Mr. Doug Dodson
With a voice hailed as “vivid” (Wall Street Journal) and “unusually sparkling” (Kansas City Star), countertenor Douglas Dodson is quickly gaining national recognition for his stylish interpretation of both early and modern works. His wide-ranging repertoire includes operatic roles in well-known works by Handel and Purcell, as well as more obscure works by Monteverdi (Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria), Purcell (fully staged performances of his semi-operas Dioclesian and The Fairy Queen), and Johann Georg Conradi (the second modern production of his singspiel Die schöne und getreue Ariadne). He has also performed oratorio and concert works spanning the whole of the repertory, from Telemann, Handel, and Bach through to Mozart, Saint-Saëns, and Britten.
Recently Mr. Dodson has been heard in solo performances with the Handel Choir of Baltimore (Athamas in Semele), American Repertory Theater (The United Way in the American premiere of Tod Machover’s Death and the Powers), Chicago Opera Theater (Death and the Powers), Opera Vivente (Argante in the American premiere of the 1731 version of Handel’s Rinaldo), and the Harvard-Radcliffe chorus (Bach’s Weihnachts-Oratorium and Schütz’s Magnificat). He also sings regularly with the Handel and Haydn Society (Boston, MA) and Ensemble Origo (Hartford, CT).