Face on the Barroom Floor with Elena DeAnglis

As Guglielmo in Cosi fan tutteBass-baritone Jeffrey Carlson possesses a rich, lyric voice and engaging stage presence that have delighted audiences in this country and abroad, not only in opera, but also in recitals and musical theater. He has sung on stages in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Buffalo, Pittsburgh, Washington, D. C., Graz (Austria), and throughout central North Carolina where he currently resides. He has performed with Greensboro Opera, Opera Company of North Carolina, Capital Opera Raleigh, The American Singers' Opera Project, Fayetteville Summer Opera, Minnesota Opera, Northstar Opera, the Open Space Theater, The Greensboro Symphony Orchestra, and Eastern Music Festival.

As Don Giovanni in Graz, Austria with soprano Elena DeAngelisMr. Carlson's recent engagements include the title role in Verdi's Falstaff, "Jago" in Otello, and the comic Don Annibale Pistacchio in Donizetti's Il campanello di notte for which he was praised as "the highlight of the cast" by OperaLively. Other recent performances include "Papageno" in the The Magic Flute, "Erster Priester/Zweiter geharnischter Mann" in Die Zauberflöte, Figaro in Le Nozze di Figaro and "Peter Cratchit" in the Christmas musical Tim and Scrooge. His other operatic roles include "Peter" in Hansel and Gretel, "Marchese D'Obigny" and "Dottore Grenville" in La Traviata, "Count Ceprano" in Rigoletto, "Belcore" in The Elixir of Love, "Guglielmo" and "Don Alfonso" in Così fan tutte, "Tom/John" in The Face on the Barroom Floor, "Baltazaar" in Amahl and the Night Visitors, "Mr. Page" in The Merry Wives of Windsor, "Elder McClean" in Susannah, and "Gideon March" and "Mr. Dashwood" in the North Carolina premiere of Mark Adamo's popular opera, Little Women.

Originally from the great state of Nebraska, Jeffrey earned a Bachelor of Arts in music from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota and completed his Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance at the University of North Carolina - Greensboro. He also trained at the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria and the Wesley Balk Institute in Minneapolis, MN. Jeffrey was a recipient of the 2006-2007 North Carolina United Arts Council Resident Artist Grant. In addition to singing, Jeffrey teaches private voice at The Music Center at City Arts and serves as Executive Director of North Carolina's premier chorus, Bel Canto Company.