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Douglas Balkin   -   Biography

Bass-baritone Douglas Balkin is a native of Geneseo, NY and a current resident of Evanston, IL. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Vocal Performance from Oberlin Conservatory, and recently completed his Master of Music at the University of Illinois. He has performed in operatic venues all over the world, most recently having appeared in the role of Don Alfonso in Petite Opera’s production of Così Fan Tutte. Other favorite roles performed include the Count in Le Nozze di Figaro, Fiorello in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Florian in Princess Ida, and King Melchior in Amahl and the Night Visitors. Douglas is also a seasoned concert soloist, having sung Pontius Pilate in J.S. Bach’s St. John Passion, the bass solo for Dvorak’s Stabat Mater, and the baritone solo for the Brahms’s Ein Deutsches Requiem.

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