Anthony Wright Webb Bio

 

Anthony Webb is quickly distinguishing himself as an up and coming young tenor to watch, sought after for his vocal agility and dynamic acting skills.

Opera News lauded his 2012 debut as Pirelli (Sweeney Todd) with Opera Theatre of St. Louis, declaring that he “showed fine comic flair and a well-schooled voice as the Irish–Italian huckster Pirelli.” Also with Opera Theater of St. Louis, Mr. Webb appeared in the role of Bantam Cock in the acclaimed 2012 U.S. premiere of Unsuk Chin’s Alice in Wonderland.

Mr. Webb made his company debut with Des Moines Metro Opera in winning performances as Elder Hayes (Susannah) and Josiah Creach (Markheim), and debuted with Bel Cantanti Opera as Lindoro (L’Italiani in Algeri). As a Bel Canto Young Artist at the Caramoor Festival, he covered both Arnold and Ruodi in Rossini’s Guillaume Tell.

Highlights of his 2012-13 season are Thespis in Rameau’s Plateé with Pocket Opera of New York and Wagner/Nereus (Mefistofele) with Taconic Opera.

Recent concert and theatrical engagements include Carmina Burana with Encore Vocal Arts and with the Owensboro Symphony Orchestra, Händel’s Messiah with Rogue Valley Symphony, and Rossini’s Messa di Gloria in Urbania, Italy. He sang the role of The Stranger in a rare revival of Frances James Child’s pasticcio Il Pecheballo, and played the role of Tony in Terrence McNally’s Master Class with the Heritage Theater Festival.

A native of Spanaway, Washington, Mr. Webb holds a Master’s Degree from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where his roles included Luigi in the collegiate premier of Bolcom’s A Wedding, The Prince (L’amour des trois orange), and Lindoro (L’Italiana in Algeri). He is a 2010 District Winner of the Metropolitan National Council Auditions.