Jeffrey Dowd


Jeffrey Dowd attended Coe College and Yale University, receiving his Masters Degree at Indiana University, where he was an assistant instructor studying voice with Margaret Harshaw. His operatic repertoire encompasses major roles in many operas, including Wagner’s “Tannhäuser”, “Tristan und Isolde”, “Parsifal”, “Der Fliegende Holländer” and “Lohengrin”, Janáček’s “Jenufa” and Britten’s “Peter Grimes”. His repertoire includes also Florestan (Beethoven’s “Fidelio”), Don Josè (Bizet’s “Carmen”), Prince (Dvořák’s “Rusalka”), Der Kaiser (Strauss’ “Die Frau ohne Schatten”), Siegmund (Wagner’s “Die Walküre”), Sergei (Shostakovitch’s “Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District”), Grigory/Dmitry (Mussorgsky’s “Boris Godunov”), Pollione (Bellini’s “Norma”), the title role in Schreker’s “Der Schatzgräber” among others. Since 1994 he is a soloist with Aalto Theater in Essen, where he has sung Puccini’s Cavaradossi (“Tosca”), Rodolfo (“La bohème”) and Jack Rance (“La fanciulla del West”), Verdi’s Gabriele Adorno (“Simon Boccanegra”), the title role in “Don Carlo”, Riccardo (“Un ballo in maschera”), etc. He has been a guest soloist in major European venues, such as Teatro alla Scala, Teatro Del Liceu, The Flemish National Opera, Savonlinna Festival in Finland, the Vienna State Opera, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Musikhalle Hamburg as well as Avery Fisher Hall in New York among others. He was twice voted best singer in a German critics poll for his Siegmund in „Die Walkure“ (Aalto Theater, 2009).

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