Konstantin Kvach, MM
Born in Russia, bass Konstantin Kvach is greatly admired for his versatility, having both the bel canto technique to sing Handel, Mozart, Rossini, as well as the power to handle the dramatic roles of Verdi and Puccini. He has performed internationally in Germany, Baltic States and as a featured soloist with the Prague Symphony at Dvořak Hall and Jablonec Municipal Theatre in the Czech Republic. Nationally, he performed throughout the states with orchestras, opera companies and choral ensembles including Portland Opera, Washington East Opera, Opera Idaho, Vashon Opera, Opera Coeur d’Alene, Vancouver Opera, PSU Opera, the Oregon Symphony, Southwest Washington Symphony, Newport Symphony, Northwest Chamber Orchestra, Portland Baroque Orchestra, Oregon Pro Arte Orchestra, Central Oregon Symphony, Lower Columbia Symphonic Band, Bravo!Vancouver, among others. Mr. Kvach is a regular guest artist at the Astoria Music Festival, Northwest Performing Arts, Portland SummerFest and Bel Canto Northwest. Roles include Judge in Orphèe, Soldier in Salome, Raimondo in Lucia di Lammermoor, Sparafucile in Rigoletto, Grenvil in La Traviata, Prince Gremin in Eugene Onegin, Eutifronte in Der Stein der Weisen, Don Alfonso in Cosí fan tutte, Colline in La Bohème, Simone in Gianni Schicchi, Pistola in Falstaff, Bartolo in Le Nozze di Figaro, Basilio in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Sarastro in Die Zauberflöte, Alidoro in La Cenerentola, Commendatore in Don Giovanni, Superintendent Budd in Albert Herring, among others. Recordings include the critically acclaimed world premiere recording of Philip Glass’s opera Orphée on Orange Mountain Music, and Veljo Tormis’s On American Shores on Clarion.