Deborah Sanders

Arts Management

Kenneth Kellogg


American bass Kenneth Kellogg’s recent engagements include several role debuts: Basilio Il Barbiere di Siviglia at San Francisco Opera, Grand Inquisator/Phillippe II (c) Don Carlo and Bartolo Le Nozze di Figaro both at Maryland Lyric Opera, Rocco Fidelio at North Carolina Opera, and Raimondo Lucia de Lammermoor at Madison Opera. He soon sings Ramfis and Il Re in two different productions of Aida, and returns to the role of Sparafucile Rigoletto at Intermountain Opera Bozeman.


A significant feature of the artist’s recent career is the Father Blue, a role written largely for him by Jeanine Tesori and Tazewell Thompson. He appeared in the role in the world premiere at Glimmerglass Festival and in productions following at Detroit Opera, Seattle Opera, Pittsburgh Opera, Toledo Opera and in Washington National Opera’s recording of the work. He soon travels to Amsterdam, The Netherlands, to appear in the European premiere at Dutch National Opera.

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