Mr. James Bailey

Tenor James Bailey, a native of Baltimore, has sung leading roles with several regional opera companies including Greensboro, Annapolis, and Summer Opera at Catholic University, and National Opera, based in Raleigh, NC.  These roles include, Ferrando, Lindoro in Rossini’s L’Italiana in Algieri, Nemorino, Rinuccio, and both Dr. Cajus and Fenton in Verdi’s Falstaff.  Mr. Bailey has also been featured in secondary roles with Des Moines Metro Opera, Baltimore and The Washington National Opera companies.  He has appeared in WNO’s productions of SusannahLa Traviata, Baby Doe, Roméo et Juliette, as well as The Crucible by Robert Ward.  Mr. Bailey also appeared as Reverend Parris in The Crucible for the Lyric Opera of Cleveland. James has most recently appeared with Baltimore Opera as a Hebrew in Strauss’ Salome, and Trin in Puccini’s La Fanciulla del West and a Hebrew for WNO’s production of Salome with Deborah Voigt.

Mr. Bailey has concertized throughout the Baltimore-Washington area in a variety of works by Bach, Beethoven, Haydn, Händel, Mozart, Rossini, Saint-Saëns and Orff.  He received his M.M. from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University and his B.A from Towson State University.  He is a chorus member of both the Washington Concert Opera and Washington National Opera Company and tenor soloist for University Baptist Church, Baltimore.  Mr. Bailey maintains an active private voice studio, and is an Adjunct Voice Faculty member at both Howard Community College and UMBC.



Office: 410-455-2990
Room: PAHB 238


M.M., Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University
B.A., Towson State University