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, Sidney 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 which he sang the role of Apollo.
In addition in 2018 he had a major recording release with The Baltimore Symphony as a soloist in Handels Messiah. The 2018 season saw him as Frank Lloyd Wright in Shining Brow with UrbanArias, joining the Canterbury Chorale for Mahler’s Symphony No. 8, the Baltimore Symphony for Handel’s Messiah, the Manchester Music Festival for an Opera Pops concert, and as Tommy in Fellow Travelers with Minnesota Opera. Also in 2018 he 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, in addition to returning to Minnesota Opera in the world premiere of The Fix by Joel Puckett.
This summer brought debuts with Mill City Opera in Così fan tutte, with San Francisco Opera in Benjamin Britten's Billy Budd and this fall with The National Symphony under the Baton of Sir Andrew Davis. Mr. Outlaw will make Debuts with Colorado Symphony and Toledo symphony in 2020 as well as a Return to Madison Opera.
Mr. Outlaw joined the voice faculty at The Aaron Copland School Of Music at Queens College in 2015 and has been a member of The Riverside Church NYC and chancel Choir since August 2004.