Style: Pop; Opera; Gospel; Classical; Musical Theatre
Title: Assistant Professor
Bio: Carl DuPont, DMA, is a vocalist equally engaged in performing, teaching, and research, whom The South Florida Classical Review has celebrated for his “dramatic, dark tones.” Major operatic credits include productions at The Glimmerglass Festival, Columbus Opera, Opera Carolina, First Coast Opera, Toledo Opera, Opera Saratoga, Sarasota Opera, Cedar Rapids Opera, El Palacio de Bellas Artes, Opera Company of Brooklyn, and Leipzig Opera. DuPont has performed with many of the world’s leading orchestras in performances across the United States, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia, under the batons of Riccardo Muti, Kurt Masur, Riccardo Chailly, and Zubin Mehta.
In the role of Murray on the world premiere recording of Death of Webern, Fanfare Magazine noted his “lyricism that underpins every statement.” The American Record Guide called his solo debut album, entitled The Reaction, “a special album that brings deserved attention to these fine composers. If you enjoy art song, this is not something to miss.”
Recently appointed at the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University, he has developed and now teaches a course on African American Art Song Composers. This course aligns with DuPont’s research in Transformative Inclusion in higher music education and care of the professional voice. Future engagements include a return to Carnegie Hall as the bass soloist in Mozart’s Solemn Vespers, the title character in Mendelssohn’s Elijah with Bach in Baltimore, and a return to his favorite role as Leporello in Don Giovanni with Opera Columbus.
Voice Type: Baritone
Music Styles Taught: Pop; Opera; Gospel; Classical; Musical Theatre
Availability: I am available as a performer; I am currently accepting private students; I am available as a clinician or presenter; I accept students through a college or university program