John Fulton (baritone) is delighted to return to the Shenandoah Bach Festival this season. John joined the faculty at Hampton University as an Assistant Professor of Music in Voice. John has become one of the world’s sought-after interpreters of Jake in George Gershwin’s opera, Porgy and Bess. Mr. Fulton has performed Jake over 300 hundred times throughout Europe. He has performed in many top European houses, some of which are the Royal Danish Opera, Semper Oper Dresden, Oper Leipzig, Staatsoper Hamburg, Staatsoper Hannover, Komische Oper Berlin, Deutches Theater (Munich), Operhaus Duesseldork, Teatro Arriaga (Bilbao, Spain), and most recently Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari, Italy. He has also been a guest soloist with some of the leading orchestras and conductors. He has performed with the Berlin Philharmonic at the Berlin Phil under the baton of Sir Simon Rattle. The Castleton Festival, under the baton of the late Lorin Maazel. The Boston Symphony at Tanglewood, the Boston Symphony at Boston Symphony Hall, and in November of 2016 with the Sydney Symphony at the Sydney Opera House. John received his BM in Vocal Performance from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and his MM in Performance from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York.