Faculty & Staff


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Bruce Ford

Adjunct Professor - Voice
Bruce Ford
Fax: (239) 280-1637

Biography

American tenor Bruce Ford is acknowledged internationally as one of the finest singers of his generation. His exceptionally demanding repertoire is highlighted by many of the most challenging Mozart and bel canto roles, which have brought him consistent acclaim throughout North America and Europe. Numerous major opera houses have revived unjustly neglected works especially for him.

Considered gifted with equal vocal and acting talents, Ford appeared frequently at many renowned European houses, such as La Scala, Milan, Bologna, Naples, Genoa, Florence, Amsterdam, Brussels, Zuerich and Geneva. He was also a favorite at the Royal Opera House/Covent Garden, the Paris Opera, and the Salzburg, Edinburgh, Glyndebourne, and Pesaro festivals. In America he won praise at the Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Dallas Opera and San Francisco Opera.

Concert works have brought Ford successes in many of the world's most important musical centers, among them La Scala, the Edinburgh Festival, the Barbican in London, and the Amsterdam Concertgebouw. The tenor's distinction in the art-song repertoire has been demonstrated in solo recitals at London's St. John's, Smith Square, Washington's Kennedy Center, Brussels Theatre de la Monnaie and both Alice Tully Hall and Weill Recital Hall in New York.

A celebrated concert artist in the operatic and arts song repertories, Ford has documented much of his repertoire in a large discography for the Chandos and Decca labels, among others.

Bruce Ford, a native of Lubbock, Texas, studied at West Texas State University and Texas Tech University. Please visit Mr. Ford’s website at tenorbruceford.com for a full biography and discography.