""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
Season 2017/18 begins auspiciously for American bass Kenneth Kellogg: he appears as Monterone in Minnesota Opera’s new production of Rigoletto, and continues to Detroit to revive the role of Sam Bankhead The Summer King at Michigan Opera Theatre, a role he inaugurated at Pittsburg Opera during its world premiere. September sees him in the role of Ashby La Fanciulla del West for Maryland Opera in Washington DC, and Kenneth returns to Washington National Opera for another contemporary role: Father Palmer Silent Night. Throughout the season, Kenneth participates in events around the US introducing Glimmerglass Opera Festival’s 2019 world premiere Blue by Jeanine Tesori in which he takes the principal role.
Recent career highlights include his appearance as Mephistopheles Faust at Opera de Lausanne and at Opera de Oveido, Spain; he sang Young Emile Champion for Opera Parallele in its West Coast premiere, which won the artist exceptional reviews; as Sarastro Die Zauberflote Kenneth appeared at Virginia Opera and Opera Memphis; at Annapolis Opera, Don Alfonso Cosi fan tutte was a role debut.
Other roles include the title role, Leporello and Il Commendatore Don Giovanni, Ramfis and Il Re Aida, Colline La Boheme, Osmin Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Sparafucile Rigoletto, Fasolt Das Rheingold, and Gremin Eugene Onegin. With an instrument that boasts great ability in the more florid repertoire, the artist has also made role debuts in the title role Hercules, and as The King Ariodante.
Future engagements include the role of Crown Porgy & Bess in a major US house, and the principal male role Blue for Glimmerglass Festival Opera in the summer of 2019.
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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)