Baritone Corey Crider is an alumnus of Lyric Opera of Chicago’s Ryan Opera Center and recently returned to the company as Malatesta in Don Pasquale. Additional recent highlights include Marcello in La bohème with the Munich Philharmonic and Arizona Opera, Sharpless in Madame Butterfly with Dayton Opera, and Escamillo in Carmen with Lyric Opera of Kansas City. In the 2021-2022 season, Corey joins The Metropolitan Opera for their production of Don Carlos, and brings his Scarpia in Tosca to Gulfshore Opera.
In the 2019-2020 season, Corey returned to Opera Roanoke as Tonio in Pagliacci, the Dallas Opera as Prince Affron in The Golden Cockerel and was slated to appear with Toledo Opera as Amonasro in Aida and with Manitoba Opera as the title role in Sweeney Todd, both canceled due to COVID-19.
The 2018-2019 season saw him as Dancaïro in Carmen with The 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. Corey’s 2017-2018 season included Escamillo in Carmen with Madison Opera, Germont in La Traviata with Opera at DuPage, a return to Opera Roanoke as Marcello in La bohème, and an appearance with the Paducah Symphony Orchestra for Belshazzar’s Feast.