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Randolph Locke, M.M.

Phone: (941) 518-8494
Office: Music Modular 5

Randolph Locke, Adjunct Professor of Music at Florida Gulf Coast University's Bower School of Music, teaches courses in Applied Voice and Opera Workshop. As an international opera singer, tenor Randolph Locke has sung with opera companies in Italy, Greece, Finland, Stuttgart, Hong Kong, Honolulu, Mexico City, Puerto Rico, Ottawa, Edmonton, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Houston, Boston, Atlanta, Santa Fe, and Sarasota, among others. His repertoire encompasses some of the most demanding tenor roles, including Calaf, Cavaradossi, Radames, Bacchus, Samson, Manrico, Hoffmann, and Don José. Opera News described his Don Jose in Carmen: "Randolph Locke provided a Jose of strength and resolve whose principles, as much as love, guided his actions. His stentorian tenor met every demand, even ending his Flower Song pianissimo." At the Opera de Bellas Artes in Mexico City and the Festival Cervantino in Guanajuato, he sang the role of Panfilo in the revised premiere of Carlos Chavez' The Visitors, which was released on the RCA/BMG label, winning Mexico's coveted Music Critics Award.

Locke has appeared in concert as tenor soloist for the Verdi Requiem, Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, Puccini's Messa di Gloria, and Handel's Messiah. He has made guest appearances with the National Orchestra of Mexico, Cincinnati May Festival, Cincinnati Symphony, Columbus Symphony, Florida Philharmonic, Connecticut Symphony, Chautauqua Symphony, Berkshire Music Festival, Johnstown Symphony, Long Beach Symphony, Flint Institute of Music, Tulsa Philharmonic, and the Sarasota Orchestra.

Mr. Locke and his wife mezzo soprano Carol Sparrow have been presented by the Community Concert Association of New York City in over fifty recitals throughout the United States and have also been the featured operatic performers for Cunard Cruise Lines in over one hundred recitals around the world aboard ships such as the majestic Queen Elizabeth II. In 2001, Mr. Locke and Ms. Sparrow cofounded the nonprofit organization Opera for Animals: Singing Is Saving (OASIS) to raise funds for animal welfare groups by giving recitals or other special musical events via their donated talents.

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