American tenor, Todd Geer, is an accomplished and versatile artist who is highly regarded for his well-defined characterizations and musical interpretations. For the past two winter seasons Mr. Geer has performed with Sarasota Opera, playing Cavaradossi in Tosca and the title role of Stiffelio to great critical acclaim. The former San Francisco Opera Adler Fellow returned to SFO for Doktor Faust and Cunning Little Vixen, followed by return engagements with Festival Opera as Il Duca in Rigoletto, and Radames in Aida with Metro Lyric Opera. He reprised Rigoletto for Connecticut Grand Opera and Aida in his Asian debut with Bangkok Opera. In May of 2005 the tenor sang his first performances of Turiddu in Cavaleria Rusticana with Montana's Intermountain Opera. The 2005 season continues with the Mozart Requiem in Carnegie Hall and opera concerts with the Queens Symphony and the Ocean City Pops. In the fall Mr. Geer joins DiCapo Opera Theater for La Bohème and Tri-Cities Opera to sing Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor. In January of 2006, Mr. Geer will visit his hometown of Charlotte, North Carolina and will sing Don José in Carmen. The tenor then returns to Sarasota Opera where he will add Carlo in I Masnadieri to his growing list of Verdi roles, followed by engagements with Bangkok Opera and Tri-Cities Opera to sing Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly and Edgardo in Lucia. He sings his first Canio in Pagliacci in 2007 for Opera Carolina.
Mr. Geer completed the Adler Fellowship with San Francisco Opera in 2001 where he performed as resident artist for two seasons. He made his San Francisco Opera debut as Don Gaspar in La Favorite in1999, followed by a leading role debut as Rodolfo in La Bohème that same season. Subsequently, he sang the Italian Singer in Der Rosenkavalier, as well as featured roles in Lucia di Lammermoor, Nabucco, Idomeneo, Die Zauberflöte, Semele, Aida, La Traviata, Die Meistersinger and Parsifal. The young tenor also gained valuable experience in covering the leading tenor roles in Louise, Jenufa, Rigoletto, Lucia, Die Zauberflöte and Nabucco.
Mr. Geer has appeared with the Lyric Opera of Chicago in Salome and with San Diego Opera in performances of Die Zauberflöte, Cold Sassy Tree and Idomeneo. For Dayton Opera and Metro Lyric Opera he was Rodolfo in La Bohème, and he played the Duke in Rigoletto with Piedmont Opera Theater and Tri-Cities Opera. He was the Italian Tenor and the Innkeeper in Opera Carolina's production of Der Rosenkavalier and Alfredo in La Traviata for Sacramento Opera and Nevada Opera.
A frequent concert and oratorio singer, Mr. Geer made his European debut singing Carmina Burana in the Arena de Nimes, Annecy, and Aix-en Provence. He sang Beethoven's Symphony #9 for his Carnegie Hall debut followed by Schubert's Masses in F and Eb, the Mozart Requiem and Handel's Messiah. Other works performed with orchestras across the United States include the Lord Nelson Mass, Elijah, Rachmaninoff's The Bells, Bruckner's Te Deum, the Bach B minor Mass, and the Requiem Masses of Verdi, Mozart and Dvorak. Concert performances of opera include Rossini's Ermione in Carnegie Hall with Mid-America Productions and Mascagni's Guglielmo Ratcliff with Teatro Grattacielo in Alice Tully Hall.
A native of Charlotte, NC, Todd Geer holds degrees from the Eastman School of Music and Binghamton, University. After his academic training he continued his studies as a resident artist with Tri-Cities Opera where he sang much of his core repertoire for the first time under the tutelage of his teachers Peyton Hibbitt and the late Carmen Savoca.
Opera Carolina Performances:
Love Notes (2008–2009)
Love Notes (2007–2008)
Pagliacci / La Vida Breve (2006–2007)