"...stellar singing, and it's abundantly clear why the moment we hear his stunning, classically trained voice." -Kerry Clawson, Akron Beacon Journal
"A quick shout-out to Keith Klein, who’s sturdy, true bass...stood out, even in its very brief moment in the sun." -Susan Elliott, Musical America
"Mr. Klein’s pleasing bass-baritone...spews out a potent and rangy denunciation that shows a voice of considerable size." -James Sohre, Opera Today
About Keith Klein
Keith Klein is a 27-year-old operatic Bass-baritone native to Kansas City, Missouri. A graduate of the Eastman School of Music (2018) and Florida State University (2020), Keith has a wide musical background and a rich, powerful voice. His singing career began with winning the 2014 KC Superstar competition and appearing on Season 10 of America's Got Talent. Since then, he has been honing his craft in classical technique and singing for America’s most celebrated institutions. His most recent engagements include the role of King Melchior in the Lyric Opera of Kansas City’s 2021 production of Amahl and the Night Visitors and singing as a Gerdine Young Artist with Opera Theatre of Saint Louis and as a Fleming Artist for the Aspen Music Festival and School. More recently, he was awarded an Encouragement Award at the Metropolitan Opera’s Laffont Competition and The Barbara and Stanley Richman Memorial Award. This 2022-2023 season, Keith was an Artist in Residence at Opera Colorado performing the role of Sparafucille in a production of Rigoletto, the role of Dr. Podsnap in Tobias Picker's Awakenings with Odyssey Opera, and Returning to Opera Theatre of St. Louis to perform in their New Works Collective as well as their mainstage season as Elder McLean in Susannah. Keith is excited to continue his operatic career with such wonderful companies and looks forward to making beautiful art and music.