Douglas Dodson Audio of 2010 Concert Audition
Countertenor  
New England Finalist, 2010  

Douglas Dodson, an “unusually sparkling countertenor” (Kansas City Star), is originally from Spearfish, South Dakota. A performer of modern as well as early music, Mr. Dodson has been featured as a soloist in concert and chamber works by Adès, Bernstein, Britten, and McClure, as well as the concert repertoire of the baroque composers Bach, Buxtehude, Charpentier, Handel, Pergolesi, and Vivaldi. Mr. Dodson’s operatic credits include roles in the stage works of Conradi (Die schöne und getreue Ariadne), Handel (Giulio Cesare and Semele), Purcell (Dido and Aeneas, Dioclesian, and The Fairy Queen), and Monteverdi (Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria). Most recently, Mr. Dodson appeared in three productions commemorating the 350 th anniversary of the birth of Henry Purcell: the rarely-performed semi-opera Dioclesian at the Amherst Early Music Festival in New London, CT; a fully-staged Fairy Queen with the Civic Opera Theater of Kansas City in collaboration with the Kansas City Chamber Orchestra in which he “sang his acrobatic aria…with aplomb” (KC Metropolis); and a Dido and Aeneas at the Klang und Raum Festival in Irsee, Germany, in which he sang the roles of First Witch and the Sailor.

In May of 2008, Mr. Dodson competed in the national finals of the National Society of Arts and Letters Voice Competition in Bloomington, IN. He recently completed a Masters Degree in Vocal Performance at the University of Missouri – Kansas City Conservatory under the tutelage of Dr. Raymond Feener, and also holds a Bachelors Degree in Anthropology from the University of South Dakota.

 

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