John Gray Watson, Assistant Conductor
John Gray Watson, baritone, a North East Ohio native, is happy to be a new member of the Choral Arts Cleveland. As an active musician and performer, Mr. Watson continues to expand his repertoire working throughout Ohio and the eastern United States. Last March, he first joined with Choral Arts Cleveland in the role of Zuniga in their performance of Carmen. His other recent performances include Figaro in The Barber of Seville with Opera Circle and Marcello in La bohéme with Opera Western Reserve. Mr. Watson has also performed internationally in a production of La bohéme in Cortona, Italy, while touring through parts of Tuscany as part of a concert series. Additionally, his operatic roles include Count Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro), Papageno (Die Zauberflöte), Peter (Hänsel und Gretel), and Frank (Die Fledermaus). Mr. Watson is a graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music and currently resides in Lakewood, OH with his wife Courtney.