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Bass-baritone Kyle Albertson is renowned not only for his versatile voice, confidence, and style, but also for his ability to bring a character to life on stage. Of his recent role début as Bartolo in Il barbiere di Siviglia at Fort Worth Opera, The Dallas Morning News raved: “With a drop-dead gorgeous bass-baritone, Kyle Albertson is younger than the usual Dr. Bartolo, but he’s no less delightful an object of mockery. When he turns on his falsetto to demonstrate an aria from his youth, he sounds like the famously out-of-tune Florence Foster Jenkins.” This season, Mr. Albertson will be making quite a large number of débuts, including a role début of Sharpless in Madama Butterfly at Northern Lights Music Festival; a house début at Lyric Opera of Chicago for their production of Das Rheingold; plus role and house débuts as Donner in Minnesota Opera’s first production of Das Rheingold, in which he also covers Wotan; Lieutenant Horstmayer in Silent Night with Opera San Jose, Magnifico in Cenerentola with El Paso Opera, and DeGuiche in Cyrano with Michigan Opera Theatre. He will also perform a solo in Bruckner’s Te Deum with Houston Symphony.