John Callison's voice has been described as “a striking baritone instrument” by Broadwayworld.com and “especially fine” by The New York Times.
Callison's 2015-16 highlights include being an Apprentice Artist at Sarasota Opera where he performed in Aida, Così fan tutte, and La Battaglia di Legnano. Callison also sang in the chorus of Loft Opera's Le Comte Ory. More recent credits include Don in Heartbreak Express, Il Conte di Almaviva in Le Nozze di Figaro, Hortensius in La fille du régiment, and Moralès in Carmen. Callison also sang the title role in the oratorio Elijah.
Mr. Callison recently performed the role of Guglielmo in Così fan tutte with Opera at USC where he was lauded by the Free Times (Columbia, SC) as “impressively athletic . . . [Callison] sang strikingly well at all times.”
On top of the opera credits, Callison also sang musical theater and operetta at Ohio Light Opera. Callison performed the roles of Benny Southstreet in Guys and Dolls, Sir Kay in A Connecticut Yankee, Sir Dinadan in Camelot, Pish-Tush in The Mikado, and The Foreman of the Jury in Trial By Jury at OLO. Callison also sang Fabrizio in The Light in the Piazza at the University of South Carolina and Joly in Les Misérables at Opera House Theater Company in Wilmington.
Callison is also an active member of the USO Show Troupe where he has sung and danced at dozens of events ranging from ballgames to galas.