Baritone Dwayne Croft, a 1983 graduate of the Voice and Opera program in the Conservatory of Music, stars as Germont in the current Metropolitan Opera production of La Traviata. Croft will reprise the role again for the Met in March.
Croft has appeared in more than 300 performances of 25 roles with Metropolitan Opera, which he joined in 1989 in the Young Artist Development Program. He won the prestigious Richard Tucker Foundation Award in 1996 and has been a leading artist with such prominent opera theatres as Opéra de Paris, Vienna Staatsoper, Salzburg Festival and Lyric Opera of Chicago.
This season he will also perform Puccini’s Lescaut and Marcello with the Metropolitan Opera. His concert work will include performances of Berlioz’s Lelio with the San Francisco Symphony as well as the composer’s grand work Les Trojens with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, including an appearance at the Orchestra’s summer home in Tanglewood.