The baritone Norman Garrett, a native of Texas, studied at the University of Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, Texas Tech University, and the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia. He began his career as a prize winner in more than a dozen international competitions, including the George London Vocal Competition. Engagements have since taken him to Washington National Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, and the Bavarian Staatsoper, as well as the Glimmerglass Festival and Ireland’s Wexford Festival. Garrett’s repertoire spans from Papageno in Mozart’s The Magic Flute through Escamillo in Bizet’s Carmen to Peter Besenbinder in Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel. In 2021-22, he guest starred as Count Almaviva in Mozart’s Figaro at Seattle Opera and was part of the ensemble in Terence Blanchard’s Fire Shut Up in My Bones in performances in Chicago and at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, where he had also ap-peared in Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess.

June 2022