"Escamillo is a role that I enjoy playing time and time again," said Mr. Doss. "The character is full of raw energy, emotion, and nuance - all the great ingredients required for storytelling."
Following his work at Teatro Regio di Torino, Mr. Doss will return to Chicago as the bass soloist in Handel's Do-It-Yourself Messiah, one of Chicago's most beloved holiday traditions (Dec. 2012), and later a double bill performance at Seville's Teatro de La Maestranza in the productions of Sarka and Cavalleria Rusticana, in the roles of Premysl and Alfio (Feb. 2013). Additional upcoming performances include the role of Amonasro inAida at the San Diego Opera (April 2013), and The Four Villains in Offenbach's The Tales of Hoffmann with Opera Tokyo (Nov./Dec. 2013).
Mr. Doss has received significant media coverage in connection to his recent performances. In the last year alone, he has made guest TV appearances on ABC, NBC, FOX, CBC's George Stroumboulopoulos Tonightand Toronto News at Six, and OMNI. He has also been interviewed on The New Classical 96.3 FM and several public radio stations, profiled by The National Post and Sway Magazine, and provided expert comments for The Toronto Star, among other notable media credentials. Mr. Doss was also named the recipient of Plant Africa's Entertainment Award for 2011. The award recognizes Mr. Doss for his many accomplishments in the performing arts and as a positive role model for youth.
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