Damien Geter:

 

Damien Geter, a native of Chesterfield, VA, made his operatic debut in 2004 as the Imperial Commissioner in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly with the Indianapolis Opera.  As a part of the Austrian American Mozart festival, Damien played the roles of Don Alfonso in Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte,  and Graf Canero in Johann Strauss’ Die Ziegeunerbaron. He was seen in the role of Dr. Gibbs in Ned Rorem’s Our Town while a member of the Aspen Music Festival Opera Center. Recent concert engagements include the role of Elijah in Mendelssohn’s Elijah, bass soloist in Mozart’s Requiem, and baritone soloist in Brahms’ Ein Deutches Requiem. Damien has appeared with the Ft. Collins Symphony (Colorado) presenting excerpts from The Life and Times of Malcolm X, and with the Colorado State Symphony Orchestra in a concert of music from Gershwin’s opera Porgy and Bess, in the the role of Porgy.  In 2012, Damien toured with the prestigious American Spiritual Ensemble. Equally at home in musical theatre, Damien portrayed the role of Jackie Boudreaux in The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical.  Future engagements include Kevin Rosario in Lin Manuel-Miranda’s musical In the Heights produced by Portland’s own Stumptown Stages. An author, his book Music In Historical Contextis available through Kendall Hunt Publishing Company. Damien was a semi-finalist for Opera Columbus’ Irma Cooper M. Cooper vocal competition.  In 2016, Damien made his television debut co-starring on NBC’s Grimm.  He currently serves on the faculty of the Catlin Gabel School in Portland, OR.

 

Repertoire:

 

Mozart

Count Almaviva – Le Nozze di Figaro

Figaro – Le Nozze di Figaro

Don Alfonso – Cosi fan tutte

 

Verdi

Amonasro – Aida

King Filippo – Don Carlo (currently studying)

 

Puccini

Imperial Commissioner – Madama Butterfly

Colline – La Boheme

Sid – La Fanciulla del West

 

Johann Strauss

Graf Canero – Die Ziegeunerbaron

 

Gilbert and Sullivan

Pirate King – Pirates of Penzance

Pooh Bah – Mikado

 

Ned Rorem

Dr. Gibbs – Our Town

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