American baritone TIMOTHY LAFONTAINE recently returned to Mobile Opera for a performance of Dr. Bartolo in Rossini's Il Barbiere di Siviglia. Dr. Bartolo is frequent, favorite role of Mr. Lafontaine with past performances in productions with the Asheville Lyric Opera, Festival Opera de Saint Eustache in Quebec, Lyrique-en-mer Festival in Belle Isle, France, Naples Opera, Helena Symphony, Harrisburg Opera, Producao Exmovere Festival of Lisbon, Portugal, and the Metropolitan Opera Guild. Other recent performances include Daniel Webster in Mobile Opera’s production of The Devil and Daniel Webster, Alberich in Götterdämmerung with Union Avenue Opera and Candy in Of Mice and Men with the Phonecia Festival of the Voice. Additional roles include the title role in Don Pasquale for Mobile Opera, Tony in Di Capo Opera Theater’s The Most Happy Fella, Don Magnifico in Opera at Florham’s La Cenerentola, Dr. Bartolo in Syracuse Opera’s production of Le Nozze di Figaro, Ping in Puccini’s Turandot for Mobile Opera and Fresno Grand Opera, Rucker Lattimore in Cold Sassy Tree with Amarillo Opera, Gianni Schicchi for Skylight Opera Theater, Rigoletto for Harrisburg Opera and Opera Ginasio di Portugal and Steno in Opera Orchestra of New York’s Marino Falliero.
Mr. Lafontaine also enjoys an active career in concert and oratorio. This past season he participated in recital presented by the Festival Opera of St. Eustache, Montreal, Quebec and a summer outdoor concert for Harriburg Opera. He performed at Lyrique-en-mer Festival in Belle Isle, France where he sang in Brahm’s Requiem. Other engagements include Rossini's La Petite Messe Solennelle with Montreal's L'Orchestre Symphonique du Nouveau Monde and Verdi's Requiem with the Queens College Chorus and Symphony. He sang Orff's Carmina Burana with the Hilton Head Symphony and the Kennet Symphony Orchestra, Puccini’s Messe di Gloria with the Great Neck Choral Society, Rossini’s La Petite Messe Solennelle with the New Haven Chorale.