Baritone Eric Greene has been praised for his fine musicianship and resonant baritone voice. Of a recent Carmen performance, the Washington Post said his “rich, full tones made Escamillo's superficiality convincingly attractive.” Next, he will perform Jake in Porgy and Bess at the San Francisco Opera, and Ping in Turandot with Opera Company of Philadelphia and Opera Carolina.
Most recent engagements include Jake in Porgy and Bess at Théâtre National de l'Opéra-Comique, Granada International Festival in Spain, Grand Théâtre in Luxembourg, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Opera Company of Philadelphia, Washington National Opera, Santa Fe Symphony, and Los Angeles Opera; Escamillo in Carmen with Virginia Opera and Amarillo Opera; Escamillo in La Tradegie de Carmen with Augusta Opera; Sharpless in Madama Butterfly with Eugene Opera; Robert Garner in the world premiere of Richard Danielpour’s Margaret Garner at the Michigan Opera Theater, Opera Company of Philadelphia and Opera Carolina; and baritone soloist in Richard Danielpour’s Pastime at Northwestern University.
Additional signature roles include Marcello in La Bohème, King Melchoir in Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors, the Father in Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel, The Count in Le Nozze di Figaro, Samuel in Un Ballo in Maschera, Angelotti in Tosca, and Porgy in Porgy and Bess.
Mr. Greene has had success in the concert recital in countries such as Australia, Fiji, Manilla, Guam, Hong Kong and the Soloman Islands, the Virgin Islands, and worked with Manny Fox in Peurto Rico. In He was the winner in the Leonytine Price Vocal Competition in Maryland and the first place winner in Rosa Ponselle’s All Marylanders Competition. He has also won first place in the NAACP ACT-SO competition, the Maryland State Scholarship in 1992, and was awarded the Gluck Foundation scholarship and the Highly Grant.
Opera Carolina Performances:
La Bohème (2009–2010)
Margaret Garner (2005–2006)