In recent seasons, the American tenor—a 2018 award winner of the George London Competition—has been featured as Charlie Parker in Charlie Parker’s Yardbird (Atlanta, Arizona, Pittsburgh Operas), Ferrando in Così fan tutte (Syracuse Opera), Triquet in Eugene Onegin (Seattle Opera), and in concerts with Wynton Marsalis and The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. This season, Bakari is scheduled to make debuts at Carnegie Hall as the tenor soloist in Carmina Burana with the Cecilia Chorus of New York, Chicago Opera Theater as Prince Claus in Becoming Santa Claus, and Intermountain Opera Bozeman as Count Almaviva in The Barber of Seville, and return to Seattle Opera as Don Basilio in Le nozze di Figaro and the Kennedy Center for the Cartography Project with Washington National Opera. Other recent engagements include The Magic Flute (Opéra Louisiane), La traviata and The Marriage of Figaro (Cincinnati Opera), Porgy and Bess (Seattle, Atlanta, Fort Worth Operas), and In the Penal Colony (Portland Opera). NY Harlem Productions’ Porgy and Bess tours have brought Bakari to Dresden, Hamburg, Munich, Frankfurt, Cologne, Bari, Haifa, and Tel Aviv. He is a graduate of the Juilliard School and a former Tanglewood Fellow.