Kevin Short

Kevin Short

Versatile bass-baritone Kevin Short is thrilling audiences around the globe in repertoire ranging from Osmin in Die Entführung aus dem Serail to Escamillo in Carmen. Short’s North American operatic and symphonic appearances include performances with the Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Houston Grand Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Washington National Opera, Vancouver Opera, Edmonton Opera, Opéra de las Americas, Boston Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, and National Symphony. His European and Asian engagements include performances with Opéra Comique, Welsh National Opera, Oper der Stadt Köln, Stadttheater Stuttgart, and Teatro di San Carlo, among others. Short received his training at Morgan State University, the Curtis Institute of Music, and the Juilliard School’s American Opera Center. While training at these institutions, he won top prizes in the Metropolitan Opera Competition, Internazionale Concorso per Voci Verdiane, Rosa Ponselle International Competition, and the Bruce Yarnell Competition for Basses and Baritones.


Wednesday, July 12 | 7:00 PM
Gordon Getty's Goodbye, Mr. Chips

Gordon Getty's celebrated opera reimagined for film, Goodbye, Mr. Chips, receives a special screening at the historic Cameo Cinema in St. Helena. Getty’s fourth opera is based on the popular 1934 book Goodbye, Mr. Chips and other stories by James Hilton. Directed by Brian Staufenbiel, the film features tenor Nathan Granner, soprano Marnie Breckenridge, baritone Lester Lynch, and bass-baritone Kevin Short. The orchestra of stellar Bay Area players is conducted by Nicole Paiement. Members of the Young People’s Chorus of New York City, conducted by Francisco J. Núñez, also perform. 

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