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KIRK DOUGHERTY, tenor
With a sound combining beauty, clarity, and strength, Kirk Dougherty is one of the most exciting voices in opera today. His expressivity and commitment to both musical and dramatic interpretation has earned him continuous appearances as a leading tenor since he began a serious foray into the repertoire just seven years ago. Of his recent performances in Tosca, the San Jose Mercury News exclaimed, “Kirk Dougherty shined…The unique timbre and expression of his handsome voice, coupled with refined, satisfying phrasing, provided noteworthy, heartfelt performances of ‘Recondita armonia’ and ‘E lucevan le stelle,’ two of the treasured arias of the repertoire. This season, Kirk Dougherty makes his Piedmont Opera debut as Nikolaus Sprink in their production of Kevin Puts’ and Mark Campbell’s, Silent Night. He also debuts at Opera Las Vegas as the Duke of Mantua in Rigoletto. He returns to Wichita Grand Opera as Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly and as tenor soloist in their performance of Rossini’s Stabat Mater. He will also sing the role of Tamino in a concert version of Die Zauberflöte at Glacier Symphony.
As the Duke of Mantua in Rigoletto
As the Count Almaviva in
As Edgardo in
As Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly
As Manrico in Il Trovatore