Anthony Clark Evans
The Kentucky-born baritone, a Ryan Opera Center alumnus who has portrayed Sharpless at San Francisco Opera and San Diego Opera, reprises the role this season at Opera Philadelphia. Last season Evans starred at Kentucky Opera in his role debut as Rigoletto. His other Puccini roles include Marcello/La bohème (Dallas, St. Louis) and Lescaut/Manon Lescaut (this season in San Francisco). Evans scored a great success at The Santa Fe Opera last summer as Zurga/The Pearl Fishers. Among other recent performances are the Huntsman/Rusalka (Metropolitan Opera debut), Leporello/Don Giovanni (Tulsa), Tonio/Pagliacci (San José), and the Richard Tucker Gala (Carnegie Hall, PBS telecast). Evans represented the U. S. in the 2017 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition, reaching the final round. He has previously been a national winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and first-prize winner in the Giulio Gari Foundation Vocal Competition, Marcello Giordani Foundation Competition, and Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition.
Previously at Lyric: Twelve roles since 2013|14, most recently Sharpless/Madama Butterfly (2019|20); Riccardo/I puritani (2017|18); Gregorio/Romeo and Juliet (2015|16).
Last updated: February 6, 2020
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