B i o g r a p h y
Born in Russia, bass Konstantin Kvach is greatly admired for his versatility, having both the bel canto technique to sing Handel, Mozart, Rossini, as well as the power to handle the dramatic roles of Verdi and Puccini. He has performed internationally as a featured soloist in Germany, Baltic States and with the Prague Symphony at Dvořak Hall and Jablonec Municipal Theatre in the Czech Republic. Nationally, he performed with Northwest Chamber Orchestra at Benaroya Hall in Seattle, and throughout the northwest with orchestras, opera companies and choral ensembles including Portland Opera, Washington East Opera, Opera Coeur d’Alene, Vashon Opera, Opera Idaho, Vancouver Opera, PSU Opera, the Oregon Symphony, Southwest Washington Symphony, Newport Symphony, Northwest Chamber Orchestra, Portland Baroque Orchestra, Oregon Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra, Central Oregon Symphony, Lower Columbia Symphonic Band, The Oregon Sinfonietta, Portland Symphonic Choir, Bravo!Vancouver, Willamette Master Chorus, among others. Mr. Kvach is a regular guest artist at the Astoria Music Festival, Northwest Performing Arts, Portland SummerFest and Bel Canto Northwest.
Among extensive oratorio repertoire, he has performed the roles of Judge in Orphée by Philip Glass, Raimondo in Lucia di Lammermoor, Sparafucile in Rigoletto, Grenvil in La Traviata, Eutifronte in Der Stein der Weisen, Don Alfonso in Cosi fan tutte, Colline in La Bohème, Simone in Gianni Schicchi, Pistola in Falstaff, Bartolo in Le Nozze di Figaro, Basilio in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Sarastro in Die Zauberflöte, Alidoro in La Cenerentola, Commendatore in Don Giovanni, Superintendent Budd in Albert Herring, Soldier in Salome, Prince Gremin in Eugene Onegin, and Kum in Mussorgsky's Sorochintsy Fair.
Recordings include the critically acclaimed world premiere recording of Philip Glass’s opera Orphée on Orange Mountain Music, and Veljo Tormis’s On American Shores on Clarion.