James Doing (tenor)
James Doing began his career after joining the Netherlands Opera Studio in Amsterdam which launched an international career in opera. Mr. Doing has sung over 70 operatic roles in Paris, Nice, London, Amsterdam, Brussels, Antwerp, Turin, Stuttgart, Doha (Qatar), New York, Chicago, St. Louis, Santa Fe, Cleveland, Cooperstown (Glimmerglass), Milwaukee, Madison and elsewhere. His operatic roles range from Telemaco in Monteverdi's Il Ritorno d'Ulisse (Netherlands Opera and Brooklyn Academy of Music) to his critically acclaimed portrayal of Roderick Usher in Philip Glass's The Fall of the House of Usher in the Stuttgarter Hofkonzerte, and Gorlaeus in the world premiere and subsequent release on Nonesuch of Louis Andriessen's De Materie.
Mr. Doing’s concert career (>80 orchestral parts) was launched after winning the Erna Spoorenberg International Oratorio Vocalists Competition in Holland in 1991. As an internationally renowned interpreter of J. S. Bach, James Doing has sung over 160 performances of Matthäus and Johannes Passion and the Weihnachtsoratorium in Europe, Japan and North America, including many performances in Amsterdam’s famed Concertgebouw and stateside with The Bach Choir of Bethlehem, Peoria and Kalamazoo Bach Festivals, Choral Society of Durham and the Universities of Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin. He performed Bach's Magnificat and Easter Oratorio with Chicago's Music of the Baroque and in 2006, his solo tenor performance in the first ever Dutch language Matthew Passion (Mattheuspassie) was released by Universal Music/Deutsche Grammophon. He has performed Messiah around the world including Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw and in Tokyo and Osaka, and is the tenor soloist on the world premiere recording of Beethoven’s Kantate auf die Erhebung Leopolds II zur Kaiserswurde with the Krakow Symphony Orchestra. Upcoming engagements in 2014-15 include Messiah in Madison, WI and in Edmond, OK, and Bach’s Passions in The Netherlands and Milwaukee.
Current and former students from the Universities of Wisconsin and Missouri serve or have served on the faculties at University of Colorado-Boulder, University of Oklahoma-Norman, and Illinois Wesleyan University, have won the Wisconsin, Minnesota and Oregon MET Auditions and sung with Lyric Opera of Chicago, New York City Opera, Opéra National de Paris (Bastille), Opéra de Nice, Los Angeles Opera, Opera Company of Philadelphia, Seattle Opera, other regional opera companies and in the young artist programs of Santa Fe, San Francisco (Merola), Lyric Opera of Chicago (Ryan Opera Center), Wolf Trap, Minnesota, Milwaukee (Florentine), Sarasota, Orlando, Portland, Utah, Central City, Des Moines and Cooperstown (Glimmerglass).