Tony Dillon

Veteran bass Tony Dillon has appeared with leading opera companies and symphony orchestras throughout the United States. A versatile artist, his repertoire ranges from the works of Peri and Cavalli to world premieres including operas and song cycles of Coppola, Earnest, Mlyn, Fink and others. Mr. Dillon has been reviewed by the Los Angeles Times as “Delightful“, “stentorian and richly textured,” well known for his interpretation of Benoit and Alcindoro in La Boheme, Mr. Dillon has played these roles for Seattle Opera, Michigan Opera Theater, Austin Lyric Opera, Madison Opera, Opera Birmingham, Amarillo Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera, Tulsa Opera, and Kentucky Opera. Mr. Dillon has also been privileged to visit the concert stage with the Requiems of: Verdi, Dvorak, Durufle, Faure, and Mozart, the Bach Passions of St. John and St. Matthew, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, The Beethoven Ninth Symphony, the Rossini Stabat Mater, the 1656 Vespers of Cavalli, Bloch’s Avodath Hakodesh, and made his Carnegie Hall debut with Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass, (Mass in D Minor.) Recent engagements include Don Pasquale, with the Gulfshore Opera, Alcindoro/Benoit, La Boheme, with Florida Grand Opera, Dr. Bartolo, Il Barbiere di Siviglia, with the Sugarcreek Opera, Don Magnifico, La Cenerentola, with Opera Orlando, and Pope Urban/Cardinal Barberini Galileo Galilei with the Des Moines Metro Opera. Mr. Dillon has been included on recordings with Delos International and “The Voices of Ascension,” National Public Radio Gianni Schicchi with Los Angeles Opera, Of Mice and Men with the Glimmerglass Festival, Summer and Smoke with the Central City Opera Association and the Washington Opera telecast of La Rondine on PBS “Live from Kennedy Center.”