Richard Poppino, baritone, is Emeritus Associate Professor of Music. He former served as the acting co-director of the School of Arts and Communication, Director of Vocal Studies, and taught voice at Oregon State University. Poppino has also taught on the voice faculties of Lewis and Clark College, Portland State University, and Southern Methodist University. As a soloist he has appeared with the Portland Opera, Seattle Opera, Fort Worth Opera, Oregon Symphony, Oregon Repertory Singers, Columbia Symphony, Dallas Bach Society, Houston Chamber Ensemble, Fort Worth Symphony and the Peter Britt Music Festival. He has also given solo recitals throughout the United States. Poppino has toured as a soloist with the OSU Chamber Choir in the Czech Republic, Austria, and Germany and with OSU’s Bella Voce Choir in Denmark, Finland, and Estonia.
In 2003 and 2004 Poppino presented solo recitals at the Atelier de la Main d’Or in Paris. He has appeared in Opera Theater Corvallis productions of The Coffee Cantata, Die Fledermaus, Trouble in Tahiti and Gianni Schicchi, in addition to serving as the producer for Gianni Schicchi, Albert Herring, The Fowl Opera Trilogy, and Sleeping Beauty. Poppino holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and a master’s degree from Southern Methodist University.