Dwayne Croft

Baritone

Biography

The 1996 winner of the prestigious Richard Tucker Foundation Award, American baritone Dwayne Croft has established himself as a leading artist with prominent opera theaters throughout the world.

Since joining the Metropolitan Opera’s Young Artist Development Program in 1989, Mr. Croft has become a favorite artist of Metropolitan Opera audiences. He has appeared in more than 500 performances of 30 roles at the Metropolitan Opera, including the title role in Billy Budd; Pelléas opposite Frederica von Stade in a new production of Pelléas et Mélisande; the title roles in Don Giovanni, Il barbiere di Siviglia, and Eugene Onegin; Count Almaviva in a new production of Le nozze di Figaro; Giorgio Germont in La Traviata; his creation of the role of Nick Carraway in the world premiere of John Harbison’s The Great Gatsby; Ernesto in the company premiere of Bellini’s Il Pirata; Ford in Falstaff; Guglielmo in a new production of Cosi fan tutte; de Siriex in a new production of Fedora with Plácido Domingo and Mirella Freni; Valentin in Faust; Sharpless in two new productions of Madama Butterfly; Marcello in La Bohème; Chorèbe in Les Troyens; and Rodrigo, Marchese di Posa in Don Carlo.

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Reviews

“Baritone Dwayne Croft is magnificent, his imposing voice and bearing creating a general of dignity and fairness”

Examiner San Francisco