AMERICAN BARITONE GREGORY GERBRANDT is an established 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 has created 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 while 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 five World Premieres, while being hand-picked for one European Premiere, and another two North American 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, European Premiere), Silent Night (Puts), Mansfield Park (Dove, North American Premiere), Judgment of Midas (Ince, World Premiere and recording), Model Love (Jackson, World Premiere), 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, Kentucky Opera, Opera Saratoga, Nashville Opera, Opera Memphis, Indianapolis Opera, Utah Festival Opera, and the Teatro Nacional Sucre (South America).

*** THE 2018/19 SEASON is highlighted by the *EUROPEAN PREMIERE* of Tom Cipullo's incredible American Opera, Glory Denied. This prominent and brilliant work, based on the true story of Jim Thompson, America's longest held Prisoner of War, is introduced to European audiences in November/December of 2018. This will count Gerbrandt's fifth production of the work, having led the different casts in Anchorage, Boise, Syracuse, Cleveland, and now in Berlin, Germany. Gerbrandt also makes his debut with Chattanooga Symphony & Opera in the role of Escamillo in Bizet's, Carmen. Scheduled returns list Gerbrandt with Piedmont Opera for a new production of L'elisir d'amore in the role of Sergeant Belcore as well as with Opera Memphis in a charming and hilarious production of H.M.S. Pinafore in the role of Captain Corcoran. Gerbrandt is also performing a second production of Glory Denied as a guest artist with Baldwin Wallace Conservatory, leading the cast in the role of Older Thompson.

The previous two seasons' highlights included debuts with Opera Colorado, Anchorage Opera, Teatro Sanchez Aguilar (South America), Piedmont Opera, Opera Company of Middlebury, Mobile Opera, First Coast Opera, the Billings Symphony Orchestra, Hays Symphony, and the Colorado Springs Philharmonic to go along with returns to Opera Memphis, Asheville Lyric Opera, and Teatro Nacional Sucre.

 

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** The 2018/19 Season has been announced, and you can find all performance details in the "Schedule" page of this website.

--EUROPEAN PREMIERE--  

"Singing with a clear, handsome sound, baritone Gregory Gerbrandt easily moved from being commanding to vulnerable."
            -Cleveland Classical (October 2018), Glory Denied, Older Jim Thompson


Gerbrandt stars in the European Premiere of Tom Cipullo's brilliant American opera, Glory Denied. This true story of Vietnam veteral Colonel Jim Thompson, the longest held prisoner of war in American history, explores the unimaginable bravery asked of soldiers and even the nature of hope itself. Join Gerbrandt as he takes on the immense challenges of the title role, the all-international cast, and the artistic team of Amici Arts in Berlin, Germany for this incredible event and premiere. Gerbrandt has made quite a name for himself in this role, having performed it to critical acclaim in numerous productions of this opera across the United States.

Also, recently published reviews can be read about Gerbrandt's performances in this section.  

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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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