Adjunct FacultyCedar Valley CollegeCourses: Cedar Hill High School
Tenor Barron Coleman has performed in the best opera theaters in the world, entertaining audiences in Italy, France, Australia and Japan. A native of Texas, he has many national debuts to his credit, including Houston Grand Opera, Seattle Opera, Los Angeles Opera and Dallas Opera. Mr. Coleman spent 2000-2002 singing at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, Spain, lending his voice to the roles of Il Messaggero in Aida, Le Premier Philistin in Samson et Dalila and Maintop in Billy Budd.
In 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 also sang 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 stretches from the title role in Monteverdi’s Orfeo to the demanding role of Tony in Henze’s masterpiece Elegy for Young Lovers. Other performances include appearances at L’Opera Comique, Theâtre de Luxemburg and Lyric Opera of Chicago in addition to tackling the roles of Eisenstein from Die Fledermaus and Don Jose in Bizet’s Carmen.
Having done professional studies at the Juilliard School, he earned a master’s degree in music from the Manhattan School of Music; and master of music, bachelor of music and bachelor of music education degrees from Southern Methodist University. He is a candidate for the Doctor of Musical Arts Degree at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas.