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Soloman Howard


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.
Soloman Howard