Vocalist - Baritone

Baritone Lee Gregory, who has been praised by the critic of the Boston Herald for “his lovely lyric voice and engaging natural stage presence”, performs a wide a varied repertoire ranging from the Baroque to contemporary music of today. Of his performance in Philip Glass’ The Fall of the House of Usher with Chicago Opera Theater, the critic of the Chicago Sun-Times proclaimed that Mr. Gregory “…conveys William’s own combination of innocence and desire with a compelling voice and stage presence.” The critic of the Chicago Tribune wrote that he “…sings with a strong baritone and believably conveys the panic William feels as events spiral ever more crazily out of his control…”

In the 2018-19 season, Mr. Gregory returned to the role of Hannah Before in Laura Kaminsky’s As One with Portland Opera, and sang Belcore in L’elisir d’amore in a return to Lyric Opera of the North. In the 2017-18 season, he reprised the Narrator in Stewart Copeland’s The Invention of Morel with Long Beach Opera, a role he created in the 2016-17 season with Chicago Opera Theater. He also sang with Mercury Houston in the concert "Loving Clara Schumann", and as Leporello in Don Giovanni with Lyric Opera of the North. His engagements in the 2016-17 season included a double bill performance with Virginia Opera as Silvio in Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci and soloist in Kurt Weill’s The Seven Deadly Sins, as well as a return to Long Beach Opera for As One, and Des Moines Metro Opera as Count Carl-Magnus Malcolm in Sondheim’s A Little Night Music.

Other recent engagements include the Rehearsal Director in the world premiere of Bryar’s Marilyn Forever and the Captain in Adams’ The Death of Klinghoffer with Long Beach Opera, and reprising the role of William in Glass’ The Fall of the House of Usher with Long Beach Opera and Chicago Opera Theater. He also sang as Silvio with Opera Omaha and the Arizona Opera Company; William with Nashville Opera; Richard Nixon in Nixon in China, the title role of Le nozze di Figaro, and Leporello in Don Giovanni with Eugene Opera; Schaunard in La bohème with Michigan Opera Theatre; the title role of Il barbiere di Siviglia with Opera Theatre of the Rockies; Junius in The Rape of Lucretia with Toledo Opera; Mercutio in Roméo et Juliette with Opera Columbus; Carl Magnus in A Little Night Music and Wilhelm in Corigliano’s Ghosts of Versailles with Opera Theatre of Saint Louis; Prince Paul in Offenbach’s La Grande-Duchesse de Gérolstein with Opera Boston; Maximilian in Candide with Toledo Opera; and joining the roster of the Metropolitan Opera for its production of Capriccio.

Other successes include his debut with Opera Pacific as Schaunard; Belcore in L’elisir d’amore with Opera Naples; a recital at Bates College; Escamillo in Carmen, an evening of staged arias and ensemble selections entitled Tales of Offenbach, and a production entitled The Marriages of Mozart with Boston Midsummer Opera; Marcello in La bohème with ProCantus Lyric Opera, American Opera and Treasure Coast Opera; an appearance with the Pacific Symphony Orchestra in a concert of Bernstein repertoire; his New York City Opera debut as Moralès in Carmen; Mercutio with Toledo Opera and Nashville Opera; Mr. Marshall in Regina at Bard’s SummerScape Festival; John Brooke in Little Women with Dayton Opera; the title role of Don Giovanni, Escamillo, and Melchoir in Amahl and the Night Visitors with Opera Company of Brooklyn; Maximillian in Candide and Ping in Turandot with Des Moines Metro Opera; The Clock and The Cat in L’Enfant et les sortilèges, and Peter in Hänsel und Gretel with Ridge Light Opera; and the Pirate King in The Pirates of Penzance with Trinity Repertory Company.


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