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Kenneth Shaw

Vocal Masterclass

Kenneth ShawAmerican bass-baritone Kenneth Shaw, who has been hailed for his “strong, impassioned and lyrical” voice (Opera News), long ago established himself as one of America’s most talented and versatile artists. He has performed with opera companies throughout North America to critical acclaim. Mr. Shaw has sung nearly 70 leading roles in over 50 operas, as well as concerts and recitals across America, Southeast Asia, Brazil, Canada and the United Kingdom. A member of the distinguished voice faculty of the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Mr. Shaw continues to sing professionally on balance with his teaching and master classes.

Since winning New York City Opera’s Richard F. Gold award as Debut Artist of the Year in 1987, Mr. Shaw sang many roles with the company, including Escamillo in Carmen, the title role in Don Giovanni, Sharpless in Madama Butterfly, Enrico in Lucia di Lammermoor, Count Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro, Marcello in La bohème, Silvio in I Pagliacci, and Germont in La traviata with the company on tour in Taiwan. Subsequently, he was one of sixteen young American singers selected by Opera News to “Keep Your Eye On.”

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