- Kelley Rourke
(b Newburgh, NY, April 10, 1974). American bass-baritone. After studies with Sharon Christman at Catholic University and with Doris and Richard Cross at Yale, Carfizzi spent three summers as an apprentice artist at the Santa Fe Opera. A gifted comic actor, he has delighted audiences across North America as Gioachino Rossini’s Dr Bartolo, Don Magnifico, and Taddeo; Mozart’s Papageno, Figaro, and Leporello; and Belcore in Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore. Carfizzi made his Metropolitan Opera debut in 1999 as Ceprano in Rigoletto, and he continues to appear regularly at the Met in such roles as Schaunard in La bohème, the Mandarin in Turandot, Masetto in Don Giovanni, Paolo in Simon Boccanegra, Brander in Le Damnation de Faust, and Peter Quince in Benjamin Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. He has also been engaged by Boston Symphony, the Canadian Opera Company in Toronto, the Dallas Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Minnesota Opera, the Opera Theatre of St. Louis, San Francisco Opera, Seattle Opera, and Seattle SO, among others. In ...