Anthony Duke Eversole
Anthony Duke Eversole has been acclaimed by critics as having “a powerful voice” and a “dominating presence” on the operatic stage. His rich baritone and strong dramatic skills have brought him much success in a variety of roles. Most recently Mr. Eversole was seen as Sir John Falstaff in Verdi's Falstaff with the University of Oklahoma Opera Theatre. He was also recently featured as a baritone soloist in performances Beethoven's Symphony No. 9, Mendelssohn’s Die erste Walpurgisnacht and Haydn’s Nicolaimesse.
His other roles include Seneca in L'incoronazione di Poppea, Thoas in Iphigénie en Tauride, Papageno in Die Zauberflöte, Vidal Hernando in Luisa Fernanda, Rambaldo in La Rondine, Plunkett in Martha, Peter in Hansel & Gretel, Belcore in L’Elisir d’Amore, Top in The Tender Land, and the title roles in Gianni Schicchi and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.
A recipient of the Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts Opera Fellowship, Mr. Eversole has also received awards from the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, Classical Singer Magazine University Competition, and the National Association of Teachers of Singing. He is currently a Master of Music candidate at the University of Oklahoma, and received his Bachelor of Music degree at Utah State University with a dual emphasis in vocal performance and music education. Mr. Eversole has received additional training from three full seasons with the Utah Festival Opera Company.
Mr. Eversole will join the Maryland Opera Studio and the University of Maryland musical family in 2013 as a doctoral candidate in opera performance.