Kevin Short’s future engagements include singing PORGY Porgy and Bess and DOCTOR GRENVIL La Traviata Metropolitan Opera, DON PIZARRO Fidelio Beethoven Easter Festival in Warsaw, SPRECHER Die Zauberflöte Washington National Opera, Porgy and Bess Philadelphia Orchestra, and CASTOR Castor and Patience world premiere by Greg Spears and Tracy K. Smith Cincinnati Opera. He recorded a solo aria album with Mo. Lawrence Foster and Orchestre de l’Opéra de Marseille on Pentatone Music Label, which was released in 2018.

Most recent work includes PORGY Porgy and Bess Seattle Opera, PFLEGER Elektra, DOCTOR GRENVIL and LEPORELLO (cover) Metropolitan Opera, JACK RANCE La Fanciulla del West New York City 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, ZACCARIA Nabucco and DR PRIMUS in Getty’s Usher House Welsh National Opera, ZACCARIA Nabucco Savonlinna Festival and Florida Grand Opera, LE COMTE DE GORMAS Le Cid Theater St. Gallen, BARTOLO Il Barbiere di Siviglia Florida Grand Opera, DON FERNANDO Fidelio Seattle Opera, ROCCO Fidelio Opera Omaha, Il RE Aida Bregenzer Festspiele, Der 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, ZACCARIA Nabucco, ROCCA Un giorno de regno, ARCHIBALDO Montemezzi’s L’amore dei tre re, 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 Napoli, Florence, Linz, Luxembourg, Las Palmas, Orchestra Giuseppe Verdi in Milan and St. Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra on tour in Russia.

 

Kevin Short’s current and future engagements include PORGY Porgy and Bess for the Seattle Opera, PFLEGER Elektra and GRENVILLE La Traviata 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, Opéra de Reims, Opéra de Rouen, Opéra de Limoges and Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg. Kevin also has a number of major recording projects with Lawrence Foster on Pentatone Music Label including 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 Festspiele, Der fliegende Holländer (title role) and NICK SHADOW The Rake’s Progress Stadttheater 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 Napoli, Florence, Linz, Luxembourg, Las 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, Kevin has also performed in the prestigious North American houses of Santa Fe Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Houston Grand Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Washington National Opera, Opera Company of Philadelphia, Canadian Opera Company, Vancouver Opera, Opera 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 York, Avery Fisher Hall, PAGANO I Lombardi Philadelphia Orchestra, Messiah Cleveland Orchestra, Rossini’s Stabat Mater San Francisco Symphony, Stravinsky’s Les Noces Boston Symphony, The Rake’s Progress St. Louis Symphony and Detroit Symphony, Beethoven’s 9th Symphony Baltimore Symphony, Messiah and La Damnation de Faust New Japan Philharmonic, Die Zauberflöte Swiss 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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