Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre
MICHAEL
BALLAM
FOUNDING GENERAL
DIRECTOR
HISTORY OF UFOMT
ELLEN ECCLES THEATRE
DANSANTE BUILDING
UTAH THEATRE
MICHAEL BALLAM
MUSIC & THE MIND
TRAVEL WITH MICHAEL BALLAM
MISSION STATEMENT
PAST SEASONS
AUDITIONS
AUDITION PROCEDURES
FESTIVAL ARTIST PROGRAM
JOBS
GUILD
VOLUNTEER
STAFF DIRECTORY
UFOMT BOARDS
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
NATIONAL ADVISORY BOARD
PURCHASE TICKETS
PRICING & SEATING
GROUP RATES
GIFT CERTIFICATES
EVENTS CALENDAR
POLICIES
DONATE
GUILD
VOLUNTEER
VERA SCAMMON MEMORIAL FUND
OPERA BY CHILDREN
TEACHER IN ATTENDANCE
UTAH FESTIVAL ACADEMY
ACADEMY CLASSES
LITERARY SEMINARS
YOUTH CONSERVATORY
UTAH HIGH SCHOOL
MUSICAL THEATER AWARDS
PARTICIPATION
PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS
UFOMT INTERNSHIP
AT THE FESTIVAL
DRIVING & PARKING
ETIQUETTE
AREA INFORMATION
ACCOMMODATIONS
RESTAURANTS
THINGS TO DO
TRANSPORTATION SERVICES
ARTICLES
PLAYBILL ADVERTISING
SETS
EVENTS CALENDAR
2015 SUMMER SEASON
UTAH FESTIVAL ACADEMY
ACADEMY CLASSES
LITERARY SEMINARS
INSIDE THE FESTIVAL
BACKSTAGE TOURS
BREAKFAST WITH THE STARS
INFORMANCES
TABERNACLE CONCERTS
CAFE DES ARTISTES
FESTIVAL BOUTIQUE
WHAT'S PLAYING?
OPERAS & MUSICALS
MAN OF LA MANCHA
Jul 11 - Aug 8, 2015
Purchase Tickets
HOW TO SUCCEED
Jul 10 - Aug 8, 2015
Purchase Tickets
LA BOHÈME
Jul 8 - Aug 7, 2015
Purchase Tickets
CAROUSEL
Jul 9 - Aug 7, 2015
Purchase Tickets
SPECIAL PERFORMANCES
& CONCERTS
THE PIANISTS!
Jul 11, 2015
Purchase Tickets
INT'L OPERA COMP.
Jul 15 & 29, 2015
Purchase Tickets
ArtTix

WES MASON

CURLY, OKLAHOMA!
BISHOP, LES MISÉRABLES

Praised by Opera News as a "gifted and fiercely committed young baritone...whose voice is spacious and reverberant", Wes Mason continues to be recognized for his vocal distinction and ability to disappear dramatically into his roles. This season sees several company and role debuts for Wes, including Escamillo in La tragédie de Carmen with Syracuse Opera, Zurga in Les pêcheurs de perles with both Baltimore Concert Opera and Delaware Opera, Achilla in Giulio Cesare with Opera Roanoke, Masetto in Don Giovanni with Opera Philadelphia, and both Curly in Oklahoma! and the Bishop in Les Misérables with Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre.

Wes has been widely acclaimed for creating the role of Cuban dissident and poet Reinaldo Arenas in the 2010 world premiere of Jorge Martín’s Before Night Falls with Fort Worth Opera. William Madison called his performance "a tour de force. Constantly onstage, he sang in a mellow, lustrous baritone while simultaneously acting, running, jumping, and dancing."

Previous engagements include Marcello in La bohéme with Fort Worth Opera, Masetto in Don Giovanni with Opera Naples, Moralès in Carmen with the Glimmerglass Festival, Mac and Frank Butler in Francesca Zambello's new production of Annie Get Your Gun, Le Dancaïre in Carmen with Michigan Opera Theatre, Valentin in Faust and both Schaunard and Marcello in La bohème with the Crested Butte Music Festival.

Mr. Mason is a 2013 Career Development Grant recipient from the Sullivan Foundation, a 2012 Opera Index Competition finalist, an Encouragement Award winner in the 2012 Loren L. Zachary Society Competition and a Second Place Regional Winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions in 2009.

A native of Norfolk, Virginia, he holds a Bachelor of Music from the University of Michigan and is a recent graduate of the esteemed Academy of Vocal Arts.

 
 
*UFOMT DEBUT

 
ORDER BY PHONE | 800.262.0074 ext 3
Box Office
FESTIVAL SPONSORS
Cache County - Rapz and Restaurant Taxes FM100 George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation KSL
MediaOne National Endowment for the Arts Utah Division of Arts & Museums Utah - Life Elevated

©2014 Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre. All rights reserved.  |  Privacy Policy  |  Site Map