Kenneth Overton



As a leading baritone, Kenneth has sung with San Francisco Opera, Opera Memphis, Nashville Opera, Connecticut Opera, Chattanooga Symphony and Opera, Boheme Opera of NJ, Houston Ebony Opera Guild, Opera Delaware, Sacramento Opera and Opera Carolina.  His roles with these companies include Papageno (Die Zauberflöte), Sharpless (Madama Butterfly), Leporello (Don Giovanni), Schaunard (La bohème), Ping (Turandot) as well as Angelotti (Tosca) Bello and Sid (La Fanciulla del West).  Kenneth’s interpretations of the title role in Porgy and Bess has been acclaimed as “breathtaking.” Recently he sang the role of Porgy with Opéra de Montréal, Palacio Bellas Artes in Mexico City and the Royal Danish Opera.  He made his international debut at Deutsche Opera Berlin in the critically-acclaimed production from South Africa’s Cape Town Opera, and in concert with the WDR Orchestra of Cologne at the Klangvokal Music Festival in Dortmund, as well as The Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra, The Richmond Symphony, The Paducah Symphony and on tour throughout the British Isles.  Other concert performances in Messiah with the Phoenix Symphony and the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia and Elijah with the New Jersey Symphony.  This season Kenneth returns to David Geffen Hall in a debut with the New York Philharmonic in the Historical Young People’s Concerts and in Mozart’s Requiem with the National Chorale.  He also makes his debut with The Hungarian State Opera as Porgy.

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