Wesley Rogers (tenor) begins his 2014-15 season with the Dayton Opera, in a concert of Russian repertoire. A frequent performer in Europe, he will be heard at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam as the Shepherd in Stravinsky’s Oedipus Rex. His performances last season included Belmonte in Mozart’s Die Entführung aus dem Serail at the Opéra Royal de Wallonie (Liege) under the baton of Christophe Rousset, Ferrando in a new production of Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte at the Opera de Montpellier, Belmonte at the Prinzregententheater in Munich, and the tenor soloist in Mozart’s Requiem with the Madison Symphony Orchestra. He performed the role of Don Ottavio in Mozart’s Don Giovanni with the Green Mountain Opera Festival. Previous seasons included performances as Belmonte in Die entführung aus dem Serail at the Semperoper Dresden, with L’Opéra National de Montpellier, with Opéra de Liège in Belgium, and in concert at the Théatre des Champs-Elysées in Paris. More performances of Mozart included Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni with the Madison Opera and the National Theatre Opera Prague, and Tamino in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte at the Crested Butte Musical Festival in Colorado. Locally, Mr. Rogers has appeared in performances of the Berlioz Te Deum and Elgar’s Dream of Gerontius at the UC Davis Mondavi Center, and he will reprise his critically praised performance of the Evangelist in Bach’s St. Matthew Passion with American Bach Soloists in January, 2015.

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