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Cato, Ralph Baritone
Baritone Ralph Cato has performed around the world, singing masterworks of opera, oratorio, and the musical stage to critical acclaim.

His repertoire spans a broad range of lyric and dramatic operatic baritone roles, which include Amonasro, in Aida, Scarpia in Tosca, Tonio in I Pagliacci, and Figaro in The Barber of Seville. In his repertoire of oratorio performances, one finds Karl Orff’s Carmina Burana, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Walton’s Belshazzar’s Feast, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, as well as works by Bach, Bruckner, Fauré, Handel, Mozart, Vaughan Williams and others.

Cato has performed with the Philharmonic in Cologne, Germany (Kölner Philharmonie), and the Estonia National Symphony. In the US, with the Chicago Sinfonietta, the Pacific Symphony and Chorale, the Long Beach Symphony, the Stockton Symphony, the San Bernardino Symphony, the Los Angeles Pops Orchestra, the Los Angeles Baroque Orchestra, the Angeles Chorale and the United States Marine Band.

Ralph was the featured soloist on tour with the very popular Irish dance show, Riverdance, performing in venues throughout Europe, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the United States

A native of New Orleans, Louisiana, Ralph moved to southern California shortly after finishing high school to attend Northridge State. He went on to earn a Master of Music degree from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, and a Doctor of Musical Arts in performance from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Ralph currently teaches vocal development and Italian, German and French diction for singers at the University of California, Riverside.
Buffs Performance(s): 6/28/98, 12/01/93, 11/18/90
Grants awarded: Arias and Art Songs
Website: ralphcato.com

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