Ray Bauwens is well known to audiences in the New England area. Some of Mr. Bauwens’ recent performances have included such roles as Nemorino in Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore, Alfredo in Verdi’s La Traviata, Rodolfo in Puccini’s La Boheme, Danilo in Lehár’s The Merry Widow as well as concert performances of Elgar’s Dream of Gerontius, Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy, Verdi’s Requiem, and J.S. Bach’s St. Matthew Passion and Magnificat.
Mr. Bauwens has performed with the National Symphony of the Ukraine, the Mexico State Symphony Orchestra, the Handel and Haydn Society, Boston Academy of Music, Connecticut Concert Opera, Opera Providence, Warren Symphony, Wellesley Symphony Orchestra, Boston Civic Orchestra, the Rhode Island Philharmonic, the New Philharmonia Orchestra, and even the Boston Ballet in Lila York’s staging of the final movement of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9. His operatic roles have also included Cavaradossi in Puccini’s Tosca, Dick Johnson in Puccini’s La Fanciulla del West, Riccardo in Verdi’s Un Ballo in Maschera, and Turiddu in Pietro Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana as well as Edgardo in Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor, Matteo in Strauss’ Arabella, the title role in Donizetti’s Roberto Devereux, Canio in Leoncavallo’s I Pagliacci, Don Alvaro in Verdi’s La Forza Del Destino, Pollione in Bellini’s Norma, Ferrando in Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte and Don Jose in Bizet’s Carmen. His concert and oratorio performances include Handel’s Elijah and The Messiah, J.S. Bach’s Mass in B minor and St. John Passion, Verdi’s Requiem, and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9. Mr. Bauwens has been recorded in his role of Anatol in Samuel Barber’s Vanessa by Naxos Records, which was recorded in Kiev, Ukraine. For more information, please visit www.raybauwens.net.