Lauded by Opera News for his, “rich, dark baritone; a sumptuous, steady stream as smooth as silk,” American baritone Corey Crider is an alumnus of Lyric Opera of Chicago’s Ryan Opera Center. Corey recently made both his Asian and European debuts under the baton of Lorin Maazel, singing the role of Bartolo in Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia at the National Center for the Performing Arts in Beijing, and singing the role of Escamillo in Bizet’s Carmen at the historic Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari, Italy.
Corey was recently heard as Belcore with Opera on the James and as a guest soloist with Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra's Faure Requiem. At the Castleton Festival, Corey sang the title role of Gianni Schicchi as well as Marcello in La bohème under the baton of Lorin Maazel. For the Lyric Opera of Chicago he has performed Belcore in L’elisir d’amore (matinee performances), Yamadori in Madama Butterfly, and Larkens in La fanciulla del West. Also an alumnus of Florida Grand Opera’s young-artist program, Corey has been heard on their mainstage as Schaunard in La bohème and Prince Yashvin in the world premiere of Anna Karenina by David Carlson.

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