Saturday, March 7, 2015

Introducing Bass-Barihunk Brad Baron

Bran Baron
We've gotten know bass-baritone Brad Baron through Twitter and love following his tweets @BaronAsInRed. We've been meaning to post him many times over the last two years. In fact, he's been recommended to us by a few of his colleagues, particularly while working at the Des Moines Metro Opera. When we say his latest selfie...we knew it was time!

He has peformed Sir Anthony Absolute in the New York premiere of Kirke Mechem’s The Rivals with the Bronx Opera Company, Harapha in Handel’s Samson and premiered The Soldier in the first orchestra performance of Theo Popov’s Once Upon the Wind with The Secret Opera. At the aforementioned Des Moines Metro Opera he sang the role of an Old Gypsy in Bizet's Carmen and one of Flora's attendants in Verdi's La traviata at their 2014 Festival.  He sang in the first public performance of Clint Borzoni’s opera Antinous and Hadrian as the High Priest with operamission.

He was an Encouragement Award winner in the Violetta DuPont Competition, a finalist in Classical Idol 8, a semi-finalist in the Lyndon Woodside Oratorio Solo Competition, and a semi-finalist in the Mildred Miller International Voice Competition.  He will be a resident artist at the Ohio Light Opera this summer.

In addition to his work as a he singer, he's an actor and writer. His play 140 Characters or Less had its first reading as a part of the Annual Short Play Festival at Luna Stages. Brad is the author of five full-length plays and many more one acts. His full-length play Where We Always Go received its first staged reading as a part of the New Playwrights Series with The Villagers Theater in Somerset, New Jersey, and his play Homochondria had its regional premiere as a part of the Ringwald Theatre’s Gay Play Series in Michigan.

In addition to writing plays, Baron is a published contributing writer for a number of online blogs. He periodically writes for the site and also cultivates his own personal blog.

Baron graduated from Princeton University with an AB in English and Certificates in Theatre and Vocal Performance. He is currently in pursuit of his Masters of Music at Louisiana State University.

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