Kevin Short’s current and future engagements include singing PORGY Porgy and Bess, ANGELOTTI Tosca and EMILIE GRIFFITH cover Champion Metropolitan Opera, PORGY NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra in Hamburg, RIVERS/RALSTON Getty’s Goodbye, Mr. Chips (recording and film), Don Giovanni (title role) Joburg Theatre and ZUNIGA Carmen Washington National Opera.

Recent work includes PORGY Porgy and Bess, DOCTOR GRENVIL La Traviata and PFLEGER Elektra Metropolitan Opera, SPRECHER Die Zauberflöte Washington National Opera, PORGY Porgy and Bess and DON FERNANDO Fidelio Seattle 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, LE COMTE DE GORMAS Le CidTheater St. Gallen, ZACCARIA Nabucco and DR PRIMUS in Getty’s Usher House Welsh National Opera, BARTOLO Il Barbiere di Siviglia Florida Grand Opera, ZACCARIA Nabucco Savonlinna Festival and Florida Grand 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 and SPARAFUCILE Rigoletto Lyric Opera of Kansas City. Additionally he has sung PORGY in 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, Porgy and Bess and PAGANO I LombardiPhiladelphiaOrchestra, MessiahCleveland Orchestra, Rossini’s Stabat MaterSan Francisco Symphony, Stravinsky’s Les NocesBoston Symphony, The Rake’s ProgressSt. Louis Symphony and Detroit Symphony,Beethoven’s 9th SymphonyBaltimore Symphony, Messiah and La Damnation de Faust  New Japan Philharmonic, Die ZauberflöteSwiss and Italian RAI Orchestra in Verdi arias; Parma Reggio Emilia Orchestra in another aria concert of operatic favorites. Kevin made a solo aria album with Mo. Lawrence Foster and Orchestrede l’OpéradeMarseille on Pentatone Music Label, which was released in 2018.

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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