"The near-manic sentiments of ‘O nera colpa! Orribilmente inflitta entro l’occhio dell’anima!’ in the first part of Act Three are imparted by De Vine with resonant certitude. De Vine’s reading of ‘S’empian le coppe di prezioso vino’ in the second part of Act Four trembles with the conflicting emotions of a man who senses that the game is up. Dramatically, De Vine is a Claudio worthy of the Globe: musically, he speaks Faccio’s musical language with compelling fluency." - CD REVIEW: Franco Faccio — AMLETO
Baritone Shannon A. De Vine opened 2013 in New York City as Gerard in Andrea Chenier under Maestro Alberto Veronesi and the Opera Orchestra of NY. Also at the beginning of 2013, this exciting, new baritone was also invited to perform as Iago in Otello at Il Teatro Verdi for his debut in Italy. He also recently performed Ceccho del Vecchio in Wagner’s opera Rienzi at the Avery Fisher Hall under Maestro Eve Queler and sung Michonnet in Adriana Lecouvreur also with Maestro Alberto Veronesi. He was also invited to perform Nelusko in L’Africaine with Maestro Eve Queler and The Opera Orchestra of NY also in Lincoln Center. He was invited to perform at the Italian Embassy in Washington, D.C. for the Italian Ambassador to the United States with the New York Opera Society seen as Escamillo, Gerard in Andrea Chenier and Silvio in I Pagliacci with Maestro Emmanuel Plasson. He’s also been Scarpia in Greece with the Mid-America Productions, Leporello in Don Giovanni as well as Ford in Falstaff at the Theatre Municipal in Toulouse, France. Mr. De Vine has sung Giorgio Germont in La Traviata and Silvio in Pagliacci with the Opera Co. of Brooklyn. Also in NY he’s been Alfio in Cavalleria Rusticana, Iago in Otello, Valentin in Faust, Conte di Luna in Il Trovatore, Marcello in La Boheme and Captain Balstrode in Peter Grimes with One World Symphony. He has sung Michele in Il Tabarro with Vertical Players Repertory after which The NY TIMES said “After just a few hours notice Mr. De Vine stepped in and is a very impressive baritone in the role of Michele” and also wrote, “We can’t wait to see him on bigger and more important stages”.
He has appeared with the Aspen Opera Theater Center as Michele in Puccini’s Il Tabarro as well as the roles of Ford in Falstaff both with Maestro Juluis Rudel and Guglielmo in Cosi fan tutte with Maestro Sian Edwards.
He made his Houston Grand Opera debut as Morales in Ron Daniel’s new production of Carmen under Maestro Alain Lombard. Other roles with HGO include Riolobo in Florencia en las Amazonas, Top in Copland’s The Tender Land and Guglielmo in Cosi fan tutte.
He joined the Tanglewood Music Center for his debut as Jose Tripaldi having been chosen specifically by the composer Osvaldo Golijov under the baton of Maestro Robert Spano in participation with world premiere opera Ainadamar. Ainadamar was commissioned by the BSO and Jose Tripaldi was written for Mr. De Vine and he later performed Ainadamar for the inaugural season at the Walt Disney Theater in Los Angeles under the baton of Miguel Harth Bedoya. While earning his Master’s degree from the Juilliard School, he performed the roles of Demetrius in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Silvio in I Pagliacci. Other roles include Ottone in L’Incorazione di Poppea and John Sorel in The Consul, as Sharpless in Madama Butterfly the Vicar in Albert Herring and Figaro in Il Barbiere di Siviglia.
In concerts, recital and orchestral appearances the baritone has performed in Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall for Vaughn William’s Dona nobis pacem, in recital at the Rose Hall at Lincoln Center and Seiji Ozawa Hall in Tanglewood, with the Houston Symphony Orchestra, a recital for The Richard Tucker Foundation and as soloist in Puerto Rico for Mozart’s Coronation Mass with June Anderson and La Orquestra Sinfonica de Puerto Rico under Maestro Guillermo Figueroa.
Among his many awards and recognitions include winner of the Licia Albanese – Puccini Foundation Awards, a semi-finalist in the Marseille International Voice Competition in France, the International Voice Competition of Francisco Vinas in Barcelona, finalist in the Opera National de Paris de la Bastille International Voice Competition, winner of the MacAllister Awards, the Rosa Ponselle International Voice Competition and winner of the Verdi Concerto Competition at the Aspen Music Festival.