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Soloman Howard

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    Making of Opera: Developing Young Artists - Kickoff Meeting

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    Making of Opera: Developing Young Artists - Italian Lessons

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    Making of Opera: Developing Young Artists - National Anthem

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    Making of Opera: Developing Young Artists - Show Boat

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    Making of Opera: The Lion, The Unicorn, and Me - Costumes and Puppets

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    Soloman Howard: Gremin’s aria from Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin

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    Ensemble: "White Christmas"

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    Soloman Howard: "The Grinch Song"

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    Ensemble: "Sing to Love"

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    Soloman Howard: Lion aria

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    WNO In Rehearsal: Soloman Howard as Martin Luther King, Jr.



Biography

Soloman Howard's 2016-17 season includes Metropolitan Opera performances of Aida, Das Rheingold with North Carolina Opera, Beethoven's Ninth Symphony with Christoph Eschenbach and the National Symphony Orchestra, and a European concert tour with Gustavo Dudamel conducting the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra. Highlights of the recent past include Washington National Opera's Der Ring des Nibelungen, a Santa Fe Opera debut in Don Giovanni, and a new production of Simon Boccanegra with l'Opéra national de Bordeaux.

Soloman Howard is a graduate of the Manhattan School of Music and Morgan State University and an alumnus of Washington National Opera's Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program, a program of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

Suzuki (Madama Butterfly), and the Dresser, Schoolboy, and Page (Lulu). The list of symphony orchestras with whom Ms. DeShong has performed includes the Cleveland Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra of St. Luke's, Cincinnati Symphony, National Symphony Orchestra, Toronto Symphony, and the Royal Flemish Orchestra. On DVD, Ms. DeShong can be seen as Hermia in the Metropolitan Opera's pastiche opera, The Enchanted Island, and as Maffio Orsini in the San Francisco Opera's production of Lucrezia Borgia. Her performance with the Toronto Symphony in Handel's Messiah, conducted by Sir Andrew Davis has recently been released on Chandos.

Upcoming Events

  • National Symphony Orchestra: Christoph Eschenbach conducts Beethoven's Ninth Symphony National Symphony Orchestra: Christoph Eschenbach conducts Beethoven's Ninth Symphony

    In his final program as NSO Music Director, Christoph Eschenbach conducts a program that includes Beethoven's unforgettable Ninth Symphony--the masterwork that began his tenure.

  • Washington National Opera: <i>Aida</i> Washington National Opera: Aida

    The timeless conflict of duty versus desire rises like a pyramid in Verdi's towering, impassioned epic. Featuring striking sets and costumes inspired by visionary artist RETNA, Aida is a love triangle for the ages, laid bare against the backdrop of two warring societies spinning out of control.

Soloman Howard