Bass-Baritone
About

Kevin Deas has gained international acclaim as one of America’s leading basses. Lauded for his "burnished sound, clarity of diction and sincerity of expression" and "fervent intensity" by Chicago Tribune critic John von Rhein, Deas has been variously called "exemplary" (Denver Post), "especially fine" (Washington Post) and possessing "a resourceful range of expression" (The Cincinnati Enquirer). He is perhaps most acclaimed for his signature portrayal of the title role in Porgy and Bess, having sung it with the New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, National Symphony, the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, San Francisco, Atlanta, San Diego, Utah, Houston, Minnesota, Baltimore and Montreal symphonies and the Ravinia and Saratoga festivals.

Posted: Oct-10-2012
Latest Recording

With soprano Amanda Forsythe, tenor Keith Jameson, and Boston Baroque. Conducted by Martin Perlman.

"...Pearlman's expert Boston players and vocalists -- Deas; deft, ultra-charming Met tenor Keith Jameson; and springwater-clear soprano Amanda Forsythe, who aces her ravishing arias and scatters delightful trills - make this well-recorded set a delight."
- David Shengold, Time Out New York

Posted: Aug-28-2012
Latest Acclaim

“In the Hiawatha Melodrama, Kevin Deas intones the text with impressive authority, and sings Goin’ Home beautifully.”

— ClassicsToday.com
Posted: Jul-14-2014
Latest Video
Posted: Oct-19-2012