Kenneth Kellogg’s recent career highlights include his debut at San Francisco Opera as Basilio Il Barbiere di Siviglia and Dr Bartolo Le Nozze di Figaro at Maryland Lyric Opera following his role debut there as Grand Inquisitor/Philip II (c) Don Carlo. He appeared as Commendatore Don Giovanni at Seattle Opera and returned for the role of Father Blue, and brought the roles of Rocco Fidelio at North Carolina Opera, Raimondo Lucia de Lammermoor at Madison Opera into his repertoire. He travelled to Kraków, Poland for highly lauded performances of Rossini’s Sigismondo in the two roles of Ulderico and Zenovito with Capella Cracoviensis.
Kenneth Kellogg created the role of Father Blue, written by Jeanine Tesori and Tazewell Thompson, for Glimmerglass Festival’s world premiere, which brought him great acclaim. He recently appeared in the role at Detroit Opera and at Pittsburgh Opera and appeared on the recording made by Washington National Opera; he soon travels to Amsterdam in The Netherlands for the European premiere of Blue.
Born and raised in Washington, D.C, the artist began his formal musical training at the Duke Ellington School of the Performing and Visual Arts. He continued his studies at the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia, and he is an Alumnus of the Adler Fellowship at San Francisco Opera and the Domingo-Cafritz Emerging Artist Program at Washington National Opera.
Future engagements include the roles of Ramfis and Il Re Aida, and Sparafucile Rigoletto.