Erik Kroncke has been described as “engaging... a bass of astounding depth and warm timbre... an important voice and artist...”

Erik has Performed Philip II in Don Carlo, Enrico VIII in Anna Bolena, Leporello in Don Giovanni, Ramphis in Aida, Mephistopheles in Faust, and Gremin in Eugene Onegin with Sarasota Opera, Opera San José, Chautauqua Opera, New Jersey Verismo Opera, Austin Lyric Opera, among others.

He has awards from the Gerda Lissner competition, 2010, the Liederkranz competition, 2008, and the Friedrich Schorr Vocal Competition, 2002, 2003. Symphonic and oratorio performances with Sarasota Opera Orchestra, Chautauqua Symphony, Korean Philharmonic, and the American Classical Orchestra, as well as appearances in “The Three Basses” concerts.

Recently, Erik sang the bass solo in Beethoven's Ninth Symphony with the National Chorale at Lincoln Center, and the role of Tackleton in the North American premier of Zandonai’s Il Grillo del Focolare with Teatro Grattacielo. He also sang the roles of the King in Aida with Opera Theater of the Rockies and Commendatore in Don Giovanni with Opera St. Petersburg. He premiered Michael Close’s Songs about Animals with the Longmont Symphony. Complete bio at