Kevin Langan

Kevin Langan


Vocalists — Bass

"And easily the best among the secondary roles was the Friar Laurence of veteran bass Kevin Langan. In fact, of all the singers, it was only Langan who offered the complete package: vibrant, ringing tone, polished phrasing, incisive diction, and convincing, unfussy acting. Hopefully, the younger singers (including the two leads) were paying attention to the mastery Langan brought to the 'craft' of being a successful opera singer." —David Laviska, MusicalCriticism.com

New York Times describes Mr. Langan's "Deep, toffee-smooth voice and convincing interpretive abilities" and Opera Magazine comments "The Bartolo of American Bass Kevin Langan was absolutely revelatory:....he delivered 'La vendetta' with a vocal sheen that I have never heard before." —Tim Page, New York Times and Opera Magazine

Kevin Langan, who is well known to South Florida audiences, was a menacing Sparafucile, the professional assassin who offers to solve Rigoletto’s problem with the Duke. In opera everyone talks about high notes, but Sparafucile’s most impressive note is a low F at the end of his sinister dialogue with Rigoletto, and Langan’s deep bass sustained the note memorably as he strode off the stage. —David Fleshler, Jan 2012 -- Florida Grand Opera delivers a powerful and memorable “Rigoletto”

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KEVIN LANGAN
American bass Kevin Langan is clearly one of the most successful artists in opera and concert. His “deep, toffee-smooth voice and convincing interpretive abilities” (Tim Page, N.Y. Times) have made him a favorite with virtually all of the leading North American opera companies. His career currently spans 35 years and almost 1300 performances covering a vast repertoire of over 80 roles from early Baroque through 20th Century works, with the majority of his work in Handel, Mozart and Verdi operas . . .

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