Geoffrey Di Giorgio, baritone
New Jersey native Geoffrey Di Giorgio is quickly becoming a favorite amongst audiences across the United States. He began his 2018-19 season with his debut in the German dramatic repertoire, singing the role of Kurwenal in Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde with the Claude Heater Foundation at The War Memorial Performing Arts Center (Herbst Theater) in San Francisco. His performance was described as “robust” (San Francisco Chronicle) and “rafter-shaking” (San Francisco Classical Voice). 2018 also saw him in the demanding role of Giacomo in Verdi’s Giovanna D’Arco with the Berkeley Chamber Opera. For his recent performances in Verdi’s Luisa Miller with the Berkeley Chamber Opera, The Berkeley Daily Planet stated “In the role of Miller, Luisa’s father, was baritone Geoffrey Di Giorgio, a stocky barrel of a man equipped with a stentorian voice that rang out loud and clear. In his portrayal of Miller, an old soldier with a soft spot for his daughter, Di Giorgio was ever watchful over his daughter’s happiness. His aria “Sacra la scelta” was an invocation of Miller’s honor as a former soldier, and it was robustly delivered by Di Giorgio. Likewise, Di Giorgio’s singing in Miller’s duet with his daughter Luisa, in which he dissuades Luisa from suicide, was immensely tender.” The 2016-17 season also included performances of the Sacristan, Sciarrone, and The Carceriere in Tosca with Knoxville Opera. For the 2014-15 season Geoffrey was an apprentice artist with The Sarasota Opera where he sang the role of Un Contadino in Pagliacci and also performed Mr. Ford in Falstaff and Don Carlo in Ernani for their outreach program. This past summer 2019, he was heard as a soloist with the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra for their "Opera Showcase with the Reno Phil”. He is quickly establishing himself as a baritone with "glorious singing" (Knoxville Sentinel), “an impressive rich voice” (Mercury News) and “beautiful, compelling, and dreamlike vocalism” (Brooklyn Daily Eagle).
He has appeared recently with Opera Libera as Marcello in Puccini’s La Boheme, and as Talpa in Puccini’s Il Tabarro with The Lyric Orchestra. Recent performances also included Abner in Handel’s Athalia (Musica Raritana), the roles of Henry Davis in Street Scene, and Vicomte Cascada in The Merry Widow (Opera at Rutgers), and Bob in The Old Maid and the Thief (Saint Joseph’s Opera) A skilled singer of major works, Mr. Di Giorgio has been heard as a soloist performing the masterworks of Mozart's Mass in C minor and Mozart's Coronation Mass with the Kirkpatrick Choir and Orchestra, Mozart’s Requiem with Saint Joseph’s University Orchestra, and Britten’s Rejoice in The Lamb with the Rutgers University Choir and Symphony Orchestra. In 2018 he was chosen as the Baritone soloist for San Francisco Chamber Orchestra’s Mozart and Friend’s Gala. Geoffrey has garnered prizes from many prestigious vocal competitions including: The Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, The Giulio Gari IVC, The Jensen Foundation, and The Palm Springs Opera Guild. Geoffrey was an Emerging Professional with Dolora Zajick’s Institute for Young Dramatic Voices from the summer’s of 2014-2019 and is currently a student with the Potomac Vocal Institute’s Professional Development Program.