Baritone Kevin Spooner is in his second year at the A.J. Fletcher Opera Institute, pursuing his Master of Music in Vocal Performance. He is a recent graduate of the Eastman School of Music, where he studied under Anthony Dean Griffey.
During the 2022-23 season, Spooner made his professional debut as Marchese D’Obigny in Verdi’s “La Traviata” with the Piedmont Opera. He also performed the role of Rodomonte in Haydn’s “Orlando Paladino” and the role of Sir Anthony Absolute in Kirke Mechem’s “The Rivals” with the A.J. Fletcher Opera Institute.
In 2022, Spooner performed the role of Schaunard in Puccini’s “La bohème” with Opera Steamboat and performed the role of Paul’s Father in Gregory Spears’ “Paul’s Case” with the Ad Astra Music Festival. Spooner made his 21st century opera debut as Johannes “Pa” Zegner in Missy Mazzoli’s “Proving Up” with the Eastman Opera Theater and reprised the role with Notre Dame Opera. He is a student of Glenn Siebert.