|Clockwise bottom left: Joseph Barron, Ryan Green, Joseph Lim and Phillipe Sly|
As if we needed further evidence that the "Golden Age of Baritones" is officially upon us, four of the five winners of the 2011 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions were baritones. We've been featuring Phillipe Sly since we first heard him sing and believe that he's destined for a major career. Sly was joined by baritones Ryan Speedo Green, Joseph Lim, Joseph Barron and soprano Michelle Johnson as winners of the competition. We offer our hearty and well-deserved congratulations to each of the singers. You can read their bios HERE.
|Mariusz Kwiecien in Met Brochure|
Even the media savvy tenor Placido Domingo is getting in on the action, singing the baritone roles Simon Boccanegra, Rigoletto and Iphigenie en Tauride.
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Phil deserves every penny of recognition he deserves and such a gentleman. :)
i read somewhere Plácido Domingo wants to sing GIORGIO Germont :-) at the MET.ReplyDelete
No wonder, there are so many really enjoyable bass/baritones, especially Dmitri Hvorostovsky and Simon Keenlyside. I prefer them to any tenors, but I like Florez and Kaufmann very much as well.