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Nmon Ford

Nmon Ford

A featured soloist on the four-time 2006 Grammy Award-winning album (including "Best Classical Recording") Songs of Innocence and of Experience (Naxos) and the Grammy Award-winning album Transmigrations (Telarc), Panamanian-American Nmon Ford enjoyed many successful debuts over the past season, among them the role of Jochanaan (Salome) with Opéra National de Bordeaux, and the title role of Ernest Bloch’s Macbeth at Chicago Opera Theater. Recently, Ford performed Brahms’ Requiem with the Milwaukee Symphony, Carmina burana with the Atlanta and St. Louis Symphonies, Scarpia (Tosca) with Madison Opera and Zurga (Les pêcheurs de perles) at Michigan Opera Theater. After singing Mahler's Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen with Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire (ONPL), he was immediately re-engaged by the ONPL for Mahler's Kindertotenlieder and Fauré's Requiem. Additional engagements include Shostakovich’s Thirteenth Symphony with the Chicago Symphony at Ravinia and the Los Angeles Philharmonic at Disney Concert Hall, Carmina burana with the Pittsburgh Symphony, and Escamillo (Carmen) at Palm Beach Opera. Ford appeared at Teatro Comunale di Bologna in the title role of Pier Luigi Pizzi's production of Don Giovanni, followed by the role of Escamillo (Carmen) at the Szeged Open-Air Festival in Hungary. In recent seasons he sang his first engagements at the Sferisterio Festival in Macerata, Italy in the title role of a new production of Attila and as Holofernes in a new production of Juditha Triumphans, preceded by Don Giovanni and the title role in The Emperor Jones at Teatro delle Muse di Ancona (Italy), Scarpia and the title role in Billy Budd at Hamburg State Opera, Escamillo at Palm Beach Opera, and Conte di Luna (Il trovatore) at Virginia Opera.   Ford’s recordings include Vai DaCapo – Songs of Delight (Universal/Decca; Billboard Top 20, Classical and Classical Crossover), Vaughan Williams’s Serenade to Music (Concord) with Robert Spano and the ASO and Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody (In-Akustik).