Praised for his strong “sense of theatricality,” Baritone Kenneth Stavert has performed on operatic, concert and recital stages throughout the United States and Europe. Some of his credits include Guglielmo in Così fan tutte, Figaro in Il barbiere di Siviglia, Yamadori in Madama Butterfly, Sciarrone in Tosca, Schaunard in La bohème, and Gregorio in Roméo et Juliette. He has performed under the batons of conductors such as John DeMain, Neal Gittleman, David Neely and Kostis Protopapas and has worked with stage directors such as Nic Muni, Gary Briggle, Ken Cazan and Robin Guarino. Kenneth’s Orchestral credits include Fauré’s Requiem, Orff’s Carmina Burana, Handel’s Messiah and Mozart’s Vesperae solennes de confessore. He has also been a featured recitalist throughout the United States specializing in less performed English art song. Kenneth has won the 2nd place award in the Southeastern Region of the Metropolitan Opera Competition as well as being a regional finalist in the Central region. He has twice been a winner of the Palm Beach Opera Competition. In 2010 he was a semi-finalist for the Houston Grand Opera Eleanor McCollum Competition for Young Singers, and took first place in the Opera Birmingham competition. In 2011 he was the Grand Prize winner of the Young Patronesses of the Opera / Florida Grand Opera competition. Kenneth Holds a Bachelor of Music in voice performance from the Bob Cole Conservatory of music in Long Beach, California, and a Master of Music degree from the College Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati, Ohio. He currently resides in Cincinnati where he studies with Kenneth Shaw.