Dominic Inferrera, baritone


Baritone Dominic Inferrera is gaining a great deal of attention for giving voice to many different styles of music including opera, oratorio, musical theater, pop, jazz, and contemporary music. Mr. Inferrera has enjoyed a great deal of success in many regional opera companies across the country. He won critical acclaim in the role of The Son in Hugo Weisgall's Six Characters in Search of an Author with Opera Festival of New Jersey, where The New York Times proclaimed him a “standout”. Other roles include Escamillo in Carmen, Silvio and Marco in Pagliacci/Gianni Schicchi with OperaDelaware, Masetto (Don Giovanni) with Toledo Opera and Annapolis Opera, Lescaut in Opera Memphis's production of Manon Lescaut, Guglielmo in Così fan Tutte with Capital City Opera, Moralès (Carmen) with Opera Festival of New Jersey, Escamillo with Union Avenue Opera, Count Almaviva (Le Nozze di Figaro), Nick Shadow (The Rake's Progress), and with Encompass Opera Theater The Swineherd in John Harbison's A Full Moon in March.

Mr. Inferrera’s concert repertoire includes Carmina Burana, Faure’s Requiem, Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem, Handel’s Messiah, Aeneas (Dido and Aeneas) with the Greenwich Village Singers, and Pontius Pilate in Brooklyn Academy of Music’s critically acclaimed St. Matthew Passion. He has enjoyed performing contemporary music in venues such as Merkin Hall and the Moscow/St. Petersburg Contemporary Music Society, including frequent collaborations with composer Louis Karchin in pieces such as American Visions, a song cycle on Yevtushenko poetry with the Da Capo Chamber Players, and Orpheus, a masque for baritone, chamber ensemble, and dancers available on Albany Records. Fanfare magazine remarked, “Karchin’s music is not easy to sing and baritone Dominic Inferrera… captures the wide range of expression [he] demands of his singers.”

In addition to the operatic and concert stage, Mr. Inferrera's performing credits include operetta, musical theater, and pops performances with Jack Everly and the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, the Oregon Symphony, Utah Festival Opera, Colorado Symphony, Ocean City Pops (New Jersey), and the Naples Philharmonic in Florida with conductor Erich Kunzel, and the Meredith Monk Ensemble.

Current projects include the role of Tomàs Cabral in Encompass Opera's development of The Theory of Everything by composer John David Earnest and librettist Nancy Rhodes.

Upcoming performances:

December 19, 2008 - Greenwich Village Singers - works by Bach, Purcell, Handel, Vivaldi - St. Joseph's Church in Greenwich Village, 371 Avenue of the Americas (at Washington Place), New York, NY

April, 2009 - The Celebrant - Bernstein's Mass - The Schwartz Center for the Arts, Cornell University


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