Baritone Mitchell Hutchings has been described as having “a beautiful instrument” (American Soprano, Renée Fleming) “that can do anything” (British Pianist, Graham Johnson). He has been heard throughout the United States and abroad from Carnegie Hall to the Antonin Dvorak Museum in Prague.
In 2016, Mr. Hutchings sang the role of John Proctor in The Crucible with Hartford Opera Theater and Marcello in scenes from La bohème with Rochester Lyric Opera. In April, he held a full recital of song at the Eastman School of Music with distinguished guest Renée Fleming in attendance. In the summer season, Mitchell sang Michele in Il tabarro, Marco in Gianni Schicchi, Father in Ragtime, and Pete in Show Boat with Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre. He finished the year singing portions of Bach’s Christmas Oratorio with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra.
Other notable roles in opera and musical theatre include Marcello in La bohème, the title role in Sweeney Todd, the demon barber of Fleet Street, the title role in Gianni Schicchi, Escamillo in La tragédie de Carmen, Mercutio in Roméo et Juliette, Tarquinius in The Rape of Lucretia, Germont in La traviata, Marullo in Rigoletto, Frank in Die Fledermaus, Quince in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Jud Fry in Oklahoma!, and Benoit & Alcindoro in La bohème.
Mitchell has been a Resident Artist of Opera Saratoga, Des Moines Metro Opera, Pensacola Opera, Charlottesville Opera, Dicapo Opera Theatre, and Opera Maine.
Mitchell has music degrees from Florida State University and Western Carolina University. He is currently ABD at the Eastman School of Music. He resides in upstate New York with his spouse, accomplished composer and stage director, Sarah Hutchings