Norman Garret, baritone
Dominique-René de Lerma:
Baritone Norman Garrett was born in Lubbock TX. He earned his B.M. degree in voice from Texas Tech University and his M.M., also in voice, from The College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati. Additional training was secured within the Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program at Washington National Opera. His voice teachers and coaches have been Gerald Dolter, Kenneth Shaw, Diana Soviero, Bill Stone, and Ruth Golden.
In the early part of his career he performed with the Kentucky Opera, the Cincinnati Opera (Opera Fusion and Outreach Programs), the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, the Southwest Florida Symphony (Ft. Myers), and the Penn Symphony Orchestra. He has also been a recitalist with the Dolce Suono Ensemble.
He was resident artist of Philadelphia's Academy of Vocal Arts for one year.
Awards: 2012 --The Gerda Lissner Foundation, The William Matheus Sullivan Foundation, Giulio Gari, Ft. Worth McCammon, and Licia Albanese-Puccini Competition,
2014 -- George London Foundation Competition.
2011-- Metropolitan National Council Auditions Philadelphia District Encouragement Award
Beethoven: Symphony, no. 9 -- National Philharmonic
Bizet: Carmen as Escamillo -- Lubbock Symphony Orchestra (concert performance), 2015; Wolf Trap, 2014; Kentucky Opera
Bizet: Carmen as Morales, Kentucky Opera
Catán: as Riolobo -- Washington National Opera, 2014-2015 season
Delius: Koanga as Voodoo priest, Wexford Festival Opera, 2015
Donizetti: Don Pasquale as Malatesta, Philadelphia Center City Opera
Gershwin: Porgy and Bess as Jake -- Lyric Opera of Chicago, 2014-2015 season
Gluck: Armide as La Haine (cover), Gimmerglass, 2012
Gluck: Iphigénie en Tauride as Thoas, Cincinnati College Conservatory
Hailstork: Rise to freedom, The John P. Parker Story, Cincinnati Opera, 13, 14, 20, 21 October 2007 première; Opera Carolina, 20, 21 February 2015
Hegge, Jake: Moby-Dick as Captain Gardiner, Washington National Opera, 2013-2014
Humperdinck: Hänsel und Gretel as Father, American Opera Initiative
Liebermann, Lowell: Miss Lonleyhearts as Reporter I, Cincinnati College Conservatory
Mozart: Così fan tutte as Gugliemo, Philadelphia Center City Opera
Mozart: Die Zauberflöte as Papageno, Washington National Opera,2013-2014
Mozart: Don Giovanni as Masetto, Washington National Opera, 2013-2014
Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro as Count Almaviva, Philadelphia Center City Opera, 2011-2012
Puccini: La bohème as Alcindoro, Cincinnati College Conservatory
Puccini: La bohème as Marcello, Philadelphia Center City Opera, 2011-2012
Puccini: La bohème as Schaunard, Academy of Vocal Arts
Puccini: Tudandot as the Mandarin, Cincinnati Opera, 2015
Rossini: Il viaggio a Reims, as Barone di Trombonok, Wolf Trap Opera, 2013
Strauß: Capriccio as Dr. Graf, Academy of Vocal Arts
Susa, Conrad: The dangerous liaisons as Monsieur Bertrand, Cincinnati College Conservatory
Verdi: Aida as Amonasro (cover), Gimmerglass, 2012; Opera Santa Barbara, 2013
Verdi: Falstaff as Ford, Academy of Vocal Arts; Wolf Trap Opera, 2013
Wagner: Tristan und Isolde as Steersman, Washington National Opera, 2013-2014
Massenet -- Hérodiade: Vision fugitive at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83hmNfdnnM [duration:5:02] Followed by a series of performers and including the 2014 Operalia competitions from Los Angeles, hosted by Plácido Domingo with the orchestra conducted by James Conlon (an extraordinary display of superb young artists!) and later the Mahler second symphony with the youth orchestra of Venezuela, conducted by Gustavo Dudamel.
Bizet -- Carmen: Votre toast at https://www.youtube.com/wath?v=clXkvglL2DA [Duration: 5:55].
Kellow, Brian. "Sound bites" in Opera news, v79n10 (2015/III) p10-11.
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