Kevin Deas has gained international renown as one of America’s leading bass-baritones. He is perhaps most acclaimed for his signature portrayal of the title role in Porgy and Bess, having performed it with the New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, National Symphony, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Pacific Symphony, and the symphonies of Atlanta, Baltimore, Calgary, Columbus, Detroit, Florida, Hartford, Houston, Milwaukee, Minnesota, Montreal, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Utah, and Vancouver, and at the Ravinia, Vail and Saratoga festivals. He repeats the role during the 2015-2016 season with the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Mineria and the Dallas and Buffalo Symphonies.



Posted: Jul-14-2015
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Bass-baritone Kevin Deas discusses his upbringing, Dave Brubeck and more with Philly's Lyric Fest.
Posted: Mar-1-2013
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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
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"A lot of the heavy lifting was given to Kevin Deas, a redoubtable bass-baritone with a strong but not overly resonant voice who was able to lend a homespun, direct flavor to much of what he sang."

— Washington Post
Posted: Nov-8-2015
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Posted: Oct-19-2012