JEFFREY FIELDS (baritone) has performed regularly throughout California as a concert soloist since moving to the Bay Area in 1999. In 1998, he was selected as an Adams Fellow at the Carmel Bach Festival and has had numerous solo appearances there since. He also sings regularly with Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and American Bach Soloists. Recent and current engagements include Manoa in Handel's Samson with Philharmonia Baroque, the role of Jesus in Bach's St. Matthew Passion at the Carmel Bach Festival, Acis and Galatea (Polyphemus) with Berkeley Opera, Bach's Magnificat in E-flat and Cantata 110 with Philharmonia Baroque, the St. Matthew Passion with the Bach Society of St. Louis, the title role in Mendelssohn's Elijah at the Music in the Mountains Festival, Haydn's Creation in Los Angeles, Salinas and Carmel; Bach's Mass in B Minor with the San Francisco Bach Choir; Handel's Messiah in Santa Cruz; and Mozart's Mass in C Minor in Ventura. Mr. Fields taught voice and singers' diction classes at the University of Iowa with Albert Gammon and John van Cura, and was an artist fellow for three seasons at the Bach Aria Festival, Stony Brook, New York. He was a three-time winner of the NATS Central Region auditions. His wide repertoire includes Marcello in Puccini's La Boheme, Papageno in Mozart's Die Zauberflote, and Herod in Massenet's Herodiade, as well as a broad spectrum of concert works, oratorios and art song.

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