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Drew Slatton

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Drew Alan Slatton (Tenor) has thrilled opera audiences across the United States, and Europe. A native of Houston, Texas, he received his degree in music from Louisiana State University and an internship with the New Orleans Opera followed. In 1992, he made his debut in a leading tenor role as Don JosÚ in "Carmen" and, in 1994, received a fellowship in Jerome Hines’ Opera Music Theatre International (OMTI) where he remained until 1997. He has appeared in over 30 leading roles including Pollione in "Norma" with Hawaii Opera Theatre, Pinkerton in "Madama Butterfly" with Orlando Opera, Cavaradossi in "Tosca" with Connecticut Opera and Opera International, Des Grieux in "Manon" with Arizona Opera, Rinuccio in "Gianni Schicchi" and Moby in the world premiere of "Pantomime" with Toledo Opera, Don JosÚ in "Carmen" with Teatro Lýrico di Bari, Edgardo in "Lucia di Lammermoor" and Radames in "A´da" with Opera at Florham, the title role of "Les Contes d’Hoffman" with DiCapo Opera, and the title role of "Andrea ChÚnier" with Pensacola Opera. His extensive recital and concert work has included appearances as a soloist in Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall.

Of his portrayal of Pollione in "Norma" with Hawaii Opera Theater, Ruth O. Bingham of the Honolulu Star-Bulletin said, " Drew Alan Slatton deserves praise for his lovely tenor voice and for delivering a fine performance." For his Cavaradossi in Connecticut Opera’s production of "Tosca," Steve Metcalf of the Hartford Courant said, "Tenor Drew Slatton was the most convincing performer of the night...his ‘E lucevan le stelle’ was a pretty impressive piece of work."

Mr. Slatton’s appearances in the 2000/2001 season include Cavaradossi in "Tosca" with Mobile Opera , Luigi in "Il Tabarro" and Rinuccio in "Gianni Schicchi" with Opera International, Turiddu in "Cavalleria Rusticana" with Boston Bel Canto Opera, Alfredo in "La Traviata" with Metro Lyric Opera, Canio in "I Pagliacci" with New Orleans’ Jefferson Performing Arts Society, Don JosÚ in "Carmen" at Manhattan Center and with Treasure Coast Opera, Manrico in "Il Trovatore" and Radames in "A´da" with National Lyric Opera, and the Duke in "Rigoletto" with DiCapo Opera.

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