This summer, Payne made his Carnegie Hall debut as a featured soloist with the Turtle Creek Chorale in the world premiere of Marquees L. Garrett’s Dreamland: Tulsa 1921. He is a Fort Worth Opera Hattie Mae Lesley Resident Artist and an artist of The Dallas Opera’s Educational Outreach Program. Recent engagements include Jesus in a new musical production titled Simon of Cyrene, Papageno in The Magic Flute (Music Ministry Conservatory), and Taste of Misbehavin’ (Dallas Metroplex Musicians’ Association), Voces Intimae’s Soul Songs, and Fort Worth Opera’s A Night of Black Excellence. Payne is also an acclaimed flute player who has been featured with several ensembles throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.
Malcolm Payne Jr. at The Dallas Opera:
Rigoletto (2022/2023, debut)