Creator of more than 70 roles, Dean Anthony has been highly praised for his vocal, dramatic, physical, and acrobatic abilities, often referred to as “The Tumbling Tenor”. He made his European debut with Theater im Pfalzbau in Ludwigshafen, Germany and Theater des Westens in Berlin as Sam Kaplin and Daniel Buchanan in the widely acclaimed production of Weill’s Street Scene, which was televised worldwide. He is a frequent guest with companies across North America including L’Opera de Montreal, Baltimore Opera, Florentine Opera, New Orleans Opera, Arizona Opera, Michigan Opera Theater, Orlando Opera, Cleveland Opera, Nashville Opera, Kentucky Opera, Opera Omaha, Opera Carolina, Opera Columbus, Connecticut Opera, Fort Worth Opera, Opera Memphis, Central City Opera, Chautauqua Opera, Dayton Opera and the Banff Music Centre.
Recent engagements include his New York City Opera debut as Monostatos in The Magic Flute and in Turandot, his debut with San Francisco Opera in their productions of Turandot and Ariadne auf Naxos , Pong in Turandot with Nashville and Indianapolis Opera, Mungo in The Padlock with the Chicago Opera Theatre, and his debut with Florida Grand Opera as Nick in La Fanciulla del West, a return to Palm Beach Opera as Edmondo/Dancing Master/Lamplighter in Manon Lescaut, Alfred in Die Fledermaus with Knoxville Opera and New Orleans Opera, a return to Michigan Opera Theatre as Monostatos in The Magic Flute and Howard Boucher in Dead Man Walking, Puck in A Midsummer Nights Dream with Utah Symphony & Opera, Pong in Turandot with Virginia Opera, and Monostatos in The Magic Flute with Opera Carolina.
Engagements for the 2006-2007 Season and beyond include Goro in Madama Butterfly with Nashville Opera, Sancho in Man of La Mancha with Augusta Opera, Reporter/Celestine Madeiros/Arresting Police Officer in Sacco and Vanzetti with the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, Spoleta in Tosca with Baltimore Opera, AndresCochenillePittichinaccioFrantz in Les Contes d’Hoffmann with Virginia Opera, and The Tea Pot/Arithmetic Man/The Tree Frog in L’Enfant et les Sortileges and King Kaspar in Amahl and the Night Visitors with Nashville Opera, which will be recorded on the Naxos Label. Also a stage director, Mr. Anthony will direct a production of Hansel and Gretel in April 2007with Augusta Opera, where he recently directed Man of La Mancha.
A native of St. Louis, Mr. Anthony was a winner in the New England Region of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, and a recipient of the Shoshana Foundation Award. He has created roles in the world premiere performances of Lloyd’s The Witch Boy, Dutton’s The Stone Man andBond’s Travels. With the St. Louis Symphony he appeared as Remendado in Carmen, and in a unique double bill of Carmina Burana and I Pagliacci, he received great critical acclaim for his portrayal of the Swan and Beppe with Opera Omaha. His television appearances include broadcasts of An Evening of Gilbert and Sullivan with the Boston Pops and the world premiere of Robert Greenleaf’s Under the Arbor, both aired on PBS.