Kevin Doherty is the Morning Classical Host at Capital Public Radio in Sacramento.
Before he was a staple on the airwaves, Kevin began his musical journey as an operatic baritone.
Hailed by Knoxville, Tennessee's METROPULSE as "A SINGER WITH A BRIGHT FUTURE," Kevin Doherty combines a natural sense of stagecraft with a fine full lyric baritone.
Praised for his powerful voice and engaging stage presence, Kevin has sung leading and supporting roles in many of the masterpieces including La Boheme, Die Fledermaus, Le Nozze di Figaro, Don Giovanni, Il Barbieri di Siviglia, L’Italiana in Algieri, L’Elisir d’Amore, La Traviata, Rigoletto, Il Trovatore, Lucia di Lammermoor and more. In 2004, Kevin traveled to Italy to create the role of Demetrius in the International Opera Theater’s world premiere production of Kristin Hevner’s Italian language adaptation of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
In concert, Kevin has appeared as a baritone soloist with different orchestras across the Southeast and Eastern United States and recently made his California debut with the Sacramento Choral Society and Orchestra. Some of his favorite works to perform include Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, Dvorak’s Te Deum and Haydn’s Mass in the Time of War.
Driven by a desire to produce opera on his terms, Kevin started an opera company in 2013 in Knoxville, TN called Marble City Opera. MCO continues to produce shorter and smaller scaled operas in unique spaces across the area. Since moving to Sacramento in 2016, Kevin fell in with a motley group of musical misfits forming the Rogue Music Project. RMP is a performance collective specializing in opera and classical music on the fringe.
Prior to his arrival in Sacramento, Kevin discovered radio, landing a job as the classical music host on weekend mornings at WUOT in Knoxville. Today he is your constant companion weekday mornings from 6-10 a.m. on Capital Public Radio
In addition to his role as host on CapRadio, Kevin emcees local concerts, conducts interviews with prominent musicians, and produces radio features for area classical music events.