Howard Haskin
biography

The quintessential dramatic tenor of his generation, Howard Haskin rose to prominence in Europe in the early 1980s, where critics have praised his "strong, true tenor voice" as well as his "prodigious flair" as a singer and actor.

A prodigy on the piano from the age of three, renowned as a choir director and organist in his native Kansas City, Kansas while still an adolescent, Mr. Haskin pursued his formal musical training at Wichita State University and at Indiana University, Bloomington, where he was a student of Margaret Harshaw. Very early in his operatic career, Howard Haskin was selected for a European tour of Porgy and Bess with the Houston Grand Opera, which led to an invitation to join the Zurich Opera Studio as well as a fortuitous encounter with the voice teacher Marie-Henriette Dejean, who quickly became Mr. Haskin's mentor and has remained the guiding artistic influence throughout the development of his career.

Recent highlights include Mr. Haskin’s critically acclaimed perfomances as Samson for the 91st anniversary festivities of the Theatro Municipal de São Paulo, as Bacchus in Ariadne auf Naxos at the Opéra National de Lyon, the Opéra de Marseille, and the Théâtre du Châtelet, and of the title role in Stravinsky’s opera-oratorio Oedipus Rex with the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal conducted by Charles Dutoit.

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