About

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 five 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 (Composer: Previn), Glory Denied (Cipullo), Silent Night (Puts), 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 Lammermoor, Le nozze di Figaro, L'elisir d'amore, Carmen, and Faust, as well as the title roles of Don Giovanni, Il 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 based on the Christmas truce 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. Also, Gerbrandt makes 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. This season also marks his Opera Colorado debut in the capacity of Jim Larkens in Puccini's, La fanciulla del West. Gerbrandt will also debut with Teatro Sanchez Aguilar in Guayaquil, Ecuador (South America), reprising the polarizing role of Javert in one of the most popular musicals of all time, Les Misérables.  Gerbrandt will also make returns to Asheville Lyric Opera as the Governor/Innkeeper in Man of La Mancha, and Opera Memphis for Mikey Stearns in Blue Viola and Renaldo Cabral in Later the Same Evening.

Some highlights from the 2015/16 Season included debuts with the Syracuse Opera, and Indianapolis Opera in the roles of Older Jim Thompson in Glory Denied, and Edmund Bertram in Jonathan Dove's new opera adaptation of Jane Austen's third novel, Mansfield Park, respectively. Gerbrandt made returns to the National Theatre in Quito, Ecuador (South America) for Les Misérables (Javert), Opera on the James for Don Pasquale (Malatesta), Opera Idaho for Glory Denied (Older Jim Thompson), Asheville Lyric Opera for Man of La Mancha (Governor/Innkeeper), and Opera Fort Collins for a new and updated production of Così fan tutte (Guglielmo), set in a modern New York City nightclub. February marked a special return to Kentucky Opera for Gerbrandt, as he had not seen the stage there in Louisville since he was a member of the Young Artists Program. He sang and danced the role of Frank Shultz in Show Boat! Gerbrandt debuted also with the Toledo and Boulder Symphonies for a "Rodgers & Hammerstein Tribute" (soloist) and a semi-staged production of La bohème (Marcello), respectively.

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The 2014/15 Season saw Gerbrandt in the title roles of Eugene Onegin with Opera Idaho and Elijah with the Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as Stanley Kowalski in A Streetcar Named Desire with Opera Santa Barbara, Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro with Opera on the James, both Marcello in La bohème and Governor/Inkeeper in Man of La Mancha with Utah Festival Opera, El Gallo in The Fantasticks with Playhouse on the Square, and Steven Kodaly in She Loves Me with Arvada Center. Gerbrandt also performed his first Carmina Burana, singing the baritone solos with Utah Festival Opera and the American Festival Chorus.

Other recent concert/symphonic appearances of note: Jesus in Bach’s St. Matthew Passion as well as soloist in Handel’s Messiah, both with the acclaimed Bethany Oratorio Society; title role in Mendelssohn’s Elijah for the National Opera Association convention; Pish-Tush in The Mikado with the Colorado Symphony; soloist for tribute concert with the St. Louis Philharmonic Orchestra; soloist for Das klagende Lied with the Colorado MahlerFest; soloist for Vaughan Williams' Dona nobis pacem with the Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra; soloist for Haydn’s Paukenmesse with the Nebraska Choral Arts Society, soloist for Faure’s Requiem with the Masterworks Chorale; role of Jesus in Bach's St. John Passion as guest artist with the University of Northern Colorado.

Gregory Gerbrandt studied with Bill McGraw while earning his M.M. degree from the University of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music (CCM). Gerbrandt earned his B.M. degree from the University of Northern Colorado, where he studied voice and opera with his late father, Dr. Carl Gerbrandt. Gregory Gerbrandt sang as an apprentice artist with Glimmerglass Opera, Central City Opera, Sarasota Opera, Nashville Opera, Kentucky Opera, and Opera North.

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