Highly accomplished bass-baritone Carl DuPont is a vocalist equally engaged in performing, teaching, and research. Operatic credits include productions at The Glimmerglass Festival, Opera Carolina, El Palacio de Bellas Artes, Opera Company of Brooklyn, and Leipzig Opera. In February 2020 Dr. DuPont will make his debut as Basilio in the Opera Columbus production of Il Barbiere di Siviglia. He has been heard in world premieres include the title character in Dennis Rodman in North Korea as well as Why Peace is Always a Good Idea at Carnegie Hall under the baton of composer Jacqueline Hairston. He has been seen on German television as the recurring character of Fred, der Tanzlehrer on Unter Uns. Dr. DuPont has also performed with many of the world’s leading orchestras in performances across the United States, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. However, the intimacy of the solo recital is his preferred métier, and sharing the wealth of songs by black composers, a particular passion. His solo debut album of these works, entitled The Reaction was released on Albany Records earlier this year, and included many works never performed or recorded before. Recent highlights include Hortensius in La Fille du Regiment and Zuniga in Carmen with Opera Carolina and a debut with Opera Toledo. In addition he presented recitals at UC San Diego, University of Miami, East Carolina University as well as masterclasses at the University of South Carolina and Winthrop University.