Saturday, January 12, 2008
Randal Turner was born and raised in Indiana. He studied at the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music, the University of Indiana School of Music and later joined the International Opera Studio in Zurich.
Since graduation he has performed mainly in Europe, appearing in the United States only with Palm Beach Opera and New Jersey Verismo Opera. From the photos, you can see that his barihunk role is definitely Stanley in "Streetcar Named Desire." These photos are from a production at the Theater Regio di Torino. He also sings Figaro, Albert in Werther, Silvio, Valentin, Escamillo and Mose in Egitto. Another barihunk role that he has performed is Don Giovanni in Pisa and at the Accademia del Teatro Cagli. He has sung the role of Mr. Redburn in "Billy Budd," but I think he's a candidate for the title role!