Baritone Tobias Greenhalgh is a versatile singer on the rise, whom Opera News recently claimed was “so clearly headed for success”. Most recent credits include the title role in Eugene Onegin, Argante (Rinaldo), Cecco (Gli Uccelatori), Le Directeur/ Gendarme (Les Mammelles de Tiresias), Escamillo (Carmen), The Father (Hänsel und Gretel) and Ramiro (L’heure Espangole) at the Wiener Kammeroper; Dr. Falke (Die Fledermaus) at the Franz Lehàr Festival, Ned Keene (Peter Grimes) at the Theater an der Wien, Morales (Carmen) and Schaunard (La Boheme) at Palm Beach Opera. Tobias most recently won several prizes including 1st Place in the Riccardo Zandonai Competition in Italy, and was nominated for an Austrian Music Theater Award as “Best Young Male Singer”.
Upcoming engagements include Cold Genius/Aeolus/Merlin (King Arthur) at the Gärtnerplatztheater München, Tom Joad (The Grapes of Wrath) at the Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, Figaro (Il Barbiere di Siviglia) for Glyndebourne on Tour, Belcore (L’elisir d’amore) with the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, Leo Stein/ Man Ray (27) with Master Voices, Samuel (Pirates of Penzance) at Palm Beach Opera. Additionally Tobias will be singing a program of songs by Leonard Bernstein at the Hong Kong Arts Festival, and has future engagements at the Theater an der Wien, and Aix-en-Provence. Tobias will also be giving recitals with the Brooklyn Art Song Society, Teatro Sao Paolo–Sao Pedro, and the Rochester Lyric Opera, and will be making his first professional solo recording this year with Roven Records in New York.
Previously as a Gerdine Young Artist at the Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, he created the roles of Leo Stein and Man Ray in the world premiere of Ricky Ian Gordon’s 27 (released on Albany Records) and sang Samuel (Pirates of Penzance). He also joined Wolf Trap Opera as a Filene Artist, singing Le Mari (Les mamelles de Tirésias) and Le Dancaïre (Carmen), and as a former member of Palm Beach Opera’s young artist program, sang Figaro in family performances of Il barbiere di Siviglia as well as Fiorello in the company’s mainstage performances and Hermann/ Schlémil (Les contes d’Hoffmann). On the concert stage, he has sung Bach’s Saint Matthew Passion with Soli Deo Gloria, The Druid Priest in Mendelssohn’s Die Erste Walpurgisnacht, and Vaughan Williams’ Five Mystical Songs with Saint George’s Choral Society as well as joining the Opera Orchestra of New York for a gala concert at Alice Tully Hall. He was presented by the Brooklyn Art Song Society in a recital of Wolf’s Mörike Lieder with the Brooklyn Art Song Society and joined the New York Festival of Song for three concert programs, and was a Schwab Vocal Rising Star at the Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts. Additionally he was a vocal fellow in the 2013 Toronto Summer Music Festival.
Mr. Greenhalgh is a graduate of The Juilliard School, from which he earned both his Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees. In his final year at Juilliard, he sang Malatesta (Don Pasquale) and the Ferryman (Curlew River) following previous performances of Demetrius (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Aeneas (Dido and Aeneas), and The Voice of Pokayne in Maxwell Davies’ Komilitonen! .
He is a first place winner of the 2013 Liederkranz Competition in the opera divison. In past seasons, his other competition wins included grand prize in the Metropolitan International Music Festival Competition, first place in the Mario Lanza Competition, second place in the Oratorio Society of New York Competition, third place in the Gerda Lissner Competition and the Nico Dostal Operetta Competition, an encouragement award in the Marilyn Horne Song Competition, career grants from The Licia Albanese-Puccini Foundation, The Bel Canto Scholarship, Giulio Gari Foundation, Opera Index, and a finalist in the Operalia Competition. Additionally, he is the co-creator of Operation Superpower, a superhero opera for kids that promotes an anti-bullying stance from early school years. The program was recently featured on a PBS Newshour special on entrepreneurship in the classical arts and has been performed by the Canadian Opera Company, Opera Saratoga, The Peoria Symphony, and Young Audiences.