DARIAN WORRELL has established himself as one of the most sought-after young baritones in the New England region. A busy 2010-2011 season saw Mr. Worrell’s debut with the Connecticut Early Music Festival as Elviro in Handel’s Serse. With Juventas New Music Ensemble, he created the role of George Westinghouse in the World Premiere of Isaac Schenkler’s Light and Power. He also served as a resident artist in Opera Boston’s Outreach and Education Program, performing the roles of The Wolf and The Woodsman in Seymour Barab’s Little Red Riding Hood. In the 2009-2010 season Mr. Worrell made his debut with Aspen Opera Theatre as Muscovite/Juror in their production of John Corigliano’s The Ghosts of Versailles, in addition to performing in the select ensemble of Opera Boston’s world premiere of Zhou Long’s Madame White Snake, which won the Pulitzer Prize for Music in 2011.
Mr. Worrell’s appearances on the concert stage have garnered international critical acclaim. In 2009, he presented recitals of works by Schubert, Strauss, and Mahler at the Wasserschloss in Bad Rappenau, Germany, and at the Alten Rathaus in Bretten, Germany. He made his Carnegie Hall debut in 2008 in Vaughan Williams’ Serenade to Music under the baton of Benjamin Zander, and his Jordan Hall debut in 2005 in the Mozart Requiem under the baton of John Page.
Mr. Worrell won first place in both the Concerto Competition and the Music Honors Competition while studying at the Longy School of Music. A native of Barbados, he is a graduate of Lehman College.