B i o g r a p h y
Hailed for his "fresh and resonant voice" (Seen and Heard International),
baritone Gregory Feldmann is a rising artist on opera and recital stages alike. This summer, Feldmann joins the Glimmerglass Festival, singing the roles of Cedric and Matteo in the world premiere of Ken Ludwig's new Rossini pastiche, Tenor Overboard. In September, Feldmann joins the International Opera Studio with Opernhaus Zürich, where he will appear in operas by Handel, Donizetti, and Wolfgang Rihm.
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.
Feldmann and LaNasa joined the Royaumont Fondation and Musée d'Orsay as laureates in the 2021-22 Acadèmie Orsay, performing in front of paintings in Orsay's Impressionist Wing, as well as at the Royaumont Abbey. Stateside, Feldmann and LaNasa's current project, "American Icons," contrasts monuments and markers of history with the lived experiences of people in their shadows. The first program centers the community surrounding the Hall of Fame of Great Americans, on the campus of Bronx Community College.
Feldmann is a frequent collaborator with pianist Steven Blier and the New York Festival of Song. In October 2021, he curated and performed in NYFOS Next: 9 under 34, a concert of composers born after NYFOS' first concert. 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.
On the concert stage, Feldmann joined the Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival in August 2021, singing Beethoven's Scottish folk songs. He made his Carnegie Hall debut in November 2018 with MasterVoices, singing the Bass I solo in Handel's Israel in Egypt under Ted Sperling.
Feldmann is a recipient of the 2021 Richard F. Gold Career Grant through the Shoshana Foundation, and a recent graduate of the Artist Diploma in Opera Studies program at the Juilliard School, where he studied with Elizabeth Bishop.