Kevin  Ray

Tenor (United States)

HGO Appearances: Roderigo in Otello, The Narrator in A Christmas Carol (Dec. 17 and 20), Priest/Man in Armor in The Magic Flute, and Beadle Bamford in Sweeney Todd . Previously: Gabriel Eisenstein in performances of Die Fledermaus (2014, 2013); Third SS Officer in The Passenger (2014); Messenger in Aida, Messenger in Il trovatore, Melot in Tristan and Isolde, and the Defendant in Trial by Jury (2013); and Parpignol in La bohème (2013, 2012). HGO Studio Artist (2012-14).

About the Artist: In March, Kevin Ray  joined his alma mater, the Curtis Institute of Music, as a guest artist in his first performances of Bacchus in Ariadne auf Naxos in association with Opera Philadelphia and the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. Recent engagements include his first performances of the title role of Peter Grimes with Chautauqua Opera as well as Don José in Carmen with Wolf Trap Opera and the Lyrique-en-Mer/Festival de Belle-Île. While a Santa Fe apprentice artist, he created the role of the Second Clubman in the world premiere of Paul Moravec's The Letter. Also with the company, he sang the role of the Poet in Menotti's The Last Savage, covered the Drum Major in Wozzeck, and performed scenes of the title role of Idomeneo. On the concert stage, he has joined the Philadelphia Orchestra, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, and the Sunriver Music Festival for Beethoven's Symphony No. 9.

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