A native of Hawley, Minnesota, baritone Christopher Kenney is in his first year with the Ryan Opera Center. Most recently, he was a member of Washington National Opera’s Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program. While there, he was heard in the title role/The Barber of Seville
and also portrayed the Businessman/The Little Prince
, Pa Zegner/Missy Mazzoli’s Proving Up
(world premiere), and the Officer/The Barber of Seville
for WNO’s mainstage season at the Kennedy Center. Additionally, he was a featured soloist in Bernstein’s Songfest
with the National Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Leonard Slatkin. Among other roles he has performed are Papageno/The Magic Flute
, the title role/Rubinstein’s The Demon
, Guglielmo/Così fan tutt
e, and Leporello/Don Giovanni
. Kenney was an apprentice artist at The Santa Fe Opera during the summer of 2017. He is a three-time winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council District Auditions and winner of the 2014 Alltech Vocal Scholarship Competition. The baritone is an alumnus of Concordia College (undergraduate), the University of Kentucky (graduate), and Philadelphia’s Academy of Vocal Arts. After performing with the Grant Park Music Festival, he appears at Lyric in 2018/19 as the Master of Ceremonies/Cendrillon
(debut) and the Marquis d’Obigny/La traviata
, and will also understudy Schaunard/La bohème
and the King/Cendrillon.
Christopher Kenney is sponsored by Anonymous Donor.
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