Baritone John Dooley has been praised by the The Wall Street Journal as “a warm, supple baritone” He is an outstanding crossover singer whose opera talent equals his flair for musical theater.
In the 2017-2018 season Mr. Dooley returns to Opera Theater of Connecticut as Sharpless in Madama Butterfly. He sees notable debuts with the Jacksonville Symphony in their Holiday Pops concert and Chattanooga Symphony & Opera for the Luke Holdings Pops Series celebrating Maestro Bob Bernhardt’s 25th Anniversary. He will also debut the role of Carl Magnus in Sondheim’s A Little Night Music with Alamo City Opera.
The 2016-17 brought debuts with Pittsburgh Opera in a workshop performance of Sonenberg’s The Summer King, The Florida Orchestra in a Gilbert & Sullivan Coffee Concert under the baton of Stuart Malina, soloist in Handel’s Messiah with the Wilmington Choral Society and Valentine’s Day Concerts with Opera Wilmington and Carmel Country Club. Mr. Dooley returned to Amarillo Opera as William Clark in Mager’s Dream of the Pacific and to First Coast Opera as Yamadori in Madama Butterfly, Learned Judge in Trial By Jury and Hans Christian Anderson in The Trail of B.B. Wolf. He also returned to the Sanibel Music Festival as soloist in the concerts An Evening with the Gershwin Brothers and Fantastic French Composers.
Career Highlights Include: Ensemble – Emmy Nominated, Live from Lincoln Center production of Carousel (New York Philharmonic), Lysander in Michael Ching’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Opera Memphis/Playhouse on the Square (recorded on Albany Records), Papageno in Die Zauberflöte (Erie Chamber Orchestra), Anthony – Sweeney Todd (Opera Roanoke), Captain Von Trapp –The Sound of Music (Arizona Broadway Theater), and Major General – Pirates of Penzance (Opera Roanoke). Other companies include: Portland Opera, Tulsa Opera, Central City Opera, Opera Delaware, and Opera San Antonio.