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.

** With Gregory Gerbrandt headlining a small, select group of internationally acclaimed artist for the Edwards Interfaith Chapel's Casablanca Nights Gala, the 2017/18 Season was, without doudt, underway!  Check the "Schedule" page of this website to find performances and venues of all productions this season. One of Gerbrandt's company debuts this year is with Piedmont Opera, where he will perform the role of Lieutenant Gordon in Kevin Puts' Pulitzer Prize-winning opera, Silent Night, based on the screenplay (and true story out of WWI), Joyeux Noël. Gerbrandt will also make a return to one of his signature roles, Marcello, in a new production of La bohème with Mobile Opera in Alabama. Gerbrandt will make a return to Opera Idaho, this time in the sexy and polarizing role of Stanley Kowalski in André Previn's opera adaptation of A Streetcar Named Desire, which he debuted with Opera Santa Barbara to critical acclaim two years ago. Additional company debuts this season include: The Colorado Springs Philharmonic for Some Enchanted Evening: Rodgers And Hammerstein, in which Gerbrandt is the headlining soloist; The Billings Symphony Orchestra and Chorale for a production of Carmen, in which he will sing the role of the confident, if not egotistical bullfighter, Escamillo. ** 

The 2016/17 Season has come to a close after a wonderful season of company and role debuts along with some happy returns as well. Gerbrandt sailed high in the title role of Il barbiere di Siviglia with Opera Memphis while 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. The season also marked his Opera Colorado debut in the capacity of Jim Larkens in Puccini's, La fanciulla del West.  Following last season's sold-out Ecuadorian Premiere production with the National Theatre in the country's capital, Gerbrandt debuted with Teatro Sanchez Aguilar in Guayaquil, Ecuador, reprising the polarizing role of Javert in one of the most popular musicals of all time, Les Misérables.  Gerbrandt also made returns to Asheville Lyric Opera as the Governor/Innkeeper in Man of La Mancha and to Opera Memphis for Mikey Stearns in Blue Viola and Renaldo Cabral in Later the Same Evening.

The previous 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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** The 2017/18 Season has been announced, and you can find all performance details in the "Schedule" page of this website.

 

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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