Ross Crolius, Basso Profundo, spent 30 years singing professionally in New York City, including 25 years as a full-time chorister and comprimario soloist with the Metropolitan Opera where he performed in over 180 performances each season in operas ranging from Handel to Philip Glass, sang in nearly 50 “Live from the Met” telecasts and in eight opera recordings with Maestro James Levine. In addition to the rigorous Met Opera schedule, Ross founded and managed a male vocal quartet, Songfellows, which performed regularly in the NYC area and made 2 recordings.
Mr. Crolius’ prior musical background includes two seasons with the Gregg Smith Singers, a three-year enlistment in the Soldiers Chorus of the U.S. Army Field Band, and degrees for the Peabody Conservatory of Music and the Eastman School of Music. Since his retirement from the Met, Ross shifted his focus to teaching voice and lecturing about opera which he continues to do with the MidCoast Senior College. He and his wife Nancy, also a former Met Opera chorister, moved to Maine in the summer of 2018.