Davóne Tines

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2023 at 7:30PM

VENUE Matthews Theater


Davóne Tines is the must-hear singer of opera today.

Los Angeles Times

A bass-baritone singer whom The New Yorker declared is “changing what it means to be a classical singer,”  Davóne Tines and his powerful voice first made waves leading operas by Kaija Saariaho (Only the Sound Remains), Matthew Aucoin (Crossing), and Terence Blanchard (Fire Shut Up in My Bones). But the Harvard and Juilliard graduate—who sang some of his first notes with his Baptist church choir in Virginia—really started turning heads with carefully curated, avant-garde recitals such as "Recital No. 1: MASS," a deeply personal statement that finds a throughline between Bach and the Agnus Dei. Whether in conventional roles at opera houses or with his own works that push the boundaries of what we consider “classical,” Tines has undoubtedly established himself as one of the most exciting singers of his generation. For his performance in the Matthews Theater, Tines is accompanied by the Afro-Dominican pianist John Bitoy, who’s performed with both symphonies and Sigur Rós.

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Caroline Shaw: 1. Kyrie
G. F. Handel: Leave Me Loathsome Light from Semele HWV 58

Caroline Shaw: 2. Agnus Dei
Tyshawn Sorey: Songs for Death: I. after Were You There
Margaret Bonds: To A Brown Girl Dead
Tyshawn Sorey: Songs for Death: III. after Swing Low

Caroline Shaw: 3. Credo
J. S. Bach: “Mache dich, mein Herze, rein,” from St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244

Caroline Shaw: 4. Gloria
Moses Hogan: Give Me Jesus

Caroline Shaw: 5. Sanctus
Julius Eastman: Prelude to The Holy Presence of Joan D’Arc

Igee Dieudonné, Davóne Tines VIGIL




Join us for a Free Post-Concert Conversation!

Join us for a post-concert conversation with Davóne Tines, interviewed Dr. Joy Barnes-Johnson, educator and program chair of The Paul Robeson House of Princeton. The talk will follow the 1-hour performance, engaging the audience in Tines' creative process and inspirational ties to the legendary performer & activist Paul Robeson.

This talk is part of McCarter’s Arts & Ideas series which connects our work to University and community partners.

In partnership with the Paul Robeson House of Princeton and Robeson's 125th Anniversary celebration.