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John Tibbetts


John Tibbetts, baritone


John Tibbetts, baritone, is a Georgia native and has been praised for his "mature voice and sensitivity" in the arena of concert and opera. This past month he made his Kentucky Opera debut as Fiorello in Rossini's Il barbiere di Siviglia. Recent solo concert engagements include Brahms' Ein Deutsches Requiem with the Atlanta Master Chorale, Haydn's The Creation with The Burnt Hills Oratorio Society of Upstate NY, and Carl Orff's Carmina Burana with The NY Choral Society, and Faure's Requiem with The Cincinnati Fusion Ensemble.

Tibbetts made his Opera Saratoga debut in Blitzstein's "The Cradle Will Rock" with acclaimed American conductor John Mauceri. This summer with Opera Saratoga, Tibbetts will sing sing the role of Cascada in The Merry Widow and Prince Gabriel III of Belgium's Trainer's Son in David T. Little's “Vikensport.” He made his Cincinnati Opera debut in Beethoven's Fidelio with Jun Märkl.

Next week Tibbetts competes as semi-finalist in the international "Lotte Lenya Competition" in New York City, and sings with the All Saints' Concert Series here in Atlanta.

Tibbetts' young artist credits include Opera Saratoga, Opera Theater of St. Louis, Central City Opera, and Kentucky Opera. While singing with the All Saints' Episcopal Choir under Ray and Beth Chenault, he received his bachelors degree in Vocal Performance from Georgia State University, and studied with Tenor Richard Clement. He received his masters degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music while studying with Baritone William McGraw.