Nmon Ford Opera & House-Music at Spot Lite Detroit
Grammy Award winning vocalist Nmon Ford brings Opera and House-Music to Spot Lite Detroit with his new work House of Orfeus!
Blurring the lines of opera, house music, and theatre, Nmon Ford’s House of Orfeus is a unique production which blends music genres and performance into a timeless version of Ovid’s legend.
Orfeus confronts his true nature to save the beautiful poet Euridice from his father Pluto, the fascist ruler of a dystopian empire.
WHEN: Wednesday October 11, 2023 | 7pm
WHERE: Spot Lite Detroit
WHAT: N'Mon Ford's House of Orfeus and House Music
WHO: Grammy Award winner N'Mon Ford
Panamanian-American baritone Nmon Ford’s recent international highlights include his exceptional performances in the title role Don Giovanni in the UK’s Dorset Festival Opera, and as Crown in the new Metropolitan Opera co-production of Porgy & Bess at English National Opera and later at Dutch National Opera. This season at ENO he joins the cast of Carmen as Escamillo, a role he later sings at Opera Colorado and at Calgary Opera, before travelling to Atlanta to sing the part of Jesus St Matthew Passion with ASO under Nathalie Stutzman. Nmon appears in the title role of his own piece, The House of Orpheus, at Opera Carolina. Past career highlights include Jochanaan Salome with Patricia Racette at Pittsburgh Opera, Don Pizzaro Fidelio with Christine Goerke at Cincinnati Opera, and in concert with Atlanta Symphony Iago Otello with Russell Thomas in the title role. Mr Ford sang often at Hamburg State Opera in Germany and appeared as Scarpia Tosca, Luna Il Trovatore, and title role Billy Budd under the baton of Simone Young. Other roles include Kurwenal Tristan und Isolde, Telramund Lohengrin, Amonasro Aida, Renato Un Ballo in Maschera, Posa Don Carlo, and Pere Germont La Traviata. Future engagements include Silvio I Pagliacci, High Priest Samson et Dalilah, a new production of The House of Orpheus at a major US theatre, and a revival of this production of Madama Butterfly in the role of Sharpless.