World Premieres


Hand of Bridge, Samuel Barber (Bill, the lawyer) - Festival dei Due Mondi, Spoleto, Italy, 1959, Conductor Robert Feist

The Poet and the Muse, Giancarlo Menotti (The Muse) - Festival dei Due Mondi, Spoleto, Italy, 1959, Conductor Robert Feist

Revelation, Earl Wild (John of Patmos) - ABC Television Network, NYC, 1962, Conductor Earl Wild

Athalia, Hugo Weisgal (Mattan) - Avery Fisher Hall, NYC, 1963, Conductor Thomas Scherman

Angle of Repose, Andrew Imbrie (Frank Sargent) - San Francisco Opera, 1976

Riccardo Terzo, Flavio Testi (Riccardo) - Teatro alla Scala, Milano, 1987, Conductor Roberto Abbado

Blimunda, Ezio Corghi (Balthasar) - Teatro alla Scala, Milano, 1990, Conductor Zoltan Pesko

Agamemnon, Wim Laman (Aegisteus) - Conzertgebow, Amsterdam 1997, Conductor Ed Spanjaard

Bandanna, Daron Hagen (Miguel) - University of Texas 1999, Conductor Michael Haithcock


La Bohème, Santa Fe Opera, With Joanna Bruno

New York and American Premieres


Lamentations of Jeremiah, Stravinsky (First Tenor) - Town Hall, 1959, Conductor Robert Craft

Die Frau ohne Schatten, Strauss (Der Kaiser) - Avery Fisher Hall, 1964, Conductor Thomas Sherman

Antigone, Orff (Heamon) - Avery Fisher Hall, 1967, Conductor Thomas Sherman

Prometheus, Orff (Hermes) - Avery Fisher Hall, 1968, Conductor Thomas Sherman

Jenufa, Janacek (Stewa) - Metropolitan Opera, 1974, Conductor John Nelson

Lulu, Berg (Alwa) - Metropolitan Opera, 1977, Conductor James Levine

Lear, Reimann (Duke of Kent) - San Francisco Opera, 1981, Conductor Gerd Albrecht

Lady Macbeth of Msensk, Shostakovich (Sergei) - San Francisco Opera, 1981, Conductor Calvin Simpson

Der Prinz von Homburg, von Henze (Der Kürfürsten) - Spoleto USA Charleston, 1995, Conductor Emmanuel Villaume

La Chute de la Maison Usher, Claude Debussy (Le Médecin) - University of Texas 2006, Conductor David Neely