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Porgy and Bess Cast Interviews
Thomas Cannon, baritone, will sing the role of Porgy. Thomas Cannon is attracting attention as an important young singer with a unique vocal timbre, exquisite musicianship, and sensitive artistic expression. He has been recognized for his “strong and striking” stage presence and has performed with The Glimmerglass Festival, Chautauqua Opera, Santa Fe Opera, The Dallas Opera, and Music Academy of the West. He has recently appeared as Enrico in Lucia di Lammermoor, Sharpless in Madame Butterfly, Scarpia in Tosca, and was a “riveting” Escamillo in Carmen. At Fort Worth Opera, his heartfelt and moving Porgy made “time stand still” in Gershwin’s Porgy & Bess. He was “entertainer extraordinaire” as Figaro in Corigliano’s Ghosts of Versailles.
Robert Anthony Mack, tenor, who will sing the role of Sportin’ Life. Mr. Mack recently performed the role of Bartell D’Arcy Irish Repertory Theatre’s production of The Dead, 1904. He has received glorious reviews for his powerful but sweet lyric tenor voice, throughout the US and Europe. He has performed principal roles with noted opera companies, such as Houston Grand Opera, New York City Opera, Pittsburgh Opera, Budapest Opera, Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City, The Royal Danish Opera, Opéra Française de New York, Toledo Opera, Nashville Opera, Opera Carolina, Opera Company of Philadelphia, The Springfield Symphony, The Paris Bastille, The Teatro Real in Spain, and has spent several seasons on the roster of The Metropolitan Opera. He performs tenor solos with The Alvin Ailey American Dance Company in Revelations and has performed in Spoleto Festival’s premiere of Amistad where the critics made mention of his very solid performance. Mr. Mack has performed on Broadway in Smokey Joe’s Café and 3 Mo’ Tenors. He has been the tenor soloist in The Verdi’s Requiem, Mozart Requiem, Elijah, The Seven Last Words, and other notable oratorios. He recently performed the role of Frederick Douglass in the new musical Common Ground and the title role in Emmett Till. Mr. Mack is very proud to be the General Director/Co-Founder of Opera Noire of New York.