World-renowned operatic bass-baritone
For three decades, Samuel Ramey has reigned as one of the music world’s foremost interpreters of bass and bass-baritone operatic and concert repertoire. With his powerful vocalism, exceptional musicianship, elegant stage presence and uncommon theatrical abilities, he commands an impressive breadth of repertoire—from the fioratura of Argante in Handel’s Rinaldo, which was the vehicle of his acclaimed Metropolitan Opera debut in 1984, to the dramatic proclamations of the title role in Bartok’s Bluebeard’s Castle. As the most recorded bass in history, Ramey has more than 80 recordings that span operas, arias, symphonic works, solo recital programs and popular crossover albums, which have garnered him several major awards including three Grammy Awards.
The Lied Center welcomes this Kansas native to the stage to share music and stories, with accompaniment by Warren Jones on piano.