What a treat to meet Mr. Kofi Hayford at our benefit concert in Manhattan this past Saturday. We are all still starry-eyed from this incredible event.
Mr. Hayford, Ghanaian-American bass, described as possessing an “impressive” (Brooklyn Discovery) “sonorous,” (Meet Me at the Opera) and “stentorian bass voice” (National Herald) also produces a distinct sound – easily identified for its unique timbre. He is swiftly building his reputation as an accomplished bass by bringing an ‘exciting’ and ‘stunning’ sound to the stage. Kofi’s major opera roles have included: Mephistopheles in Faust, Ramphis and The King in Aida, La Roche in Strauss’ Capriccio, Raimondo in Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor, Sarastro in The Magic Flute, Rodolfo in La Sonnambula, Bartolo in Le Nozze di Figaro, Commendatore in Don Giovanni, Sparafucile and Monterone in Rigoletto, and Baldassare in La Favorita. He recently made his small stage Carnegie Hall debut singing at Weill Recital Hall. Kofi sang the inaugural performance of the Greek Opera Olympic Flame singing the role of the titan Prometheus at Lincoln Center’s Bruno Walter Auditorium – later receiving an award from UNESCO for this performance. Kofi is the 2018 1st Place Winner of the Tchaikovsky Music Competition(Albany, NY), a 2017 NJ State Opera Guild Competition Finalist, and a 2007 Songfest Young Artist. He received his Bachelor’s in Vocal Performance from SUNY Buffalo. Recent performances include Timur in Turandot, Ramfis in Aida, bass soloist in Mozart’s Requiem, Balthazar in Amahl and the Night Visitors and the British Major in Kevin Puts’ Silent Night!
I am so honored to have seen you perform Mr. Hayford. Our HaitiChildren Team is so grateful to have met such wonderful artists this weekend, and we are humbled by your support for our mission.
From the Heart,
Susie and the HaitiChildren Family
To learn more about Mr. Kofi Hayford, go to: www.KofiHayford.com