SHANNON DeVINE - Baritone
Baritone Shannon DeVine recently made his Carnegie Hall debut in Vaughn Williams' Donna Nobis Pacem and was also Michele in Il Tabarro with NY Vertical Players Repertory. The NY Times said “Mr. DeVine is a very impressive baritone in the role of Michele” and, “ can’t wait to see him on bigger and more important stages”. In 2012 he made his Opera Orchestra of New York debut under Eve Queler in the much acclaimed concert of Wagner’s Rienzi. He has also performed Leporello in Don Giovanni and Ford in Falstaff at the Theatre Municipal in Toulouse, France, as well as Valentin in Faust, Marcello in La Boheme and Count di Luna in Il Trovatore with One World Symphony and Germont in La traviata with Opera Company of Brooklyn.
Recent performances include Scarpia in Tosca at the Festival of the Aegean in Greece, and the world premiere of I tre compagni with Encompass Opera in New York and covered the role of Nelusco in L’Africaine for OONY – In 2011 he covered the role of Michonet in Adriana Lecouvreur with Opera Orchestra of New York and that of Carlo Gerard in Andrea Chenier with OONY in 2013.
Mr. DeVine earned his Master’s degree from the Julliard School, where he performed the roles of Demetrius in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Silvio in I Pagliacci. His professional debut came at 19 years old as Prince Yamadori in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly with Connecticut Opera. He has also appeared with the Aspen Opera Theater Center as Michele in Puccini’s Il Tabarro and Ford in Falstaff with Maestro Julius Rudel and Guglielmo in Cosi fan tutte, Morales and El Dancaire with Houton Grand Opera in Ron Daniel’s new production of Carmen under Maestro Alain Lombard. Other roles with HGO include Riolobo in Florencia en las Amazonas, Top in Copland’s The Tender Land, Guglielmo in Cosi fan tutte.
Mr. DeVine is a winner of the 2007 Licia Albanese – Puccini Foundation Awards and winner of the Verdi Concerto Competition at the Aspen Music Festival and was at the Tanglewood Music Center in 2003 for his debut as Jose Tripaldi under the baton of Maestro Robert Spano in participation with Osvaldo Golijov’s world premiere opera Ainadamar.