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Chicago tenor, actor, comic, writer and raconteur Warren Moulton has left his mark on over 60 leading and character roles in opera and operetta during the past three decades. Known to audiences for putting a light touch on the classics, Warren has performed in productions of La Bohème, Madama Butterfly, Gianni Schicchi, Pagliacci, Falstaff, Rigoletto, Don Giovanni, Così fan Tutte, Lucia di Lammermoor, La Favorita, The Barber of Seville, Romeo and Juliet, Ariadne auf Naxos, L’Incoronazione di Poppea, The Count of Luxembourg, The Merry Widow, Die Fledermaus, A Waltz Dream, Candide, Knickerbocker Holiday, The Desert Song, Babes in Toyland, Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables, Amahl and the Night Visitors and others. This multi-faceted tenor has been heard frequently from the stages of Chicago Opera Theater, Glimmerglass Opera, Pamiro Opera, Chicago Chamber Opera, Harbor Country Opera, Madison Opera, Light Opera Works, Du Page Opera, Muddy River Opera, Lincoln Opera and Da Corneto Opera. After a few false starts as a cartoonist, country western musician, nightclub comic and radio announcer, Warren made his operatic debut, as a baritone, as John Sorel in Menotti’s The Consul. After discovering his true tenor range, Warren has sung a few leading roles…Cavaradossi in Tosca and the title role in Les Contes d’Hoffmann among them…but prefers to portray the many comic roles that opera and operetta have to offer. A gifted actor and comedian, Warren has won rave reviews for his unique characterizations of such supporting roles as Harry Helmsley (Prince Paul) in Chicago Opera Theater’s hilarious update of Offenbach’s The Grand Duchess, Monostatos in The Magic Flute for Madison Opera, Spalanzani in Chicago Opera Theater’s The Tales of Hoffmann, Dottore in the Chicago premiere of The Jewel Box (Chicago Opera Theater, 1996) and the inept but proud cook, Sam Sharkey, in the world stage premiere of Britten’s Paul Bunyan at Glimmerglass Opera in 1995. A veteran of over four hundred concert and recital performances, Warren has soloed with Elgin Symphony, La Porte Symphony, The Illinois Valley Symphony, The Chicago Symphonic Pops, Waukegan Symphony, City Symphony of Chicago, West Suburban Symphony and Wheaton Symphony. This versatile artist has also become well known as the host of numerous Chicago area programs, including the immensely popular “Wednesday Opera” and “Classical Cabaret” series at the Chicago Cultural Center, the long running “Venuti’s Opera Dinner” in Addison and the “Summer Opera” concert series in Grant Park.



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