director of the University’s Flora L. Thornton Opera Program and the Heidelberg Summer Music Program.
During his twenty years as a leading operatic tenor, Dr. Price performed with many of the country’s leading opera companies, including the New York City Opera, Metropolitan Opera, Wolf Trap Opera, Cincinnati Opera, Miami Opera, and the Opera Company of Philadelphia. As a mainstay of the New York City Opera’s roster during its glory years, he starred in many of the company’s most noteworthy productions, including Manon, La Traviata, Lucretia Borgia, and Il Barbiere di Siviglia (all opposite the legendary Beverly Sills). He can be heard as Camille de Rosillion on the EMI Grammy-winning recording of The Merry Widow. His former students grace the rosters of many of the country’s most prestigious opera houses, including the Metropolitan Opera, Los Angeles Opera, San Francisco Opera, Santa Fe Opera, and many others. Among his directorial credits are Pepperdine productions of Die Zauberflöte, Le nozze di Figaro, Così fan tutte, La Bohème, Gianni Schicchi, L’elisir d’amore, and Die Fledermaus. For Opera Las Vegas, he has recently directed ¬Il barbiere di Siviglia and Carmen. Dr. Price is the recipient of National Opera Association’s 2017 “Lifetime Achievement Award” for his contributions to opera and singer training.