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 BRAD
 KEATING

   Baritone


" Above all, he does justice to Verdi's captivating music"   
Santa Barbara News Press

"
Brilliant!"         
Chicago Tribune

Opera, Musical Theatre and Concert
"What a vital performance Brad Keating gives...His commanding baritone voice catches all the sardonic nuances of his situation." 
                                   Chicago Tribune (world premiere of Ghouls)
 
"Keating's rich sound and presence gave both weight and beauty to the Opera's key moment's, earning him enthusiastic applause after his solos. He continued his glorious work in duets with Manzi where they completely matched each other in phrasing, timing and dynamics." 
                                                             Santa Barbara News-Press

"The role of Engel is a touching one, and Keating brought a robust voice to it."
                                                              Chicago Sun-Times
 
Brad Keating was the standout as Giorgio Germont....Blessed with a warm, flowing baritone, Keating raises the level of every scene he enters...Keating delivers with passion and dignity, Above all, he does justice to Verdi's captivating music."
                                                                  
Ventura County Star

"His Voice has the warmth that made this Prologue poignant." 
                                                             
The (Oregon) Register-Guard

"Brilliant character turn by Brad Keating, Inspired as the empty-headed movie star Randy Curtis." 
                                                                  
Chicago Tribune

"Count Danilo was ably sung and acted by Brad Keating, who made for a dashing and persuasive leading man."
                                                                  Richmond Palladium

"The marvelous repartee between Brad Keating and Sue Wiley was the best thing about 'Rose-Marie'."
                                                                  
Chicago Sun-Times

"Brad Keating's Germont is tremendous....strong and intimidating.... He instills fear, but also shows tenderness and understanding to both Violetta and his son....This is easily the best "La Traviata" I've ever seen." 
  Paul Berenson - The Paul Berenson Show - KTMS Santa Barbara
 

AWARDS
San Francisco Opera Auditions - National Finalist
Metropolitan Opera National Council - Midwest Regional Finalist
WGN/Illinois Opera Guild Auditions of the Air - National Semi-Finalist
Bel Canto Foundation - Winner of Carlo Bergonzi Award
International Opera, LTD Competition - Third Place Winner
Scholarship award from the Metropolitan Opera to study with David Stivender

Opera Rep
Germont   La Traviata
Count Di Luna 
IL Trovatore
Tonio
  I Pagliacci
Silvio
  I Pagliacci
Sharpless
  Madame Butterfly
Escamillo
  Carman
Gianni Schicchi 
Gianni Schicchi
Valentin
  Faust
Mandarin
  Turandot
Danilo
  The Merry Widow
Frank
  Die Fledermouse
Bob
  The Old Maid and the Thief
Enrico
  Lucia di Lammermoor
Geronimo  IL Matrimonio Segreto
Rev. Hale
  The Crucble

Musical Theatre
The Poet 
Kismet
Sky
  Guys and Dolls
Bob Baker
   Wonderful Town
Buquet 
The Phantom of the Opera (Webber)
Firmin
  The Phantom of the Opera (Webber)
Danilo 
The Merry Widow
Dr. Engle 
The Student Prince
Randy
  Lady in the Dark
Curtis
  110 in the Shade
Marauder 
Shenandoah
Cliff 
Cabaret
Dr. Knox
  Ghouls
Preston 
On a Clear Day
Herman 
Rose-Marie
Beauregard
  Mame
Capt. Corcoran  Utopia Unlimited
Horace  Hello Dolly
Blindman
  Glory of Easter
Shepherd
  Glory of Christmas
Joseph
  Glory of Christmas

Recordings
Voices of Broadway  Dodie Petit producer
Merry Christmas 
Disc Studio Detroit
Glory of Christmas  Crystal Cathedral/Johnny Carl

Concert
New Jersey Symphony
Greenbay Symphony
Fox River Valley Symphony
Lake Shore Symphony
Sunday Evening Club Telecast PBS
Luis Palau World Wide Crusade
Starlite Orchestra New York City

Teachers of Note
Voice:
David Stivender (Metropolitan Opera), John Fiorito (Met.), Margaret Harshaw (Met., Indiana University), Elizabeth Fischer (Northwestern University), Hermandas Baer (Northwestern University)
Acting:
Dominic Missimi (Northwestern University), Ron Parady (Northwestern University)

Education
Northwestern University 
B.S. School of Speech
Northwestern University 
Masters Candidate in Vocal Performance