Career highlights have included Valzacchi in DER ROSENKAVALIER, Spoletta in TOSCA, the Simpleton in BORIS GODUNOV, Guillot de Morfontaine in MANON, Il Maestro di Ballo in MANON LESCAUT, Schoolmaster / Mosquito in THE CUNNING LITTLE VIXEN, the Notary in DON PASQUALE, Snake / Vain Man in the world premiere of Rachel Portman's THE LITTLE PRINCE, and Monostatos in DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE with Houston Grand Opera; Goro in MADAMA BUTTERFLY with
"John Kolbet played Goro, the one-man escort and marriage-broker to the hilt with his palms always ready for a couple of greenbacks."
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San Francisco Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Utah Opera, and L'Opéra de Montréal; Basilio in LE NOZZE DI FIGARO with Houston Grand Opera, Portland Opera, Utah Opera, and Opera Theatre of Saint Louis; Don Curzio in LE NOZZE DI FIGARO with Los Angeles Opera, Houston Grand Opera, and Utah Opera; Second Jew in SALOME with New York City Opera; Second Noble in LOHENGRIN with Seattle Opera; Red Whiskers in BILLY BUDD with Washington Opera; Pang in TURANDOT, Pong in TURANDOT, Mayor Upford in ALBERT HERRING, Jove / Eumete in THE RETURN OF ULYSSES, and Zefirino in IL VIAGGIO A REIMS with Portland Opera; Dr. Caius in FALSTAFF with Milwaukee's Florentine Opera; First Jew in SALOME with New Orleans Opera; Pong in TURANDOT with Opera Omaha; Little Bat in SUSANNAH with Kentucky Opera; Snake / Vain Man in THE LITTLE PRINCE and the Witch in HANSEL AND GRETEL with Tulsa Opera; the Four Servants in LES CONTES D'HOFFMANN with Fort Worth Opera; Tybalt in ROMÉO ET JULIETTE with Opera Carolina; Beppe in PAGLIACCI with Fresno Grand Opera; Vasek in THE BARTERED BRIDE with Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre; and the title role in THE IMPRESARIO with Connecticut Grand Opera. Concert highlights have included the Tanzmeister in ARIADNE AUF NAXOS with the Minnesota Orchestra; Klaus-naar in Schönberg's GURRELIEDER with the Houston Symphony; and MESSIAH with the El Paso Chorale.