About Wayd

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Tenor Wayd Odle, known for his "impressive vocal strength and attractiveness," is an active performer on the operatic stage. He has had the pleasure of performing Don José, Rodolfo, Nemorino, Ferrando, Tamino, and many other roles across the United States. His most recent credit of Tybalt received the following review, “Certainly noticeable, though, was tenor Wayd Odle as the full-of-hate Capulet, Tybalt. Odle, who has become quite well known in Knoxville for his leading roles with UT Opera Theatre, brought not only a sensational vocal performance, but also a rough-and-tumble dramatic character.”

Mr. Odle also enjoys concert work and has had the pleasure of being a soloist with Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, Utah Philharmonic Orchestra, Atlantic Music Festival Orchestra, as well as other University Orchestras.


Despite the 2020 pandemic Wayd has kept an active performing schedule. During the summer he performed with Wolf Trap Opera as a Studio Artist and this fall has been a Young Artist with Knoxville Opera. He performed in many outdoor concerts, including floating down a river for Knoxville Opera’s “Opera Regatta” He was also a soloist for their PBS special “Knox Opera for All!” Mr. Odle was slated to sing Macduff, in KO’s winter production of Macbeth, however due to COVID-19 this was cancelled. He is still scheduled to make his debut as a soloist with Arkansas Symphony Orchestra in April 2021 and has been invited to participate in Wolf Trap Opera’s 2021 summer season.