Doug Dodson

Doug Dodson

Dramatic Countertenor

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«[The kind of] acting that only works when the singer has absolute mastery over his instrument... such nimble execution and piercing clarity that one can... experience the human effect»
Eliot Grasso, The Eugene Register-Guard (2018)
«Douglas Dodson’s unusually sparkling countertenor made listening to this rare male voice – often difficult for novice opera-goers – a delightfully theatrical experience.»
Lisa Jo Sagolla, The Kansas City Star (2018)
«Dodson possesses a beautiful, ringing, and agile countertenor.»
Angelo Mao, Boston Classical Review (2018)


Possessing a “beautiful, ringing, and agile countertenor” (Boston Classical Review), Doug Dodson brings sensitive musicality and strong dramatic instincts to repertoire ranging from the baroque to the contemporary.  Praised as a “vivid countertenor” by the Wall Street Journal, Mr. Dodson’s current and upcoming seasons feature a wide variety of exciting engagements throughout the United States.
In the 2018-2019 season, Mr. Dodson appears as an alto soloist in Handel’s Messiah with New York City’s TENET Vocal Ensemble, in a unique unconducted performance featuring just twelve singers and the collaborative instrumental ensemble The Sebastians. He also joins TENET as an alto soloist in Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, and appears as the alto soloist in Messiah with the Handel Society of Dartmouth College. Additionally, Mr. Dodson creates the role of Arion in the American premiere of  Jonathan Dove’s Arion and the Dolphin with the Harvard Summer Chorus, and sings the countertenor solo in Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms with the Greater Newburgh Symphony Symphony Orchestra of Newburgh, NY.  
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