Deborah Sanders

Arts Management

Nmon Ford


Panamanian American baritone Nmon Ford’s recent highlights include his appearances as Escamillo Carmen at Opera Colorado, English National Opera and Calgary Opera. He joined Atlanta Symphony Orchestra for St Matthew Passion and with Fort Worth Symphony he performed a staged version of The Creation. Contracted for the role of Sharpless Madama Butterfly during the summer at Cincinnati Opera, this season he sings the role again at Detroit Opera, and travels to Opera Carolina for Silvio I Pagliacci before joining Cincinnati Symphony for concert performances of Hamlet as The Spectre. Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony takes him to the Pomona Orchestra, and he returns to Opera Colorado for High Priest Samson et Dalilah.

A feature of past seasons includes his exceptionally reviewed performances as Crown in the new Metropolitan Opera production of Porgy and Bess at English National Opera; and also for the title role Don Giovanni in the UK’s Dorset Opera Festival.  He sang A Sea Symphony under the baton of Robert Spano with Dallas Symphony Orchestra, and his own composition, The House of Orpheus, which was slated for a premiere run in March 2020 at London’s Young Vic Theatre directed by Charles Randolph-Wright, is set for a US premiere in Season 2024/25.

“Ford – last seen in the UK as Crown in the ENO production of Porgy and Bess – was a casting coup for Dorset’s artistic director, Roderick Kennedy. The audience was unable to take its eyes off this Don as he waltzed, pirouetted and jived his way through the role with supreme confidence, accompanied by his warm, ample, seductive baritone. This was a consummate performance that simply knocked spots off…” Martina Bet, The Express, 31 August 2021


“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



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