College of Music Program Book 2011-2012: Ensemble & Other Performances, Volume 3 Page: 96
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RICHARD CROFT, tenor, is internationally renowned for his performances with leading
opera companies and orchestras around the world, including the Metropolitan Opera,
Salzburg Festival, Op6ra National de Paris, Berlin Staatsoper, Opera Zurich, Glyndebourne
Festival, Cleveland Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra and New York Philharmonic.
During the 2011-2012 season, Croft reprises his critically acclaimed performance as M.K.
Gandhi in Philip Glass's Satygraha for Metropolitan Opera, which will also be broadcast
live in high definition to movie theaters around the world. He also appears at the Bayerische
Staatsoper in the title role of Mozart's Mitridate under the baton of Ivor Bolton, and in
performances of Handel's Theodora at the University of North Texas, where he has been
a professor of voice since 2004. His concert calendar includes performances of Messiah
with the Minnesota Orchestra and the San Francisco Symphony, Berlioz's Te Deum with
the Dallas Symphony, and Beethoven's Missa Solemnis with the Los Angeles Philharmonic
and the Berliner Philharmoniker, both conducted by Herbert Blomstedt.
STEPHEN DUBBERLY is in his 13th year as opera music director at the University of
North Texas. He is also associate conductor and chorus master for Fort Worth Opera and
has conducted for Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, Des Moines Metro Opera, and Knoxville
Opera. In 2011, Dr. Dubberly conducted Don Giovanni with Abilene Opera, The Italian Straw
Hat with Amarillo Opera, H.M.S. Pinafore with San Antonio Opera, and Regina and Alcina
with UNT Opera. This season he has conducted Don Giovanni and Lucia di Lammermoor
at UNT and La traviata with Utah Lyric Opera. Dubberly began his studies in Montevideo,
Uruguay, and received his DMA from Yale University.
ELLIOTT FORREST is a Peabody Award winning broadcaster and producer. He is
currently heard on Classical 105.9FM WQXR/WQXR.org and guest hosts for Leonard
Lopate and John Schafer and on WNYC. Specializing in creating visual stage effects for
concerts, he has produced at The Hollywood Bowl, Lincoln Center and at The Town Hall in
New York. Elliott has produced scores of concerts, events and shows including presenting
Alec Baldwin, violinist/composer Mark O'Connor, Eve Ensler, Edward Albee, The New York
Philharmonic Brass, They Might Be Giants, Mike Nichols and Tom Chapin. He recently
directed A Christmas Carol with David Hyde Pierce in The Greene Space, NY. He is the
host and producer of the national radio concerts of The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln
Center and hosts and produces regular podcasts for the New York Philharmonic; has been
the "voice" of "Live From Lincoln Center" on PBS and for 5 years was heard on CNN. He
is the artistic director of ArtsRock in Rockland County. For more than 12 years he was with
the A&E Television Network as host of "Breakfast with the Arts" and "Biography" (www.
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