Style: Opera; Classical; Musical Theatre
Bio: Tenor Jeffrey Springer has performed across Europe, Asia 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, Dr. 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 and sang the tenor solos in Mahler’s Ninth Symphony with the Bangkok Symphony in Thailand.
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, 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, Radames in Aïda with renown conductor, Gustav Meier and the Bridgeport Symphony, Florestan in Fidelio with the Dayton Opera and the Bellingham Festival, Otello in Verdi’s Otello with the National Opera of Thailand, among others.
The tenor has received popular acclaim in his portrayal of Don José in Bizet’s Carmen having performed the role more than 70 times in companies such as the Arizona Opera, Manitoba Opera, Opera Omaha, Dayton Opera, Teatro Lyrico d’Opera, Opera Tampa, Naples Opera, Pamiro Opera, Asbury Park Festival, Oper Festival Schloss Wintertur, Stadttheater Giessen, and the Unified Theaters of Krefeld & Mönchengladbach. Reviews of his performance noted that audiences were thrilled with his ringing high notes, beautiful tone and powerful characterization. Renowned critic Richard Dyer of the Boston Globe noted, “As the performance progressed, his desperation, despair, and degeneration were palpable...”
Dr. Springer 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. Dr. 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.
Jeffrey Springer received his bachelor and master degrees in voice performance from Indiana University where he moved into the tenor repertoire under the instruction of the legendary Helden-tenor, James King. In 2016, he earned the degree of Doctor of Musical Arts from the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. Dr. Springer is an Assistant Professor of Voice at Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida where he resides with his wife and two children.
Voice Type: Tenor
Music Styles Taught: Opera; Classical; Musical Theatre
Availability: I am available as a performer; I am currently accepting private students; I am available as a clinician or presenter; I accept students through a college or university program