Kyle  Ketelsen

Bass-baritone (United States)

HGO Appearances: Don Fernando in Fidelio (2011), Don Basilio in The Barber of Seville (2011). Audience Choice Award and second place in the 1999 Eleanor McCollum Competition Concert of Arias.

About the Artist: Earlier this season, Kyle Ketelsen returned to the Metropolitan Opera as Escamillo in Richard Eyre's production of Carmen and made his role debut as Enrico VIII in Anna Bolena with Minnesota Opera;later this season, he will sing Leporello with Teatro Real in Madrid and at the Aix-en-Provence Festival. Highlights of the previous season include Mr. Flint in Billy Budd and Leporello at the Metropolitan Opera and the title role in The Marriage of Figaro at the Aix-en-Provence Festival. Concert appearances include the Brahms Requiem with the San Francisco Symphony and the Detroit Symphony, Fidelio with the National Symphony Orchestra, Rossini's Moïse et Pharaon with the Collegiate Chorale at Carnegie Hall, and a Japanese tour with Teatro Comunale (Bologna) as Escamillo. He made his Lyric Opera of Chicago debut as Masetto in Don Giovanni conducted by Christoph Eschenbach and returned to sing Figaro and Mephistopheles in Faust conducted by Sir Andrew Davis. He has sung his signature role of Escamillo at Lyric Opera of Chicago, as well as the Bavarian State Opera and the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona. He made his role debut as Nick Shadow in The Rake's Progress at the Royal Opera, Covent Garden.

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