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 Lyrico Spinto/Jugendlicher Heldentenor, Mr. Humphrey has performed such varied roles as 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), Sou Chong (Land des Lächelns), Camille (Die Lustige Witwe), Chester (The Ballad of Baby Doe), L’Aumonier (Dialogues of the Carmelites),  the Duke (Rigoletto), Manrico (Il Trovatore) and Tamino (Die Zauberflöte).

Mr. Humphrey begins his 2012/13 season singing Das Lied von der Erde with Maestro Gustav Kuhn in Doppiaco, in the town where Mahler actually composed the work.   He continues a busy schedule with concerts throughout Germany, returns for further performances of Das Lied von der Erde in Italy and ends the season with his debut at the Tiroler Festspiele Erl, with performances of the Duke (Rigoletto), and covering both Manrico (Il Trovatore) and Ismael (Nabucco) under the baton of Maestro Kuhn.   Maestro Kuhn immediately reengaged him for the 2013/14 season to perform concerts with him in Moscow and Beijing, as well as Siegfried both in Siegfried and Götterdämmerung and Tannhäuser (Tannhäuser) at the festivals in Erl in 2014 and in 2015.

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 made his European debut, singing Don José (Carmen) with the Lyrisches Opern Ensemble Dachau.  During the 2009/2010 season, George revised Don José, performed Alfred in Die Fledermaus, and appeared as soloist with the Thüringer PhilharmonikerHe also concertized in Germany, Ireland, the US, and South Africa.  Mr. Humphrey has performed with the opera houses in Denver, CO; Midland-Odessa, TX; Ft. Collins, CO; Durham, NC; Boulder, CO; Austin, TX, and at the Austrian American Mozart Academy in Salzburg under the auspices of William Lewis.  The Academy held performances not only in Salzburg, but also in Steyr, Bad Ischl, and at the Attersee.

A native of Colorado, George Humphrey holds both a Bachelor and a Masters of Music from the University of Colorado, and completed his education with a Masters of Music Education in Chicago.  This past year, Mr. Humphrey was a Finalist both in the Joy in Singing, and the Wagner Division Liederkrantz Competitions, and won second Place in the Barry Alexander International Voice Competition.  He also won First Place in the NATS West Central Regional Auditions.  Mr. Humphrey currently studies singing with Sir Donald McIntyre, Anna Reynolds and Gail Gilmore.   He resides in Munich, Germany.

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