American bass-baritone John Del Carlo has established himself as a leading artist with the finest opera houses and symphony orchestras throughout the world.
Mr. Del Carlo has enjoyed an important relationship with the Metropolitan Opera since 1993. Since his debut as Kothner in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, he has appeared as the title role in Don Pasquale, Dr Bartolo in Il Barbiere di Siviglia , Swallow in Peter Grimes, Quince in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Mathieu in Andrea Chenier, Colonel Frank in Die Fledermaus, Baron Zeta in The Merry Widow, and Alfieri in the company’s premiere of Bolcom’s A View from the Bridge.
Mr. Del Carlo has also established important ties with the San Francisco Opera. His numerous appearances there have included the title role in Falstaff, Bartolo, Baron Zeta, Kothner, Dulcamara in L’Elisir d’amore, Alidoro in La Cenerentola, and General Boom in La Grand Duchesse de Gerolstein. Other opera houses in which he has appeared include the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Seattle Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Washington National Opera, San Diego Opera, the Royal Opera House (Covent Garden), Opera National de Paris, the Aix-en-Provence Festival, Teatro Comunale Giuseppe Verdi in Trieste, the Cologne Opera, Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Vlaamse Opera, and the Opernhaus Zurich.
On the concert platform, Mr. Del Carlo has also appeared with leading symphony orchestras throughout North America, including the San Francisco Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, the National Symphony Orchestra, and the Minnesota Orchestra. He has performed with many of the world’s finest conductors including Dennis Russell Davies, Sir Andrew Davis, Daniele Gatti, James Levine, Seiji Ozawa, Donald Runnicles, Patrick Summers, and Jeffery Tate.
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