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Herbert Perry, Bass-Baritone

Herbert Perry is an internationally acclaimed artist who has appeared in major roles with leading opera companies throughout the world, including the Metropolitan Opera title role in Le Nozze di Figaro, Leporello and Masetto in Don Giovanni, Colline in La Bohème  and Angelotti in Tosca), Lyric Opera of Chicago (Giorgio Walton in I Puritani), Houston Grand Opera, The Washington Opera, New York City Opera (Escamillo in Carmen, Leporello), the Santa Fe Opera, Vancouver Opera, Cincinnati Opera, Florida Grand Opera, Boston Lyric Opera, Connecticut Opera, Fort Worth Opera, Glimmerglass Opera, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, Opera Pacific, Orlando Opera, and Santa Fe Opera in the U.S.A. 

In Canada, he has appeared with the Canadian Opera Company, Edmonton Opera and Vancouver Opera.  In Europe, he has appeared with Opera de Lyon, Opera de Nice, Montpellier (Nick Shadow in The Rake’s Progress), Staatstheater Stuttgart, Teatro Real (Madrid, Spain), Teatro Massimo Bellini in Catania, Italy (Leporello) and the Salzburg Festival (Tiresias in Oedipus Rex), to name a few.

On the concert stage, he has been heard with the Boston Symphony, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Detroit Symphony, the Dallas Symphony, the Houston Symphony, the Minnesota Orchestra, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Chautauqua Symphony, Kansas City Symphony, Phoenix Symphony Orchestra, Southwest Florida Symphony, Texas Chamber Orchestra, and Tucson Symphony.  Notable conductors with whom he has worked include James Levine, Seiji Ozawa, Christoph Eschenbach, Gunther Schüller, Sergiu Comissiona, Michael Tilson Thomas, Christopher Hogwood, and Leonard Slatkin

He is also a frequent guest artist with many North American music festivals, including the Tanglewood Festival, the Cincinnati May Festival, the Aspen Music Festival, the Spoleto Festival USA, the Chautauqua Festival and the Minnesota Orchestra Summerfest.

During the past three seasons, Mr. Perry has collaborated extensively with Philip Glass and Robert Wilson as the officer in Philip Glass’ In the Penal Colony at the Classic Stage Company in New York City, as Vasco da Gama in Philip Glass and Robert Wilson’s opera, White Raven at the New York State Theater, In the Penal Colony in Seattle and Chicago.

His performance with Teresa Stratas in Kurt Weill’s Seven Deadly Sins at the Opera de Lyon is available on compact disc and video from EMI.

Mr Perry made his national television debut as Balthazar in Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors, which was directed by the composer and telecast live during thes 1984 Kennedy Center Honors ceremony.

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