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“Le veau d’or”, Gounod’s Faust

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Jamie Offenbach

Bass-Baritone

Jamie Offenbach’s defining character portrayals and vocal strength in both buffo and dramatic roles earn him rave reviews with journalists, opera companies, and audiences alike. He performs signature roles at companies that include Los Angeles Opera, Santa Fe Opera, San Diego Opera, Dallas Opera, Pittsburgh Opera, Opera Colorado, Baltimore Opera, Nashville Opera, Hawaii Opera Theatre, Michigan Opera Theatre, Opera Pacific, Arizona Opera, Opera Carolina, Florentine Opera of Milwaukee, Kentucky Opera, Santa Barbara Grand Opera, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Colorado Opera Festival, and the Savonlinna Music Festival. This season, Offenbach will perform as Baron Zeta in The Merry Widow with Florentine Opera and Hortensuis in La fille du régiment with Hawaii Opera Theatre.

May
2017

May-16
to
May-20
Il barbiere di Siviglia
Don Basilio
Opéra de Québec
Ville de Québec, Canada
Oct
2017

Oct-20
to
Oct-22
The Merry Widow
Baron Zeta
The Florentine Opera Company
Milwaukee, WI
Feb
2018

Feb-09
to
Feb-13
La fille du régiment
Hortensius
Hawaii Opera Theatre
Honolulu, HI
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…penetrating, dark baritone…
 A Midsummer Night’s Dream “As Theseus and Hippolyta, Jamie Offenbach and Katharine Goeldner come onstage very late in the evening, but when they did it was no holds barred. Mr. Offenbach has a height and noble bearing that warrant attention, and his penetrating, dark baritone scored with the riveting outpouring of every phrase.” – Opera Today 
…wastefully good…
 Fantastic Mr. Fox “There are also some wastefully good performances, notably from…Jamie Offenbach as Farmer Bean. Apart from anything else, these two are the only members of the cast who get the words across; they are also both lusty singers…” – The New York Times 
…wry smile, rock star swagger, and rich bass-baritone voice…
Faust “But in this production, like the story itself, it is Méphistophélès that holds the reins. Jamie Offenbach uses his tall, sinewy figure to create a Méphistophélès that is sexy and sinister with a touch of dark humor. With his wry smile, rock-star swagger, and rich bass-baritone voice, Offenbach is sure to play Méphistophélès time and time again during his career. The man demands attention, and if he were to ask for your soul, you’d likely let him take it.”BWW Opera World
…skillful comic timing…
Il barbiere di Siviglia “…bass-baritone Jamie Offenbach, invested his characterization of Dr. Bartolo with skillful comic timing in his ensemble appearances, and impassioned indignation in his aria.”Los Angeles.com
…a large, rich bass baritone…
 Faust“Tall and thin, with a large, rich bass-baritone and dramatic charisma, Offenbach seems made for the part. Clad in black leather, thigh boots, with striking features (great makeup job!) and a long black wig topped by horns, Offenbach’s Mephistopheles was the center of attention almost every time he stepped on stage.”Star Advertiser
Jamie Offenbach’s defining character portrayals and vocal strength in both buffo and dramatic roles earn him rave reviews with journalists, opera companies, and audiences alike. He performs signature roles at companies that include Los Angeles Opera, Santa Fe Opera, San Diego Opera, Dallas Opera, Pittsburgh Opera, Opera Colorado, Baltimore Opera, Nashville Opera, Hawaii Opera Theatre, Michigan Opera Theatre, Opera Pacific, Arizona Opera, Opera Carolina, Florentine Opera of Milwaukee, Kentucky Opera, Santa Barbara Grand Opera, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Colorado Opera Festival, and the Savonlinna Music Festival. This season, Offenbach will perform as Baron Zeta in The Merry Widow with Florentine Opera and Hortensuis in La fille du régiment with Hawaii Opera Theatre.

A favorite with Hawaii Opera Theatre, he performed there as Méphistophélès in Faust, Dr. Grenvil in La traviata, The Grand Inquisitor in Don Carlo, Basilio in Il barbiere di Siviglia, the title role in The Mikado, Dr. Falke in Die Fledermaus, Judge Turpin in Sweeney Todd, The Captain in Jonathan Dove’s Swan Song, The Bonze in Madama Butterfly, and Theseus in A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

In recent seasons, Offenbach performed the role of Méphistophélès in Gounod’s Faust at Michigan Opera Theater, Austin Lyric Opera, and Annapolis Opera; Don Basilio in Il barbiere di Siviglia at Austin Lyric Opera, Opera Coeur d’Alene, and Opéra de Québec; and sang at St. Bart’s Music Festival. Additional recent operatic engagements include the role of Count Capulet in Roméo et Juliette with Arizona Opera; Judge Turpin in Sweeney Todd with Syracuse Opera; the title role of The Mikado with Performance Santa Fe; Baron Douphol in La traviata with Pacific Symphony; First Soldier in Salome and Sciarrone/Angelotti in Tosca with San Diego Opera; Bartolo in Le nozze di Figaro and Zuniga in Carmen with Santa Barbara Opera; Superintendent Budd in Albert Herring, Capellio in I Capuleti e i Montecchi, and Angelotti in Tosca with Florentine Opera of Milwaukee; the King in Aïda with Baltimore Lyric Opera; and Dr. Engle in The Student Prince with Nashville Opera. He also performed T.J. Rigg in Florentine Opera’s production of Elmer Gantry, which was recorded by Naxos and won two Grammy Awards in 2012. The recording was also named #1 on Opera News‘ Top 10 list of complete Opera recordings for 2011.

Mr. Offenbach appeared as a featured soloist in concert with the Honolulu Symphony, Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Colorado Springs Orchestra, National Repertory Orchestra, New York Festival of Song, and the Joseph Papp NY Public Theater.

A native of Honolulu, Mr. Offenbach studied at the University of Hawaii, New York University, and the Juilliard School of Music. In addition to his background in Opera, Mr. Offenbach performed extensively in musical theater as a dancer and singer in regional, summer stock, Off-Broadway, and National tours. He may be heard on Angel Records’ recording of Gershwin’s Blue Monday.

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