ABOUT JEFFREY CARL
Toronto-born Canadian/British baritone and Canada Council winner Jeffrey Carl has performed over 35 lead roles in Europe, North and South America, as well as oratorio (Carmina Burana in particular) and song recitals across the World.
Baritone roles in opera, include Tosca, Rigoletto, Il Trovatore, Otello, Aïda, La Traviata, Un Ballo in Maschera, Macbeth, Falstaff (Ford), I Vespri Siciliani, La Forza del Destino, Nabucco, La Bohème, Hérodiade, Madama Butterfly, Hamlet, Don Giovanni, Cavalleria Rusticana, Carmen, The Rake's Progress live for RAI 2, (Modena, Reggio Emiglia, Pesaro, Pisa, Ravenna, Ferrara, Livorno, Jesi,) Turandot Teatro Municipal, Rio de Janeiro, in Cyprus Caterina Cornaro, a Gala at the Megaron Athens, Thessaloniki Symphony Orchestra, and a Verdi Centenary Concert, with Richard Margison, in Toronto.
In Canada, he created roles in two world-première operas by Harry Somers/La Serinette (CBC) and In Search of Zoroaster, by R. Murray Schafer. In London he created 3 roles in Havergal Brian's The Cenci, Royal Festival Hall (BBC).
Recordings include Richard Bonynge's Giuditta (2 roles) Hadley/Riedel, and The Czarevich Gustafson TELARC, Lusignano in Donizetti's Caterina Cornaro Migenes/Bonynge London (live) and a solo disc ‘Arias’/National Opera Orchestra of Moldova/Dohotaru.
He recently made his Rigoletto debut under Maestro Vito Lo Re, from Milan, Pellegrini Opera, reprised Germont, with the new Southern Ontario Lyric Opera, receiving very high praise from Opera Canada, Tosca (Ottawa Brousseau), the Mozart Requiem at the Montreal Basilique, made his Orchestre de Nouveau Monde Maison Symphonique debut in Montreal (Carmina Burana, Brousseau), debuted in Il Tabarro this June in the inaugural production of Opera Niagara, opposite MET soprano Aprile Millo, and was personally invited to sing by Mlle Millo, with her, in her Verdi D’Oro Prize gala in the Teatro Verdi in Busseto.
He next sings Seid in Il Corsaro and Simon in Simon Boccanegra in Italy this summer, along with a concert in Milan.
OPERA CANADA RIGOLETTO Dec 2018 (SOLO)
Jeffrey Carl effectively embodied the tortured soul of an insanely possessive father. Demonstrating a powerful and emotive voice throughout the entire opera, Carl’s wonderfully expressive eyes and demonstrative skilled gestures added to the pathos of his character. Carl and Arends’ symbiotic singing and acting in the final scene made the death of Gilda all the more tragic.
- Dawn MartensLa Traviata 2016
Jeffrey Carl was magnificent as the elder Germont, his ‘Di Provenza” sumptuous and his duets with (Alison) Arends providing the most emotionally charged moments of the performance.”
- Dawn MartensOpera Canada
Carl is a legitimate Verdi baritone
The Holland Park company has a star Scarpia in Jeffrey Carl,
It’s to the great credit of the guest soloist Jeffrey Carl