Jeffrey Grant Kitto Jeffrey Kitto was most recently seen playing Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly for the Montana Lyric Opera and before that, he sang the role of Don Jose in Carmen for the Mendocino Festival Opera. Previous recent engagements include Rodolfo in La bohème, another Don Jose in Carmen, Nemorino in L’Elisir d’amore, and Rinuccio in Gianni Schicchi. Jeffrey has most recently performed with the Intermountain Opera, Rimrock Opera, Spokane Opera, Montana Lyric Opera, Oregon Lyric Opera, the Northwest Symphony, the Glacier Symphony, the Helena Symphony, and the Great Falls Symphony.
A multiple recipient of The Metropolitan Opera Auditions National Council Awards as well as a past winner of the National Association of Teachers of Singing Artist Award, Mr. Kitto completed his bachelor’s degree in music from Montana State University.
Jeffrey’s concert experience includes engagements with the Blue Lake Symphony in Michigan, Northwest Symphony, Glacier Symphony, Billings Symphony, Spokane Opera, Helena Symphony, Sweet Pea Summer Festival, and Rimrock Opera among others. His most recent work includes Haydn’s Mass in a Time of War, Mozart’s Requiem, Gounod’s St. Cecilia’s Mass, Beethoven’s Choral Fantasia and 9th Symphony, Carmina Burana, J.S. Bach’s Actus Tragicus, Ralph Vaughn Williams Hodie, and Spokane Opera’s “Hot August Night” concert series. Jeffrey was a founding member of national recording artists, The Clintons, with whom he performed, toured, and helped release four albums.
Upcoming engagements for Mr. Kitto include The Duke in Rigoletto and an appearance in The Crucible and Calaf in Turandot or the Rimrock Opera.