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Obed Floan


Victoria Tralongo

Obed Floan began his singing career at age 3.  In college Obed performed in a myriad of Opera productions, such as; First Armored Man in Mozart's The Magic Flute, Basilio in The Marriage of Figaro, The Mayor in Britten's Albert Herring. 

When Mr. Floan moved to the Twin Cities in 1997, he had many oratorio performances and was also a featured soloist with the Bach Society of the Twin Cities on numerous occasions.  At that time, Obed studied with Elizabeth Mannion.

After moving to the east coast in 2001, he currently studies with David Jones, Dixie Ross-Neill and William Neill in New York City.  Mr. Floan sang the role of King Kasper for The Church of the Redeemer, Bryn Mawr, PA in their production of Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors.  He was also the tenor soloist for The Philadelphia Chamber Chorus' performance of Schubert's Mass in A Flat and Handel’s The Messiah. 

Mr. Floan was the tenor soloist at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Wilmington, DE in 2004, where he performed the Saint-Saëns Christmas Oratorio.  In 2005, Mr. Floan performed the role of Judge Gray in the Philadelphia staged debut of Vanqui, written by composer Leslie Burrs.  He also performed the role of Florestan for The Other Company’s production of Beethoven’s Fidelio in association with the Philly Fringe Festival that same year. 

Obed enjoys, and finds great fulfillment in teaching his vocal studio, M.O.Studio, at home, West Chester, PA, in a joint effort with his wife, Megan Wagner.


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