Congratulations to bass-baritone Noel Bouley (MM, 2010; AD 2011), who will be making his German debut in Deutsche Oper Berlin‘s upcoming production of Giuseppe Verdi’s Falstaff!
A native of Houston, Texas, Bouley first sang the role of Sir John Falstaff in CCM’s May 2009 Mainstage Series production of the opera. The Deutsche Oper Berlin production opens on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013.
Bouley recently sang Sweeney Todd at the Aspen Music Festival where critics observed that he “inhabited the murderous barber with frightening precision and ease.” He then joined Kentucky Opera as an Ensemble Artist for a second season as the Sacristan in Tosca after performing Zuniga in Carmen and Antonio in The Marriage of Figaro the previous season. He also recently made his debut with the Lexington Philharmonic singing Vaughan-Williams’ Five Mystical Songs, “providing tones of gravitas and rapture to this sublime music.” This past January Bouley took first place in Shreveport Opera’s Singer of the Year Competition.
Among the other characters in Bouley’s opera repertoire are the title roles in The Marriage of Figaro and Falstaff, as well as George in Of Mice and Men, Collatinus in The Rape of Lucretia, Escamillo in The Tragedy of Carmen and Guglielmo in Così fan tutte. On the concert stage Bouley has performed as featured soloist in many works including Penderecki’s Credo, Beethoven’s 9th Symphony and Bach’s Mass in B minor. He made his debut at Avery-Fischer Hall in New York singing the bass solos in Haydn’s Missa in Tempore Belli and Mozart’s Requiem. In 2011 he made his debuts with both the Tucson Symphony Orchestra for Handel’s Messiah and the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra singing Finzi’s Et in terra pax. Bouley received his Master of Music degree in Voice Performance from CCM in 2010, followed by an Artist Diploma in Opera from CCM in 2011. He received a Bachelor of Music degree in both vocal performance and music education from Louisiana State University. Learn more about Noel Bouley here.
About Deutsche Oper Berlin
The Deutsche Oper Berlin, or German Opera of Berlin, is located in the Charlottenburg district of Berlin, and includes the Berlin State Ballet and the award-winning Chorus of the Deutsche Oper Berlin. The Deutsche Oper attracts world-class performers for the grand operatic repertoire: Strauss, Wagner, Verdi and Puccini, plus exciting performances of contemporary works. It is the city’s largest opera company and features an impressive line-up of international casts, top guest conductors and the superb Scottish General Music Director, Donald Runnicles. Learn more about Deutsche Oper Berlin here.