Bass-baritone Kevin Short’s most recent and future engagements include PORGY in Porgy and Bess Metropolitan Opera, ABBOT in Zhou Long’s Madame White Snake Opéra Comique and Beijing Music Festival, RIVERS/RALSTON in Getty’s Goodbye, Mr. Chips (recording and film), ZUNIGA in Carmen and SPRECHER in Die Zauberflöte Washington National Opera, NICK SHADOW in The Rake’s Progress Théâtre de Caen, l’Opéra de Reims, l’Opéra de Rouen, l’Opéra de Limoges, Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg, ZACCARIA in Nabucco Savonlinna Festival, Welsh National Opera and Florida Grand Opera, DR PRIMUS in Getty’s Usher House Welsh National Opera, PORGY in Porgy and Bess and DON FERNANDO in Fidelio Seattle Opera, JACK RANCE in La Fanciulla del West New York City Opera, LE COMTE DE GORMAS in Le Cid Theater St. Gallen, ANGELOTTI in Tosca, PFLEGER in Elektra and DOCTOR GRENVIL in La Traviata Metropolitan Opera, ROCCO in Fidelio Opera Omaha, Il RE in Aida Bregenzer Festspiele, Der fliegende Holländer (title role) and NICK SHADOW Staatstheater Bern, MEPHISTOPHELES in Faust and LEPORELLO in Don Giovanni Teatro Nacional de São Carlos, as well as ZACCARIA in Nabucco, ROCCA in Un giorno de regno, ARCHIBALDO in Montemezzi’s L’amore dei tre re, PHILIPPE II in Don Carlos and PAGANO in I Lombardi Sarasota Opera. He recorded a solo aria album with Mo. Lawrence Foster and Orchestre de l’Opéra de Marseille on Pentatone, which was released in 2018.
Highlights of Mr. Short’s concert appearances include Opera Orchestra of New York, Avery Fisher Hall, Porgy and Bess Philadelphia Orchestra, 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 favourites.
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.