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Hailed for his "fresh and resonant voice" (Seen and Heard International) New York-based baritone Gregory Feldmann is a rising young artist on opera and recital stages alike. Last February, Feldmann sang the role of the composer in Virgil Thomson's The Mother of Us All, a collaboration with Juilliard Opera, the New York Philharmonic, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in February 2020. In May 2021, he reprised the role of Belcore in Donizetti's L'elisir d'amore in the spring with Juilliard Opera, directed by John Giampietro and conducted by Joseph Colaneri.
A passionate recitalist, Feldmann enjoys a "luminous" partnership with pianist Nathaniel LaNasa (Oberon's Grove). The duo recently received First Prize in the 2021 Gerda Lissner Song/Lieder Competition. Feldmann and LaNasa made their recital debut in Carnegie Hall's Weill Hall in February 2020 after winning the Joy in Singing International Song Competition. The program, "Degenerate Music," was a contrarian reimagining of the 1938 Entartete Musik exhibit in Düsseldorf. They join the Royaumont Fondation as laureates in the 2021-22 Acadèmie Orsay. Feldmann and LaNasa's current project, "American Icons," contrasts monuments and markers of history with the lived experiences of people in their shadows.
Feldmann is a frequent collaborator with pianist Steven Blier and the New York Festival of Song. In January 2018, Feldmann and Blier gave two world premieres of John Corigliano's song literature, performing the cycle Rhymes of the Irreverent and song no comet ever scratched the sky with NYFOS at the Peter Jay Sharp Theatre. He rejoins NYFOS in October 2021, co-curating and performing in NYFOS Next: 9 under 34, a concert of composers born after NYFOS' first concert.
On the concert stage, Feldmann made his Carnegie Hall debut in November 2018 with MasterVoices, singing the Bass I solo in Handel's Israel in Egypt under Ted Sperling. He returned as a soloist in Handel's Messiah in December 2019 with Central Presbyterian Church on Park Avenue under Seth Ward.
Feldmann is currently an Artist Diploma of Opera Studies candidate at The Juilliard School under the tutelage of Elizabeth Bishop.