Baritone, Marcus DeLoach… has been hailed by Anthony Tommasini of The New York Times as “a fine baritone who puts words across with clarity and naturalness.” One of the leading performers of contemporary music today, he has established himself in the areas of opera, concert, and cross-over. For six seasons he has been on the New York City Opera roster performing Count Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro, Satyr / Citheron in Plattée, Slim in Of Mice and Men, Don Alvaro in Il Viaggio a Reims, Son in Lilith and many other roles. Mr. DeLoach has additionally performed Harlekin in Ariadne auf Naxos at Des Moines Metro Opera, Papageno in Die Zauberflöte with the Kalamazoo Symphony, The Narrator in Paul Bunyan with Central City Opera and sang for five seasons at Opera Theatre of St. Louis. In concert he has appeared numerous times with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and the Marilyn Horne Foundation. In 2003, Mr. DeLoach sang the role of Ping in Turandot with an all star cast at the Hollywood Bowl conducted by John Mauceri and has performed a solo recital in London’s Wigmore Hall as a result of having won 1st place in the inaugural Wigmore Hall International Song Competition in 1997. Mr. DeLoach has toured with the rock band Trans-Siberian Orchestra for their rock opera Christmas Eve and Other Stories with performances in Madison Square Garden and the Fleet Center, among others. Mr.