AMERICAN BARITONE GREGORY GERBRANDT is a rising star in the worlds of opera and musical theatre, bringing a dynamic blend of vocal ability and stage prowess. Garnering critical acclaim around the world, Gerbrandt is creating a prominent name for himself while receiving follow-up contracts from virtually every company with which he’s worked. He has performed with opera and symphonic organizations on five continents, singing for ambassadors and other officials from around the globe. Prior to earning the degree of Master of Music from the University of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music, Gerbrandt obtained a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Northern Colorado, where he was twice awarded the prestigious distinction of Scholar of the Year. He was also given the highest recognition by his high school alma mater: induction into the Greeley West Hall of Fame.

Gerbrandt has created the lead baritone in four World Premieres. He is frequently asked to sing contemporary opera and has performed most recently the lead role in new productions of A Streetcar Named Desire (Previn), Glory Denied (Cipullo), Judgment of Midas (Ince), Model Love (Jackson), This is the Rill Speaking (Hoiby), The Gift of the Magi (Conte), and For a Look or a Touch (Heggie). An original cast recording of Kamran Ince's Judgment of Midas, in which Gerbrandt can be heard in the role of Theo, was released in May of 2015 on Albany Records. By contrast, Gerbrandt is in high demand to perform the prominent standards of Italian, French, and Russian opera. La bohème, PagliacciLucia di LammermoorLe nozze di FigaroL'elisir d'amoreCarmen, and Faust, as well as the title roles of Don GiovanniIl barbiere di Siviglia, and Eugene Onegin are just a sampling of his performed repertoire with Boston Lyric Opera, Glimmerglass Opera, Hawaii Opera Theatre, Central City Opera, Sarasota Opera, Opera Saratoga, Nashville Opera, Opera Memphis, Utah Festival Opera, and the Teatro Nacional Sucre in South America.

**The 2016/17 Season has already begun with the much anticipated arrival of Gerbrandt in the title role of Il barbiere di Siviglia with Opera Memphis. Also, Gerbrandt will be making his debut with Anchorage Opera in the lead role of Older Thompson in Glory Denied, a role which has become a recent staple in his repertoire, receiving wonderful press and acclaim for each production he's led. His Opera Colorado debut will take place later this fall in the capacity of Jim Larkens in Puccini's, La fanciulla del West. Gerbrandt will also make returns to Asheville Lyric Opera as the Governor/Innkeeper in Man of La Mancha, and to Ecuador's National Theatre in South America to reprise the polarizing role of Javert in one of the most popular musicals of all time, Les Misérables. Check back frequently for updates and additional forthcoming productions...

This past season's highlights included debuts with Kentucky Opera, Syracuse Opera, Indianapolis Opera, and the Toledo and Boulder Symphonies, while making returns to Ecuador's National Theatre in South America, Opera on the James, Opera Idaho, and Opera Fort Collins. Click below to see details of each including the American Premiere of Jonathan Dove's opera adaptation of Jane Austen's third novel, Mansfield Park, in which Gerbrandt performed the role of Edmund Bertram, the smolderingly handsome, romantic lead!

 

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**Remounting of Les Misérables (Javert) in South America**

 

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RECORDINGS
RECORDINGS

*Gerbrandt stars in 2015 original-cast recording of Kamran Ince’s full-length opera, Judgment of Midas...


*Also in Gerbrandt's discography, a recording of Gustav Mahler's, Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen...

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