""The tall and distinguished Kenneth Kellogg made an eloquent Prince Gremin, his deep bass voice resounding throughout Meymandi Hall as if wrapped in velvet...""
Josmar Lopes, 12 March 2016
""Kenneth Kellogg, a 6-foot 5-inch bass baritone who has sung in starring roles at Washington Opera, does most of the heavy expositional lifting as the young Griffith. With appropriate panache, and a chiseled boxer’s body, he makes a believable character, with a voice than can handle both the operatic and the jazz portions." "
Seen and Heard International, Harvey Steiman, 19 February 2016
American bass, Kenneth Kellogg begins the 2019/20 season in Europe as he returns to Ópera de Oviedo in the role of Count Sam Horn Un ballo in Maschera. He travels to Kraków, Poland for performances of Rossini’s Sigismondo singing the two roles of Ulderico and Zenovito with Capella Cracoviensis. At both Washington National Opera and Lyric Opera of Chicago the artist returns to the role of Father Blue written by Jeanine Tesori and Tazewell Thompson for Glimmerglass Festival’s world premiere of the piece last summer where he inaugurated the role to great acclaim. Also at Washington National Opera he makes his role debut as Crown Porgy & Bess, and on the concert platform he joins Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra for the newly commissioned Obama Song Cycle for the Charles Ives Concert Series.
Recent highlights include the role of Monterone in Minnesota Opera’s new production of Rigoletto, and he revived the role of Sam Bakewell The Summer King at Michigan Opera Theatre, a role he inaugurated at Pittsburg Opera during its world premiere. He returned to Washington National Opera for Father Palmer Silent Night and sang the role of Ashby La fanciulla del West at Maryland Opera.
Other career highlights include his appearance as Mephistopheles Faust at Opera de Lausanne in a return engagement, and at Opera de Oveido, Spain; he was Zuniga Carmen at PORTopera, and Young Emile Champion for Opera Parallele in its West Coast premiere. As Sarastro Die Zauberflote, Kenneth made his debut at Opera de Lausanne, and also sang the role at Virginia Opera and Opera Memphis. At Annapolis Opera, Kenneth made his debut as Don Alfonso Cosi fan tutte.
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Glimmerglass Festival, Blue
Kenneth Kellogg as the Father… provided strong stage presences…
Opera Magazine, John Rockwell, September 2019
Michigan Opera Theatre, Summer King
Jacqueline Echols and Kenneth Kellogg made important contributions as Helen and Sam.
Opera Magazine, George Loomis, September 2018
Kenneth Kellogg's Opera Repertoire
Champion (Young Emile Griffith)
A Midsummer’s Night Dream (Quince)
Anna Bolenna (Lord Rochefort)
Porgy and Bess (Crown)
Ariodante (Rè di Scozia)
Moby Dick (Queequeg)
Amahl and the Night’s Visitors (Balthazar)
L’incoronazione di Poppea (Seneca)
Don Giovanni (Il Commendatore, Leporello)
Cosi fan tutte (Don Alfonso)
Die Zauberflöte (Sarastro, Sprecher)
Die Entführung aus dem Serail (Osmin)
Les contes d’Hoffmann (Crespel)
La Bohème (Colline)
Silent Night (Father Palmer)
Die Gezeichneten (Citizen 3, Giant citizen)
Samson et Dalila (Abimelech)
Sweeney Todd (Judge Turpin)
The Summer King (Sam Bankhead)
Eugene Onegin (Prince Gremin, Zaretsky)
Un Ballo in Maschera (Samuel, Count Ribbing)
La Traviata (Dr. Grenvil)
Il Trovatore (Ferrando)
Simone Boccanegra (Pietro)
Le donne curiose (Ottavio)
Kenneth Kellogg's Concert Repertoire
St. Matthew Passion (Jesus)