Donnie Ray Albert
In 1968 he graduated from McKinley Senior High School, for this Donnie went on to study music at the University of Louisiana (Louisiana State University), where he received a bachelor`s degree in 1972. Donnie Ray Albert (Donnie Ray Albert) was born in 1950 in New Orleans (New Orleans). In 1968 he graduated from McKinley Senior High School, for this Donnie went on to study music at the University of Louisiana (Louisiana State University), where he received a bachelor`s degree in 1972. Education, however, did not end there,and then Donny went to Southern Methodist University (Southern Methodist University). Soon he became the owner of the magnificent baritone, deep and diverse sounding.
On the opera stage, Donnie Ray Albert made his debut in May 1975, in the Houston Grand Opera, in `Treemonisha` Scott Joplin (Scott Joplin). The following year,in the walls of the theater Donnie sang the party of `La Fanciulla del West` Giacomo Puccini (Giacomo Puccini) and` Porgy and Bess` (` Porgy and Bess`) Gershwin (George Gershwin).
From September 1976 to January 1977, Donnie 122 times stepped on the stage of Broadway (Broadway), New York (New York City), performing the same Gershwin.Later this statement in the record won `Gremmi` (Grammy) as the best` opera` (Best Opera Recording).
In 1980 Donnie many appearances in the United States - he sang in Baltimore (Baltimore Opera), Cincinnati (Cincinnati Opera), Dallas (Dallas Opera), New Orleans (New Orleans Opera), Tulsa (Tulsa Opera),Portland (Portland Opera) and other American cities. In the period 1981-1983, he has appeared several times in Canada, speaking in Vancouver (Vancouver Opera).
In the same period, in 1982, Donnie first sang in the Boston Opera (Opera Company of Boston), followed - in the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City (Mexico City).The public of San Francisco (San Francisco) applauded baritone in 1984, and later his equally warmly welcomed in Florence (Teatro Comunale Florence).
In a large European tour with `Porgy and Bess` Donnie went in 1988. The main role in the opera by Richard Wagner (Richard Wagner) `Flying gollandets` (The Flying Dutchman) Donnie Ray Albert was in 1996, he performed it in the Cologne Opera, and the famous La Scala (La Scala) he got to sing in Verdi (Giuseppe Verdi) `Aida` (Aida). In addition, in the famous theater,he sang in `Armide` Gluck (Christoph Willibald Gluck), and` Makbet` (Macbeth) Verdi (Verdi).
Among other well-known operas, where you can hear the beautiful baritone Albert - `Godunov` Boris (Boris Godunov),` Seville tsiryulnik` (`The Barber of Seville`) Rossini (Rossini),` Rigoletto` (`Rigoletto`) and Otello` (`Otello`) Verdi ,Karmen` ` (` Carmen`) Bizet (Georges Bizet), ` Turandot` (` Turandot`) Puccini (Puccini) and many others.
In addition to opera, Donnie Ray Albert is famous for its live performances ,
it can be heard with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (Chicago Symphony Orchestra), the Los Angeles Philharmonic (Los Angeles Philharmonic),Minnesota Orchestra (Minnesota Orchestra), the New York Philharmonic (New York Philharmonic) and many other orchestras.
By the way, his manner of performance is sometimes criticized, calling it the `zloveschey`, the` agressivnoy`, the `ugrozhayuschey`. However, despite the criticism, from baritone huge number of fans.Especially the audience delights in his party Porgy in Porgy and `Bess`.