Tenor Kirk Dougherty debuts as a member of the resident ensemble in 2014-15, performing the roles of the Duke (Rigoletto), Philip Herriton (Where Angels Fear to Tread), and Tamino (The Magic Flute.) Recent engagements for Mr. Dougherty include Manrico (Il trovatore) with Sarasota Opera and Baltimore Concert Opera, Pollione (Norma), at St. Petersburg Opera, Arturo (Lucia di lammermoor) for Anchorage Opera, and Eremite (Sakuntala) for Teatro Grattacielo. Other appearances included the role of Luigi (Il tabarro) at Buck Hill-Skytop/North Shore Music Festival. At the 2013 Castleton Festival, he appeared as Nick (Fanciulla del West), and as Cassio and Otello in Otello.
On the concert stage, Mr. Dougherty appeared with American Symphony Orchestra in Bruch’s oratorio Moses at Carnegie Hall, with Glacier Symphony in Das Lied von der Erde, and with Rhode Island Civic Chorale and Orchestra in Elijah. In December 2014, he travels to Germany to appear as soloist with the Munich Philharmonic and Maestro Lorin Maazel in their concert performance of the 2013 Castleton Festival’s La Fanciulla del West.
A graduate of the Eastman School of Music, he began his operatic training as an apprentice at Central City Opera and at Utah Festival Opera. For more information, please visit Mr. Dougherty’s website.