Kenneth Morris, Tenor

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American Tenor, Kenneth Morris, spent 6 seasons at the Metropolitan Opera from 1998 to 2008, 4 seasons at the San Diego Opera, and 4 seasons with the New York City Opera, in various principal roles. Among some of his roles, he has appeared twice with the San Diego Opera as the Messenger in Aida. In 2006, Ken appeared as Normanno in Lucia di Lammermoor, conducted by Richard Bonynge; and The First Armored Man in The Magic Flute.

Ken’s debut at the Metropolitan Opera was in 1998 as the Messenger in Aida, conducted by Placido Domingo. Ken performed as the Messenger at the Met for two seasons.

Other notable appearances include: Normanno in Lucia, Silas Pompton in the Glass Blowers, Sam in Ballad of Baby Doe, and Pang in Turandot at the New York City Opera.

Mr. Morris has appeared frequently in regional houses as Canio in Pagliacci, Pinkerton in Butterfly, Rodolfo in La Boheme, Turiddu in Cavalleria Rusticana, and Don Jose in Carmen.

Mr. Morris has been involved with the non-profit Palm Springs Opera Guild for over 12 years, and  served as it’s President for just under 2 years. He remains active teaching and performing in a variety of concerts, and most recently for the Opera Guild of The Desert in Opera in The Park, as well as various concerts at the Rancho Mirage Library. In 2010, Mr. Morris mounted a benefit performance for the Opera Guild, with Soprano, Patricia Welsh.