Vincent Connor

Vincent Connor

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  A native of Winter Park, Florida, bass-baritone Vincent Connor is sought out for his dramatic interpretations and rich timbre. At the University of Delaware, Mr. Connor teaches applied voice, lyric diction and opera workshop. He holds a bachelor’s degree and performance certificate from the College of Music at Florida State University as well as a master’s degree in voice with emphasis in stage direction from The University of Arizona. Currently he is pursuing post-graduate study at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music. At home both on the operatic and musical theatre stages, Mr. Connor has mastered the roles of Pooh-bah in The Mikado, Dentist in Little Shop of Horrors, Thomas Putnam in The Crucible, Geronimo in Il Matrimonio Segreto, Superintendent Budd in Albert Herring, Leporello in Don Giovanni, Dulcamara in L’elisir d’amore and Figaro in Le Nozze di Figaro, among others. As an apprentice artist, Mr. Connor has appeared with Asolo Opera Festival, College Light Opera Company, Wichita Grand Opera, Opera in the Ozarks and Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre. In addition to his on-stage experience, Mr. Connor is quickly establishing himself in the directing world. Recently, he brought Puccini’s Suor Angelica to The University of Arizona Opera Theatre, in a production which Living at the Opera praised for its “...remarkable directorial touches.” Mr. Connor is a passionate believer in opera outreach and education, and he has continually directed opera scenes throughout his career working with universities and companies such as The University of Arizona, UMKC Conservatory, Opera in the Ozarks, Marble City Opera, Brevard Music Festival, Janiec Opera, Arizona Onstage productions and Opera North. Aside from his operatic endeavors, Mr. Connor has a passion for fusing music and business as an active entrepreneur. He is the co-founder and managing director of the online publication Motivate! Educate! Resonate!, Sexi Soprano, which launched in 2013.  He is also in the process of creating Opera Access. Opera Access is an alliance between grassroots opera companies that is geared toward audience accessibility, creating new opera and catering to emerging artists.
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