John Packard

American singer John Packard has garnered international prominence on the opera stage as a baritone. He has recently transitioned to tenor and is poised to make a name for himself singing Heldentenor repertoire. John created the role of Joseph deRocher for San Francisco Opera's world premiere of Jake Heggie's acclaimed Dead Man Walking (–a voice of ferocious power and insistence” _ San Francisco Chronicle; –a deeply and powerfully affecting characterization”, The New York Times). John has performed the role more than 50 times in Europe and the USA, and can be heard in a live recording on Erato Disques.