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Hailed for his "fresh and resonant voice" (Seen and Heard International),  

baritone Gregory Feldmann is a rising artist on opera and recital stages alike. He continues with the International Opera Studio with Opernhaus Zürich for the 2023-24 season, where he will appear in Verdí's Macbeth, Sondheim's Sweeney Todd, and Giordano's Andrea Chenier, as well as the roles of Demetrius in Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream and Moralès in Bizet's Carmen. Feldmann was a Young Artist with the 2022 Glimmerglass Festival, going on to cover Max Detweiler in The Sound of Music, as well as premiering the roles of Cedric and Matteo in Ken Ludwig's new Rossini pastiche, Tenor Overboard.

On the concert stage, Feldmann appeared in the Tonhalle Orchester Zürich's Matinee Kammermusik Series, singing Beethoven Scottish Folksongs and Schubert lieder with piano trio. He sang the role of Christus in Bach's Johannespassion with the Zürcher Bach Chor and the baritone solos of Fauré's Requiem with the Baseler Münsterkantorei in March 2024 under the baton of Annedore Neufeld. In January 2024, Feldmann appeared with the Ballett Zürich in Timekeepers, singing the bass solo in Stravinsky's Les Noces.  

A passionate recitalist, Feldmann and pianist Lidiia Vodyk recently presented "Memories and Fantasies", a recital of Fauré mélodies and Schubert's Schwanengesang in the Opernhaus Zürich Spiegelsaal. He made his Zürich recital debut alongside pianist Elaine Fukunaga with "Time as enemy, time as friend". The program, presented by Klassifest, was a lyrical reflection on time's passing with songs by Poulenc, Ginastera, Schubert, Owens, and more.

 

Feldmann enjoys a "luminous" partnership with pianist Nathaniel LaNasa (Oberon's Grove). Feldmann and LaNasa’s recitals have confronted national narratives and artistic legacies, with recital projects including Degenerate Music, a contrarian reimagining of the 1938 Entartete Musik exhibition in Düsseldorf. Here, Feldmann and LaNasa celebrated and uplifted composers that were censored by the Third Reich and asked questions of who historically has decided the classical canon. The duo presented Degenerate Music in their sold-out Carnegie Hall debut in 2019. Their most recent project, American Icons, partnered with oral historian Cynthia Tobar to explore national monuments and the communities living in their shadows. American Icons saw the premieres of songs by Shawn Chang, Molly Joyce, Matthew Ricketts, and Jorell Williams. 

Feldmann and LaNasa have partnered with organizations including the New York Festival of Song (to premiere Iain Bell’s We Two in October 2023), Sparks and Wiry CRIES (to premiere Curtis Stewart’s Do You See the Flag? in 2021), and the Musee d’Orsay and Royaumont Foundation (to produce their first studio release of Faure’s L’horizon chimérique and Ullmann’s Liederbuch des Hafis). The duo took First Prize in the 2021 Gerda Lissner Song/Lieder Competition and the 2019 Joy in Singing International Song Competition.

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.

Feldmann was a recipient of the 2021 Richard F. Gold Career Grant through the Shoshana Foundation, and is a graduate of the Artist Diploma in Opera Studies program at the Juilliard School, where he studied with Elizabeth Bishop, Randall Scarlata, and Sanford Sylvan.

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