Bass-baritone Antoine Hodge is quickly gaining widespread attention across the country for his versatility, commanding stage presence, and strong bass voice. Praised by Opera News as a “dramatically compelling” artist with a “sonorous and vocally secure” instrument, the 2015‐2016 season will bring more company premieres and operatic role debuts, including Antonio/Gusmano in Portugal’s Marriage of Figaro with On Site Opera, Dr. Grenvil in La Traviata with Ash Lawn Opera, Ferrando in Il Trovatore with Winter Opera St Louis, and as the bass soloist in Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass with Litha Symphony Orchestra. The 2014‐2015 season, showcased Antoine in a return to a favorite in his repertoire as King Balthazar in Amahl and the Night Visitors with Central City Opera. He also made his debut as bass soloist in Gerald Finzi’s In terra pax with the Colorado Springs Philharmonic and a New York City premiere as Sam in Un ballo in maschera and Don Basilio in Il barbiere di Siviglia with Regina Opera Company.
The Marriage of Figaro