Bass-Baritone
About

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
Latest News
Bass-baritone Kevin Deas discusses his upbringing, Dave Brubeck and more with Philly's Lyric Fest.
Posted: Mar-1-2013
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

"Deas, who has garnered international acclaim for his portrayal of Porgy in Gershwin’s opera “Porgy and Bess,” was a superb speaker, with a delivery that rang with drama and conviction. His singing was marvelous, with an exceptionally compelling rendering of “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot,” sung a cappella, and the hymn “Goin’ Home,” accompanied by the RSO. I would have loved to hear him sing more."

— The Morning Call
Posted: May-10-2016
Latest Video
Posted: Oct-19-2012