Douglas Dodson

Douglas Dodson, an "unusually sparkling countertenor" (Kansas City Star), is originally from Spearfish, South Dakota. A performer of early as well as modern music, Dodson has been featured as a soloist in concert and chamber works by Adès, Bernstein and Britten, as well as the concert repertoire of baroque composers including Bach, Buxtehude, Carissimi, Handel, Pergolesi, Telemann and Vivaldi. His operatic credits include roles in well-known pieces by Handel (Giulio Cesare and Semele) and Purcell (Dido and Aeneas), as well as more obscure works by Monteverdi (Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria), Purcell (fully staged productions of his semi-operas Dioclesian and The Fairy Queen) and Johann Georg Conradi (the second modern production of his 1691 singspiel Die schöne und getreue Ariadne). Recent performances include the 1731 version of Handel’s Rinaldo with Opera Vivente in Baltimore, Maryland.