Nmon Ford


Panamanian-American baritone Nmon Ford won exceptional reviews when he appeared as Crown last season in the new Metropolitan Opera co-production of Porgy & Bess at English National Opera in London and later at Dutch National Opera. He stepped into new territory composing his own piece, Orpheus: a house music opera, slated for its world premiere at London’s Young Vic Theatre in March 2020 directed by Charles Randolph-Wright.  At Dallas Symphony Orchestra he sang A Sea Symphony under the baton of Robert Spano, prior to which he won accolades from press and public alike for his arresting performance as The Celebrant in Bernstein’s Mass at Lincoln Center. Recent career highlights include Jochanaan Salome with Patricia Racette at Pittsburgh Opera, Don Pizzaro Fidelio with Christine Goerke at Cincinnati Opera, and in concert with Atlanta Symphony Iago Otello with Russell Thomas in the title role.

 This season in January, the artist joins Opera Colorado for a specially-curated concert with Laquita Mitchell, designed to be streamed for the company’s donors and subscribers, after which Mr Ford travels to Canada for the role of Creon Oedipe with Montreal Symphony Orchestra.

“Of the major characters, only Nmon Ford as Bess’s violent lover Crown has the necessary vocal heft and stage presence, and his ability to cow the entire community during the storm scene arouses a genuine thrill of terror.”

Rupert Christiansen, The Telegraph, 12 October 2018

“Calm and collected, Nmon Ford, as the Celebrant, made a sweet sound…”

NY Times, Zachary Woolfe, 18 July 2018

BERLIOZ Samson et Dalila (Le grand prêtre)
BIZET Carmen (Escamillo)
Les pêcheurs de perles (Zurga)
BLOCH Macbeth (Macbeth)
CATÁN Florencia en el Amazonas (Riolobo)
GIORDANO Andrea Chénier (Carlo Gérard)
GRUENBERG The Emperor Jones (Brutus Jones)
LEONCAVALLO I pagliacci (Tonio)
MASCAGNI Cavalleria Rusticana (Alfio)
MASSENET Hérodiade (Hérode)
MOZART Don Giovanni (Don Giovanni)
PUCCINI Tosca (Scarpia)
STRAUSS, R. Die Liebe der Danae (Jupiter)
Salome (Jochanaan)
VERDI Aïda (Amonasro)
Un ballo in maschera (Renato)
Don Carlo (Posa)
Ernani (Don Carlo)
Macbeth (Macbeth)
Nabucco (Nabucco)
Otello (Iago)
La traviata (Germont)
Il trovatore (di Luna)
Rigoletto (Rigoletto)
WAGNER Lohengrin (Telramund)
Parsifal (Amfortas, Klingsor)
Tristan und Isolde (Kurwenal)
BACH, J.S. Cantata no.205
St. Matthew Passion
BEETHOVEN Symphony 9
BERLIOZ L’enfance du Christ
BLOCH Sacred Service
BOLCOM Songs of Innocence and of Experience
BRAHMS Ein deutsches Requiem
BRITTEN War Requiem
DEBUSSY L’enfant prodigue
Trois ballades de François Villon
DELIUS Sea Drift
DE FALLA Sietes cançiones populares Españolas
ELGAR The Dream of Gerontius
ELLINGTON Sacred Songs
FAURÉ Requiem
HANDEL Judas Maccabeus
HAYDN Creation
HIGDON Dooryard Bloom
MAHLER Das Lied von der Erde
Des Knaben Wunderhorn
Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen
Symphony 8
MOZART Concert Aria, “Mentre ti lascio, o flglia”
Concert Aria, “Per pietà, non ricercate”
ORFF Carmina Burana
RAVEL Don Quichotte à Dulcinée
THEOFANIDIS Creation/Creator
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Five Mystical Songs
Sea Symphony
Serenade to Music
VILLA-LOBOS Symphony 10, “Amerindia”
WALTON Belshazzar’s Feast