Kota Terrace, bass has been noted for his nuanced characterizations paired with his distinct youthful profondo. Upcoming engagements include Le médecin in Pelléas et Mélisande with Ouroboros Opera and Pellinore in Camelot with Janus Concert Series. Previous appearances include Le gouverneur in Le comte Ory with Transgressive Theatre-Opera, Betto di Signa in Gianni Schicchi with New Moon Opera Company, Il Commendatore in Don Giovanni with Petite Opera Productions, Pa Dowling in Patience & Sarah with Third Eye Theatre Ensemble, Warlock Jarthel in the premiere of Eric Lindsay’s Cosmic Ray and the Amazing Chris with Thompson Street Opera Company, and Gideon March in Adamo’s Little Women with Chicago Vocal Arts Consortium.
In addition to his work as a performer, Kota serves as Director of Administration and Operations for Chicago Vocal Arts Consortium. Especially passionate about Eastern European opera and art song, he is also laying the groundwork for Bohemian Opera Works, a Chicagoland opera company that will perform works in Czech, Polish, and Hungarian.
Kota is soon to complete his Master of Music in Voice Performance from the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University where he was seen as Badger and Parson in The Cunning Little Vixen, Tempo in the prologue of Monteverdi’s Il ritorno d’Ulises in Patria and Der Schultz in Mendelssohn’s liederspiel Heimke aus dem Fremde.
An alumnus of Idaho State University, where he studied with Dr. Diana Livingston-Friedley, his roles there included Mr. J.J. Peachum in Weill’s The Threepenny Opera and Don Alhambra del Bolero in The Gondoliers.
Kota can also be heard as a cantor and chorister at Queen of Angels Catholic Parish in Lincoln Square where he is an Assistant Conductor of its Schola Cantorum.
Kota is a student of Kurt Link.