It may seem incredible for someone who has sung an impressive number of secondary and small roles (estimates range from 200 to 350!) in a California-centered career spanning decades: but Ross Halper's voice doesn't seem to have been recorded. However, being a comprimario tenor (favorite role: Mime) is not Halper's only, and probably not even his first occupation in music: he is a prolific producer of (partly humurous) off-opera projects, a stage director, a libretto author, a musical singer (touring internationally in The phantom of the opera), a voice teacher, a Las Vegas entertainer – and above all, a successful opera translator (plus, not least, a former contributor to Historical Tenors). Léopold Simoneau once called him "our modern Schikaneder", and conductor Kent Nagano, with whom he often collaborated, defined him "opera's mad genius".
Picture source: Sonoma Opera