Kyle Albertson

Baritone

Renowned not only for his luxurious voice, confidence, and style, but also for his versatility and ability to bring a character to life on stage, bass-baritone Kyle Albertson is taking the business by storm. In his debut as Wotan in Wagner‚Äôs epic masterpiece Die Walk√ľre, in Maestro Jaap van Zweden final performance with the Dallas Symphony, Theater Jones exclaimed, ‚Äúthe most impressive aspect of this performance came undoubtedly from Wotan‚Ķhis voice masterfully brought the character to life‚ĶAlbertson‚Äôs interactions throughout the performance with his most beloved daughter, Br√ľnnhilde were convincing. Coupled with Albertson‚Äôs commanding, though endearing, baritone, these moments did not seem like an opera concert at all, rather a fully realized engagement of dramatic and musical interpretation.‚ÄĚ

This season, Albertson continues to perform his godly Wotan in Das Rheingold with Virginia Opera and Loriot’s Der Ring an einem Abend with Oper Graz. Additionally, he will perform the role of Angelotti in The Metropolitan Opera’s production of Tosca, and both title roles of Bluebeard’s Castle and Der fliegende Holländer with Opera Roanoke and Oper Graz, respectively.

Kyle joined the Metropolitan Opera roster for Don Giovanni and has since returned for five consecutive seasons in productions of Le nozze di Figaro, Die Zauberflöte, Dialogues des carmélites, The Merry Widow, and Manon. Met engagements in 2020-2021 were to include covering Claggart in Billy Budd, Kurwenal in Tristan und Isolde, and the title role in Der fliegende Holländer. He was also slated to make role debuts as Jochaanan in Salome and Pizarro in Fidelio.

Albertson’s first foray into Wagner’s demanding vocal universe came in his house debut at Lyric Opera of Chicago for their production of Das Rheingold, in which he subsequently performed the role of Donner in Minnesota Opera’s production shortly thereafter. He then went on to cover Greer Grimsley’s Wotan in Francesca Zambello’s production of Der Ring
des Nibelungen for San Francisco Opera and returned to the Lyric Opera of Chicago for their production of Siegfried.