In recent seasons, the American tenor (TDO debut), a 2018 award winner of the George London Competition, has been featured as Ferrando/Così fan tutte (Syracuse Opera), Triquet/Eugene Onegin (Seattle Opera), and in concerts with Wynton Marsalis and The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. In addition to singing a live-streamed solo recital at Portland Opera, this season Bakari is scheduled to portray Charlie Parker/Charlie Parker’s Yardbird at Pittsburgh Opera and Beppe/Pagliacci (virtual production) with Raylynmor Opera. He returns to Nashville Opera next season as Sportin’ Life/Porgy and Bess. Other recent engagements include The Magic Flute (Opéra Louisiane), La traviata and The Marriage of Figaro (both with Cincinnati Opera), Charlie Parker’s Yardbird (Atlanta Opera, Arizona Opera), Porgy and Bess (Seattle Opera, Fort Worth Opera), and Ellen Reid’s Dreams of the New World (New York’s PROTOTYPE Festival/Trinity Wall Street). NY Harlem Productions’ Porgy and Bess tours have brought Bakari to Dresden, Hamburg, Munich, Frankfurt, Cologne, Bari, Haifa, and Tel Aviv. The tenor is a former Virginia Opera Emerging Artist and a former Tanglewood Fellow.