American tenor Kevin Bibelhausen has been praised for his commanding stage presence and powerful voice (Telegraph Herald).
A gifted actor, he has studied the Meisner acting technique as well as the Laban Efforts at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music preparatory division. Kevin displayed his versatile training when performing such roles as “Bobby” in Urinetown, “Enjolras” in Les Misérables, “Emile de Becque” in South Pacific, and “Rooster” in Annie. In addition to these classic musical theatre roles, Kevin had the privilege of originating the role of Tommy Shannon in the production Memories of a Non-Jewish Childhood and is featured as the leading role on the recording.
Kevin is currently positioning himself to launch a career on the operatic stage. During the 2011-2012 season, Kevin spent time honing his craft under the baton of John DeMain while singing with the Madison Opera chorus and performing the role of “Tamino” in Die Zauberflöte at Clarke University. He recently sang selections from “Ferrando’s” and “Alfredo’s” scenes in Mozart’s Così fan tutte and Verdi’s La Traviata respectively. Additionally he made role debuts as “Clem/Alfred” in Britten’s The Little Sweep and “Nutrice” in L’incoronazione di Poppea with Texas Tech University.
For the 2014-2015 season, Kevin is scheduled to sing important role debuts. In July 2014, Kevin takes on the role of the tortured lover “Don Josè” in the Midwest Institute of Opera’s production of Carmen. In the spring of 2015, Kevin will have the privilege of displaying his versatility as an artist by portraying “Ernesto” in Texas Tech University’s production of Don Pasquale.
He enjoys the distinct pleasure of singing an increasing amount of concert and oratorio work. Most recently he has been the soloist for the Vaughan Williams Fantasia on Christmas Carols, Mozart Vespers solennes de confessore, and Handel’s Messiah.
Kevin is pursuing his Masters of Music degree at Texas Tech University under world-renowned baritone Gerald Dolter. Kevin currently resides with his wife, Sarah, in Lubbock, Texas and their stuffed corgi.