I was once asked, "what do you think has brought you to this point in your life?” My Answer was, “ I have an undying belief that the universe takes care of people who do what they love and love what they do.” I was also asked, “what is your favorite word?” My answer, “perseverance.” These two ideals are how I approach life.
I began my studies at the Duke Ellington School of the Performing and Visual Arts, from there Ohio University, University of Michigan and the Academy of Vocal Arts. I am an alumnus of Washington National Opera’s Domingo-Cafritz Emerging Artist Program and of San Francisco Opera’s Adler Fellowship Program.
Singing has taken me many places and has introduced me to many people. From outreach performances in inner city Detroit public schools, to concert stages in Japan, to opera stages in Europe and across the U.S. I have been able to experience a life I never could have imagined. At San Francisco Opera I was a King (The Little Prince), Dr. Grenvil (La Traviata), Colline (La Boheme), Pietro (Simon Boccanegra); at Wolf Trap Opera, Quince (A midsummer night’s dream), Ottavio (Le donne curiose), Judge Turpin (Sweeney Todd); Atlanta Opera, Il Re (Aida); Washington National Opera, Don Alfonso (Cosi fan Tutte), Samuel (Un ballo in Maschera), Angelotti (Tosca); Sarastro (Opera de Oviedo).
I’ve received expressions of appreciation from thousands and have been praised and criticized in papers and magazines by many, but what it all comes down to is “doing what I love to do and loving what I do" and, yes…"perseverance."
"Welcome" to Kenneth Kellogg, Bass