Larry D. Hylton
Larry D Hylton is an American Tenor who has inspired audiences around the world. A graduate of Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington, DC Larry earned an Artist's Diploma in Music, Drama and Movement. He attended Carnegie-Mellon University and The Catholic University of America. Larry is currently continuing his studies at Morgan State University.
A native of Martinsville, Va, Mr. Hylton has appeared with The Metropolitan Opera, L'Opera National de Lyon, Opera de Montreal, Atlanta Opera, Opera Company of Philadelphia, Deleware Opera and Washington National Opera to name a few. He has also been featured at The Edingburgh International Festival and with Arcadia Productions-Shanghai. Mr. Hylton has been a guest soloist with many orchestras including the Lyon Big Band Orchestra, The Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra and is a favorite of the Baltimore Symphony.
Taking pride in being a versatile artist, Larry has been featured in every performance venue housed within the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Opera, Gospel, Broadway and Secular, Larry knows no limits. One of the highlights of his career was being invited to perform at The Potter's House of Dallas by Pastor T.D. Jakes.
Mr. Hylton is widely know for his thought provoking portrayal of Sporting Life in the Gershwin's Porgy and Bess. Larry has performed 5 of the 6 Tenor roles in the Opera and continues to develop each character fantastically. He values the treasure of America's Greatest Opera, Porgy and Bess. Other theatrical credits include; Carmen Jones, Sweeny Todd, Debbie Allen's Soul Possessed, Black Nativity, Elegies: A Song Cycle and The Gospel According to Fishman. Larry created the role of Prince in Ricky Ian Gordon's Morning Star produced by Cincinnati Opera. He is a member of the world renowned Moses Hogan Singers and the New York Harlem Singers. Larry has recorded for GIA Publications and MGH Records. Recently Mr. Hylton has ventured into directing. He directed Daniel Moore's "A Hand of Bridge" with Opera@Morgan and is currently seeking more opportunities to direct and produce movies, opera and all forms of theater.
Larry was featured vocally in "Seeking Asylum" an award winning documentary produced by Evolutionary Press. He also appeared in "Outside the House" produced by Evolutionary Press.
"...the evening's big discovery is Larry D. Hylton, whose crystal-clear tenor is as sharp as his natty stage presence." - Washington City Paper
"...polished and affecting" -Wahington Post
"Hylton can sing, he can dance, and he has stage presence galore." -abeastinajungle.com
"[Larry D Hylton's] bright tone and vibrant articulation hit home throughout..." -Baltimore Sun