Baritone Tony Potts is carving out his space as a singing actor. Described as a “born thespian” he has twice been at finalist at the international Lotte Lenya Competition. He is grateful to be making his debut with the Minnesota Opera this season singing in La Rondine, Silent Night, The Italian Straw Hat, and La Traviata.
Most recently he completed his master’s in music at the University of North Texas where he performed the roles of Papageno in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, Frederik in Sondheim’s A Little Night Music, and Valentin in Gounod’s Faust. While there he also worked with the Dallas Opera in their outreach program performing the role of Vertigo in Offenbach’s Pépito. Other roles have included Marcello in Puccini’s La bohème, Mr. Gedge in Britten’s Albert Herring, Peter in Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel, the Watchman/Umpire/Manager in William Schuman’s The Mighty Casey, Curly in Oklahoma, and Harold Hill in The Music Man. Tony is a student of Dr. Stephen Morscheck.