Derrek Stark, tenor, is a native of Bath NY. He holds a B.M. from Mansfield University, PA, and a M.M. from The Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University, IN where he studied with Carol Vaness. A previous member of the Lyric Opera of Kansas City’s Young Artist Program, Stark made his company debut as the Huntsman (Rusalka) and Remendado (Carmen). Returning to Santa Fe for his second season, Stark covered Flamand (Capriccio) and sang Harry (Fanciulla del West). In the fall of 2017, Stark joined the roster of the Benenson Young Artist at Palm Beach Opera where he covered Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly), and Duke (Rigoletto). He is enthusiastic to return to PBO as a second-year young artist where he will cover Candide and sing The Governor (Candide). Previous performance credits include: Rodolfo (La bohème); Rinuccio (Gianni Schicchi); Peter Quint (The Turn of the Screw); Tamino (Die Zauberflöte); Alfredo (La (Traviata) and Fenton (Falstaff).