Jeffrey Springer - Tenor
Tenor Jeffrey Springer has performed to popular acclaim across Europe and North America in theaters such as the Chicago Lyric Opera, Florida Grand Opera, Michigan Opera Theater, Cincinnati Opera, Arizona Opera, Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Manitoba Opera, as well as the German National Theater in Mannheim, Krefeld, Mönchengladbach, and Magdeburg in Germany, National Touring Opera of the Netherlands, Opéra de Nantes in France, and Spain's Teatro de Navarra, among many others.
Very active on the concert stage, Mr. Springer has appeared with leading orchestras, including the San Francisco Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, Dallas Symphony, Milwaukee Symphony, Houston Symphony, Flagstaff Symphony, The Grand Teton's Music Festival, Kentucky Symphony, Tulsa Philharmonic, the Florida Orchestra, Philharmonia Hungaria and Romanian State Symphony. Recently he performed Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony in Japan with the Beethoven Orchestra of Bonn, Germany, and in the United States with the Milwaukee, Nashville, and Indianapolis Symphony Orchestras.
Operatic engagements have included the title role of Samson in Samson & Dalila with the Dublin International Opera Festival, Tristan in Tristan und Isolde at Lyric Opera of Chicago under Sir Andrew Davis, Calaf in Turandot for the Florida Grand Opera and Opera Lyra Ottawa, Manrico in Il Trovatore for the Michigan Opera Theater, Connecticut Opera, Capitol Theater Magdeburg, Unified Theaters of Krefeld & Mönchengladbach, Don José in Carmen with Arizona Opera, Manitoba Opera, Opera Omaha, Dayton Opera, Teatro Lyrico d’Opera, Turiddu in Cavalleria Rusticana with the Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Orlando Opera and Cavaradossi in Tosca for Minnesota Opera, Indianapolis Opera, Chautauqua Opera, Capitol Opera Magdeburg, Würzburg (Germany) Opera, Stadttheater Giessen, and the Chattanooga Opera & Symphony, Otello in Verdi’s Otello for Opera Siam in Bangkok, Thailand among many others.
Having created the role of Sacco in the world premiere of Anton Coppola’s, Sacco and Vanzetti, Mr. Springer was asked to re-create the role at the composer’s 100th Birthday which was attended by distinguished guests from both the world of classical music as well as Hollywood. The evening also included the world premiere of Coppola’s ending to Puccini’s Turandot where the tenor sang the role of Calaf. The event was recorded as the first time a 100-year-old composer conducted his own music with a major orchestra.
Jeffrey Springer, who moved in to the tenor repertoire under the tutelage of the great Heldentenor, James King, was honored as being one of this generation’s Emerging Wagner Artists by the famous duo, Thomas Stewart and Evelyn Lear, and the Washington DC Wagner Society. In addition, he is the winner of the Concours International de Chant de Festival Atlantique in Nantes, France, the José Carreras Prize in Pamplona, Spain, and the Third Prize in the Concours International de Chant in Toulouse, France. He is also a grant recipient from the New York City Wagner Society and from the prestigious Gerda Lissner Foundation in New York. Mr. Springer has recorded Jerre Tanner's Naupaka Floret with the Moravian Philharmonic, (Jiri Mikula, Cond.) for the Music from Six Continents Series, Vienna Modern Masters.