Seth Keeton, bass-Baritone

Bass-baritone, Seth Keeton’s performances have been described by The New York Times as “driven” and “emotionally pointed,” and “stentorian” by Opera News. He has performed roles on the stages of opera companies throughout the United States, and Theater Bremen in Bremen, Germany. In 2006, he was a national finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and has received awards from the Sullivan Foundation and the Eleanor McCollum Competition.

In art song and in recital, Dr. Keeton presents tightly knit recitals, singing pieces in unique combination and often including rarely performed works. In 2018, he was featured on a recording, Chamber Music, Volume 2, of forgotten composer, Richard Stöhr, and 2020 saw the release of Transparent Boundaries, an album of art song set to the poetry of Whitman and Dickinson. As a scholar, Keeton has created the online song index SongHelix, that simplifies the discovery of related art songs. This free resource can be found at

Dr. Keeton received his Doctorate of Musical Arts in Vocal Performance from the University of Minnesota and is an Associate Professor of Voice at the University of Utah.