In recent seasons, the American tenor (TDO debut), a 2018 award winner of the George London Competition, has been featured as Charlie Parker/Charlie Parker’s Yardbird (Atlanta Opera, Arizona Opera, Pittsburgh Opera), Ferrando/Così fan tutte (Syracuse Opera), Triquet/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/Carmina Burana with the Cecilia Chorus of New York, Chicago Opera Theater as Prince Claus/Becoming Santa Claus, and Intermountain Opera Bozeman as Count Almaviva/The Barber of Seville, and return to Seattle Opera as Don Basilio/Le nozze di Figaro and the Kennedy Center for their Cartography Project with Washington National Opera. Other recent engagements include The Magic Flute (Opéra Louisiane), La traviata and The Marriage of Figaro (both with Cincinnati Opera), Porgy and Bess (Seattle Opera, Atlanta Opera, Fort Worth Opera), 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. The tenor is a graduate of the Juilliard School and a former Tanglewood Fellow.