As a leading baritone, Kenneth Overton
has sung with San Francisco Opera, Opera Memphis, Nashville Opera, Connecticut Opera, Chattanooga Symphony and Opera, Boheme Opera NJ, Houston Ebony Opera Guild, Opera Delaware, Sacramento Opera, and Opera Carolina. With these companies his roles have included Papageno in Mozart’s The Magic Flute,
Sharpless in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly,
Leporello in Mozart’s Don Giovanni,
Schaunard in Puccini’s La bohème,
Ping in Puccini’s Turandot,
Angelotti in Puccini’s Tosca,
and both Bello and Sid in Puccini’s La fancuilla del West.
Mr. Overton’s recent appearances as the title role of Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess
have included Opéra de Montréal, Palacio Bellas Artes in Mexico City, and the Royal Danish Opera. It was in this role that he made his international debut at Deutsche Oper Berlin in Cape Town Opera’s critically acclaimed production, and appeared in concert with both Cologne’s WDR Symphony Orchestra at the Klangvokal Music Festival in Dortmund, and the Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra, Richmond Symphony, and Paducha Symphony, as well as on tour throughout the British Isles. Kenneth Overton’s other concert performances include Handel’s Messiah
with the Phoenix Symphony and the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia and Mendelssohn’s Elijah
with the New Jersey Symphony. This season he returns to David Geffen Hall in Mozart’s Requiem with the National Chorale and makes his Hungarian State Opera debut as Porgy.
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