Howard Haskin
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  1. My Otello Story

    On July 29, 2011, the second chapter of my personal Otello story was written with Dorset Opera. A few years have passed since I became the first black tenor to sing this role on a major international operatic stage…. [Read more]

  3. Les langages musicaux de la Diversité: Radio interview (in French)

    Howard Haskin interviewed by Edouard Fouré Caul-Futy on "Le matin des musiciens" (France Musique, 19 January 2009, 32 minutes 11 seconds)


  4. Twenty grams of foam for a perfect Lenin
    Franz Straatman, Trouw (Amsterdam), 27 April 1992

    "The director Pokrowski looked very surprised when I greeted him in Russian at our first meeting. That was his second surprise. You see, Pokrowski, the librettist and the composer had not actually anticipated that De Nederlandse Opera would contract a black American for a role meant to strongly resemble Lenin in their imagination."… [Read more]

  5. Second Orphée Howard Haskin brings more character to the role
    Franz Straatman, Trouw (Amsterdam), 24 January 1990

    It was one week before the Nederlandse Opera was due to start rehearsals for Gluck's 'Orphée et Euridice' when Bruce Ford, the contracted tenor, cancelled. Opera managements, however, cannot just open a can of high tenors (with a knowledge of this infrequently sung French role besides) when this happens… [Read more]

  6. Big voice at Buxton Festival: Jason with lean and hungry look
    John Robert-Blunn, Manchester Evening News, July 1984

    "I LOVE singing anything and everything," said Howard Haskin over tea and biscuits in a very English neo-classical hotel in Buxton… [Read more]


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