Deborah Sanders

Arts Management

Kenneth Kellogg


American bass, Kenneth Kellogg’s recent highlights include his return to Europe where he travelled to Kraków, Poland for performances of Rossini’s Sigismondo singing the two roles of Ulderico and Zenovito with Capella Cracoviensis. In 2021, he appeared as Commendatore Don Giovanni at Seattle Opera, and returned to San Francisco Opera for the role of Basilio Il Barbiere di Siviglia; this season he brings three new roles into his repertoire: Rocco Fidelio at North Carolina Opera, Raimondo Lucia de Lammermoor at Madison Opera and Grand Inquisitor Don Carlo at Maryland Opera.


A recent highlight of the artist’s career is creating the role of Father Blue written by Jeanine Tesori and Tazewell Thompson for Glimmerglass Festival’s world premiere which brought him great acclaim; he recently appeared in the role at Michigan Opera Theater in Detroit, and sings the role in future at Seattle Opera and Pittsburgh Opera as well as other main centres.

The tall and distinguished Kenneth Kellogg made an eloquent Prince Gremin, his deep bass voice resounding throughout Meymandi Hall as if wrapped in velvet…”

Josmar Lopes,


“None was more impressive than bass Kenneth Kellogg in the rapid-fire patter of Don Basilio’s ‘La calunnia’ … 

The new Faust in Lausanne has, as usual, a fine cast of voices, crowned by a colossal Mephisto – American bass Kenneth Kellogg…”

Le Courrie

Bizet Carmen (Zuniga)
Blanchard Champion (Young Emile Griffith)
Britten A Midsummer’s Night Dream (Quince)
Donizetti Anna Bolenna (Lord Rochefort)
Gershwin Porgy and Bess (Crown)
Gounod Faust (Mephistopheles)
Handel Hercules (title)
Handel Ariodante (Rè di Scozia)
Heggie Moby Dick (Queequeg)
Menotti Amahl and the Night’s Visitors (Balthazar)
Monteverdi L’incoronazione di Poppea (Seneca)
Mozart Don Giovanni (Il Commendatore, Leporello)

Cosi fan tutte (Don Alfonso)

Die Zauberflöte (Sarastro, Sprecher)

Die Entführung aus dem Serail (Osmin)

Massenet Werther (Johann)
Offenbach Les contes d’Hoffmann (Crespel)
Puccini La Bohème (Colline)

Tosca (Angelotti)

Puts Silent Night (Father Palmer)
Schreker Die Gezeichneten (Citizen 3, Giant citizen)
Saint-Saens Samson et Dalila (Abimelech)
Sondheim Sweeney Todd (Judge Turpin)
Sonnenberg The Summer King (Sam Bankhead)
Tchaikovsky Eugene Onegin (Prince Gremin, Zaretsky)
Verdi Un Ballo in Maschera (Samuel, Count Ribbing)

Aida (Ramfis)

La Traviata (Dr. Grenvil)

Il Trovatore (Ferrando)

Macbeth (Banquo)

Simone Boccanegra (Pietro)

Rigoletto (Count Monterone, Sparafucile)

Wolf-Ferrar Le donne curiose (Ottavio)
Bach St. Matthew Passion (Jesus)
Beethoven Symphony No.9
Handel Messiah
Haydn Creation
Verdi Requiem