Bass-Baritone Carl DuPont is a vocalist equally engaged in teaching, performing, and research. He made his first operatic appearance as a boy soprano in the title role of Amahl and the Night Visitorsin his hometown of Daytona Beach, FL, and has been singing ever since. Lately, he has been celebrated for his “dramatic, dark tones” (South Florida Classical Review) on stage as Leporello in Don Giovanni, the title character in Dennis Rodman in North Korea, and Jim in Porgy and Bess at the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City. He has performed as a soloist with the Rochester Oratorio Society, Southwest Florida Symphony, and the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra. However, the intimacy of the solo recital is his preferred métier, and sharing the wealth of songs by black composers, a particular passion.