Jeremy Galyon - bass
Applauded for his "robust and charismatic performances" (San Francisco Chronicle), Jeremy Galyon continues to impress audiences and critics alike. 2014 has started with a bang: acclaimed Handel Messiah with University of Richmond, a great Mozart Requiem with Columbus OH Symphony, a command return to North Jersey Chorus for a program of "Variations on a Theme", Dvorak Stabat Mater with Chorus of Westerly, an Avery Fisher Hall debut in Mozart Coronation Mass with DCINY, and returning to Carnegie Hall with John Rutter for Rutter Mass of the Children. This Fall Mr. Galyon will make the debut of Fafner in Das Rheingold with Opera Pacific, British Columbia and then to Dayton Opera as Sarastro in Magic Flute. Jan 2015 will be debut in Salome with Opera San Antonio
Galyon sang with the Metropolitan Opera in 2011/12 the roles of High Priest in Nabucco, Jago in Ernani, (HD broadcast) Commissioner in Madama Butterfly, and Second Mate in Billy Budd. With New Jersey State Opera, he made the role debut of Don Basilio in Barber of Seville. Mr. Galyon also appeared with the Johnstown Symphony PA for their Opera Gala.
Last season’s highlights included a Mozart Requiem with the Colorado Symphony and Bernard Labadie, while at the Met he sang Naroumov in The Queen of Spades and Count Ceprano in Rigoletto.
2009/10 brought him to the San Francisco Symphony in Schubert’s Mass No. 6, the Princeton Festival as Theseus in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and again to the Met as Police Commissar in Der Rosenkavalier and Guccio in Gianni Schicchi.
Season 2008/09 marked the beginning of Galyon’s collaboration with the Metropolitan Opera with his debut as Alessio in Bellini’s La sonnambula. (HD broadcast). Other notable engagements during the season included Schubert’s Mass in E-flat Major with the San Francisco Symphony under Michael Tilson Thomas, Osmin in Die Entführung aus dem Serail at the Midsummer Mozart Festival, and Theseus in Britten’s Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Princeton Festival.
His San Francisco Opera debut was Count Horn in A Masked Ball. Other recent company appearances included Notary and Polizeikommissar (Der Rosenkavalier), Lincoln (Appomattox- Phillip Glass, world premiere), Count Ceprano (Rigoletto), the Sargeant (The Barber of Seville), Doctor (Macbeth) and the Sergeant of Archers in Manon Lescaut.
During 2007/08, his many appearances at the San Francisco Opera encompassed Gluck’s Iphigenie en Tauride (Le Ministre), the premiere of Glass' Appomattox(as Lincoln), Doctor in Macbeth, and Sarastro in Magic Flute. Other highlights included his debut with the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Mexico in Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, a Handel Messiah with the American Bach Soloists, two productions at the Houston Grand Opera (Magic Flute as 2nd Armored Man and Priest, as well as Billy Budd / Lt. Radcliffe) and his debut at the Opera Theater of St. Louis as Crespel in Les Contes d’Hoffman rounded out the season.
Other recent engagements include performances with the San Francisco Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, UC Davis Symphony Orchestra and the new-music chamber ensemble Earplay. The Merola Opera Program alumnus has also sung Fauré's Requiem and Handel's Messiah at Carnegie