Walter DuMelle - Bass (he/him)
Bass, Walter DuMelle, has been engaging audiences both here and abroad for over thirty-five years with his wide range of vocal styles and genres. Local engagements include performances with San Diego Opera, Lyric Opera SD, and Opera de Tijuana. In 2012 he co-founded with his wife Diana DuMelle Bodhi Tree Concerts, with whom he has performed numerous roles and concerts.
DuMelle returned to the San Diego Opera stage performing the role of Baron Douphol in Verdi’s La traviata, In 2017 he performed the title role in BTC’s production of Sir Peter Maxwell Davies’ 8 Songs for a Mad King, winning “Best in Fest” and “Best Actor in a Musical/Opera” at the San Diego International Fringe Festival. In 2018 he was seen as Benjamin Stone in Coronado Playhouse's production of Follies. Just last month he made his New York City Opera debut as the Doctor in La Traviata.
Upcoming engagements include the role of the Colonel in The Falling and the Rising and Pinellino in Gianni Schicchi with San Diego Opera. He received his Master’s in Music from the Eastman School of Music.