The voice of baritone Anton Belov was described as mellifluous by the New York Times and that of an emerging star by the Philadelphia Inquirer. He earned praise from critics and audiences alike for his portrayals of Count di Luna (Il Trovatore), Escamillo (Carmen), Eugene Onegin, Enrico (Lucia di Lammermoor), Don Giovanni, Germont (La Traviata) and Figaro (Le nozze di Figaro). Dr. Belov performed throughout the country appearing with Boston Lyric Opera, Portland Opera, Opera Delaware as well as Boston Baroque, Opera Orchestra of New York, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (at Carnegie Hall), and the Oregon Symphony, among many others. Dr. Belov is the first-place winner of eight vocal competitions including the George London Competition, the Young Concert Artists International Auditions, and Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions (Eastern Region). Mr. Belov performed recitals throughout the United States including Carnegie Recital Hall, the Kennedy Center and the Smithsonian Institution. A native of Moscow, Anton Belov holds a Master of Music Degree from The Juilliard School and the Doctorate of Musical Arts from Boston University. A recognized authority on Russian vocal repertoire, Dr. Belov is the author of several works on the subject and the proprietor of www.RussianArtSong.com. He is the co-director of the vocal program at the Atlantic Music Festival in Waterville, Maine. He lives near Portland, Oregon where he holds the post of an assistant professor of music at Linfield College.