American baritone Timothy Lafontaine impresses with his velvet voice of intense sensibility that touches the audiences.
Recent performances include Daniel Webster in Mobile Opera's production of The Devil and Daniel Webster, Alberich in Götterdämmerung with Union Avenue Opera, Candy in Of Mice and Men with the Phonecia Festival of the Voice, Don Magnifico in Opera at Florham’s La Cenerentola, and Dr. Bartolo in Syracuse Opera’s production of Le Nozze di Figaro. A frequent favorite role for Mr. Lafontaine is Dr. Bartolo in Il Barbiere di Siviglia in numerous productions around the world which include the FestivalOpera de Saint Eustache in Quebec, Lyrique-en-mer Festival, Belle Isle, France Naples Opera, Naples Opera, the Helena Symphony, Harrisburg Opera and Producao Exmovere Festival of Lisbon to name a few. Additional roles include the title role in Don Pasquale for Mobile Opera and Tony in Di Capo Opera Theater’s The Most Happy Fella, Ping in Puccini’s Turandot for Mobile Opera and Fresno Grand Opera, Rucker Lattimore in Cold Sassy Tree with Amarillo Opera, Gianni Schicchi for Skylight Opera Theater, Rigoletto for Harrisburg Opera and Opera Ginasio di Portugal and Steno in Opera Orchestra on New York’s Marino Faliero.
Mr. Lafontaine also enjoys an active career in concert and oratorio. He performed at Lyrique-en-mer Festival in Belle Isle, France where he sang the baritone solo in Brahm’s Requiem. Other engagements include Rossini's La Petite Messe Solennelle with Montreal's L'Orchestre Symphonique du Nouveau Monde and Verdi's Requiem with the Queens College Chorus and Symphony. He sang Orff's Carmina Burana with the Hilton Head Symphony and the Kennet Symphony Orchestra, Puccini’s Messe di Gloria and Handel’s Messiah with the Great Neck Choral Society, Rossini’s La Petite Messe Solennelle with the New Haven Chorale and Bach’s Kaffee-Kantate with the Virginia Chamber Orchestra.
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