Kip Wilborn sings Otello
Artist's site: www.kipwilborn.com
Career highlights have included Turiddu in CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA with New York City Opera and the Stadttheater Giessen; the title role in Wagner's RIENZI with Germany's Theater Bremen; Don José in CARMEN with Connecticut Opera and Germany's Eutin Festival; the title role in LES CONTES D'HOFFMANN with Cleveland Opera and the Stadttheater Baden; Cavaradossi in TOSCA with Opera Pacific and in Gars, Austria; Siegmund in DIE WALKÜRE, Luigi in IL TABARRO, and
“Kip Wilborn, an American tenor of great importance, not only portrayed his character with a vibrant delivery, he also looked the part.”
Rinuccio in GIANNI SCHICCHI with Hawaii Opera Theatre; Pinkerton in MADAMA BUTTERFLY with the Vienna Volksoper, Arizona Opera, and Minnesota Opera; Rodolfo in LA BOHÈME with Cincinnati Opera and Essen's Aalto Theater; the Chevalier in LES DIALOGUES DES CARMÉLITES with San Diego Opera; Tom Rakewell in THE RAKE'S PROGRESS with Trieste's Teatro Comunale Giuseppe Verdi; the Duke in RIGOLETTO, Lyonel in MARTHA, and Ferrando in COSÌ FAN TUTTE with Opera Ireland; Eurimaco in Monteverdi's IL RITORNO D'ULYSSE IN PATRIA with San Francisco Opera; Sam in STREET SCENE, Almaviva in IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA, Lysander in A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, and Azor in André Grétry's ZÉMIRE ET AZOR with Houston Grand Opera; Pélleas in PÉLLEAS ET MÉLISANDE and Almaviva in IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA with Seattle Opera; Sam in STREET SCENE with Berlin's Theater des Westens; and Symon in DER BETTLESTUDENT in Baden bei Wien, Austria. Concert highlights have included the title role in OTELLO with the Stadttheater Giessen; Calaf in TURANDOT with Boston's Chorus pro Musica; Cavaradossi in TOSCA and Pinkerton in MADAMA BUTTERFLY with the South Dakota Symphony; MESSIAH with the Baltimore Symphony; the KAISER BALL at Vienna's Hofburg Imperial Palace; and POPS CONCERTS with the Portland Symphony, Vienna's Lehar International Orchestra, and the Russian Philharmonic Orchestra of Moscow, among others. Additional concert engagements have included the American Symphony Orchestra, the Utah Symphony, and the Irish Radio Symphony. His extensive concert repertoire includes the MOZART REQUIEM, Beethoven's NINTH SYMPHONY, and the VERDI REQUIEM. Additional credits include Sam Kaplan in the award-winning film of STREET SCENE, which was broadcast on the Bravo and Arte television networks. His solo-debut CD BE MY LOVE, with the Moravian Philharmonic on the Sam 'n' Rose Records label, garnered Mr. Wilborn a Surround Music Awards nomination for the best new artist of 2005.