Iranian tenor Koosha Khorramian is thrilled to be performing the title role of Offenbach’s masterpiece Les Contes d’Hoffmann with Halifax Summer Opera Festival (HSOF). His debut with HSOF was in their 2017 season where he performed as Don José in Bizet’s Carmen. Koosha has been studying voice for three years with his mentor, Jason Davis, at the Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts where he has been awarded three vocal scholarships and more recently has been working with Tara Scott as both repertoire coach and collaborative pianist. Previously, he also studied voice for one year with Ardalan Jabbari and has a strong passion for playing piano. Koosha has performed as a soloist in concerts and recitals including the World Music Museum concerts based in Halifax. Koosha also has sung tenor parts with the Sorayesh choir group from 2007 – 2009, where they participated in the competitive section of the Fadjr Festival (one of the most well-known festivals in Iran), in both 2008 and 2009. Beside his interests in singing and music, Koosha has worked for several years building a solid career as a structural engineer. Recently, he is a PhD candidate in the structural engineering field of the Department of Civil and Resource Engineering at Dalhousie University. Koosha’s possesses a strong passion for opera and is happiest when balancing his engineering career with his strong love of performing opera.