Gordon Hawkins


Among the renowned American baritone’s many successes onstage have been Alberich/Ring cycle (Deutsche Oper Berlin, San Francisco Opera), Telramund/Lohengrin (Deutsche Oper Berlin), Alberich/Siegfried and Kaspar/Der Freischütz (Seville’s Teatro de la Maestranza), the Villains/Les contes d’Hoffmann (Tokyo), the title role/Simon Boccanegra (New Zealand Festival), Amonasro/Aida (Houston, Cincinnati), George/Of Mice and Men (Houston), Porgy/ Porgy and Bess (Dallas, Seattle, Houston, Washington, Detroit, San Francisco), Thoas/Iphigénie en Tauride (Metropolitan Opera), and Renato/Un ballo in maschera (New Orleans, Montreal), and more than 200 performances as Rigoletto to international acclaim. Hawkins has also appeared in Vaughan Williams’s A Sea Symphony (Kennedy Center), Jake Heggie’s A Great Hope Fell (EOS Orchestra of New York, world premiere). Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 (St. Louis Symphony), and concert selections from American musicals (Deutsche Welle WDR 4, Cologne); with the BBC Symphony Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall; and with the major orchestras of Chicago, Washington, Baltimore, Cincinnati, Prague, and Vienna.

Previously at Lyric: George Benton/Dead Man Walking (2019|20), Amonasro/Aida (2011|12); Porgy/Porgy and Bess (2008|09)

Last updated: November 2, 2019