Preston Hereford is an American tenor currently living in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. He holds a BA in Music from Pepperdine University and an MA in Art History from Lindenwood University. He has enjoyed performing a wide variety of repertoire from early music to new compositions. In recent years, he has performed in several productions and concerts with Kansas City-based Landlocked Opera Company including Léonato in Béatrice et Bénédict, Second Priest and Tamino (cover) in Die Zauberflöte, as well as Trial by Jury and Opera Scenes. He has also performed the roles of Don Curzio in Le nozze di Figaro, Monostatos (cover) in Die Zauberflöte, and in the modern-day premiere of the Lully parody La chûte de Phaëton with the Aquilon Music Festival. Additional operatic credits include Die Lustige Witwe, Die Zauberflöte, Don Giovanni, and The Pirates of Penzance at Pepperdine University. Furthermore, he has taken part in masterclasses with Stephanie Blythe, Richard Zeller, and Ben Moore. Mr. Hereford currently studies voice with Nadine Secunde.
Apart from opera, Mr. Hereford maintains a busy schedule of choral and concert performances. He has sung with Konzertchor Darmstadt, Schola Cantorum of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception (Kansas City), Kantorei Kansas City, KC VITAs, and the Pepperdine Chamber Choir. He has appeared as a soloist for CPE Bach’s Magnificat with the Missouri Oratorio Society, feeld songs with KC VITAs, and with the Pepperdine Chamber Choir, the latter of which has toured domestically (USA) and internationally (Italy and Czechia). With Kantorei Kansas City, he participated in the North American premiere of Will Todd’s Passion Music at the ACDA National Convention. Further choral credits include Musical Theatre Kansas City’s production of All is Calm.
“...schönem Ausdruck und großem Wohlklang…” -Offenbach Post