George Vincent Humphrey, Tenor

Praised by the press as having a “radiant Tenor voice,” George Vincent Humphrey has “inspired enthusiasm in the audience … through his fabulous tonal qualities.”   Now a Heldentenor, and also a Character Tenor, Mr. Humphrey has performed such varied roles as Siegfried in Siegfried  and Götterdämmerung,  Tristan in Tristan, Florestan in Fidelio, Canio in I Pagliacci, Alfred in Die Fledermaus, and Sam Polk in Carlisle Floyd’s Susanna.  Other lead roles include Bacchus (Ariadne auf Naxos), Don José (Carmen), Alfredo (Traviata), L’Aumonier (Dialogues of the Carmelites), the Duke (Rigoletto),  and Manrico (Il Trovatore). 

Mr. Humphrey was delighted to make his debut with the Bavarian State Opera in Munich (Marstalltheater) in February, 2011, in Benjamin Fleischmann’s opera Rothschild’s Violin (arr. by Shostakovich).  He began the 2010/11 season by singing Bacchus in Ariadne auf Naxos and later returned to the US to sing recitals in Colorado and Chicago and continued the following year 2011/2012 by further performances of Don José in Ireland, concerts throughout Germany and Austria.    

Mr. Humphrey began his 2012/13 season singing Das Lied von der Erde with Maestro Gustav Kuhn in Doppiaco, the town where Mahler actually composed the work.   He continued a busy schedule with concerts throughout Germany, returned for further performances of Das Lied von der Erde in Italy and ended the season with his debut at the Tiroler Festspiele Erl, with performances of the Duke (Rigoletto), and Tosca, as well as covering both Manrico (Il Trovatore) and Ismael (Nabucco).   Maestro Kuhn immediately reengaged him, where he revised the role of the Duke (Rigoletto) at the Tiroler Festspiele Erl in 2013.  This production was recorded by the Austrian broadcasting company SERVUS TV, as part of the KULTUR series hosted by Ian Hollander.  In the 2014/15 season, George made his debut as Florestan (Fidelio), Ismael in Nabucco, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, as well as Siegfried in Götterdämmerung  and covered Tristan (Tristan) at the summer festival in Erl.  In the 2015/16 season George revised Siegfried in Götterdämmerung, covered Siegfried in Siegfried, and Tristan in Tristan.  He then performed Siegfried on tour in China, and continued the year with performances of singing Ismael, and Siegfried, a number of concerts with the festival, as well as with the fabled ensemble The Shepherds.   Mr. Humphrey was asked to step in to sing Tristan at the Theaters of Passau and Landshut in the spring of 2016.   He enjoyed revising Siegfried at the Tiroler Festspiele Erl the following three summers, performed it again at Erl in the summer of 2018, where he covered the role of Tannhäuser.  In 2018 George traveled to Macedonia, where he performed Beethoven’s 9th, and covered Rodolfo in Erl.  Later that season he returned to the US, to sing recitals to critical acclaim.  In spring of 2019, George covered both the role of Parsifal and performed the role of Hoffegut in Die Vögel, at the Tiroler Festspiele Erl.  He has been invited back to Erl, beginning in 2021, to sing Mime in The Ring directed by Brigitte Fassbaender.

George has just recorded the song: Gina Maria on the CD Herzperlen on Sony Music.

Artist’s Website


Konzert, Tageszeitung, September 16, 2019

George Humphrey (intoniert) das “Nessun Dorma” von Giacomo Puccini.  Mehrere Damen im Publikum weinen vor Rührung. 

Goerge Humphrey performed “Nessun Dorma” by G. Puccini.  Many Ladies where so affected by his singing they began to cry.

Florestan, in Fidelio

Stimmsicher, (der Gefangene Florestan) George Vincent Humphrey

                                                            Dec. 29, 2014

Bacchus, in Ariadne auf Naxos

Erst der Halbgott Bacchus (ein sehr viriler George V. Humphrey) bringt die Wende und das Happy End.

                          Süddeutsche Zeitung, Sept. 15, 2010

Bacchus, in Ariadne auf Naxos

Der Höhepunkt war mit dem Auftritt George Vincent Humphreys erreicht.  Als göttlicher Bacchus entriss er Ariadne mit strahlendem Tenor ihrer Lethargie und in seine Arme.

                        Münchner Merkur, Sept. 15, 2010

Alfred, in Die Fledermaus

Absoluter „Bringer“ war George V. Humphrey als schmetternder und verliebter Tenor.   (The absolute triumph, however, was George V. Humphrey, as the bombastic and besotted Tenor). 

                        Dachauer Nachrichten, Sept. 21,2009

Don José, in Carmen

George Vincent Humphrey gibt der Figur des Don José eine eigene Tragik. Er ist rasend eifersüchtig, lässt sich komplett zum Idioten abstempeln und muss am Ende mit der

Verzweiflung leben, Carmen getötet zu haben.

Dachauer Nachrichten, Nov. 2008

Alfredo, in La Traviata

Tenor, George Vincent Humphrey’s flamboyant portrayal of the self-obsessed Italian tenor Alfredo, tossing off phrases from “Traviata,” provided enough comic energy to get us through the first act.                                                                    

Denver Post

George Humphrey proved that he is an excellent singer … (and one) whose Tenor voice incited his audience to wild enthusiasm.  The precise technical execution of the music and the fabulous tonal quality of his voice, garnered Mr. Humphrey a standing ovation, which he so rightly deserved.

                        Chicago Eintracht



Beethoven                   FIDELIO                                                                     Florestan

Bizet                            CARMEN                                                                   Don José

Braunfels                     DIE VÖGEL                                                               Hoffegut       

Floyd                           SUSANNA                                                                 Sam Polk

Fleischmann, B.          ROTHSCHILD’S VIOLIN                                        Rothschild                  

 Leoncavallo                 PAGLIACCI                                                              Canio                                            

Monteverdi                 COMBATTIMENTI DI TANCREDI

E CLORINDA                                                            Testo                                                   

Mozart                         DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE                                               Tamino                                               

Poulenc                       DIALOGUES OF THE CARMELITES                    Chevalier, L’Aumonier

Puccini                          LA BOHÈME                                                             Rodolfo

Puccini                           TOSCA                                                                       Cavaradossi

Puccini                            TURANDOT                                                              Calaf

J. Strauss                     DIE FLEDERMAUS                                                 Alfredo

R. Strauss                    ARIADNE AUF NAXOS                                          Bacchus

R. Strauss                    SALOME                                                                   Herodes

Verdi                           AIDA                                                                          Radames

Verdi                           BALLO IN MASCHERA                                          Riccardo

Verdi                           RIGOLETTO                                                             Duke

Verdi                           LA TRAVIATA                                                         Alfredo

Verdi                           IL TROVATORE                                                       Manrico

Verdi                           NABUCCO                                                                Ismael

Wagner                        PARSIFAL                                                                 Parsifal (cover)

Wagner                        DAS RHEINGOLD                                                   Mime              

Wagner                        SIEGFRIED                                                               Götterdämmerung

Wagner                        SIEGFRIED                                                               Siegfried/ Mime

Wagner                        TANNHÄUSER                                                        Tannhäuser (cover)

Wagner                        TRISTAN                                                                   Tristan

Roles Prepared:

Andrea Chenier, Siegmund, Walther, Lohengrin, Erik, Kaiser, Otello

Concerts and Oratorios:

Bruckner                     Te Deum

Mahler                         Lied von der Erde

Verdi                           Requiem

Beethoven                   9th Symphony;  Missa Solemnis

Honors and Awards:

Joy in Singing, Finalist, 2008

Wagner Division Liederkrantz Auditions, Finalist, 2008; 

Barry Alexander International Voice Competition, 2nd Prize, 2007


Bavarian State Opera, Munich (Marstall), Tiroler Festspiele Erl, Alto Adige Festspiele- Doppiaco, Northwest Ireland Opera, Passau/Landshut Landestheater, Ft. Collins Opera, Colorado Opera Troupe, Denver Lyric Opera, Dupage Opera, Light Opera Company of Salisbury Connecticut, U. of Colorado Opera, U. of Texas Opera, U. of Northern Colorado Opera


Gustav Kuhn, Daniel Grossman, Stellario Fagione, Anton Zapf, Bernhard Koch, Kurt Musprath, Dr. Russell Guyver, Kathleen McGuire, Elizabeth Schulze, Thomas Schubert, Andreas Leisner, Uwe Sandner

Stage Directors:

Mirò Hackenbeck, Barbara Weber, Héctor Jorge Guedes, Judith Auer, Alexander Gelman, Carl Gerbrandt, Nat Merrill, Randolph Umberger, Laura Esterman

TV and Recordings:

Rigoletto, The Duke on SERVUS TV; Austria

Gina Maria on CD Herzperlen on SONY MUSIC


Resident Artists Programs:

Austrian –American Mozart Academy, William Lewis Artistic Director; Voci d’estate, Myron Myers and Stephen Swedish Artistic Directors

Voice Teachers:

Sir Donald McIntyre, Oskar Hillebrand, Anna Reynolds, William Lewis, Jack Gitto, Vera Scammon, John Carpenter, Gail Gilmore


Master of Music, Voice Performance and Pedagogy, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley                         

Bachelor of Music, Voice Performance, University of Colorado at Boulder