Spencer Hamlin (Rinuccio in Gianni Schicchi)has proven himself a gifted and versatile young tenor, persuasive in a wide variety of different roles. After his Summer 2015 participation in Martina Arroyo´s Prelude to Performance series, Opera News called Hamlin’s portrayal of Tonio in Donizetti´s La fille du régiment "the perfect picture of a Tyrolean peasant," and praised his "scintillatingly smooth leggiero tenor." Of the same performance, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle observed: "Spencer´s tenor is a pure lyric with a lot of bite to it. He also appeared in Prelude to Performance´s 2016 production of Die Fledermaus as Alfred, after which Opera News praised his "dazzling Italianate voice." After hearing Hamlin as Nemorino in UConn Opera Theater’s production of L´elisir d´amore in February 2015, the Pulitzer Prize winning former Washington Post music critic Tim Page wrote: "Spencer Hamlin has a sweetly lyrical high tenor voice, which he deploys with immaculate taste, and his acting is communicative and persuasive." Hamlin recently received his masters degree from the University of Connecticut where he studied under Dr. Constance Rock. While at UConn, Hamlin appeared in Hansel and Gretel as The Witch, Il barbieri di Siviglia as Almaviva, in the title role in Albert Herring, as Tamino in Die Zauberflöte, as Judge Danforth in The Crucible, and Percy Grainger in the U.S. Premier of Justin Dello Joio´s Blue Mountain. Hamlin has also performed with Connecticut Lyric Opera, Opera Theater of Connecticut, Hartford Opera Theater, and Wendy Taucher Dance Opera Theater.