Sidney Outlaw in Recital
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 @ 7:30 p.m.
Scott Concert Hall at the Porter Center
Sidney Outlaw, baritone
Deloise Lima, piano
FAURÉ Poeme d'un jour, Op. 21
BIZET Ouvre ton Coeur
BIZET Canson d'avril
SAINT-SAËNS Danse Macabre
WOLF Er ist's
WOLF Der Rattenfänger
WOLF Die Gärtner
GORDON Genius Child - A Cycle of Langston Hughes Poems
Overture Program Information
Artist Information (Show)
Sidney Outlaw, baritone
Lauded by The New York Times as a “terrific singer” with a “deep, rich timbre” and the San Francisco Chronicle as an “opera powerhouse” with a “weighty and forthright” sound, Sidney Outlaw was the Grand Prize winner of the Concurso Internacional de Canto Montserrat Caballe in 2010 and continues to delight audiences in the U.S. and abroad with his rich and versatile baritone and engaging stage presence. A graduate of the Merola Opera Program and the Gerdine Young Artist Program at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, this rising American baritone from Brevard, North Carolina recently added a GRAMMY nomination to his list of accomplishments for the Naxos Records recording of Darius Milhaud’s 1922 opera trilogy, L’Orestie d’Eschyle in which he sang the role of Apollo.
Mr. Outlaw has appeared with the New York Philharmonic, the Memphis and Charlotte Symphony Orchestras, the Bridgehampton, Spoleto, and Colour of Music Festivals, and as a featured recitalist with Warren Jones at Carnegie Hall.
Mr. Outlaw made his English National Opera debut in the 2011-12 season as Rambo in The Death of Klinghoffer and joined the Metropolitan Opera roster in 2014-2015 also for The Death of Klinghoffer. Recent engagements include Dallapiccola’s Il Prigioniero with the New York Philharmonic, Schaunard in La Bohème with the Ash Lawn Festival, and Guglielmo in Mozart’s Così fan tutte with North Carolina Opera. Other mainstage roles include Figaro in Il barbiere di Siviglia with Atlanta Opera, the title role in Moses with the American Symphony Orchestra, Malcolm in Malcolm X at New York City Opera, Prince Yamadori in Madame Butterfly at Opera on the James, the cover of Dandini in La Cenerentola with Florida Grand Opera, Ariodante in Handel’s Xerxes and Demetrius in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream for the International Vocal Arts Institute, as well as Papageno in Die Zauberflöte and a sensational international debut as Guglielmo in Così fan tutte, in both Germany and Israel.
Mr. Outlaw holds a Bachelor in Music Performance from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a Masters in Vocal Performance from The Juilliard School.