Performance: Marcus Haddock, "Music Theater: Today's Opera"

Marcus Haddock

Friday, February 14
11:15 a.m.
Storer Auditorium

Marcus Haddock's beautiful voice and magnetic stage presence have won him international distinction. He is one of the most sought-after tenors of his generation, and a leading singer with many of the finest companies in the world, including the Paris Opera, La Scala, Bavarian State Opera, Metropolitan Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, and the Liceu of Barcelona.

Known for both the dramatic intensity and technical brilliance of his singing, Haddock's operatic repertoire includes a wide range of roles from Rossini and Donizetti to Bizet, Verdi and Puccini. One of his signature roles is Don José in Carmen, which he sang in 2005-2006 at the Bavarian State Opera and, in his home state of Texas, at the Houston Grand Opera (reviews). The New York Times praised Haddock's role debut as Don José opposite Anne Sofie von Otter's Carmen at the 2002 Glyndebourne Festival (reviews, DVD) as "stylish, elegant" and "candid and natural," and The Independent called his performance a "knock-out." He reprised the role in Japan under Seiji Ozawa during the 2006-2007 season.