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DONNIE RAY ALBERT

UNITED STATES

BARITONE

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Donnie Ray Albert is a regular guest of opera companies and orchestras around the world. His many performances with HGO include the roles of Parson Alltalk in Treemonisha (1975), Porgy in Porgy and Bess (1976, 1987), Joe in Show Boat (1982), and Tonio in Pagliacci (2000). He had been cast in HGO’s Werther for fall of 2020, but the production was canceled due to COVID-19. Last season he appeared with the company in HGO Digital’s Giving Voice II. Albert has performed with the Metropolitan Opera as Germont; with Los Angeles Opera as Trinity Moses in Mahagonny, Simone in A Florentine Tragedy, and the Father in Hansel and Gretel; and made numerous appearances with Opera Pacific, Florentine Opera of Milwaukee, Dallas Opera, Arizona, and other companies across the U.S., Canada, Europe, and beyond. In fall 2020 he appeared in Michigan Opera Theatre’s drive-in production, Twilight: Gods, and Fort Worth Opera’s digital production, Bernadette’s Cozy Book Nook. Other recent operatic engagements include a return to the Semperoper Dresden to sing the Four Villains and Germont; his debut with the Glyndebourne Festival as the Doctor in Vanessa; and his return to Copenhagen as Falstaff and to Austin Lyric Opera as Amonasro. Albert has performed the role of Rigoletto for Vancouver Opera; Amonaso in Riga, Latvia, and Phoenix; Alfio for the Orlando Opera; Iago for the Kentucky Opera; Il Giuramento for the Washington Concert Opera; Das Lied von der Erde with Rhode Island Philharmonic; Elijah with the Southwest Florida Master Chorale; Germont with Kentucky Opera; Giorgio in I Puritani with Latvian Opera; and the Four Villains in a new production of The Tales of Hoffman with Prague’s National Theater. He has performed across the world as a concert artist. A member of the faculty of the University of Texas in Austin, Albert may be heard on RCA’s Grammy Award and Grand Prix du Disque winning recording of Porgy and Bess, NOW’s recording of The Horse I Ride Has Wings with David Garvey on piano, EMI’s Frühlingsbegräbnis and Eine Florentinesche Tragodie by Zemlinsky conducted by James Conlon, and Simon Sargon’s A Clear Midnight on the Gasparo label

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