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Oct 08 - 20, 2013

Enter to Win Dinner

Enter to win a private dinner for two with the lead singers of Baritones UnBound: Celebrating the UnCommon Voice of the Common Man. Gain an exclusive insider access to engage up close and personal with these contemporary megastars of Broadway and Opera. Learn about the artists, the voice and the inspiration behind this original production while partaking in a delicious, fine dining meal at a Downtown Boston restaurant.*

Purchase your tickets to Baritones UnBound: Celebrating the UnCommon Voice of the Common Man from now to October 8th and you will automatically be entered to win dinner with Marc Kudisch, Jeff Mattsey or Ben Davis. Winners will be notified via email or phone on Monday, October 9th.

*Two winners will be chosen and treated to dinner at a restaurant selected by ArtsEmerson on Monday, October 14th.

Meet the Baritones

Marc Kudisch (Performer/Co-Creator) Three-time Tony Award Nominee, four-time Drama Desk Nominee and two-time Outer Critics Circle Award Nominee, Marc Kudisch’s Broadway credits include 9 to 5 (Franklin Hart), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Baron Bomburst), The Apple Tree (Roundabout Theatre), Assassins (The Proprietor, Roundabout Theatre), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Trevor Graydon), Bells are Ringing (Jeff Moss), LaChiusa’s The Wild Party (Jackie – Public Theater), The Scarlet Pimpernel (Chauvelin), High Society (George Kittredge), Disney’s Beauty & the Beast (Gaston) and Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Reuben). His recent performances Off-Broadway include The Holiday Guys (co-creator) at The York Theatre, The Blue Flower at Second Stage, A Minister’s Wife and The Glorious Ones at Lincoln Center,  The Pirates of Penzance and A Little Night Music at New York City Opera, Girl Crazy and No Strings at Encores!

Jeff Mattsey (Performer) is renowned worldwide for the baritone roles that have defined his prominent career. He made his Operatic debut as Marcello in La bohème opposite Luciano Pavarotti with the Opera Company of Philadelphia. The production then toured Modena, Italy, Genoa, Beijing, the Deutsche Oper Berlin, and finished at the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires. He joined the roster of the Metropolitan Opera in 1997, made his house debut in 1998 in their production of Les Contes d’Hoffmann, and has since returned as Guglielmo in Cosi fan Tuttle, Marco in Gianni Schicchi, Mercutio and Paris in Roméo et Juliette, Silvano in Un Ballo in Maschera, Schaunard in La bohème, Hermann/Schlemiel in Les Contes d’Hoffmann, Jose Castro in La Fanciulla del West; Marullo in Rigoletto, and in productions of Dr. Atomic, The Magic Flute, Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Andrea Chenier, Carmen, L’Elisir d’Amore, and Francesca da Rimini, among many others.  He has appeared with Opera Companies including the San Diego Opera, Boston Lyric Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Chicago Lyric Opera, Vancouver Opera, Edmonton Opera, and many others in roles ranging from the comic Papageno to the serious Germont. Of a recent performance, the San Diego Tribune says, "Baritone Jeff Mattsey was an extraordinary Marcello: extraordinary because he created a character so rich and textured with so little apparent effort - and sang the role with such an outpouring of warm, burnished sound..." Mr Mattsey can be seen on Kultur videos DVD of Pavarottis La Boheme in China and the MET's recent release of La Fanciulla del West. He can be heard on the Boston Baroque's recording of the Monteverdi Vespers and the Richard Tucker Foundations Salute to American Music.

Ben Davis (Performer) Anna Nicole the Opera (Billy) at BAM, Lincoln Center opposite Kelli O’Hara and Victor Garber as Brom Broeck in, Knickerbocker Holiday (recorded by Sh-K-Boom). Broadway credits include,  A Little Night Music (Mr. Lindquist, u/s Carl Magnus, Fredrik), Les Miserables (Javert & Enjolras), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Trevor Graydon), Baz Luhrmann’s La Boheme (Marcello- *2003 Tony Honor) Tour: Spamalot (Galahad) Regional: South Pacific at The MUNY (Emile de Becque), The Sound of Music at Paper Mill Playhouse (Cpt. Von Trapp) Boys From Syracuse at DC Shakespeare Theatre (Antipholus of Ephesus), Show Boat at Goodspeed Opera House (Ravenal), 110 In The Shade at Pasadena Playhouse (File), Mame (Older Patrick) and Bernstein’s Mass at The Hollywood Bowl. Concerts with Kelli O'Hara and Westchester Philharmonic, LA Philharmonic, Indianapolis Symphony Film/TV: 30 Rock, Papageno in Mozart’s, The Magic Flute directed by Kenneth Branagh, Numb3rs. For Dad. Visit www.benjaminjaydavis.com



  • Location: Emerson/Paramount Center Mainstage
  • Conceived by: Marc Kudisch
  • Created by: Marc Kudisch with Merwin Foard, Jeff Mattsey and Timothy Splain
  • Performed by: Marc Kudisch, Jeff Mattsey, Ben Davis, accompanied by Timothy Splain on piano
  • Music Direction by: Timothy Splain
  • Directed by: David Dower
  • Production Design by: Alexander V. Nichols
  • Series: Legend
  • Ages: 12+
  • Running Time: 2 hours with one intermission