Panamanian-American baritone Nmon Ford had great success as Crown in Porgy & Bess in Metropolitan Opera productions in London and Amsterdam. Appearing in Don Giovanni (title role) at the Dorset Opera Festival in the UK brought him further outstanding reviews, and he returned to the U.S. to join the cast of Opera Colorado’s Carmen as Escamillo, a role he repeated in London at English National Opera and later at Calgary Opera. He is renowned for his concert appearances in such works as Bernstein’s MASS, in which he the role of Celebrant at Lincoln Center, A Sea Symphony with the Dallas Symphony, Elijah with the Atlanta Symphony and a fully staged presentation of Haydn’s The Creation with Fort Worth Symphony. Current engagements include the role of Sharpless in Madama Butterfly in productions at Detroit Opera, Pittsburgh Opera, Utah Opera and Cincinnati Opera. Future engagements include the role of the High Priest in Samson et Dalilah at Opera Colorado; Ford also soon features in an opera he wrote himself, The House of Orpheus, at Opera Carolina.