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Queequeg in Moby-Dick, Washington National Opera
February 22, 25, 28, March 2, 5, 8, 2014
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Prince Ivan Khovansky in Khovanschina, Birmingham Opera Company
April 22, 24, 28, 30, May 2, 2014
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Gunther in Götterdämmerung, Opera North
June 14, 18, 21, 28, July 5, 12, 2014
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Eric Greene

Baritone

American baritone Eric Greene, praised for his fine musicianship and resonant baritone voice, is making his mark throughout the world.

Most recently, he made his first foray into the Wagnerian repertoire performing the role of Melot in Tristan und Isolde in Concert at the Casals Festival in his Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra debut as well as Donner in Das Rheingold at Teatro Massimo di Palermo and subsequently covering the roles of Donna and Gunther in Seattle Opera’s 2013 Ring Cycle.  He also thrilled UK audiences and critics alike as Billy Bigelow in Opera North’s new production of Carousel, with Opera Brittania exclaiming, “The tall, handsome figure of Mr. Greene will command any stage and his smooth, dark and powerful baritone would be equally at home in Opera North’s Ring Cycle,”  and stunned in his creation of the leading role of Segismundo in the World Premiere of Jonathan Dove and Alasdair Middleton’s Life is a Dream at UK’s Birmingham Opera Company.

Future seasons will see returns to Washington National Opera as Queequeg in Jake Heggie’s Moby Dick, Opera Birmingham as Prince Ivan Khovansky in Khovanshchina, Opera North as Gunther in Gotterdämmerung; as well as a soon to be announced return to the Lyric Opera of Chicago.

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…warm, well-focused baritone…
Carousel“Eric Greene brought a warm, well-focused bass-baritone to his soul-searching self-analysis, confronting his inner demons. He had found a nice diffidence in ‘If I loved you’, as if aware of the danger he presented, and its reprise in heaven touched a nostalgic chord. He was the archetypal outsider; a portrait in Peter Grimes vein, only better-natured.” -OPERA
…powerful and imposing baritone…
Aida- “The emotional heart of the second act, however, wasn’t the love of Aida and Radames, or the resentment of Amneris, but a wonderful scene between Aida and her father, Amonasro, played by the powerful and imposing baritone Eric Greene. For a moment, the father- daughter chemistry broke from the rigid mold of the direction and breathed real life into this stately Egyptian artifact.” -California Chronicle
…rich, full tones…
Cosi fan tutte - “Eric Greene, whose rich, full tones made Escamillo’s superficiality convincingly attractive.” -The Washington Post
…ferociously charasmatic…
Porgy and Bess-”Baritone Eric Greene was a ferociously charismatic Crown, the wild and vicious drug addict whose crime and punishment drives the opera’s plot.” - Access Atlanta
…finely-textured baritone…
Carousel- “Eric Greene excels as bad-boy Billy Bigelow: Greene has the looks, presence and acting ability to make the audience care about his fate, and his individual and finely textured baritone is an equivalent asset.”The Guardian
…Rich low notes and riniging high ones…
Carmen- “Baritone Eric Greene, as the bullfighter Escamillo, grabbed the stage like an American Idol winner and sang the heck out of the famous “Toreador Song.” Rich low notes and ringing high ones; twirling cape and swaggering attitude: All there.” - Port Folio Weekly
Composer Opera Role
Bellini I Puritani Riccardo
Bizet Carmen Escamillo
Les Pecheurs de Perles Zurga
Britten Billy Budd Billy Budd
Peter Grimes Captain Balstrode
Danielpour Margaret Garner Robert Garner
Donizetti Lucia di Lammermoor Enrico
Dove Life is a Dream Segismundo
Gershwin Porgy & Bess Porgy, Crown
Giordano Andrea Chenier Gerard
Gounod Faust Velentin
Humperdinck Hansel und Gretel Father
Leoncavallo I Pagliacci Silvio, Tonio
Mascagni Cavalleria Rusticana Alfio
Menotti Amahl and the Night Visitors King Melchior
Mozart Le Nozze di Figaro Count
Don Giovanni Don Giovanni
Puccini La Boheme Marcello
Manon Lescaut Lescaut
Madama Butterfly Sharpless
Tosca Scarpia
Saint-Saens Samson et Dalila High Priest
Strauss Elektra Orest
Verdi Falstaff Ford
Il Trovatore Di Luna
Un Ballo in Maschera Renato
La traviata Germont
Aida Amonasro
Don Carlo Rodrigo
Nabucco Nabucco
Wagner Das Rheingold Donner
Gotterdammerung Gunther
Tannhauser Wolfram
Composer Work
Barber Dover Beach
Beethoven Ninth Symphony
Mass in C
Brahms Ein Deutsches Requiem
Britten War Requiem
Copland Old American Song 1 & 2
Danielpour Past time
Faure Requiem
Gershwin Porgy and Bess Suite
Handel Samson
Messiah
Mahler Rückert-Lieder
Symphony No. 8
Meachum Songs of the Slave
Mendelssohn Elijah
Mozart Requiem
Mass in C Major
Orff Carmina Burana
R.V. Williams A Sea Symphony
Five Mystical Songs
Songs of Travel
Dona Nobis Pacem
Verdi Requiem
American baritone Eric Greene, praised for his fine musicianship and resonant baritone voice, is making his mark throughout the world.

Most recently, he made his first foray into the Wagnerian repertoire performing the role of Melot in Tristan und Isolde in Concert at the Casals Festival in his Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra debut as well as Donner in Das Rheingold at Teatro Massimo di Palermo and subsequently covering the roles of Donna and Gunther in Seattle Opera’s 2013 Ring Cycle.  He also thrilled UK audiences and critics alike as Billy Bigelow in Opera North’s new production of Carousel, with Opera Brittania exclaiming, “The tall, handsome figure of Mr. Greene will command any stage and his smooth, dark and powerful baritone would be equally at home in Opera North’s Ring Cycle,”  and stunned in his creation of the leading role of Segismundo in the World Premiere of Jonathan Dove and Alasdair Middleton’s Life is a Dream at UK’s Birmingham Opera Company.

Future seasons will see returns to Washington National Opera as Queequeg in Jake Heggie’s Moby Dick, Opera Birmingham as Prince Ivan Khovansky in Khovanshchina, Opera North as Gunther in Gotterdämmerung; as well as a soon to be announced return to the Lyric Opera of Chicago.

Additional recent engagements included a reprisal of the role of Billy Bigelow in Carousel at the Barbican Centre in London; Porgy and Bess Concert Suite with the Teatro Nacional de Sao Carlos in Lisbon and the Cleveland Orchestra; Crown in Porgy and Bess at the Atlanta Opera; Amonasro in Aida at Opera Memphis; Germont in La Traviata with the Pine Mountain Music Festival, and Escamillo in Carmen with Virginia Opera in which the Washington Post said his “rich, full tones made Escamillo’s superficiality convincingly attractive.”

He first received international acclaim as Jake in Porgy and Bess and saw performances of this role with the Théâtre National de l’Opéra-Comique, the Granada International Festival in Spain, Grand Théâtre in Luxembourg, Lyric Opera of Chicago, San Francisco Opera, Washington National Opera, and the Los Angeles Opera.

Previous engagements have also included Robert Garner in the world premiere of Richard Danielpour’s Margaret Garner at the Michigan Opera Theater, Opera Company of Philadelphia and Opera Carolina; Peter (the Father) in Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel with Virginia Opera; Ping in Turandot with Opera Company of Philadelphia and Opera Carolina; Sharpless in Madama Butterfly with Eugene Opera; and the baritone soloist in Richard Danielpour’s Pastime at Northwestern University.

In concert and recital, Mr. Greene recently performed Kirke Mechem’s Songs to the Slave and Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Dona nobis pacem with the Bel Canto Chorus in Milwaukee, an All-Gershwin Concert with the Rackman Symphony Choir, and a 25th anniversary concert entitled Festivals, Parties and Celebrations with Santa Belle Music Festival. He has also performed in countries such as Australia, Fiji, Manila, Guam, Hong Kong and the Soloman Islands, the Virgin Islands, and with Manny Fox in Puerto Rico. He was the winner in the Leontyne Price Vocal Competition in Maryland, the first place winner in Rosa Ponselle’s All Marylanders Competition, the first place in the NAACP ACT-SO competition, and was awarded the Gluck Foundation scholarship.

 

 

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