Tenor Tony Boutté made his professional operatic debut as Orfeo in the groundbreaking Monteverdi Cycle with Skylight Opera of Milwaukee. Since then he has appeared in a wide range of roles, including Ottavio in Don Giovanni, Acis in Handel’s Acis & Galatea with soprano Elizabeth Futral, and Gandhi in the Philip Glass opera Satyagraha. As an oratorio and concert singer, Tony has performed with ensembles including Les Arts Florissants, Tafelmusik, Les Talens Lyriques, Opera Lafayette, Washington Bach Consort, New York Collegium, Violons du Roy, Boston Baroque, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, and Musica Angelica. Tony has performed numerous premiers, including John Eaton’s Benjamin Button (Symphony Space,) Arjuna’s Dilemma by Douglas Cuomo (BAM), Michael Gordon’s Chaos, Betsy Jolas’ Motet III, Bang on a Can’s Carbon Copy Building and In the Penal Colony by Philip Glass. Tony has recorded a wide range of material, from Bach’s St. John Passion (Smithsonian Chamber Orchestra) and operas by Lully (Armide) and Sacchini (Oedipe à Colone) to world premier recordings of Carbon Copy Building and Arjuna’s Dilemma. His festival appearances include Salzburg, Aspen, Bard, Schleswig-Holstien, Settembre, Aldeburgh, Versailles Autumn Festival and Tage Alte Muzik Regensburg. Tony made his Carnegie Hall debut in 2006 singing Handel’s Messiah with Masterwork Chorus. He is currently on the voice faculty of University of Miami’s Frost School of Music and directs ARCANUM, a baroque ensemble based in Miami, FL. Upcoming recordings include works by de la Guerre and Philidor. Recent Reviews: New York Times (6/17/10) The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (John Eaton) “There was committed work from all eight singers, especially the tenor Tony Boutté in the double role of Benjamin’s father and son.” Opera News (12/17/08) Arjuna’s Dilemma (Douglas Cuomo) “The BAM performances featured Tony Boutté as Arjuna. His performance was so pure and emotional, his tenor so exciting…” The New York Times (11/7/08) for Arjuna’s Dilemma (Douglas Cuomo) “Arjuna is portrayed by the tenor Tony Boutté in a vulnerable and anguished performance.”