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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. He will reprise 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 were winners of the 2019 Joy in Singing International Song Competition, and made their recital debut in Carnegie Hall's Weill Hall in February 2020. The program, "Degenerate Music," was a contrarian reimagining of the 1938 Entartete Musik exhibit in Düsseldorf. Feldmann and LaNasa's current project, "Monuments," explores society's evolving relationship with commemorative art and features world premieres by Melinda Bargreen, Iván Enrique Rodríguez, and Curtis J. Stewart
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 will make his debut with Brooklyn Art Song Society in May 2021, featuring the world premiere of Scott Wheeler's Three Russian Nocturnes.
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.