2017–18 Season: Ned Peters in Girls of the Golden West
Bass-baritone Davóne Tines’ performances of the 2017–18 season include his San Francisco Opera debut in the John Adams’ Girls of the Golden West, a debut at the Opéra National de Paris in Kaija Saariaho’s Only the Sound Remains, and a Brooklyn Academy of Music debut in Crossing by Matthew Aucoin. Other appearances of the season feature Stravinsky’s Oedipus Rex at the Baltic Sea Festival conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen and both Schumann’s Das Paradies und die Peri and Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the Los Angeles Philharmonic led by Gustavo Dudamel. Past highlights include Adams’ El Niño with the London Symphony Orchestra as well as with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Saariaho’s True Fire with the Orchestre National de France, and a program exposing the Music of Resistance by Crumb, Eastman, Shaw, and Shostakovich with conductor Christian Reif leading members of the San Francisco Symphony at SoundBox. On the opera stage, Tines made debuts at Lisbon’s Teatro Nacional de São Carlos in Oedipus Rex led by Leo Hussain and at the Finnish National Opera in Only the Sound Remains directed by Peter Sellars. National Sawdust brought to the stage Requiem for: A Tuesday, a ceremony of music and dance created and administered by Davóne Tines with his collaborator, Helga Davis, during which the audience was invited to witness and face collective and individual engagements of mortality and fear in the context of racialized police brutality. Tines graduated from Harvard University and received a Master of Music degree from the Juilliard School.