Crider "wonderful" in Toledo Opera's "Cavalleria rusticana"
Celebrated in the leading dramatic and classic music theatre roles for his “gorgeous baritone, with expression and power to spare,” baritone Corey Crider’s 2022-2023 season includes Alfio in Cavalleria rusticana with Toledo Opera, a return to Gulfshore Opera for their Bel Canto to Bernstein concert, and a return to Paducah Symphony Orchestra as featured soloist in their holiday concert.
Corey recently joined the roster of The Metropolitan Opera for their production of Don Carlos. Last season, the baritone also performed his lauded Scarpia in Tosca with Gulfshore Opera, appeared as soloist in Handel’s Messiah with Evansville Philharmonic; and as the Artistic Director of Tapestry Productions arranged, directed, and starred in the post-COVID remount of Remove the Veil! - an opera/rock fusion event celebrating the best music of the last 400 years.
In the 2019-2020 season, Corey returned to Opera Roanoke as Tonio in I Pagliacci, to the Dallas Opera as Prince Affron in The Golden Cockerel, and was slated to debut with Manitoba Opera in his signature role, Sweeney Todd (COVID-19 cancellation). The 2018-2019 season saw him as Dancaïro in Carmen with Dallas Opera, the Captain in Florencia en el Amazonas with Pensacola Opera, Germont in La traviata with Opera on the James, and Lancelot in Camelot with Charlottesville Opera.