Lyric Opera of Chicago

Anthony Clark Evans

 Anthony Clark Evans headshot

Photo by Devon Cass.

Second-year Ryan Opera Center baritone Anthony Clark Evans, a native of Owensboro, Kentucky, was thrust onto the operatic scene as a Grand Finals winner of the 2012 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions while working as a car salesman. That same year he was awarded a career grant from the Licia Albanese-Puccini Foundation, and received first prize in the Giulio Gari Foundation Vocal Competition and second prize in the Opera Index Vocal Competition. Subsequently the baritone received second prize in the 2013 Liederkranz Foundation's Voice Competition (General Opera Division), top prize in the 2013 Gerda Lissner Vocal Competition, and, in 2014, an award from the American Opera Society, a Sara Tucker Study Grant, and the Men's Voice Fellowship from the Luminarts Cultural Foundation. Evans studied voice at Murray State University, where he portrayed Sir John Falstaff/Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor and was involved in various ensembles. He was an apprentice artist with Opera in the Ozarks (Arkansas) in 2008 and was featured there as Marcello/La bohème and Pish-Tush/The Mikado. He recently gave his first professional recital in Lexington, Kentucky and debuted at the Ravinia Festival and with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. In the 2013-14 Lyric Opera season Evans performed in Otello (debut), Madama Butterfly, La traviata and Rusalka. This season at Lyric he appears in Capriccio and Tosca.

Anthony Clark Evans is sponsored by Sanfred and Nancy Koltun and Richard W. Shepro and Lindsay E. Roberts.

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