Sidney Outlaw

Steiner Invitation Series Speaker


Sidney Outlaw has been lauded by The New York Times as a “terrific singer” with a “deep, rich timbre” and the San Francisco Chronicle as an “opera powerhouse” with a “weighty and forthright” sound. Outlaw was the Grand Prize winner of the Concurso Internacional de Canto Montserrat Caballe in 2010 and continues to delight audiences in the U.S. and abroad with his rich and versatile baritone and engaging stage presence. A graduate of the Merola Opera Program and the Gerdine Young Artist Program at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, this rising American baritone from Brevard, North Carolina recently added a GRAMMY nomination to his list of accomplishments for the Naxos Records recording of Darius Milhaud’s 1922 opera trilogy, L’Orestie d’Eschyle. In the 2018-2019 season, Mr. Outlaw sang Dizzy Gillespie in Charlie Parker’s Yardbird with both Atlanta Opera and Arizona Opera, returned to the Baltimore Symphony as a soloist in Handel’s Messiah, sang Fauré’s Requiem at Augustana College, Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem at Cornell University, and debuted with Mill City Opera as Guglielmo in Così fan Tutte. The 2019-2020 season includes his San Francisco Opera debut as the First Mate in Billy BuddMessiah with the National Symphony Orchestra, Tommy McIntyre in Fellow Travelers with Madison Opera, Dizzy Gillespie in Yardbird with New Orleans Opera, Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis with the Colorado Symphony, and Mahler’s Songs of a Wayfarer with the Toledo Symphony. At CMU, Outlaw presented a lecture on “Exploring the Musical Legacy of Black Composers in Opera and Art song” to the School of Music’s piano and voice student cohorts, under the direction of Prof. Jocelyn Dueck.