Dennis RuppDennis Rupp
BASS

"Dennis Rupp as the count's rascally business associate Skuller has power and persuasion in his polished bass..." ---The Billings Gazette – Christine Meyers (Nosferatu) {world premiere}

Dennis Rupp happily returns to the sight of the world premiere of Alva Henderson’s Nosferatu for a reprisal of the role he created, Skuller. This marks the eleventh production that Mr. Rupp has sung with this company. His repertoire of operatic roles and soloist performances includes such highlights as his portrayal of Méfistofélès in Gounod's Faust, which received an L.A. Emmy Award for Best Entertainment Feature, and the role of Colline in La Bohème at the renowned Shanghai International Arts Festival in the People's Republic of China. He also created the role of Captain Bedoya in Enrique Gonzalez-Medina's Seafina y Arcangela for Conaculta-Cecut in Tijuana, Mexico.

In June of 2016, Mr. Rupp toured Bulgaria where he performed the bass solos in Beethoven’s 9th Symphony. He has also toured successively in Western Europe with the Santa Barbara Chorale Society as soloist in Haydn's St. Theresa Mass and then Mozart’s Requiem Mass. In the United States, Mr. Rupp has bowed with (among others) Anchorage Opera, Sacramento Opera, Long Beach Opera, Pacific Repertory Opera, Opera San Jose, the Ventura Symphony, Riverside Lyric Opera, LA Opera Outreach, the Bear Valley Music Festival and the Mendocino Music Festival. His engagements have included the roles of Leporello, Don Basilio (Il barbiere), Prince Gremin, Don Alfonso, Sarastro, Filippo (Don Carlo), Sparafucile, and Colline. In 2018 Mr. Rupp is slated to sing Ramfis in Verdi’s masterpiece Aida with Opera Idaho.


Mr. Rupp made his directorial debut in Rimrock Opera's One Act Festival. Not only did he stage Puccini's masterpiece Sister Angelica but he put his comic touch on Mozart's The Impresario. In 2014, his treatment of Bernstein’s Trouble in Tahiti for Opera Idaho garnered great critical acclaim. His performance of Nosferatu is available on CD (Albany Records).





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