Tai Oney, Countertenor has been a prizewinner in several competitions, including the Sullivan Foundation Award. He is a Ruth West Scholar supported by a Pidem Award and a Fulbright scholar. Tai is a member of the Royal College of Music International Opera School studying under the tutelage of Russell Smythe. A Semi-Finalist in the Palm Beach Opera Competition, and a Regional Finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, Tai made his professional opera debut with Opera Boston in collaboration with Boston Baroque performing the role of Athamas in Handel’s Semele. He has performed in Bach’s Christ lag in Todes Banden (BWV 4), Handel’s Messiah, Haydn’s Paukenmesse, Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, and Honegger’s King David. Tai has been a member of the Central City Opera and a guest artist for the Palm Beach Opera young artist program.