Kenneth Kellogg

Praised for his commanding stage presence and rich, resonant bass, Kenneth Kellogg is quickly gaining recognition as a sought after young artist. Born and raised in Washington, D.C, music has been a part of his life since grade school. Nurtured in the public school syst by amazing music teachers, he participated in choirs throughout the city and began formal training at the Duke Ellington School of the Performing and Visual Arts as a Vocal and Visual Arts student. Among his roles, many are staples of opera repertoire: The title role, in Mozart Don Giovanni, as well as Leporello and Il Commendatore, Mephistopheles in Gounod Faust, Don Alfonso in Mozart Cosi fan tutte, Ramfis and Il Re in Verdi Aida, Colline in Puccini La Boh e, the title role of Handel Hercules, The King in Handel Ariodante, Osmin in Mozart Die Entfuhrung aus d Serail, Sarastro and the Speaker in Mozart Die Zauberflote, Sparafucile in Verdi Rigoletto, Fasolt in Wagner Das Rheingold. Never afraid to step outside of the box of traditional repertoire, Mr. Kellogg has been involved with several new operas. He sang the role of Queequeg in the workshop of Jake Heggie acclaimed, Moby Dick at San Francisco Opera. He led the cast in the west coast premiere of Terence Blanchard Champion: An Opera in Jazz, as the champion boxer, Young ile Griffith, to rave reviews with Opera Parallele. He has been a guest at the Opera America New Works Forum in NY, where among other roles, he brought to life the character of Sam Bankhead in Dan Sonenberg Opera, The Summer King, about the life of Negro League great, Joshua Gibson. The opera will have its premiere and the honor of being Pittsburgh Opera first world premiere in its 78 year history. He is a frequent collaborator with small companies pushing the boundaries of the Art of Opera and has lent his voice to several voice-over projects. Mr. Kellogg has managed a very active performing schedule between the US and Europe. He has worked with many leaders in the field at houses including San Francisco Opera, LA Opera, Washington National Opera, Atlanta Opera, Washington Concert Opera, Canadian Opera Company, Opera Tampa, Opera M phis, Opera North Carolina, Opera Parallele, and is set to make several role and house debuts. His European debut was in the role of Sarastro at Opera de Oviedo where he returned to sing the devil himself, Mephistopheles in Faust. He also sang the same 2 roles with Opera de Lausanne. He is an Alumnus of the Adler Fellowship Program at San Francisco Opera and the Domingo-Caftriz erging Artist Program at Washington National Opera. He also trained at the Academy of Vocal Arts, Wolf Trap Opera and holds degrees from the University of Michigan and Ohio University.