Cornwall Public Library

Metropolitan Opera Soloist, Kevin Ray

Metropolitan Opera Soloist, Kevin Ray
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  • November 8, 2020
    2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Join us for an exciting Zoom presentation with Kevin Ray, operatic tenor and graduate of Cornwall Central High School. Registration is required to receive a Zoom link the day of the program.


Kevin Ray Bio:

Kevin Ray is an operatic tenor and graduate of Cornwall Central High School, Oberlin Conservatory of Music and Curtis Institute of Music. Last year, he made his Metropolitan Opera debut in Verdi’s Aida. On the concert stage, he has performed Beethoven’s Symphony 9 with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Fort Worth Symphony, and Phoenix Symphony. In his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA, Kevin is a frequent collaborator with Pittsburgh Festival Opera, last seen in Strauss’s Die Liebe der Danae and Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi.

A prolific performer of German dramatic repertoire, Kevin has portrayed Erik in Der fliegende Hollander with Estonian National Opera, Bacchus in Ariadne auf Naxos with Berkshire Festival Opera, and Melot in Tristan und Isolde with Houston Grand Opera, where he completed his training in the prestigious Houston Grand Opera Studio.

Most recently, Kevin created the role of Loud Stone in Matthew Aucoin’s new opera Eurydice in his Los Angeles Opera debut. The COVID-19 pandemic caused the postponement and rescheduling of his return to the Metropolitan Opera, his return to Pittsburgh Festival Opera, and the World Premiere of Jennifer Higdon’s new opera Woman With Eyes Closed with Opera Philadelphia.