A native of Washington, D.C., bass Soloman Howard is in his third year of WNO's Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program. This season with WNO he appears as Alcade of Hornachuelos in The Force of Destiny and Sarastro in The Magic Flute, and he will also sing the role of Colline in La Bohème at Opera North Carolina. Last season at WNO he appeared as Joe in Show Boat, Il Commendatore in Don Giovanni, and as Muhammad Ali in the world premiere of Approaching Ali. Other recent engagements include his Central City Opera debut as Joe in Show Boat, Il Commendatore at Green Mountain Opera Festival, and Sarastro in The Magic Flute at WNO in 2014. In WNO's 2011-12 season he sang the High Priest of Baal in Nabucco. Other recent credits include a debut with Washington Concert Opera as Leone in Verdi's Attila, and performances as The Bonze in Madama Butterfly with PORTopera. Upcoming concerts include singing the role of Moser in I Masnadieri with Washington Concert Opera, and as a soloist with the New York Oratorio Society in Mendelssohn's Die erste Walpurgisnacht.
Morgan State University; Manhattan School of Music; Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist
Where were you born?
What languages do you speak?
What did you want to be growing up?
Singer/NFL wide receiver
What is your favorite thing about living in the DC area?
It is my home town and all of our museums are FREE.
Do you have any pets?
Favorite sports team:
What is one of your favorite places in the world?
Anywhere there are horses
Special talent other than opera:
Lifting weights, playing percussion, horseback riding, buying suits