Emile de Becque
July 23, 24m, 27, 29, 30m
Baritone Corey Crider is an alumnus of Lyric Opera of Chicago’s Ryan Opera Center and recently returned to the company as Malatesta in Don Pasquale. Additional recent highlights include Marcello in La bohème with Arizona Opera and the Munich Philharmonic, Cavaliere di Belfiore in Un giorno di regno with Sarasota Opera, and Escamillo in Carmen with Opera Lyra Ottawa. In the 2014-15 season, Crider debuted the title role of Sweeney Todd with Madison Opera, sang Marcello in La bohème with Opera on the James, Scarpia in Tosca with the New Philharmonic, Escamillo in La tragédie de Carmen with Opera Naples, the Sacristan in Tosca with the Detroit Symphony, and Dulcamara in The Elixir of Love with Finger Lakes Opera. The 2015-16 season includes the reprise of his celebrated Sweeney Todd with Opera Roanoke, Sharpless in Madama Butterfly with Dayton Opera, Guglielmo in Così fan tutte with Sarasota Opera, Escamillo in Carmen with Lyric Opera of Kansas City, and Handel’s Messiah with Augustana College. In the 2011-12 season, under the baton of Maazel, Crider sang the role of Bartolo in Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia in Beijing, and Escamillo in Bizet’s Carmen in Bari, Italy. He was also featured as the baritone soloist in Faure’s Requiem with the Northwest Indiana Symphony, as Belcore in Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore with Opera on the James, the title role in Don Giovanni with the Natchez Opera Festival, and made his Nashville Opera debut as Sonora in La fanciulla del West. Crider was recently heard at the Castleton Festival in the title role of Gianni Schicchi and as Marcello in La bohème under the baton of Lorin Maazel.