I am delighted that this season I have the opportunity to collaborate on the creation of a new song cycle Love Songs, settings of the poetry of Sara Teasdale. I will be collaborating with Kenneth Overton, Baritone; Elizabeth de Trejo, Soprano;  and Mary Pinto, Pianist on this project that will culminate in a recording release and recital in New York City in April of 2018.

Kenneth Overton, Baritone

Kenneth Overton, BaritoneAs a leading baritone, Kenneth has sung with San Francisco Opera, New York City Opera, Opera Memphis, Nashville Opera, Utah Festival Opera, Opera Delaware, Sacramento Opera and Opera Carolina. His roles with these companies include Michele (Il Tabarro), Germont (La Traviata) Papageno (Die Zauberflöte), Sharpless (Madama Butterfly), Leporello (Don Giovanni) Ping (Turandot), Marcello and Schaunard (La Boheme), and Figaro (Le Nozze di Figaro). Kenneth’s interpretation of the title role in Porgy and Bess has been acclaimed as “breathtaking.” Recently, he recently sang the role with L’Opéra de Montréal, Palacio Bellas Artes in Mexico City and the Royal Danish Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, and in concert with The WDR Orchestra of Cologne at the Klangvokal Music Festival in Dortmund, The Sopot Festival in Poland, as well as The Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra. Other concert performances include Handel’s Messiah, Mendelssohn’s Dvorak’s Te Deum, Vaughn Williams’ A Sea Symphony . This season Kenneth returns to Lincoln Center, New York City in Mozart’s Requiem and Vesperae de Confessore, in addition to Faure’s Requiem and Trotta’s Seven Last Words at Carneigie Hall. Upcoming engagements include a return to New York City Opera for La fanciulla del West and to San Francisco Opera for John Adams’ Girls of the Golden West. In 2003 Kenneth made his Broadway Debut in Baz Luhrman’s Production of La Boheme. For more information, please visit www.KennethOverton.com