Kenneth Tarver


Tenor Kenneth Tarver is a graduate of Interlochen Arts Academy, Oberlin College Conservatory of Music and Yale University School of Music. His repertoire encompasses the operatic roles of Mozart, Rossini, Donizetti, Gluck, Verdi and Berlioz as well as concert works from Bach and Beethoven to Debussy and Stravinsky. Among his operatic performances are Don Giovanni with Claudio Abbado and Daniel Harding in Aix-en-Provence, Così fan tutte at Covent Garden with Colin Davis and Il barbiere di Siviglia with Maurizio Benini at the New York Met. In October 2006 he took the role of Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni under René Jacobs in Brussels, Cologne and Paris and more recently has sung Il barbiere di Siviglia (Conte d’Almaviva) and La Cenerentola (Don Ramiro) at the Bavarian State Opera. He has recorded several of Berlioz’s operas with Colin Davis and the LSO and with Pierre Boulez and the Cleveland Orchestra. He can be heard on the Opera Rara releases Paventa Insano and La donna del lago.