Boston Baroque Releases Recording of Haydn's THE CREATION
Tenor Keith Jameson has been heard at major opera houses in the U.S., including the Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Los Angeles Opera, New York City Opera, Dallas Opera and Santa Fe Opera. His most recent engagements include Flute in Midsummer Night's Dream at Lyric Opera of Chicago, Boris Godunov at Dallas Opera and with the New York Philharmonic in Cunning Little Vixen. Other recent engagements include the Metropolitan Opera in Gianni Schicchi and in Carmen (broadcast worldwide as part of the Metropolitan Opera's 'LIVE! in HD' series); Le nozze di Figaro and I Pagliacci at Chicago Lyric; L'Incoronazione di Poppea with Los Angeles Opera; and Le nozze di Figaro at Dallas Opera. His many appearances with Santa Fe Opera include La Traviata, Billy Budd, Madama Butterfly and Lewis Spratlan's Life Is a Dream. He made his Met debut in Prokofiev's War and Peace, and sang Turandot at Atlanta Opera and The Turn of the Screw with L'Opera Royal de Wallonie. Mr. Jameson sang Vašek in The Bartered Bride with Opera Boston, and Messiah with the Winston-Salem Symphony, and in return engagements with Boston Baroque. He made his U.K. debut with English National Opera as Nanki-Poo in The Mikado, and his long relationship with New York City Opera includes that role as well as Turandot, the title role in Candide, Alcina, Tobias in Sweeney Todd and Flavio. Recent engagements include Eugene Onegin and Franz Schreker's Die Gezeichneten at the Los Angeles Opera, Madama Butterfly with Arizona Opera and a return to the Met as The Novice in Billy Budd.
Kevin Deas has gained international acclaim as one of America's leading basses. Lauded by the Chicago Tribune for his "burnished sound, clarity of diction and sincerity of expression" and "fervent intensity," he is acclaimed for his portrayal of the title role in Porgy and Bess, having sung it with the New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, National Symphony, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, San Francisco, Atlanta, San Diego, Utah, Houston, Baltimore and Montreal symphonies and Ravinia and Saratoga festivals. Recent highlights include St. John Passion at Winter Park Festival; Glass' Passion of Ramakrishna with Pacific Symphony; and Beethoven's Ninth Symphony with Richmond Symphony, National Symphony of Costa Rica, Baltimore Symphony, and Tokyo Symphony. His Messiah performances include Minnesota Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, Handel and Haydn Society, National Philharmonic, Seattle Symphony and Boston Baroque. Recent credits include Missa Solemnis at Berkshire Choral Festival, Brahms' Requiem with Hartford Symphony, New York Philharmonic in L'enfant et les sortilèges, the world premiere of Bermel's The Good Life with Pittsburgh Symphony, and in Hannibal Lokumbe's Dear Mrs. Parks with Detroit Symphony. Other recent highlights include Beethoven's Ninth with FilarMonica Della Scala in Accra celebrating the 50th anniversary of the founding of Ghana, and Copland's Old American Songs, Le nozze di Figaro and Elgar's Dream of Gerontius with Chicago Symphony. He sang at Italy's Spoleto Festival in Menotti's Amahl and the Night Visitors for the composer's eighty-fifth birthday, videotaped for worldwide release. His 20-year collaboration with Dave Brubeck has taken him to Salzburg, Vienna and Moscow in To Hope! and in Gates of Justice.
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