American tenor Barron Coleman has performed in the best opera theaters in the world entertaining audiences from Milan to Paris to Sydney and Japan. A native son of the lone star state, he also has many important national debuts to his credit including Houston Grand Opera, Seattle Opera, Los Angeles Opera, and Dallas Opera. Mr. Coleman spent 2000-2002 in Barcelona singing at the LICEU lending his voice to the roles of Il Messaggero in AIDA, Le Premier Philistin in SAMSON et DALILA and Maintop in BILLY BUD. During the fall of 2003, Mr. Coleman sang in a new production of the Spanish favorite LUISA FERNANDA by Toroba with Los Amigos de la Zarzuela in New York City. In addition to recording Gershwin’s PORGY AND BESS with the Nashville Symphony for the Decca label during the 2005-2006 concert season, Mr. Coleman’s tenor was also heard at Lincoln Center in the Collegiate Chorale’s production of Scott Joplin’s TREMONISHA and in Peter Sellar’s critically acclaimed production of ZAÏDE at the Mostly Mozart Festival. Mr. Coleman’s repertoire choices stretch from the title role in Monteverdi’s ORFEO to the demanding role of Tony in Henze’s masterpiece ELERGY FOR YOUNG LOVERS. Recent performances include appearances at L’Opera Comique, Theâtre de Luxemburg and Lyric Opera of Chicago in addition to tackling the roles of Eisenstein, Pinkerton, and Don Jose.
An alumnus of The Juilliard School, The Manhattan School of Music and Southern Methodist University, Mr. Coleman holds degrees in Vocal Pedagogy, Music Education and Psychology. He is currently a candidate for the Doctor of Musical Arts Degree at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas.