Department of Music Faculty & Staff
Professor Fulton is a sought after baritone on the operatic and concert stage. He has been a soloist with the Berlin Philharmonic, The Boston Symphony Orchestra, and most recently the Sydney Sypmphoy. In the 2017 season, Mr. Fulton made is operatic debut at the famous Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari, Italy. After his debut under the baton of Lorin Maazel as a part of the Castleton Festival 2011, in which he sang the baritone arias of Gershwin’s masterpiece PORGY AND BESS John Fulton became a well-known artist on the European scene. He performed the role of Jake PORGY AND BESS with the Royal Danish Opera and was included in the 2014 Austrian and Luxembourg tour of New York Harlem Productions’ PORGY AND BESSin the same role.
During the 2007-2008 season he debuted as a member of the New York Harlem Productions Inc. touring production of PORGY AND BESS. With this company Mr. Fulton has performed the roles of Jake, Crown and Jim in numerous opera houses across Europe, including the Semper Oper in Dresden, tOper Kommische in Berlin, the Hamburger Staatsoper, the Staatstheater Hannover, the Carré Theater in Amsterdam and the Strasbourg Theater to name a few. Mr. Fulton has also completed two seasons with the Arizona Opera in the Marian Roose Pulin Young Artist Studio.
During the 2008-2009 season he performed the roles of Masetto DON GIOVANNI and Sciarrone TOSCA and the following season he performed the Cappadocian SALOME, Schaunard LA BOHÈME and Fiorello/Police Sergeant IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA with Arizona Opera. Other recent engagements include performances of the role Morales CARMEN and Crown PORGY AND BESS at Tulsa Opera, Fiorello IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA with Michigan Opera Theatre and the role of Marullo RIGOLETTO in concert with the Westfield Symphony Orchestra in New Jersey.
Mr. Fulton has performed Figaro IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA and Marquis d’Obigny LA TRAVIATA with Opera Colorado, Count Almaviva LE NOZZE DI FIGARO for Opera Theatre of the Rockies, and Count Ceprano RIGOLETTO and David A HAND OF BRIDGE with Berkshire Opera. He has additionally taken part in several outreach projects for Cincinnati Opera including the part of Robert Garner in Richard Danielpour’s MARGARET GARNER.
Mr. Fulton has studied voice with Metropolitan Opera baritones Mark Oswald, and Franco Bertacci and continues to study with Mr. Charles Schneider. Mr. Fulton has collaborated with conductors Steuart Bedford and Hal France and has been directed by Larry Marshall, Lemuel Wade, Catherine Malfitano, Ken Cazan and James Robinson.
Mr. Fulton recieved his Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. His Master of Music Degree in Voice and Literature from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York and spent one semester in the Manhattan School of Music's Professional Studies Degree Program.