Carl DuPont, Bass-Baritone
Bass-baritone Carl Dupont will debut with OCB as Sir Humphrey Davenaut in the upcoming performance of Der Vampyr on Oct. 29. Carl has been celebrated for his “dramatic, dark tones” in a wide range of roles including Leporello in Don Giovanni, the title character in Dennis Rodman in North Korea, and Jim in Porgy and Bess at the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City. He has performed as a soloist with the Rochester Oratorio Society, Southwest Florida Symphony and the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra. An alumnus of Eastman School of Music, Indiana University and University of Miami’s Frost School of Music, Dr. DuPont currently serves as an assistant professor at the University of North Carolina in Charlotte.
How did you get into Opera?
What, in your opinion, makes OCB unique?
How do you relax when not on stage?
Do you have any advice for other singers?
What are your dream roles?
Which colleagues do you admire?
What/who is your favorite opera and composer? Why?
Cosi fan Tutte by Mozart. Those characters say what I am thinking. It feels like six different sides of me coming to life and interacting.
Which character (not in your voice range) would you most like sing and why?
What other music do you listen to?
Do you read books/watch movies to prepare for a role?
How do you balance a career with a life offstage?
How do you unwind after singing?
The dreaded question: Have you ever appeared in Phantom of the Opera?
I have not, but my first voice teacher taught the second or third singer to sing Phantom on Broadway, so I might be a distant vocal cousin.
Opera Company of Brooklyn Presents: Der Vampyr on Saturday, October 29 from 7 PM to 9:45 PM at 600 W 218th Street, 1 G, NY, NY 10034. Tickets are a suggested donation of $20 in advance, $40 day of and can be reserved online here. For more information about the production and cast, click here.