Austin Kness

Austin Kness

Austin Kness

Emerging Artist

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Austin Kness, baritone, sang the role of Tonio in I Pagliacci in June 2013 with Opera Experience Southeast. He is an alumnus of Merola Program at San Francisco Opera. Other recent operatic debuts have included Dandini in Cinderella with Townsend Opera, Master's Mate in La Nave with Teatro Grattacielo at New York's Lincoln Center, Schaunard in La Boheme with Opera Idaho, Danilo in Merry Widow with Cedar Rapids Opera, as well as encore appearances with San Francisco Opera as Zuniga in Carmen for Families, Don Apostolo Gazella in Lucrezia Borgia, and Rick Rescorla (cover) in The Heart of a Soldier.

Cast

Production Role
I Pagliacci Tonio