Adjunct FacultyCedar Valley CollegeCourses: Cedar Hill High School
Tenor Barron Coleman has performed in the best opera theaters
in the world, entertaining audiences in Italy, France, Australia and Japan. A
native of Texas, he has many national debuts to his credit, including Houston
Grand Opera, Seattle Opera, Los Angeles Opera and Dallas Opera. Mr. Coleman
spent 2000-2002 singing at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, Spain, lending
his voice to the roles of Il Messaggero in Aida,
Le Premier Philistin in Samson et Dalila
and Maintop in Billy Budd.
In 2003, Mr. Coleman sang in a new production of the Spanish
favorite Luisa Fernanda by Toroba
with Los Amigos de la Zarzuela in New York City. In addition to recording
Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess with the
Nashville Symphony for the Decca label during the 2005-2006 concert season, Mr.
Coleman also sang at Lincoln Center in the Collegiate Chorale’s production of
Scott Joplin’s Tremonisha and in
Peter Sellar’s critically acclaimed production of Zaïde at the Mostly Mozart Festival.
Mr. Coleman’s repertoire stretches from the title role in
Monteverdi’s Orfeo to the demanding
role of Tony in Henze’s masterpiece Elegy
for Young Lovers. Other performances include appearances at L’Opera
Comique, Theâtre de Luxemburg and Lyric Opera of Chicago in addition to
tackling the roles of Eisenstein from Die
Fledermaus and Don Jose in Bizet’s Carmen.
Having done professional studies at the Juilliard School, he
earned a master’s degree in music from the Manhattan School of Music and
master of music, bachelor of music and bachelor of music education degrees from
Southern Methodist University. He is a candidate for the Doctor of Musical Arts
Degree at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas.