Barihunks in the English Countryside take on Figaro
Baritone Marc Callahan
American Marc Callahan and Brit Michael Davis opened as Figaro and the Count respectively in Mozart's Marriage of Figaro this weekend at the beautiful Winslow Hall in Buckinghamshire, England. The estate out in the glorious English countryside was designed by England’s greatest architect, Sir Christopher Wren. Performances run through Sunday, July 29th. To book tickets, call the Stowe Opera box office at 01280 848275 or download a booking form from www.stoweopera.com.
Now resident in the United Kingdom, Marc Callahan is a native of Wellsboro, Pennsylvania. His formal music studies began at the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music, where he earned his Bachelor of Music Degree, and later at the Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music, where he received his Masters Degree and is continuing his doctoral studies. A lover of French art song, Marc furthered his vocal studies in Paris, France at the Schola Cantorum and the École Normale de Musique Alfred Cortot.
Born in London, Michael Davis studied at Oxford University and the Royal College of Music, where he was supported by the Constant and Kit Lambert Studentship. He furthered his studies on the English National Opera, Opera Works course. He also won first prize in the 2009-10 Bayreuth Bursary Competition.
Simon Keenlyside sings "Hai gia vinta la causa" from Le nozze di Figaro: