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John Packard
American baritone John Packard is quickly garnering national prominence on the opera stage. He scored impressive critical and public success last year in the title role of Billy Budd for the Lyric Opera of Kansas City. His first appearance with the New York City Opera was as Marcello in La Boheme, a role he has also performed with the Opera Company of Philadelphia and in Franco Zeffirelli's production at the New Israeli Opera. Additional operatic highlights include Sharpless in Madama Butterfly with the Dallas Opera, the Greater Buffalo Opera and at La Fenice in Venice; Valentin (role debut) in Faust in a new David Alden production at the Vienna Volksoper; and two City Opera tours (Figaro/Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Marcello/La Boheme). In concert, he has performed with, among others, the Paris Orchestre Colonne (Silvio/Pagliacci) and the Haifa Symphony (his first performances of Carmina Burana). Packard was the recipient of the Clarisse Kampel Grant from the Richard Tucker Foundation on two occasions and was a prize-winner of the Puccini, Loren Zachary, MacAllister and Liederkranz competitions.

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