""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 2018/19 season as Ashby La fanciulla del West at Maryland Opera. Remaining in the region, he moves on to Washington National Opera for the role of Father Palmer Silent Night before returning home to the Bay Area for Christmas concerts. He inaugurates another new role as the Father in Blue, written by Jeanine Tesori and Tazewell Thompson for the world premiere of the piece at Glimmerglass Festival.
Last season, Mr Kellogg appeared as Monterone in Minnesota Opera’s new production of Rigoletto, and revived the role of Sam Bakewell The Summer King at Michigan Opera Theatre, a role he inaugurated at Pittsburg Opera during its world premiere.
Recent career highlights include his appearance as Mephistopheles Faust at Opera de Lausanne in a return engagement, and at Opera de Oviedo, Spain; he was Zuniga Carmen at PORTopera, and Young Emile Champion for Opera Parallele in its West Coast premiere. As Sarastro Die Zauberflöte Kenneth made his debut at Opéra de Lausanne, and also sang the role at Virginia Opera and Opera Memphis. At Annapolis Opera, Kenneth made his debut as Don Alfonso Così 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)