Todd Geer

American tenor, Todd Geer, is an accomplished and versatile artist who is highly regarded for well-defined characterizations and musical interpretations. Mr. Geer was awarded the prestigious Adler Fellowship with San Francisco Opera, where he performed as resident artist for two seasons. He made his San Francisco Opera debut as Don Gaspar in La Favorite, followed by a leading role debut as Rodolfo in La Bohème that same season. Subsequently, he sang the Italian Singer in Der Rosenkavalier, as well as featured roles in Lucia di Lammermoor, Nabucco, Idomeneo, Die Zauberflöte, Semele, Aida, La Traviata, Die Meistersinger and Parsifal. The young tenor also gained valuable experience in covering the leading tenor roles in Louise, Jenufa, Rigoletto, Lucia, Die Zauberflöte and Nabucco.

He debuted Canio in Pagliacci with Opera Carolina, Dick Johnson in La Fanciulla del West with the Festival Musique de St. Barths, Des Grieux in Manon Lescaut with Dicapo Opera Theater and Renzo in the North American premiere of Zandonai’s La Farsa Amorosa with Teatro Grattacielo. Additional highlights include three critically acclaimed seasons with Sarasota Opera where he portrayed Cavaradossi in Tosca, the title character of Stiffelio and Carlo in I Masnadieri. He was Radames in Aida for Festival Opera, Metro Lyric Opera, Bangkok Opera, El Paso Opera and San Francisco Lyric Opera and played Il Duca in Rigoletto with Connecticut Grand Opera, Piedmont Opera, Festival Opera, and Tri-Cities Opera. He performed Rodolfo in La Bohème for Dayton Opera, Metro Lyric Opera and DiCapo Opera Theater, and played Alfredo in La Traviata with Sacramento Opera, Nevada Opera, and the Monadnock Music Festival. He portrayed Don Jose in Carmen with Thailand’s Opera Siam, Sacramento Opera, The Princeton Festival, Central Piedmont Opera, and Tri-Cities Opera, and he played Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly with Bear Valley Music Festival, Idaho’s Opera Plus, and Tri-Cities Opera. He sang his first performances of Turiddu in Cavaleria Rusticana with Montana’s Intermountain Opera and Edgardo in Lucia Di Lammermoor with TCO. He was the Italian Tenor in Opera Carolina’s Der Rosenkavalier and he returned to San Francisco Opera for Doktor Faust and Cunning Little Vixen. Mr. Geer also appeared with the Lyric Opera of Chicago in Salome and with San Diego Opera in performances of Die Zauberflöte, Cold Sassy Tree and Idomeneo. A frequent concert and oratorio singer, Mr. Geer has performed with the Festival of the Aegean on the Greek Island of Syros as well as Festival Musique de St. Barths. He made his European debut singing Carmina Burana in the Arena de Nimes, Annecy, and Aix-en Provence. He sang Beethoven’s Symphony #9 for his Carnegie Hall debut followed by Schubert’s Masses in F and E flat, the Mozart Requiem, and Handel’s Messiah with John Rutter conducting. Additional works include the Lord Nelson Mass, Elijah, Rachmaninoff’s The Bells, Bruckner’s Te Deum, the Bach B minor Mass, and the Requiem Masses of Verdi, Mozart and Dvorak. Concert performances of opera include Rossini’s Ermione in Carnegie Hall and he covered the demanding title role in Mascagni’s Guglielmo Ratcliff with Teatro Grattacielo.

A native of Charlotte, NC, Todd Geer holds degrees from the Eastman School of Music and Binghamton, University. After his academic training he continued as a resident artist with Tri-Cities Opera where he sang much of his core repertoire for the first time under the tutelage of his teachers Peyton Hibbitt, Duane Skrabalak, and the late Carmen Savoca. Mr. Geer is also an Adjunct Professor of Voice at Winthrop University.

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