Baritone Corey Crider is an alumnus of Lyric Opera of Chicago’s Ryan Opera Center and recently returned to the company as Malatesta inDon Pasquale. Additional recent highlights include Marcello in La bohème with Arizona Opera and the Munich Philharmonic, Cavaliere di Belfiore in Un giorno di regno with Sarasota Opera, and Escamillo inCarmen with Opera Lyra Ottawa. The 2015-2016 season includes the reprise of his celebrated Sweeney Todd with Opera Roanoke, Sharpless in Madame Butterfly with Dayton Opera, Guglielmo in Così fan tuttewith Sarasota Opera, Escamillo in Carmen with Lyric Opera of Kansas City, joining the Detroit Symphony as the First Nazarene in Staruss’Salome, and Handel’s Messiah with Augustana College and the Jacksonville Symphony. Upcoming he adds two important roles to his repertoire, Ford in Verdi’s Falstaff and the title role of Rigoletto. Additionally, he sings Scarpia for Intermountain Opera’s Tosca and returns to Opera Roanoke for South Pacific.
In the 2014-15 season Corey debuted the title role of Sweeney Toddwith Madison Opera, sang Marcello in La bohème with Opera on the James, Scarpia in Tosca with the New Philharmonic, Escamillo in La tragédie de Carmen with Opera Naples, the Sacristan in Tosca with the Detroit Symphony, and Dulcamara in The Elixir of Love with Finger Lakes Opera. In the 2011-2012 season, under the baton of Maazel, Corey sang the role of Bartolo in Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia in Beijing, and Escamillo in Bizet’s Carmen in Bari, Italy.