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Kevin Short
Kevin Short
Bass-Baritone
Kevin Short's current and future engagements include PFLEGER Elektra Metropolitan Opera, LE COMTE DE GORMAS Le Cid Theater St. Gallen, ARCHIBALDO Montemezzi's L’amore dei tre re Sarasota Opera, NICK SHADOW The Rake’s Progress Théâtre de Caenl'Opéra de Reimsl'Opéra de Rouenl'Opéra de LimogesGrand Théâtre de Luxembourg and Porgy and Bess Suite Staatstheater Nürnberg. He also has two major recording projects in 2016 with Mo. Larry Foster on Pentatone Music Label: LODOVICO Otello and a solo aria album with Orchestre de l'Opéra de Marseille.

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Kevin Short's current and future engagements include PFLEGER Elektra Metropolitan Opera, LE COMTE DE GORMAS Le Cid Theater St. Gallen, ARCHIBALDO Montemezzi's L’amore dei tre re Sarasota Opera, NICK SHADOW The Rake’s Progress Théâtre de Caen, l'Opéra de Reims, l'Opéra de Rouen, l'Opéra de Limoges, Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg and Porgy and Bess Suite Staatstheater Nürnberg. He also has two major recording projects in 2016 with Mo. Larry Foster on Pentatone Music Label: LODOVICO Otello and a solo aria album with Orchestre de l'Opéra de Marseille.

Most recent engagements include ZACCARIA Nabucco and DR PRIMUS in Getty’s Usher House Welsh National Opera, ZACCARIA Nabucco Savonlinna Festival and Florida Grand Opera, DON FERNANDO Fidelio Seattle Opera, ROCCO Fidelio Opera Omaha, Il RE Aida Bregenzer FestspieleDer fliegende Holländer (title role) and NICK SHADOW The Rake’s Progress Staatstheater Bern, MEPHISTOPHELES Faust and LEPORELLO Don Giovanni Teatro Nacional de São Carlos, SARASTRO Die Zauberflöte Spoleto Festival, AMONASRO Aida Arizona Opera, The Mikado (title role) Opera Omaha, ROCCA Un giorno de regno, PHILIPPE II Don Carlos and Pagano in I Lombardi Sarasota Opera, SPARAFUCILE Rigoletto Lyric Opera of Kansas City, as well as PORGY Porgy and Bess NapoliFlorenceLinz, LuxembourgLas Palmas, Orchestra Giuseppe Verdi in Milan and St. Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra on tour in Russia.


In addition to performing in over twenty operas at The Metropolitan Opera, he has also performed in the prestigious North American houses of Santa Fe OperaLyric Opera of ChicagoHouston Grand OperaLos Angeles OperaWashington National OperaOpera Company of PhiladelphiaCanadian Opera CompanyVancouver OperaOpera Theatre of Saint Louis and the former New York City Opera. In Europe, Kevin has also performed at Opéra Comique, Théâtre Caen, Grand Théâtre du Luxembourg, Oper der Stadt Köln, Staatstheater Stuttgart, Theater Aachen, Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Teatro Lirico di Cagliari, Theater Basel and festivals including Baden-Baden and Festival d'Aix-en-Provence.

Highlights of Mr. Short’s concert appearances include: Opera Orchestra of New YorkAvery Fisher Hall, PAGANO I LombardiPhiladelphia OrchestraMessiah; Cleveland Orchestra, Rossini’s Stabat Mater; San Francisco Symphony, Stravinsky’s Les Noces; Boston SymphonyThe Rake’s Progress; St. Louis Symphony and Detroit Symphony, Beethoven's 9th Symphony; Baltimore SymphonyMessiah and La Damnation de FaustNew Japan PhilharmonicDie ZauberflöteSwiss and Italian RAI Orchestra in Verdi arias; Parma Reggio Emilia Orchestra in another aria concert of operatic favorites.

Kevin received his training at Morgan State University, B.S., the Curtis Institute of Music, M.M., and the Juilliard School of Music Opera Center. He was a winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, the International Competition for Verdian Voices, the Rosa Ponselle International Vocal Competition, the Bruce Yarnell Competition for Basses and Baritones, the Opera America Competition, the Leiderkranz Competition, and received awards and grants from the Sullivan Foundation, the Shoshana Foundation and Opera Index.



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